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Demand Generation: Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities: HC3 Case Study Series
May 8, 2017

Demand Generation: Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for ...

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This series of case studies looks how six organisations have used the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities to improve their social and behaviour change (SBCC) communication activities.  The I-Kit , ...

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in Guinea - Case Studies
April 26, 2017

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in Guinea - Case Studies

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“Guinea’s maternal and child health indicators are among the lowest in the world. Even before Ebola hit in 2014, trust and confidence in its health services were low. Ebola’s rapid spread further fueled fear and distrust, with many people ...

Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture
April 19, 2017

Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

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“Smallholder farmers (SHFs) have the potential to play an ever increasing role in feeding the world through sustainable supply of key agricultural commodities.” This Guide aims to provide a quick and easy-to-use tool to understand how digital ...

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit
April 4, 2017

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit

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"Positive Youth Development (PYD) engages youth along with their families, communities and/or governments so that youth are empowered to reach their full potential. PYD approaches build skills, assets and competencies; foster healthy ...

One Community Project
April 3, 2017

One Community Project

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The One Community project is designed to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS in Malawi and to prevent new infections. This will be achieved through: empowering priority populations with the knowledge, efficacy, and skills to effectively utilise ...

Social Media Handbook for Agricultural Development Practitioners
March 27, 2017

Social Media Handbook for Agricultural Development Practitioners

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This interactive handbook is designed to help practitioners working in agricultural development to plan and use social media for agricultural communications efforts. As explained in the handbook, “for agricultural development practitioners, ...

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge for Health East Africa Field Project
March 16, 2017

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge ...

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"Knowledge management interventions positively improved effectiveness and efficiency of knowledge sharing and use of knowledge management techniques among ECSA-HC staff members." This research brief looks at the process and effects of knowledge ...

Decision Guide for Program Managers: What You Need to Know About the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) Approach
March 8, 2017

Decision Guide for Program Managers: What You Need to Know About the ...

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This resource is intended to guide programme managers in making decisions around whether to adopt the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) approach in their programming, and whether or not to send staff to be trained in this approach. 

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Niger: Project Report
March 6, 2017

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Niger: ...

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"With an average of 7.6 children per woman, Niger has the highest fertility rate in the world and the highest rate of child marriage worldwide: 76.3 percent of women currently 20-24 years were married before age 18 and 28 percent before age 15."

Enabling the Success of Social and Behavior Change Communication and Social Marketing NGOs
March 2, 2017

Enabling the Success of Social and Behavior Change Communication and Social ...

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"Vision: The development of a global community where local SBCC and social marketing organizations, donors and international NGOs work together and support one another according to their comparative strengths to influence behaviors and achieve ...

Engaging Communities in Emergency Responses: Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia
February 27, 2017

Engaging Communities in Emergency Responses: Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak ...

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“One of the key lessons learned during the first wave of the outbreak was that behavior and prevention must be considered alongside biomedical approaches, and messaging must consider the context and impact of messaging on populations.”

The Impact of Gender on Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy in Niger and Togo
February 14, 2017

The Impact of Gender on Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy in ...

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“When we go to a prenatal or pediatric exam, they advise us about FP methods for spacing the births…at home, when we tell our husbands, they refuse under the pretext that these methods create illnesses that will still be their responsibility, ...

The Soul Beat 266 - Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Africa
February 13, 2017

The Soul Beat 266 - Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young ...

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 266 - Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Africa February 14 2017

Policy Communication Toolkit
February 10, 2017

Policy Communication Toolkit

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"Research often has profound implications for policy, but without effective communication between researchers and policy audiences, the significance of research findings may be lost. Through this toolkit, users can build skills to bridge this ...

PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health) Project
February 10, 2017

PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and ...

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Implemented by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) starting in November 2015, the 5-year PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health) project focuses on ensuring that family planning and population ...

Nutrition and Hygiene for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria - A Training Guide for Community-Based Organizations
February 9, 2017

Nutrition and Hygiene for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria - A ...

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The Nutrition and Hygiene for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria training package is designed to provide basic technical knowledge on nutrition and hygiene needs for children who are 2-17 years old, particularly orphans and vulnerable ...

Fighting Ebola with Information: Learning from the Use of Data, Information, and Digital Technologies in the West Africa Ebola Outbreak Response
February 6, 2017

Fighting Ebola with Information: Learning from the Use of Data, Information, ...

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“Significant reforms are needed to unlock the full potential of data, information, and digital technologies to strengthen global health and humanitarian assistance.”

Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy – The Role of Culture and Community Support in Family Planning in Togo and Niger
February 6, 2017

Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy – The Role of Culture and ...

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“Having many children is a prevalent, if not expected, reproductive norm in Niger and Togo, but socio-cultural norms around large families vary slightly according to context. In urban Togo, for example, a transition to lower fertility desires has ...

