Entries by Susan Leibtag | HC3 Communications Specialist

Mobile Phones Light the Way to Health Knowledge for Providers and Clients in India

The ubiquitous mobile phone – and the many apps which are so commonplace in our lives –  have been playing a critical role in the improvement of health and in the spreading of health information over the past few years. Monitoring medications, reminders for health appointments and directions to nearby clinics make it so much […]

Got Questions? The Health COMpass offers the “Human Touch”

In this world of instant information, data beyond counting and websites that know what you are looking for before you type in a single word, it seems we still find ourselves (or perhaps even more often find ourselves) needing help….from a real honest to goodness live human being.  We search, we go from link to […]

Health Communication Tools and Project Materials on Dengue

Dengue emerged as a worldwide problem in the 1950s, and is endemic in Puerto Rico and in Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands. It is a leading cause of death in those areas. Dengue is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus. This mosquito also transmits chikungunya, […]

GREAT: Improving Life and Health in Post-Conflict Uganda

After more than 20 years of civil strife that crippled services, caused internal displacement and eroded traditional social and family structures, the people of northern Uganda were ready for changes that would improve their families and communities in the face of considerable sexual and reproductive health challenges and widespread gender-based violence and bring about long-term well-being. In […]

Revisiting Behaviors that Can Prevent Maternal and Child Mortality

Tremendous strides have been made in the past several decades in saving the lives of mothers and children.  The numbers of those dying has decreased dramatically, thanks to the tireless efforts of governments, international organizations, communities, and individual households. Yet, with all of this progress, the numbers are still unacceptably high. In 2015: 5.9 million […]

Young and HIV Positive: Health Communication for Youth, their Parents, and their Caregivers

AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10–19) in Africa and the second most common cause of death among adolescents globally. As outlined in the 2015 PEFPAR Technical Considerations, adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) need assistance to address stigma (both internal and external) and ongoing support for treatment adherence and retention.

The Right Stuff for the Right Start: A Look at Child Health Sessions at the SBCC Summit

The Child Health-focused sessions at the SBCC Summit offer a wide variety of perspectives on how to reach parents, how to reach people who influence them and how to use the latest technology to do both. Beginning on Monday, February 8, the session From the Pulpit to the People explores the many ways in which faith leaders […]

As Demand Grows for LARCs, the Need for Communication Follows

In the next few days, hundreds of family planning (FP) professionals will be making their way to Bali, Indonesia to attend the International Conference on Family Planning. Many will be presenting, discussing and debating the issue of providing young people with a variety of contraceptive options. One of those options, and one which is gaining […]