Make Me a Change Agent: An SBC Resource for WASH, Agriculture, and Livelihoods Activities

The Make Me a Change Agent training is designed for community-level workers who work on agriculture, livelihoods, and WASH-related activities and who engage with communities on behavior change and adoption of new techniques and practices. The resources aim to help community-level workers strengthen fundamental skills and techniques around communication, negotiation, and facilitation. Although these resources are targeted at supporting the successful and sustainable implementation of agriculture, livelihoods, and WASH activities, the skills can help staff and volunteers in any sector become more effective as an agent of behavior change.

Last modified: May 8, 2024

Language: Amharic, English

Source: Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) Network

Year of Publication: 2020

Mothers Time for Community Health Workers

The impact of mental health on family planning (FP) is a complex issue that affects various aspects of reproductive health and family dynamics. Women with mental illness are particularly vulnerable to unplanned pregnancy, mental health relapse during childbearing, and psychological and economic burdens associated with unplanned pregnancies.

Breakthrough ACTION tested the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address symptoms of anxiety and depression and associated barriers to FP among postpartum mothers in Ethiopia by developing a tool called Mothers Time, which can be used by community health workers.

English Tool
Amharic Tool
Project Brief

Last modified: March 13, 2024

Language: Amharic, English

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Year of Publication: 2024

COVID-19 Billboards, Ethiopia

These billboards were produced to promote COVID-19 prevention throughout Ethiopia. Each has a different message with the theme of the campaign – Cover. Wash. Distance!

I will not be a reason for anyone’s grief. Cover. Wash. Distance.

I will not be a reason for anyone’s sickness. Cover. Wash. Distance.

I will not be a reason for anyone’s sickness. Cover. Wash. Distance.

I will not be a reason for anyone’s sickness. Cover. Wash. Distance.

Grateful for health professionals. I will not be a reason of their problems. Cover. Wash. Distance.

I will not be a reason for anyone’s grief. Cover. Wash. Distance.

Grateful for health professionals. I will not be a reason of their problems. Cover. Wash. Distance.

I will not be a reason for anyone’s sickness. Cover. Wash. Distance.

I care about the health of my people. – Let’s always cover our mouth and nose with a mask.

I care about the health of my people. Cover. Wash. Distance.

I will not be a reason for my parents’ illness. Cover. Wash. Distance.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: October 29, 2020

Anthrax Prevention Campaign, Ethiopia

These materials were produced to be aired as part of the Zoonotic diseases prevention campaigns in selected places in Ethiopia.

Radio Spots

The messaging focuses on prevention methods such as avoiding touching, killing and eating of sick looking or dead animals. The spots are available in various languages: Amharic, Afaan Oromoo, and Tigrigna.

Avoid Eating Raw Meat, Spot 1 – Amharic, Afaan Oromoo, and Tigrigna

Avoid Eating Raw Meat, Spot 2, Amharic

Vaccination Radio Spot 1 – Amharic

Vaccination Radio Spot 2 – Amharic

Treatment Radio Spot – Amharic

Prevention Radio Spot – Amharic

Factsheet

Factsheet on Anthrax Prevention – Amharic

This fact sheet provides detailed information and contains key issues such as the causative agent of Anthrax, signs and symptoms both in animals and humans, modes of transmission, prevention methods, and actions to be taken when an animal or human beings get sick. It serves as reference material that can be used by human and animal health service providers, media professionals, teachers, and other stakeholders for effective communication with audiences for a better public health outcome on both animals and humans. Messages on the fact sheet are drawn from the national priority zoonotic diseases message guide. The fact sheet is available in Amharic language.

Brochure

Anthrax Prevention Methods Brochure – Amharic

This brochure provides messages on signs and symptoms for both animals and humans, mode of transmission, and prevention methods of selected zoonotic diseases. The messages are based on the national priority zoonotic disease message guide. It encourages preventive behaviors such as regular vaccination of livestock, avoiding eating and drinking raw animal products, not touching animals that may be sick, and washing hands with soap and water. Literate community members have intended audiences for messages on the material. It is part of a campaign called “Anthrax prevention Roadshow.”

Poster

Anthrax Prevention Poster

This poster is developed to educate the community and encourage them to avoid touching, killing, and eating the meat of sick animals. It also encourages washing hands with soap and water after any contact with animals. The posters can be posted at public places such as health facilities, animal health clinics, schools, and other relevant public places. Messages on the poster are extracted from the national priority zoonotic diseases message guide. The poster is available in Amharic, Afan Oromo, and Tigrigna.

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: October 19, 2020

Factsheet on Brucellosis

This fact sheet provides detailed information and contains key issues such as the causative agent of Brucellosis, signs and symptoms both in animals and humans, modes of transmission, prevention methods, and actions to be taken when an animal or human beings get sick.

It serves as reference material that can be used by human and animal health service providers, media professionals, teachers, and other stakeholders for effective communication with audiences for a better public health outcome on both animals and humans. Messages on the fact sheet are drawn from the national priority zoonotic diseases message guide. The fact sheet is available in Amharic language.

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: October 19, 2020

Factsheet on Rabies

This fact sheet provides detailed information and contains key issues such as the causative agent of rabies, signs and symptoms both in animals and humans, modes of transmission, prevention methods, and actions to be taken when an animal or human beings get sick.

It serves as reference material that can be used by human and animal health service providers, media professionals, teachers, and other stakeholders for effective communication with audiences for a better public health outcome on both animals and humans. Messages on the fact sheet are drawn from the national priority zoonotic diseases message guide. The fact sheet is available in Amharic language.

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: October 19, 2020

Frontline Workers Job Aid #1

This job aid is developed for frontline workers (Health Education Workers as well as Animal Health Workers) who are working at the community level to help community members engage with community representatives. Community representatives include, for example, elder men and women, religious leaders, teachers, traditional healers, agricultural development agents, and other relevant bodies. The job aid aims to help facilitate dialogue on how to prevent and control priority zoonotic diseases (anthrax, brucellosis, and rabies) in the community.

The job aid also provides guidance on the objective of community conversation, how to establish the dialogue group, the timing of the conversations, and where to help frontline workers initiate discussion on priority zoonotic diseases.with different sectors, community members, and influencers.

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: October 16, 2020

Frontline Workers Job Aid #2

This is a job developed for use by frontline workers (Health Education Workers as well as Animal Health Workers) who are working at the community level.

It is intended to facilitate discussion on the prevention of zoonotic diseases with households (men and women) and relatives (elders, neighbors, mothers-in-law, etc.) during house-visits.

The job aid is developed in a flipchart format, where the front side of pages contain illustration to be viewed by attendees to reflect on, and the back of the pages contain key probe questions and key messages that help the discussion facilitator (frontline worker).

This material is adapted from the Sierra Leone GHSA project and contextualized into the Ethiopian situation. It is available in Amharic, Afan Oromo, and Tigrigna languages.

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: October 16, 2020