eHealth Pilot Program for Fieldworkers has launched!

The USAID-funded Knowledge for Health’s (K4Health) Bangladesh Knowlegement Management Initiative officially launched the eHealth pilot program in April in Chittagong and Sylhet Districts. The three-month pilot aims to normalize the use of digitized resources on netbooks by fieldworkers to aid their client-based counseling and supplement their own knowledge. USAID’s Monica Bautista and Peggy D’Adamo recently visited Bangladesh and attended the launch of the pilot program in Chittagong. In the following blog entry, they reflected on the value of including community-based fieldworkers as a part of the vision of a “Digital Bangladesh”. [Read more...]

Eighth Meeting, 12 December 2012

The eighth meeting of the BCC Working Group was held at the Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN) on 12 December 2012. In this meeting, the agenda included a briefing of the alignment workshop, next steps after the workshop, a presentation about the IEC Technical Commitee, an update from the Best Practices Sub-Group, a update about HPN coordination among three MOHFW units, and a discussion on efforts to obtain recognition for the BCC Working Group. Please see the attachments for the meeting minutes and attendance sheet. 12_december_meeting_notes_iphn bcc_wg_attendance_12_dec_2012 [Read more...]

The Best Practices Sub-group Needs Your Feedback!

To help initatiate efforts to identify communication best practices, the Best Practices Sub-Group is looking for review from the greater working group for the following: Template for Nomination Process for Communication Best Practice Template for Evaluation Process for Communication Best Practice Thematic Categories to Be Covered in Best Practice Please provide any names suitable for the Jury Board. Please share your thoughts on a traveling trophy awarded for best practice selected by the Jury Board. Please see the attachments below and provide your feedback to  Koushik Ahmed ( by 20 December. [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...]

Seventh Meeting, 26 September 2012

The seventh meeting of the BCC Working Group was held at the IEM Unit Conference Room on 26 September 2012. In this meeting, a new BCC Working Group website was presented to participants. The site has new features adapted toward the group’s needs. Subgroup presentations were also given. The strategies review subgroup presented a summary on their efforts and successes. The sub-group analyzed 17 communication strategies and 4 operational plans. A draft report is located on the BCC Working Group website. The campaign map sub-group presented an example of how the data can be plotted onto the map using Instant [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars-Next Working Group Will Be Held Wednesday, September 26 at IEM Unit-DGFP

Please join us for the next meeting of the Bangladesh Communication (BCC) Working Group for Health, Population and Nutrition. The meeting will be held Wednesday, 26 September 2012, at 10:00 AM at the conference room of DGFP in Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka. Proposed Agenda: 10:00 Welcome, Introductions, and Opening remarks 10:15 BCC Working Group website presentation 10:30 Subgroup presentations BCC Strategies Campaign Map Best Practices 11:00 Toolkit update 11:25 Alignment workshop, 1st week of November 11:40 Efforts to formalize the BCC Working Group 11:55 Way Forward, Closing Remarks and Lunch Thanking you and looking forward to your participation. Please send your RSVP [Read more...]