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October 16, 2017

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys

This brief describes key examples from across the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project that can help inform future efforts to engage men and boys in achieving and maintaining an AIDS-free generation, increasing demand for family planning, ending preventable child and maternal deaths, and realizing a malaria-free world.

October 10, 2017

The Facilitator Guide: Brothers for Life Plus Community Groups

In 2013, BFL was adapted for use in Côte d’Ivoire and implemented by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP). This manual is the third adaptation of the BFL program and is referred to throughout this guide as BFL Plus (BFL+).

Sawa Sawa Positive Prevention

Sawa Sawa Positive Prevention is an educational tool to promote living a healthy life with HIV and providing support to men who have been diagnosed HIV positive. Sawa Sawa Positive Prevention

Sawa Sawa: A Community Dialogue Manual to Reduce Stigma

The goal of this manual is to reduce community level stigma and in doing so improve HIV testing, treatment initiation and adherence outcomes among men in particular.

September 1, 2017

Cadre de communication stratégique concernant les méthodes de contraception hormonale et les éventuels risques liés au VIH

Ce cadre vise à guider des activités au niveau du pays pour communiquer aux femmes présentant un risque de contracter le VIH, ou vivant avec le VIH, sous un format […]

August 29, 2017

Plano de Comunicação Estratégica para Métodos Contraceptivos Hormonais e Potenciais Riscos Relacionados com o HIV

Este quadro visa orientar as actividades a nível nacional para comunicar os riscos e benefícios dos contracepção hormonal (CH) entre mulheres em risco de, ou que vivem com, VIH num formato fácil de compreender e completo.

August 2, 2017

Guide de Promotion des Produits et Services de Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive pour les Hommes

Le Guide de promotion des produits et services de santé sexuelle et reproductive pour les hommes s’attache à impliquer efficacement les hommes et à créer un environnement favorable de manière […]

June 20, 2017

Guide for Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for Men

The Guide for Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for Men focuses on meaningfully engaging men and creating an enabling environment to increase men’s use of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) products and services.

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.

January 20, 2017

Webinar: Health Communication’s Role Across the HIV Treatment Continuum

This January 12, 2017 webinar featured a selection of authors from the January 1, 2017 supplement of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS). The supplement highlighted the role of health communication across the HIV treatment continuum.

January 4, 2017

SBCC Capacity Strengthening in Action: HC3 Facilitates Transition of the National AIDS Resource Center to the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia

This case study explores how national and regional services for HIV prevention and control transitioned from a donor-funded, partner-operated effort to being the full responsibility of the Federal Ministry of […]

December 15, 2016

JAIDS 2016 Impact of Health Communication on HIV Treatment Outcomes – In-person and Online event

A selection of authors featured in the December 9 supplement of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) presented.

November 16, 2016

Webinar: Making the Most of In-Service Communication: A Reference Guide to VMMC Counseling

This November 7, 2016 webinar VMMC walks users through the new VMMC In-Service Communication Best Practices Guide, which helps to ensure that the communication and counseling at VMMC sites is comprehensive and standardized across PEPFAR’s country programs.

October 28, 2016

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision In-Service Communication Best Practices Guide

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR’s) Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Technical Working Group(TWG) identified the need for a counseling reference guide during external quality assurance assessments conducted in several priority countries in 2013-2014. These assessments revealed inconsistencies in core content and key messages communicated to clients. The Communication Sub-Group (CSG) later confirmed the need for this guide by conducting a review of in-service communication (ISC) materials. A total of 37 communication materials used in nine countries, including training guides and job aides for group education and individual counseling, were reviewed as a purposive sample to gauge key topics covered in ISC/counseling activities across the VMMC service continuum.

September 15, 2016

Engaging Community Leaders to Provide a Safe and Supportive Environment for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

This training is designed to strengthen the capacity of community leaders to create a protective environment that reduces the vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) , as well […]

Swaziland Dual Protection Materials

Swaziland Dual Protection materials provide information about how to DOUBLE UP – two methods are better than one – to prevent pregnancy, HIV and STIs

Young Women’s Savings and Empowerment Clubs: A Guide for Mentors

The Young Women Empowerment programme focuses on reducing the vulnerability of young women (20-24) to HIV and gender based violence (GBV) through community-based HIV prevention, using a combination of socio-economic approaches. This tool is focusing on economic empowerment, conducting financial education training and helping to start savings and loans self-help clubs for young women.

Engaging Community Leaders: A Tool For Facilitating Dialogue

This tool is aimed at engaging community leaders to reduce vulnerabilities and increase the safety of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Swaziland’s HIV response. It was developed to assist community leaders in creating a protective environment to reduce the vulnerability of AGYW and advocate for modification of harmful cultural norms and practices that place AGYW at risk of HIV infection.

August 30, 2016

Technical Considerations for Demand Generation for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in the Context of the Age Pivot

In alignment with U.S. Presidents Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR) approach to do the right thing, at the right time and place for the right people in order to achieve greater effectiveness and efficiencies, the COP16 technical considerations highlight the importance of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for a more focused target audience. The focus on men ages 15 to 29 as a primary audience is termed “the Age Pivot.”

August 25, 2016

Scaling Up and Sustaining Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: Maintaining HIV Prevention Benefits

This article asserts that, in order to maintain high circumcision prevalence, voluntary medical male circumcision programs in Eastern and Southern Africa need to plan for sustainability and conduct transition assessments early on, rather than waiting until the saturation of priority targets at the end of the program.