National Framework for Effective HPN SBCC

Bangladesh Behavior Change Communication Working Group advocates on delivering consistent messages and maintaining coordination in different activities of HPN SBCC sector in Bangladesh. With the continuation of this activity, a subgroup entitled “National Framework for effective HPN SBCC” has been formed.

Through different meetings and workshops this subgroup developed a National Framework to guide the stakeholders in different HPN SBCC issues and the Framework is approved by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The Framework provides tools for all stakeholders to deliver consistent, reinforcing messages to priority audiences addressing key behaviors in support of GOB’s Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Development Programme (HPNSDP). It also helps the actors who are responsible for planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating SBCC, as well as relevant professionals responsible for allocating resources to SBCC.

Orientation to the National Framework for Effective HPN Social and Behavior Change Communication Held

The Orientation to the National Framework for Effective HPN Social and Behavior Change Communication was held in Dhaka on March 31, 2014 for Bangladesh BCC Working Group Members. Mr. Edson E. Whitney, Senior Technical Advisor, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHU•CCP) facilitated the orientation. Dr. Md. Nasir Uddin, Director (IEM) & Line Director (IEC), Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) chaired the orientation and made his remarks. Mr. Abu Hanifa, Divisional Health Education Officer, Dhaka and Mr. Stephen Herbaly, Deputy Director, Office of Population Health, Nutrition and Education at USAID Bangladesh attended as Special Guests and spoke on [Read more...]

Invitation to attend Orientation to the National Framework for Effective HPN Social and Behavior Change Communication

A day long Orientation to the National Framework for Effective HPN Social and Behavior Change Communication will be held on Monday March 31, 2014 from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM at the Conference Room (Ground Floor) of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Parishankhan Bhaban, E-27/A Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Dhaka. The objective of the orientation is to; a)      Orient the members on the effective use of the National Framework for HPN SBCC b)      Finalize the implementation plan of the National Framework for HPN SBCC All BCC Working Group members are cordially invited to participate in the orientation.   [Read more...]

National Framework for Effective HPN Social and Behavior Change Communication

The National Framework for Effective HPN Social and Behavior Change Communication was presented to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on December 2, 2013. The minutes from this meeting, signed by the Honorable Secretary of MoHFW, are posted here, along with the Framework diagram and narrative. The approval of this Framework is a major achievement for the BCC Working Group, and for HPN SBCC in Bangladesh. This Framework provides structure and direction for high-quality, coordinated SBCC, which will ultimately improve health outcomes among the people of Bangladesh. Additionally, it is another example of excellent coordination among the multi-sectoral members of the BCC [Read more...]

Communication Implementation Framework Alignment & Action Workshop Held on 6-8 November at BICC

The Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) organized a workshop from November 6-8, 2012 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Hall, called the Bangladesh Communication Implementation Framework Alignment & Action Workshop. Between 55-65 attendees participated over three days from the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Directorates of Health Services and Family Planning, development agencies, private sector, NGOs, and others from the BCC Working Group. During the workshop participants from the different sectors worked together to create a shared vision for coordinated health, population and nutrition communication in Bangladesh, and [Read more...]

SAVE THE DATE: Alignment Workshop re-scheduled for Nov 6-8

Dear members of the Bangladesh BCC Working Group, On behalf of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Directorate General of Health Services and Directorate General of Family Planning, the Bangladesh Communication Working Group invites you to attend a three-day workshop on Aligning Partners and Designing an Action Plan for the Development of a National Communication Implementation Framework for Health, Population and Nutrition. The honorable Health Advisor Professor Dr Syed Modasser Ali will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. Md. Humayun Kabir, Senior Secretary, MOHFW will be present as the Special Guest. This is the first of a [Read more...]

Communication Implementation Framework Workshop for Alignment & Action POSTPONED

The Workshop will be postponed. New dates and a new program schedule will be sent to Working Group members soon. This workshop will begin developing a Health, Population and Nutrition Communication Implementation Framework across stakeholders. This Framework will coordinate social and behavior change communication activities in support of the Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Development Programme 2011 – 2016. [Read more...]