C-Hub is Transitioning

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 by Kim Martin

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.

Mobile Games: Public-Private Partnership with USAID

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 by Taj Sheriff

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.

Mobile Games Bring Social Change to Developing Worlds

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 by Taj Sheriff

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.

Mobile Games Address Gender Equality and Womens Empowerment

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 by Taj Sheriff

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.

C-Change and UNICEF train Namibian health extension workers

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 by Sandra Kalscheur

In its quest to ensure that no child die from preventable diseases, 34 trained health extension workers were deployed from health facilities into communities.

First International Day of the Girl Child

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 by Taj Sheriff

Today, October 11, 2012, marks the first UN International Day of the Girl. This day has been set aside to recognize girls’ rights and the challenges they face.

October 15: Celebrating Global Handwashing Day

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 by Taj Sheriff

As we observe Global Handwashing Day today, we have much to celebrate. In 2011, 600,000 fewer children under 5 died than in 2008, the first year Global Handwashing Day was launched.

September 26 is World Contraception Day

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 by Taj Sheriff

There is a growing need for access to contraceptive information and services. Information is readily available today about contraception choices.

Reflections on a Legacy of Change

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 by Taj Sheriff

"As I was moderating a final panel for C-Change’s end-of-project meeting in Washington, D.C., it occurred to me that successful development programs usually raise as many questions as they answer."

Building Program Capacity in the Prevention of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 by Taj Sheriff

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) strike hundreds of millions of people in Africa, and require an integrated, cost-efficient and sustainable solution.