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Study Details Positive Results of C-Change Family Planning Intervention in Albania

Mar 7, 2011

Students attend an Information Fair on Modern Contraceptives sponsored by C-Change University students on four urban campuses in Albania exposed to a C-Change peer education program to increase use of modern contraceptive methods were more than twice as likely to use these methods as students who were not exposed to the program.

C-Change and PMI Assist Communities in Efforts to Prevent Malaria

Feb 8, 2011

Seline Opiyo, a mother who benefited from the C-Change anti-malaria program Myths and misconceptions about the causes of malaria kept pregnant women from seeking malaria treatment in western Kenya. And many women doubted that community health workers (CHWs) and health clinics could help them to prevent malaria.

In Jamaica, C-Change Introduces Participatory Methods of Building Consensus and Developing Materials

Jan 7, 2011

C-Change partnered with Ministry of Health and civil society organizations in Jamaica in July 2010 to strengthen and scale up social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs and interventions for most-at-risk populations (MARPs): sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM), two groups considered most at risk of contracting and transmitting HIV. In November and December 2010, the project hosted workshops that introduced two participatory, consensus-building methodologies: Action Media and Visualization in Participation Programs (VIPP).

Government of Kenya Launches Efforts to Revitalize Family Planning

Dec 3, 2010

USAID's Dr. Sheila Macharia unveils FP materials for 'Plan for Yourself a Good Life' mass media campaignAt current growth rates, Kenya is projected to be one of Africa’s most populous countries, surpassing 50 million by 2025.

C-Change Supports Launch of President’s Malaria Initiative in DRC

Dec 1, 2010

PMI's Admiral Timothy Ziemer hangs a malaria netC-Change led public relations efforts and logistics for the official launch of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). U.S.

African Broadcast Media Program Ramps Up Broadcasters’ Skills in Innovative Programming on HIV Issues

Nov 30, 2010

African Broadcast Media Partnership (ABMP)—a pan-African coalition of broadcast companies committing significant airtime and production resources to the fight against HIV and AIDS—organized a 3-day workshop in Johannesburg in November. More than 40 TV and radio program producers from 15 African countries worked on producing innovative programming focused on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT).

Dr. Emanuel visits USAID-funded C-Change malaria project in Ethiopia

Nov 3, 2010

Dr. Emanuel visits Gombore village and its C-Change malaria prevention activitiesThe US President’s Special Advisor on Health Policy Dr. Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel visited Ethiopia October 25-29 and praised Ethiopia's expansion of healthcare services and implementation of programs to prevent and control malaria.

Madagascar Celebrates Global Handwashing Day on Oct. 15

Oct 15, 2010

Global Handwashing Day, sponsored by the Public Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW), is celebrated worldwide on October 15. The celebration targets school children and their families with fun festival-like events and brings media attention. Handwashing with soap is a "do it yourself vaccine" that can reduce key childhood diseases, such as diarrhea, by almost half.

C-Change Develops Male Circumcision Toolkit for Kenya

Sep 29, 2010

Working with local partners in Kenya, C-Change developed innovative communication materials, tools, and guiding documents on male circumcision that emphasize safe healing and the importance of continued HIV prevention practices.

Webinar Held on Best Practices in Communication for Community-Based Malaria Programs

Sep 20, 2010

C-Change and MCHIP facilitated a webinar to showcase best practices by Malaria Communities Program (MCP) grantees HealthPartners Uganda and Concern Universal Malawi on September 13, 2010. MCP is a program of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). PMI has awarded grants worth $30 million to 20 organizations to support national malaria prevention and treatment efforts.

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