Tanzania

Social and behavior change (SBC) interventions like mass media, interpersonal communication, and community engagement play a critical role in improving health outcomes. Yet gaps in information on the costs and impacts of SBC interventions mean an incomplete picture of the value of SBC interventions, their contributions to social and health outcomes, and potential cost savings from implementing SBC programming for malaria.

Integrating Human-Centered Design in a Multidisciplinary Effort to Address Provider Bias: The Beyond Bias Experience

Human-centered design (HCD) is increasingly being applied in global health programs, but its application varies widely across projects, and its documentation is limited. With an aim to expand the knowledge base, the Beyond Bias project has documented, in a three-part series, its experience using HCD in a multidisciplinary approach to develop effective, scalable adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health interventions.

ISHI  was a behavior change communication campaign directed to Tanzanian youth to help them understand the risks associated with HIV/AIDS and to help them learn ways to protect themselves. The overall campaign objective was to increase the number of young men and women who believe they are at personal risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and to motivate them to adopt protective behaviors.  The key message for ISHI phase II was  “You cannot tell by knowing."

In 1999 Femina Hip was set up as a civil society organization in Tanzania to foster healthy lifestyles by educating and connecting young people around sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as HIV/AIDS prevention at a precarious time of the epidemic.

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