Liberia National Respectful Maternity Care Strategy

The Liberia National Respectful Maternity (RMC) Strategy outlines the Ministry of Health’s 5-year approach to addressing the drivers of disrespect and abuse in order to ensure respectful maternity care. It also outlines the Ministry’s priorities and identifies interventions that can uphold the rights of pregnant women through the continuum of care, beginning with the onset of pregnancy to labor.

This strategy is intended to be used by policymakers, program managers, and planners at all levels in both public and private sectors, health service providers across all levels of the services delivery, health training institutions, professionals associations and bodies, development partners, and all stakeholders who support the implementation of activities that are geared towards improving the experience of care for childbearing women and newborns.

The Liberia National Respectful Maternity (RMC) Strategy was developed through a participatory process. The Ministry of Health’s Family Health Program appreciatively acknowledges the contributions of many stakeholders, representing several divisions and units of the Ministry of Health, implementing partners, international and local non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, professional bodies, and academic institutions who provided deep insight and support in the development of this strategy. Professional and technical experts of the following institutions and partners contributed to the development of this strategy:

  • Ministry of Health
    • Family Health Program
    • Nursing and Midwifery Division
    • County Health Services Division
    • Nutrition Division
    • Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement (FARA)
    • Global Financing Facility, World Bank
    • County Health Teams
    • Hospital Medical Directors
  • Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia
  • National Public Health Institute of Liberia
  • Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
  • Serene Health Inc
  • Liberia Prevention of Maternal Mortality
  • Breakthrough ACTION Liberia
  • ideas42
  • Last Mile Health
  • Liberia Board of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Americares
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Partners in Health
  • A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine
  • Episcopal Church of Liberia Development Relief

Source: Breakthrough ACTION

Date of Publication: January 30, 2023

Plan National de Promotion de la Santé

Rendre responsable et autonome les communautés dans la gestion de leur propre santé conformément aux priorités fixées par le Ministère de la Santé et de l’Hygiène Publique et celles du gouvernement est la vision que se fixe le nouveau Service National de Promotion de la Santé.

Source: Service National de Promotion de la Santé

Date of Publication: November 28, 2022

Plan Stratégique de Communication de Risques pour la République de la Guinée

Ce plan de communication est fait pour guider les activités et actions de l’Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire (ANSS) en matière de communication liée aux urgences mais il est partagé avec les partenaires de la santé, les ONG, les Ministères de l’Environnement, de l’Élevage, de la Sécurité et de la Défense afin de mieux canaliser les interventions dans le cadre de la communication de risque et servir de guide sur la méthode et les modalités de la mise en œuvre des campagnes de communication de risques.

Ce plan de communication décrit les points principaux de la communication sur les risques selon le règlement sanitaire international (RSI), les stratégies, les objectifs, et les méthodes pour appuyer les différents besoins de l’ANSS en communication. Ces besoins sont principalement centrés sur une communication efficace pendant les différentes étapes d’une crise avec le but de protéger la santé de la
population et de sauver des vies.

Le plan sera mis à jour une fois par an au mois d’avril par processus de réunion de concertation, consensus et validation.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION - Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: October 25, 2022

Haryana Newborn Action Plan

As a follow up to the India Newborn Action Plan, the Haryana Newborn Action Plan (HNAP) has been drafted as a state-specific roadmap for reducing preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths and achieving the desired targets for the neonatal mortality rate (NMR) and stillbirth rate (SBR) by 2030.

The document looks into the current situational analysis of newborn health in the state and the state initiatives for reducing neonatal mortality. It documents the process followed for development of the HNAP and its implementation. Based on the activities undertaken by the state, and available resources it suggests a roadmap for the state to implement evidence-based high impact interventions for achieving the target of Single digit NMR and SBR by 2030.


Date of Publication: April 28, 2022

Liberia National Malaria Social and Behavior Change Strategy

The Liberia National Malaria Strategic Plan 2021–2025 redefines the strategic direction and focus of the malaria program, including strengthening of management and coordination structures, health systems, and capacities to achieve greater equity, coverage, quality, and more effective delivery of the interventions. In addition, the malaria NSP includes plans for preparedness and timely response during emergencies to ensure malaria control activities continue with minimal disruptions in an emergency (e.g., Ebola virus disease or coronavirus).

As the first National Malaria Social and Behavior Change Strategy for Liberia, this document is intended to guide all social and behavior change efforts supporting the objectives outlined in the NSP.

The participatory strategy development process involved partners of the Ministry of Health (National Health Promotion Unit (NHPU), the National Community Health Services Program (NCHP), the NMCP, Family Health Program (FHP) at the national and subnational levels, donors, non-governmental organizations, and international partners.

Source: Liberia National Malaria Control Program

Date of Publication: April 27, 2022

COMBI SBCC Communication Strategy for Integrated Community Level Malaria, TB, and HIV Prevention [Namibia]

Developed in 2011, this is an SBCC strategy for community-level programs in behavior change related to TB, malaria and HIV prevention.

This strategy includes sections on strategy design, target populations, Individual, household and community level interventions, program implementation and supervision, locations and number of implementers, linkages for continuity of care, monitoring and evaluation, training, and proposed next steps.

Source: MOHSS Directorate for Special Programs, Namibia, C-Change

Date of Publication: October 19, 2021

Nepal Earthquake Materials

These materials were produced in response to critical health concerns following the 2015 earthquake.

CCP, UNICEF, USAID, and the Nepali Ministry of Health worked to create materials to address stress, hygiene, and water safety in the weeks and months following the event.

These include:

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Nepal Ministry of Health and Population, UNICEF, USAID

Date of Publication: September 30, 2021

Communication Strategy and Workplan for Avian Influenza

The goals of this communication strategy are:

  • Improve knowledge of certain practices such as the risk of children playing / handling poultry and hygienic means to dispose poultry wastes.
  • Increase the percent of the public who believe that they could be infected by AI (i.e. increase the perception of possible risk for individuals) and / or who think that their children could be at serious risk if they handle poultry.
  • Decrease the percent of children playing / handling poultry in the areas of intervention
  • Decrease the percent of the public who purchase chicken from un-safe sources (lay merchants)
  • Contribute to the preparation of behavioral messages for home care and hygiene in the case of a pandemic outbreak

Source: UNICEF, Government of Egypt

Date of Publication: September 30, 2021

Suaahara Nepal Project

Suaahara was an integrated nutrition project (2011-2016) that worked in 41 underserved districts in Nepal to improve the health and well-being of the Nepali people by focusing on the nutritional status of women and children under the age of two years. CCP partnered with Save the Children; Helen Keller International; Jhpiego; Nepali Technical Assistance Group; Nepal Water for Health; and the Nutrition Promotion and Consultancy Service.

Suaahara means good nutrition, or “a good balanced diet is the strong foundation protecting our lives.” As part of the implementing team, CCP supported strategic social and behavior change communication initiatives that build on this message and model behavior change to lead to improved maternal, infant and child nutrition.

In close coordination with Nepal government, the team created Bhanchhin Aama (Mother knows best), which served as the basis for a campaign for mass and community media. Bhanchhin Aama is a trusted, knowledgeable friendly mother-in-law character who models and promotes positive behavior change.

Project products included:

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: June 29, 2021