Tag: Breakthrough-ACTION


In the DRC's North Kivu region, health workers register people who to be vaccinated against Ebola. Photo: Vincent Tremeau/World Bank

CCP Brings Important Ebola Messages to DRC

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.


CCP is developing messages to help prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases in Cote d'Ivoire. Photo: USAID

Using Rapid Research to Prepare for the Next Epidemic

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.


Research team members record a list of participant definitions of quality for family planning services in Niger.

Defining Quality Health Care in West Africa

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?


A mother tests an early version of the growth chart being given to families to track stunting.

African Fashion Meets Childhood Nutrition

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.


Men participate in a Brothers for Life session in Cote d'Ivoire. Photo by Caitlin Loehr

‘I Know That it Made Me Change’

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 Gets a New Look

Springboard Gets a New Look

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.


A member of Brothers for Life in Cote d'Ivoire

‘Being Diagnosed with HIV Threatens Everything Men Hold Dear’

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.



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