The primary barrier to getting men in Cote d’Ivoire tested for HIV is fear – fear not of the disease itself, but of the social and economic consequences that a positive diagnosis could bring, new CCP research suggests.
Elizabeth Serlemitsos reflects on a visit the late congressman made to a CCP project in Zambia more than 20 years ago on World AIDS Day.
CCP has helped plant the seeds of an online meat-reduction community, creating a web platform designed to bring together like-minded organizations around the globe to discuss challenges and opportunities.
Since May, CCP has conducted four two-week leadership workshops in French-speaking countries (Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar and Niger), training 155 participants thus far. Another session is scheduled for Cameroon in December.
“With so many behaviors being recommended, and potentially contradictory messages being promoted, there was a fear of confusion in the general public,” CCP's Alice Payne Merritt recalls from the early days of Zika.
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.
Over the past five years, CCP has helped deliver 55 million insecticide-treated bed nets, initiated a game-changing new way to distribute them more efficiently and fundamentally altered the way that experts look at mosquito net access and use.
“We’re really interested in the value of songs as a communications tool," says Clare Barlow, curator of a new exhibit at the Wellcome Collection. CCP's is included along with nine other songs about infectious diseases.
The goal of the hackathon: To quickly brainstorm ideas for how to reduce the stigma of addiction, in this case among doctors and nurses and others in the health care system.
Registration is also open for the 2020 International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit to be held March 30 to April 3 in Marrakesh, Morocco.