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.
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.
In its quest to ensure that no child die from preventable diseases, 34 trained health extension workers were deployed from health facilities into communities.
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.
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.
There is a growing need for access to contraceptive information and services. Information is readily available today about contraception choices.
"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."
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) strike hundreds of millions of people in Africa, and require an integrated, cost-efficient and sustainable solution.