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Bigger Data Sets Don’t Necessarily Yield Better Results

Working with a data set of more than 38 million produces more than a few insights, insights important to the larger global health community. But two researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs caution those using large data sets not to assume that …

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Going Home with a Baby and a Diploma

With the “Monitor My Pregnancy” checklist developed by CCP and others, a program in Cote d’Ivoire helps women attend all pre-natal checkups.

When Creating New Family Planning Programs, ‘Failure Happens’

Our experiences with failure give us some of the greatest insights into how we can improve programs and services, but they aren’t often shared.

CCP Launches New Edition of Essential Family Planning Handbook

The new edition includes additional chapters including information on how to provide family planning services during a public health crisis.

In U.S., COVID-19 Brought Financial Worries, Delayed Health Care for Some 

“What this research shows is that strategies for pandemic response should include interventions to address financial barriers to health care as well as other financial impacts,” says CCP’s Tuo-Yen Tseng.  

Taking COVID Vaccines on the Road in Mozambique

For three weeks ending in October, vaccine caravans spread out across Mozambique with a mission: Giving adolescents ages 12 to 17 the opportunity to get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

‘It Isn’t in Our Customs’

CCP researchers found that many COVID-19 prevention strategies were seen as “anti-social” in Côte d’Ivoire, leading to less adherence. This knowledge has helped reframe COVID-19 messaging in the African nation.

In Malawi, Communities Work Together to Raise Malaria Awareness

The tactics seem to be working: In April, the Juma community registered 44 cases of malaria. In June, there were only 15.

Busting Myths to Prevent COVID-19 in Guyana

A COVID rumor tracking system in Guyana created MythBusters materials to successfully provide the public with valid information and promote preventive behaviors, a CCP study finds.

CCP Gets $17 Million to Prevent Malaria and Improve Treatment in Mozambique

The Fighting Malaria with Social and Behavior Change project is designed strengthen the skills of Mozambicans to promote healthy behaviors.

Celebrating the Successes of CCP Health Program in Bangladesh

Akiya Akhter, married as a teen, was able to postpone having a baby until she was 20. Aproma Marma, after losing her first child to malnutrition when elders insisted that she eat and sleep less during pregnancy, now has a healthy two-year-old. Mahbuba Siddiqua changed …

In Contraception, Who Really Makes the Decisions and Why it Matters

While couple communication is a key to uptake of modern contraception in Ethiopia, researchers say such communication is hindered by gender norms that ultimately let the man be the primary decision maker.

Using Empathy to Overcome Mistrust in Youth Family Planning Counseling

The ‘Empathways’ tool is meant to lead providers and young potential clients through a process that tries to overcome mistrust by fostering empathy to improve family planning.

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CCP Joins New $40 Million Safe Surgery Project

The global project is designed to promote awareness of, and equitable access to, safe surgery for women. The project will team up with local partners to improve childbirth outcomes and better meet people’s voluntary family planning needs.

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