To help cut through misinformation and rumors surrounding the second-largest Ebola outbreak ever in the world, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs has developed messages for a national health hotline available to anyone in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In Cote d'Ivoire, CCP's research is designed to develop messaging that would help prevent the spread of the next outbreak of a zoonotic disease in West Africa – that is, a disease that can be spread from animals to humans.
A CCP-led research team in West Africa is exploring a new question: If people do travel to the nearest family planning clinic, do they have confidence that they’ll receive quality care?
Four in 10 young children in Zambia are stunted, or too short for their age, primarily the result of malnutrition. CCP developed a portable growth monitoring chart for caregivers to monitor their children and take action, if necessary.
In Guyana’s remote interior, one of the biggest threats to gold miners comes from one of the smallest sources: Mosquitoes carrying deadly malaria parasites. CCP is working to develop solutions.
“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.
An evaluation of CCP’s Brothers for Life program in Cote d’Ivoire finds that it was successful in getting at-risk men tested for HIV and, if diagnosed with the virus, treated with antiretroviral therapy.
Springboard, the online community for social and behavior change professionals, has a fresh look. Improved features make it easier than ever to find new SBC resources, learn new skills and connect with others in the field.
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.
In the five months since the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs was awarded the five-year, $300-million Breakthrough ACTION project...