The Zambian government launched a Community Health Assistant (CHA) program in 2010. The Ministry’s goal was to train 5,000 new CHAs by 2017—a massive investment in a country with only 6,000 nurses.
The Nepal Contraceptive Retail Sales (CRS) Project was established in July 1976. Its status was formally acknowledged by the Ministry of Finance in 1978. Financial support was provided by USAID through Westinghouse Electric Inc, USA.
Suaahara was a five year (2011-2016) project funded by USAID aimed to improve the nutritional status of women and children in 41 districts of Nepal.
The Bangladesh Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Working Group provides a platform for Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) professionals from different backgrounds to learn, network and share experiences related to SBCC for Health, Population and Nutrition (HPN) in Bangladesh.
This National Comprehensive SBCC Strategy was officially disseminated on August 30, 2016 by BKMI and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
This strategy includes direction for:
The Capacity Assessment Tool is used to evaluate the Social Behavior Change Communication and Knowledge Management skills and abilities of SBCC professionals. It is used for planning future capacity strengthening activities, and dicovering where, within an organization, an area of skill needs development.
As part of a national initiative to archive important SBCC documentation, the Government of Bangladesh established easy-to-access digital archives which contain SBCC materials developed by the 3 MoHFW units:
This monograph discusses the importance of IPC as a tool for improving health care outcomes in developing countries and describes techniques for enhancing provider communication skills. It also provides a job aid and several data collection instruments that can be used in various settings.
It can serve as a:
Whether you are new to social and behaiovr change communication, or have been prcacticing SBCC for years, it is always useful to have a refresher on the basics of all phases of the SBCC process.