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Launched in 2008, the Communication and Malaria Initiative in Tanzania (COMMIT) wa a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP) led COMMIT in partnership with Jhpiego, Population Services International (PSI), the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), PMI, and the Tanzania Ministry of Health and National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP).

Mjanja Connect is a technology platform that leverages FHI's A360 program investments and insights, in order to increase the number of adolescent girls successfully referred for Family Planning Services by Community Health Educators (primarily) through the WHP program infrastructure.

This presentation offers an overview of the Kuwa Mjanja campaign in Tanzania, managed by FHI360, which delivers entrepreneurial skills and contraceptive counseling sessions— tailored to and branded for the unique needs of girls. Across disciplines and in partnership with girls, Kuwa Mjanja supports girls aged 15-19 to explore the role contraception plays in helping them achieve their life dreams.

The Ghana Communicate for Health Project ran from 2015-2019. As part of its efforts to address regional perspectives and needs, Communicate for Health conducted two collaborative workshops to discuss region-specific audience research and design creative materials that would address identified social and behavioral barriers and benefits in key health areas. 

This activity was part of the Communicate for Health Ghana project, 2015-2019. Learning by Leading was the underlying principle of Communicate for Health’s capacity building strategy. Among the four components of this strategy, the project’s Change Challenge Fund translated this principle into practice in the boldest and most sustained way.

This is an explorative qualitative study using the socio-ecological model to identify barriers and facilitators for health services use and health behaviors. The overall goal of this study was to identify sociocultural determinants that influence health service use and behavior in the six health areas in order to inform project health interventions: Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, HIV PMTCT, and handwashing/hygiene.

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