SBCC Check-In: Quality Standards for SBCC
February 1, 2017

SBCC Check-In: Quality Standards for SBCC

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...continuous SBCC quality improvement can only be achieved when programmers continually investigate the current SBCC process and commit to improving it." From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), SBCC Check-In is a performance ...

The Use of Narrative for Behavior Change in Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
January 30, 2017

The Use of Narrative for Behavior Change in Adolescent and Youth Sexual and ...

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“Because narratives are received in the light of our own personal stories and the contexts in which we live and the youth population is made up of many diverse groups, it is important to contextualize narratives so that they resonate with the ...

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in Low-Resource Settings: A Document Review
January 20, 2017

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in ...

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"By maximizing the confluence of existing infrastructure and more positive attitudes toward FP [family planning] use, and by building upon the existing body of effective male involvement interventions, now is an opportune time to incorporate ...

Making Content Meaningful: A Guide to Adapting Existing Global Health Content for Different Audiences
January 12, 2017

Making Content Meaningful: A Guide to Adapting Existing Global Health ...

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This guide is designed to help programme managers and implementers working in the health and development sectors to adapt existing openly accessible health content to different contexts, local languages, and formats. As explained in the guide, ...

Don't Lose the Plot Television Programme
May 25, 2017

Don't Lose the Plot Television Programme

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Launched in May 2017, Don’t Lose the Plot is a competition reality television series which is designed to encourage Kenyan, Tanzanian, and Ugandan youth to go into agribusiness.  It brings a particular format of reality television – the ...

MTV Shuga: Down South
May 15, 2017

MTV Shuga: Down South

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MTV Shuga is a multi-channel campaign focusing on positive sexual health messaging for young people, with a television drama series as its central feature. The fifth season of the MTV Shuga television series was launched in March 2017 and is set ...

Case Study: SBCC Implementation Kit Helps Communities in Niger Communicate about High-Risk Pregnancies
May 9, 2017

Case Study: SBCC Implementation Kit Helps Communities in Niger Communicate ...

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“The content and structure of the I-Kit helped MSI-Niger enhance communication with communities – including through mass media – and with women and couples at risk.” This case study looks at the results of a pilot project which used the healthy ...

Case Study: SBCC Implementation Kit Helps Providers Address High-Risk Pregnancy in Togo
May 9, 2017

Case Study: SBCC Implementation Kit Helps Providers Address High-Risk ...

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“Many found the project to be a wake-up call. They said they learned that they needed to better tailor their approaches based on, for example, age, parity, community norms and behavior change theory.” This case study looks at the results of a ...

Social and Behaviour Change Communication for Malaria in Pregnancy: Strategy Development Guidance Implementation Kit (I-Kit)
April 5, 2017

Social and Behaviour Change Communication for Malaria in Pregnancy: Strategy ...

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This Implementation Kit (I-Kit) was developed to help social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and malaria in pregnancy (MiP) programme managers and stakeholders improve SBCC strategies and interventions for MiP, especially those ...

Support for Service Delivery Integration Communication - Findings From the 2016 Endline Survey of 15 Districts in Malawi
March 23, 2017

Support for Service Delivery Integration Communication - Findings From the ...

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“Moya Ndi Mpamba (MNM) was widely accessible to Malawian men and women of reproductive ages as reflected in the findings. Moreover, exposure to the campaign was positively and significantly associated with positive knowledge, attitudes, social ...

Catalog of Project Tools and Resources for Social and Behavior Change Communication
March 16, 2017

Catalog of Project Tools and Resources for Social and Behavior Change ...

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This catalog is a compendium of core social and behaviour change communication (SBCC)  products produced by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project, which is designed to strengthen developing country capacity to ...

Designing for Behavior Change: A Practical Field Guide
March 9, 2017

Designing for Behavior Change: A Practical Field Guide

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This manual is a condensed reference guide on the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) approach used by The Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Food For Peace ...

Emorikinos Daadang Etogogongo Alatanakin Ngidwe (EDEAN) (Let's Come Together and Strengthen Child Spacing)
March 2, 2017

Emorikinos Daadang Etogogongo Alatanakin Ngidwe (EDEAN) (Let's Come Together ...

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EDEAN is a community-based intervention in Uganda that is designed to test the hypothesis that increasing fertility awareness improves family planning use. It forms part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, a ...

How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? - Advocacy Tools
February 14, 2017

How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? - Advocacy Tools

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This set of advocacy resources is intended to help government ministry staff and other in-country stakeholders to advocate for increased involvement of community health workers (CHW) in promoting good nutrition. Based on an analysis of policies ...

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for Implementers of Youth Programs
February 7, 2017

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for ...

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This toolkit is designed to provide implementers of youth programming with a variety of references, resources, and tools on how to use a positive youth development (PYD) approach for evaluating youth-focused programming. PYD is defined as an ...

Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy - Perceived Risks and Associated Provider Communication Barriers in Togo and Niger
February 2, 2017

Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy - Perceived Risks and ...

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“A woman is considered to be of advanced maternal age (AMA) when she is age 35 or older, and she is considered high parity (HP) when she has had five or more pregnancies”.

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health Project
February 1, 2017

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health Project

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In Niger, rates of childbearing, child marriage, and adolescent pregnancy are some of the highest in the world. The University Leadership for Change (ULC) project engages students, the administration, and university health services from Abdou ...

Journey to a Bright Future: Engaging with Communities for Happy and Healthy Families - Facilitator Manual
January 20, 2017

Journey to a Bright Future: Engaging with Communities for Happy and Healthy ...

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This facilitator manual is part of a set of materials developed for use under the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Sierra Leone project, which seeks to create demand for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health ...

Get Kol Art Pik Welbodi Campaign
January 19, 2017

Get Kol Art Pik Welbodi Campaign

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Launched in Sierra Leone in November 2016, the Get Kol Art Pik Welbodi Campaign seeks to promote and create demand for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services, as well as increase healthy practices at home and ...

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Facilitates Transition of the National AIDS Resource Center to the  Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia
January 17, 2017

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Facilitates Transition of the National AIDS ...

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“In any country, the ultimate test of sustainable SBCC is when it is owned and effectively implemented by the players within the local SBCC ecosystem.”

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Strengthens the Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity of the Nigerian National Malaria Elimination Programme
January 17, 2017

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Strengthens the Social and Behavior Change ...

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“To achieve high quality and effective malaria SBCC interventions, it is critical to have competent and coordinated SBCC systems in place. This competency increases the quality and effectiveness of SBCC interventions, while coordination reduces ...

Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes
January 13, 2017

Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes

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“Soft skills refer to a broad set of skills, behaviors, and personal qualities that enable people to effectively navigate their environment, relate well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals. These skills are applicable across ...

Manual on Freedom of Expression Law for South Sudan
January 12, 2017

Manual on Freedom of Expression Law for South Sudan

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This manual is intended as a reference resource for lawyers undertaking media defence work in South Sudan. It was produced by Albany Associates in the context of its press freedom programme in South Sudan, which, in partnership with Internews ...

Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media
January 5, 2017

Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media

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"Social media operations are most effective when they are strategically incorporated as part of an organization's outreach, program design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation efforts."

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report
December 20, 2016

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report

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"...the HTSM project offers promising potential as a bottom-up media intervention model. If used with local populations in high need areas, these media tools can help change individual attitudes and behaviors that will pave the way for local ...

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care
December 13, 2016

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care

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"Health communication can motivate people to get tested, get treated and stay on treatment for the rest of their lives. That's because health communication seeks to address frankly the complex behaviors that influence HIV-related decision-making ...

Engaging Community Leaders to Provide a Safe and Supportive Environment for Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Train the Trainers and Dialogue Facilitation Guides
December 7, 2016

Engaging Community Leaders to Provide a Safe and Supportive Environment for ...

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These two materials have been developed to help community leaders in Swaziland to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in their communities and to advocate for modification of harmful cultural norms and practices that place AGYW at ...

The International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit Summary Report
November 18, 2016

The International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit Summary Report

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"HC3 believes that if widely shared and followed, the Addis Declaration will strengthen and enrich the SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] field, link members of the SBCC scholarly and professional community more closely to each ...

Scaling Up Normative Change Interventions for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and  Reproductive Health Literature Review Findings and Recommendations
November 10, 2016

Scaling Up Normative Change Interventions for Adolescent and Youth Sexual ...

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In this literature review, “scale-up” refers to expanding or replicating interventions that have been piloted and evaluated with the aim of covering a larger geographic region and/or reaching a larger or new population and sustaining effect at ...

Advocacy for Resource Mobilization (ARM) for Malaria Guide
November 4, 2016

Advocacy for Resource Mobilization (ARM) for Malaria Guide

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“Compelling advocacy is crucial to persuade national decision-makers to make efficient and effective use of the available resources to secure new funding from national budgets, donors, innovative financing mechanisms and the private sector. ...

Zusha! Road Safety Campaign
October 27, 2016

Zusha! Road Safety Campaign

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Launched in May 2015, the Zusha! National Road Safety Campaign aims to reduce road accidents by encouraging passengers using matatus (14-seater minibuses) or buses to speak out directly to their drivers against reckless driving. Zusha!, which is ...

Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Advocacy Guide for National Stakeholders
October 26, 2016

Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Advocacy Guide for National Stakeholders

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Developed by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) Malaria in Pregnancy Technical Working Group (MiPWG), the aim of this malaria in pregnancy (MiP) advocacy guide is to provide malaria and reproductive, maternal, child, and adolescent health ...

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