Alieu K. Bah
Alieu K. Bah
I am a health promotion officer working for the government of the Gambia. I work in the region's where I am responsible for the coordination of all health education and promotion activities in the region. I have been working in this position since 15th November 2016. Prior to this, I have worked in almost all the tiers of the health system of my country. I started as an assistant public health officer, then rose to a public health officer after completion of my BSc programme. After 1 year in this position I moved to programme level where I was a programme officer at the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare where I lasted just for 3 months and got redeployed to the regional health directorate as Health Promotion and Education Officer. As a regional Health Promotion and Education officer I am the focal person for SBCC for the Maternal Child Nutrition And Health Results Project which my region is implementing.
A communication strategy is the critical piece bridging the situation analysis and the implementation of a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) program. It is a written plan that details how an SBCC program will reach its vision, given the current situation. Effective communication strategies use a systematic process and behavioral theory to design and implement communication activities that encourage sustainable social and behavior change.
This page offers online courses in the basics of SBCC as well as on more specific topics such as SBCC for malaria, various topics in research, and social media. Some of the online courses offer certificates upon completion.
The Behavior Change Framework is designed to help mainstream behavior change activities in the global health agenda for Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Death (EPCMD) by identifying the behavior changes that can have the highest impact on mortality reduction.