OSC Recognizes Jean Baptiste Mputu for Outstanding Contribution to Global Health
OSC congratulates Jean Baptiste Mputu, Technical Advisor and Team Leader for Behavior Change Communications (BCC) on the Integrated Health Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (IHP-DRC) for his outstanding contributions to global health and leadership on the OSC Country Team.
Based in Kinshasa, Jean Baptiste oversees the implementation of DRC-IHP’s Tuendeni-Kumpala (“to hold hands and move forward together”) BCC strategy. Under his leadership, DRC-IHP implements community-driven BCC campaigns, strengthens existing community mobilization and health structures, and delivers capacity building for local leaders, health workers, and volunteers.
“Jean Baptiste has been instrumental in successfully piloting community-based initiatives such as Champion Communities as well as Closed User Groups, an mHealth initiative that leverages mobile phones to strengthen local health services referrals,” noted OSC President Stewart Cades.
This recognition is presented to a full-time overseas employee who has demonstrated exemplary levels of dedication and performance in advancing the project’s mission and objectives. Jean Baptiste was chosen from among ten nominations from a pool of 88 overseas staff.
OSC is a subgrantee to Management Sciences for Health(MSH) on the USAID-funded DRC-IHP project. DRC-IHP works to create better conditions for, and increase the availability and use of, high-impact services, products, and practices. The project operates in four provinces with 80 target health zones. The project’s areas of focus are family planning; maternal, newborn, and child health; nutrition, malaria, and tuberculosis; neglected tropical disease; HIV & AIDS; and water, sanitation and hygiene.