Tanzania

Integrating Human-Centered Design in a Multidisciplinary Effort to Address Provider Bias: The Beyond Bias Experience

Human-centered design (HCD) is increasingly being applied in global health programs, but its application varies widely across projects, and its documentation is limited. With an aim to expand the knowledge base, the Beyond Bias project has documented, in a three-part series, its experience using HCD in a multidisciplinary approach to develop effective, scalable adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health interventions.

ISHI  was a behavior change communication campaign directed to Tanzanian youth to help them understand the risks associated with HIV/AIDS and to help them learn ways to protect themselves. The overall campaign objective was to increase the number of young men and women who believe they are at personal risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and to motivate them to adopt protective behaviors.  The key message for ISHI phase II was  “You cannot tell by knowing."

In 1999 Femina Hip was set up as a civil society organization in Tanzania to foster healthy lifestyles by educating and connecting young people around sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as HIV/AIDS prevention at a precarious time of the epidemic.

The Tanzania Capacity and Communication Project (TCCP) was a 5-year (2010-2016), USAID-funded project led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in collaboration with Media for Development International (MFDI), CARE Tanzania, and the Tanzania Communication and Development Center (TCDC).

Launched in 2008, the Communication and Malaria Initiative in Tanzania (COMMIT) wa a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP) led COMMIT in partnership with Jhpiego, Population Services International (PSI), the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), PMI, and the Tanzania Ministry of Health and National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP).

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