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May 11, 2017

Compound Meeting Flip Chart: Childbirth Spacing is Good for Everyone

This flip chart is intended to be used by community mobilizers in Nigeria making visits to compounds in order to discuss family planning and birth spacing options for women, describing how they, their families and communities at large benefit from birth spacing. English and Hausa are included side-by-side.


Community Dialogue Flip Chart: Childbirth Spacing is Good for Everyone

This flip chart, which includes English and Hausa side-by-side, is meant to be used by facilitators to promote birth spacing, family planning (including permanent, long-acting and shorter term methods), and to explain the benefits of birth spacing for mothers, fathers, children and communities as a whole. Download the Flip Chart


May 4, 2017

Webinar on Meeting Adolescents’ Needs: Findings from a Three-Country VMMC Assessment

This webinar highlighted the findings from a three-country Adolescent VMMC Assessment. The goal of the study was to gain a better understanding of whether VMMC programs are adequately meeting adolescent needs in age-appropriate ways by exploring counseling, communication and client-provider interaction. Cross-country comparisons were shared from Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The findings have implications for all countries working in the VMMC arena as well as in adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming.


May 3, 2017

Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy Case Studies: Using the HTSP Implementation Kit to Address Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy in Togo and Niger

In 2016, Marie Stopes International (MSI) and the Association Togolaise pour le Bien-Être Familial (ATBEF) utilized the HC3 Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP) Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy Implementation Kit to address and prevent high-risk pregnancies in Togo and Niger. These case studies present the results from each of those pilot projects.


May 2, 2017

Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit: Using the Demand Generation I-Kit to Reduce Child Mortality in the Mitsinjo District of Madagascar

Case study outlining a demand generation project in Madagascar designed to improve maternal and child health by promoting oral rehydration salts and zinc.


Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit: Using the Demand Generation I-Kit to Improve Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health in Bangladesh

Case study outlining a demand generation project in Bangladesh designed to increase demand for and utilization of maternal, neonatal and child health commodities and to build the capacity of community health workers to deliver newborn health care.


Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit: Improving Community Access to Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablets and Co-Pack ORS and Zinc through Accredited Drug Dispensing Outlets in Tanzania

This case study outlines a demand generation project in Tanzania designed by Pharmaceutical Society of Tanzania (PST) to improve access to new products – amoxicillin dispersible tablets and co-pack oral rehydration salt and zinc respectively – to treat childhood pneumonia and diarrhea.


Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit: Tanzania Increases Access to Family Planning Services and Emergency Contraceptives among Young Women Enrolled in Institutes of Higher Learning and Vocational Training

Case study outlining a demand generation project in Tanzania aimed at increasing access to family planning products, including female condoms, contraceptive implants and emergency contraception.


Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit: Saving Lives by Generating Demand for Zinc among Young Mothers in the Ihorombe Region of Madagascar

This case study outlines a demand generation project in Madagascar designed to increase knowledge of the use of zinc to treat simple diarrhea and thus contribute to reducing child mortality in the Ihosy region of Madagascar.


Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative: Strengthening Capacity for Social and Behavior Change Communication

This end of project report highlights the Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI), a three-year (2013-2016) USAID-funded project under the global HC3 project that supported the Government of Bangladesh, USAID implementing partners and other stakeholders to develop strong, consistent and effective social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaigns and interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Bangladesh.


May 1, 2017

Comunicación Estratégica para la Prevención del Zika: Guía para Adaptar Localmente

Esta guía de comunicación estratégica ofrece pautas detalladas y contenido ilustrativo para crear una estrategia de comunicación, con el objetivo de comunicar con precisión y de forma eficaz cuál es el riesgo del Zika y cómo prevenirlo, en un formato integral y de fácil comprensión.


Gender Dynamics and Modern Contraceptive Use Infographic

To better examine the associations between communication campaigns, gender dynamics and contraceptive use, Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) researchers identified three campaign datasets that included variables needed to generate a more robust and conclusive analysis.


April 20, 2017

Guinea: Rapid Rehabilitation – Improving Health Facilities

Case study outlining HC3’s rapid rehabilitation activities to improve health facilities in Guinea following the Ebola crisis.


Guinea: Interpersonal Communication and Counseling – Building Trust in the Health System

Case study outlining how HC3 used interpersonal communication and counseling to help rebuild trust in the health system in Guinea following the Ebola crisis.


Guinea: Interactive Radio Programs – Getting the Community’s Perspective

Case study outlining how HC3 has used radio to expand participation in the project’s community dialogues in Guinea.


Guinea: Gold Star Campaign – Branding Quality Health Services

Case study outlining the national health services “Gold Star” quality campaign underway in Guinea following the Ebola crisis.


Guinea: Community Dialogues – Bringing Communities and Health Facilities Together

Case study outlining how HC3 used community dialogues to create and facilitate exchanges between community members and health providers to glean perceptions of health services and solicit suggestions for improvement following the Ebola crisis.


Guinea: Bridges of Hope – Getting Communities Engaged in Health Decisions

Case study outlining how HC3 used the Bridges of Hope toolkit in Guinea for community-level engagement to create demand for health services following the Ebola crisis.


March 30, 2017

SBCC for Malaria in Pregnancy: Strategy Development Guidance I-Kit

This Implementation Kit (I-Kit) was developed to help social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and malaria in pregnancy (MiP) program managers and stakeholders address identified gaps and improve SBCC strategies and interventions for MiP, especially those interventions that target healthcare workers.


Webinar on Capacity Strengthening Evaluation: What Role Can Outcome Harvesting Play?

This March 30, 2017 webinar featured an expert panel that discussed the challenges of evaluating capacity strengthening, what makes the outcome harvesting methodology unique and how outcome harvesting addresses some of the challenges of capacity strengthening evaluation.