Six dynamic organizations came together on Thursday, September 8, 2016 to discuss their adaptation of the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities (I-Kit) in their respective countries. With small grant funding from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative, each project showcased their local efforts to facilitate demand generation for prioritized commodities in their countries: Bangladesh, Nepal, Madagascar and Tanzania.
This webinar included a discussion of the project highlights, challenges, and key results for each of the six local organizations:
- Phect Nepal discussed how their app, Merolagi is expanding access to sexual and reproductive health information for youth in Nepal.
- BRAC University (Bangladesh) presented on the expansion of a Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Booklet for new mothers across Bangladesh.
- T- MARC Tanzania explained how their project is encouraging university students to consult youth-friendly services and use contraceptives.
- Pharmaceutical Services of Tanzania (PST) described strategic collaborations and their use of social media and mobile platforms to increase use of Amoxicillin and ORS/Zinc.
- Salfa-Lorel (Madagascar) highlighted the importance of strategy and community participation in generating demand for Zinc and preventing diarrhea.
- Action pour la Justice et le Progrès des Populations (AJPP) (Madagascar) showcased the impact of personalized messages when creating demand for Implanon and Zinc and ORS- which is now flying off clinic shelves!
Also, a special thank you to USAID Social and Behavior Change Advisor Stephanie Levy who moderated the entire panel discussion.
The recorded webinar and presentations are available here.