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Audience Perception Survey
The emergence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has exacerbated fears worldwide with overwhelming reports on the pandemic available on social, electronic, and print media. This has resulted in individuals living in persistent anxiety, fear and stress, which might result in irrational decisions or behaviors. Disseminating information on risk and promoting doable protective actions has been documented as the focus of communication during the initial phase of a health emergency (Zarocostas, 2020). Unfortunately, the COVID-19 outbreak does not just present a pandemic, but an infodemic as well (Zarocostas, 2020), as there is a plethora of misinformation being shared across several platforms including social media.
Use of Most Significant Change Technique
Under the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project for malaria, Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) implemented a robust Demand Generation (DG) strategy. Towards the end of the project, the scope was expanded to cover demand generation aimed at increasing referrals and promoting uptake of Family Planning (FP) / Child Birth Spacing (CBS) services.
Learning Brief – Community Demand Generation for Modern Child Birth Spacing Methods
Several factors have been documented to account for the low acceptance and uptake of family planning/child birth spacing (FP/CBS) methods in north-west Nigeria. This includes cultural and religious norms, low literacy level and social economic status. Interestingly, a relationship between geographical location and non-use of contraceptives has been established, with majority of non-users residing in Northern Nigeria.
We believe communication saves lives, so we inspire change by building capacity for health and social development across the spectrum of strategic communication design and implementation.
A breastfeeding Handbook for Mothers
Promoting Breastfeeding continues to be one of the most important strategies of ensuring the survival of children in Nigeria and other parts of the world. Every child has a right to survive and therefore a right to be breastfed.
LSCW – Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop
The Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Baltimore, USA are pleased to offer the 13th Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop (LSCW) to be held in Nigeria. It is an in-country version of the popular workshop held annually at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Baltimore,USA. It explores the essential elements of successful communication in the context of integrated health and other social development programs. The ultimate vision of the LSCW is to promote more effective, state-of-the-art programs that will improve the quality of communication for health and social development.
The Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI)
The Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) was designed to increase contraceptive use in selected urban sites (FCT, Kaduna, Ilorin, Ibadan, Zaria and Benin City) in Nigeria, with a focus on the urban poor. Through a strategic combination of service delivery, communication, social mobilization and advocacy inputs the NURHI project increased demand for and supply of family planning, ultimately leading to long-term market driven sustainability.
Newman Street’ is an entertainment education TV drama series, featuring well-known Nollywood artists. Leveraging on the popularity and success of Nollywood and entertainment as a tool for providing correct and life-saving messages, Newman street is an organic platform for communicating and changing lives. It is an innovative TV drama, creatively scripted and acted to address key health concerns facing all Nigerians, like malaria and family planning. The characters are captivating and their stories are powerful.
Driven by a group of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the campaign is designed to challenge the current beliefs that make corruption acceptable in Nigeria. It leverages on social capital and social networks to promote a corruption averse mentality in the hope to instill positive values such as Honesty, Integrity and Transparency (HIT) to change the corruption narrative in Nigeria. SCRAP-C Project is funded with UKaid from the UK government and the people of Britain.