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The WHO FGM Cost Calculator has two primary functions. It estimates the current and projected financial health care costs associated with FGM in specific countries, as well as the potential cost savings to health systems of reducing new cases of FGM.

This strategy sets out the direction and role of WHO within the context of the SDGs and WHO’s 13th Programme of Work. It reinforces WHO’s traditional role as a source of authoritative guidelines, technical assistance, and evidence for policy-making. It describes how WHO will increase its impact through introduction of transformational approaches, and tackling new results areas like WASH in health care facilities.

The Ghana Communicate for Health Project ran from 2015-2019. As part of its efforts to address regional perspectives and needs, Communicate for Health conducted two collaborative workshops to discuss region-specific audience research and design creative materials that would address identified social and behavioral barriers and benefits in key health areas. 

This brief describes the Ethiopia Communication for Health approach to planning for integrating gender into programs. recognizing the importance of addressing the impact of gender inequity on health behaviors. A literature review that informed the project design in the initial stages and the baseline survey both included a gender perspective. 

The National Health Information Education and Communication Center (NHEICC), with support from Breakthrough ACTION, conducted Landscape Analysis Workshops with government and non-government stakeholders at the central, provincial, and local levels in order to understand the changing social and behavior change (SBC) system for health and how data on health are used in SBC programs. 

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