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

As Guinea continues to recover from Ebola, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is working with the country’s hardest hit communities to rebuild both trust in the health system and the quality of care delivered. This series of case studies examines some of HC3’s activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services in Guinea.

HC3 and its non-governmental organization (NGO) partners used the Bridges of Hope toolkit in Guinea for community-level engagement to create demand for health services. Bridges of Hope has been used to engage communities, increase their understanding of certain health issues and encourage them to go to their local health facilities for information, care and treatment.

Using this innovative and interactive toolkit, HC3’s NGO partners trained community health workers (CHWs) to provide them with the skills and confidence to stimulate dialogue and encourage health behavior change at the community level.

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