Some exciting changes are taking place for the C-Hub online community. This global repository of health and development communication resources will be transitioning to a new platform under the new Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3).
The new platform will be more of a virtual “MarketPlace” for health communication implementers with added features. It will include a more robust forum for sharing and exchanging ideas and information about programs that use strategic health communication to improve health and save lives.
We hope to make this transition as seamless as possible. C-Hub will remain online and active with no expected downtime as we plan and develop the MarketPlace. You can also continue to add resources and download content from C-Hub. C-Hub members will be automatically upgraded to the MarketPlace when it is launched.
Find out more about HC3 at www.healthcommcapacity.org. We will continue to update you as HC3 progresses and new resources and tools become available. Thank you for your interest in social and behavior change communication!
The games tackle key issues related to health and gender equity. The Family Choices game aims to increase the perception of girls’ place in and value to families, with a focus on keeping girls in schools; 9-Minutes introduces players to the key do’s and don’ts of having a healthy pregnancy; and in Worm Attack!, players work to rid themselves and their communities of intestinal worms.
The Half the Sky Movement is excited to announce the release of three mobile phone games in India and Kenya. These new games are designed to educate women and girls about essential health issues, increase awareness about gender equality, and empower them to bring about social change in these areas.
Development and gaming experts backed by USAID are combining the important issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment with the entertainment possibilities of mobile phone games.