Project Example

Suaahara Posters on 7 Key Messages

Suaahara was a five year (2011-2016) project funded by USAID aimed to improve the nutritional status of women and children in 41 districts of Nepal. The project focused on improving health and nutrition behaviors at the household level through promotion of Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Actions (EN/HA), particularly Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), and addressing other determinants of under-nutrition, such as availability of and access to food, hygiene, quality of health care, child spacing and socio-cultural factors including gender and marginalization.

The SBCC strategy established an internal quality materials review and production system to ensure that all partners in the consortium had mutually reinforcing, quality materials developed, pretested, produced and disseminated to the end user.

Suaahara Posters on 7 key messages

Suaahara posters were developed on the seven (7) key messages as following:

  1. Hand washing at critical times
  2. Dispose child feces in toilet
  3. How to keep baby away from dirt
  4. Extra Meal for Pregnant and Lactating Women
  5. Complementary Food
  6. Feeding Sick Child
  7. Birth spacing

In the year 2014, these posters were developed, produced and disseminated in the Suaahara implementing districts through local NGOs partners. The same poster adapted to hoarding board and placed various public places of the districts.

Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/ Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019