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In creating COVID-19-related messages and programming around the world, the global health community must make sure to focus specifically on the needs of men as well as women, a new commentary from CCP and other experts suggests.
We look back at some of the top stories we told about CCP in 2019, and look forward to sharing more of CCP’s great work in the new year.
For World Contraception Day, Tlaleng Mofokeng, a doctor and activist in South Africa, and CCP’s Susan Krenn had a lively discussion of sexual and reproductive health, taboos and leadership.
Selling condoms and other health products as part of CCP’s Keneya Jemu Kan project has helped provide a livelihood to a group of women in rural Mali. “It has become a source of life for many families,” says one seller.
“It’s normal to be beaten,” one woman in Senegal told researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs. CCP is trying to change that.
“Understanding the perspective of men is critical to tailoring health communication and clinical services to meet their needs,” says CCP’s Natalie Tibbels. Her research is published in the journal PLOS ONE.
“If it takes a company trying to sell razors to have an open dialogue about gender and appropriate male behavior, so be it,” writes CCP’s Executive Director Susan Krenn.
Jane Brown is an advocate for thinking about and addressing the way that disease spreads, biologically and socially, especially when it comes to HIV among women.
Men in Cote d’Ivoire aren’t being tested for HIV because they are afraid of what the impact of a positive result would be on not only their health, but their family, work, social status and sexuality. But being tested is the only way to get treated — and reduce the risk of the spread of the virus.
The 2018 International SBCC Summit closed Friday with excitement and inspiration and a commitment to do even better in the future to improve people’s lives around the world.
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