World Mental Health Day: Jamaican Health Care Workers providing Psychosocial Support to Children and their Caregivers

Diana Chamrad

Improvement Director, Vulnerable Children & Families, Mental Health USAID Applying Science to Strengthen & Improve Systems Project (ASSIST)

Caregivers and families attending well child visits in Jamaica.-Photo credit: Diana Chamrad, URC.

World TB Day: Reach and treat through TB awareness in Hhohho Region, Swaziland

Janet Ongole

Director of KM & M&E, Swaziland, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

As commemorations for World TB Day are taking place globally, a TB awareness campaign was launched on March 12th in the Hhohho region of Swaziland supported by USAID ASSIST Project together with the National TB Control Program (NTCP) and the Swaziland Commercial Amadoda Road Transportation Council (SCARTCO). 

Good Timing Helps Reach the Swazi Public About TB Awareness

Jilly B. Motsa

Communications & KM Officer, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

Newspapers count as the second most used media channel in Swaziland, the radio being the first. In designing our media outreach strategy building up to World TB Day (which will be commemorated on March 29 in Mbabane), we decided that publishing educational articles in one of the two major newspapers published in the country would allow us to reach a large audience.