Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Evidence-Based, Holistic Programs :
Applying SEED :

Côte d’Ivoire


Holistic Approach Enhances Family Planning Programs: RESPOND’s Experience with the SEED Programming Model™ (Project Brief No. 27)
The Supply–Enabling Environment–Demand (SEED™) Programming Model is a holistic model developed by EngenderHealth to apply globally and locally to guide the design, implementation, and evaluation of family planning programs. RESPOND designed and implemented its activities using the SEED model as its principal programming and conceptual framework. This paper describes how SEED was used to frame global initiatives to advocate, promote, and support family planning as an essential primary health care intervention. It also presents specific country examples of how SEED enhanced and improved the outcomes of family planning programming, especially when all three elements worked in synergy.
Available in English (PDF, 3.1 MB)


Research Studies and Reports

Encouraging Men’s Participation in HIV and AIDS Prevention and HIV Testing Services: Evaluation of the Men As Partners® (MAP) Approach in Côte d’Ivoire (Report No. 10)
Harmful social norms about masculinity and femininity are associated with high-risk sexual behavior. In Côte d’Ivoire, RESPOND provided technical assistance to build the capacity of local and international organizations to use the Men As Partners® (MAP) approach. By stimulating dialogue around gender and encouraging men and women to reject harmful norms and to promote those that protect health, MAP® trainings helped build the capacity of PEPFAR partners to incorporate gender-transformative messages into ongoing prevention efforts and of facilities to engage men in HIV services. This report highlights the findings and recommendations from a midcourse process evaluation conducted in March 2013.
Available in English (PDF, 5.4 MB) and French (PDF, 5.5 MB)


Social and Behavior Change Communication Materials

Brochure: “Everything men need to know about pregnancy”
Partners for Health, Partners for Life Public Awareness Campaign Materials (Côte d'Ivoire, July 2012)
Available in French (PDF, 708 KB)

Poster 1: Play your role: accompany your pregnant wife to the hospital
Partners for Health, Partners for Life Public Awareness Campaign Materials (Côte d'Ivoire, July 2012 )
Available in French (JPG, 988 KB)

Poster 2: Her appointment is my appointment: I accompany my pregnant wife to the hospital
Partners for Health, Partners for Life Public Awareness Campaign Materials (Côte d'Ivoire, July 2012)
Available in French (JPG, 1.4 MB)

Radio Ads: Get HIV tested together with your wife to protect your baby
Partners for Health, Partners for Life Public Awareness Campaign Materials (Côte d'Ivoire, July 2012)
Available in French (MP3, 544 KB), English (MP3, 1.0 MB), Abey (MP3, 987 KB), Agni (MP3, 772 KB), Attie (MP3, 897 KB), Baoule (MP3, 510 KB), Bete (WMA, 1.1 MB), Gouro (MP3, 697 KB), Guéré (WMA, 1.0 MB), Koulango (WMA, 799 KB), Kroumen (MP3, 995 KB), Malinke (MP3, 802 KB), Senoufo (WMA, 916 KB), and Yacouba (WMA, 1.0 MB)

Community Health Information Cards: Taking Action for our Health
This set of behavior change communication cards was developed for use by community health workers in educating clients about family planning, danger signs in pregnancy, the “three delays” and information on comprehensive postabortion care. The cards can be used to generate community dialogue and increase knowledge of family planning and postabortion care, while encouraging positive health-seeking behavior. (These cards were adapted from the Health Communication Partnership, Zambia, and were developed in close partnership with the Kenya Ministry of Health and the Division of Reproductive Health.)
Available in English (PDF, 3.1 MB)



Long-Acting and Permanent Methods: Stories from the RESPOND Project (West Africa)
Although evidence suggests that good couple communication supports better use of family planning, few tools exist to encourage such communication in West Africa. To inspire couples to talk about family planning, the RESPOND Project developed four short documentaries profiling real couples who overcame their fears about long-acting and permanent methods of contraception. The four videos in the series depict the issues and decision-making processes that each couple struggled with and are intended to inspire others to talk about family planning. The videos can serve as a focal point for community-level group discussions; they may also be used at health facilities to generate discussion between providers and clients. (Available in French and Mòoré with English subtitles, these videos were produced by RESPOND Project partner Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs.)
Available online in French and in Mòoré with English Subtitles

Fadal Dey: Male Engagement
As part of the RESPOND Project in Côte d'Ivoire, EngenderHealth produced a song and short video to encourage men's participation in HIV services and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). The song was produced in collaboration with Ivoirian pop star, Fadal Dey, and local partner REPMASCI (Réseau des Professionnels des Medias des Arts et du Sport engagés dans la lutte contre le sida et les autres pandémies en Côte d'Ivoire).
Available online in French

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