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Behaviour Change Communication

Background and Objectives

Background

This project is an extension of the previous Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) project implemented in a period from 2010 to 2011 with similar expected accomplishments and outputs and with a focus of two provinces. Under the interagency agreement with UNICEF. UN-Habitat continues to collaborate together to implement the BCC Strategy aiming to assist in reduction of mortality and morbidity rate of children and mothers in rural communities of Afghanistan through empowering rural families with knowledge and skills to change their behaviour and attitude in order to improve household care practices so that children and mothers survive.

Objectives

The project aims to establish a self-help and sustainable system among the communities, parents, community groups, community elders, Mullah's and authority throughout the country, equipped with basic knowledge in health, education, prevention, immunization, sanitation, life skills and self-evaluation for the development of their communities and healthy environment.

Activities

  • • Empowering communities in Bamyan and Paktya provinces by implementation of key behaviours and using a Participatory Learning and Action methodology;
  • • Establishing strong linkage and networks among community groups, Village Health Committees and Community Health Workers;
  • • Establishing and maintaining a communication system and village level networking among households, communities and service delivery systems at the village level to respond to the problems, concerns and gaps in service delivery aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of mothers and children.

Development Partners / Partners

Development Partners: UNICEF


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