The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has published a series of case studies describing its social and behavior change communication (SBCC) capacity strengthening efforts in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Each case study illustrates a different aspect of SBCC capacity strengthening at varying levels as outlined in HC3’s Capacity Strengthening Ecosystem™.
The Bangladesh case study looks at how HC3’s BKMI project focused its capacity strengthening work at three levels: improving the knowledge and skills of individuals who work in the three SBCC units of MoHFW, developing tools and establishing processes within the units to strengthen organizational capacity, and working to optimize coordination of SBCC activities and integration of health, nutrition and family planning topics at the system level.
Ethiopia’s 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 Health.
And in Nigeria, the case study highlights HC3 efforts to strengthen the capacity of National Malaria Elimination Programme’s (NMEP) SBCC processes and systems. This capacity strengthening was designed to help the NMEP provide effective leadership in coordinating malaria SBCC activities toward improving health indicators in Nigeria.
SBCC Capacity Strengthening in Action: HC3 Country Case Study Series
HC3 Uses Technology in Bangladesh to Build Field Worker Confidence and Social and Behavior Change Communication Skills
HC3 Facilitates Transition of the National AIDS Resource Center to the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia
HC3 Strengthens the Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity of the Nigerian National Malaria Elimination Programme