Organized Network of Services for Everyone’s Health (ONSE)
OSC is working across 16 districts in Malawi to strengthen district health systems and increase community demand for services across core technical areas: reproductive health/family planning (FP/RH), maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), malaria, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This project incorporates new approaches to promote optimal health behaviors and community participation and will enhance local ownership of service delivery through institutional strengthening. OSC is leading SBCC activities, including the implementation of the Champion Communities Approach, to promote the adoption of healthy behaviors and increase the demand for high quality health services . OSC completed a CSO capacity assessment to provide baseline data for the project and identify potential partners. OSC is developing the ONSE SBCC Operational to guide project SBCC at the district and community levels. The SCBB Operation Plan will align with the national SBCC strategy and will dovetail with the HC4L (USAID’s national SBCC activity) strategy as it lays out behaviors, messages, channels, timing, and targets for each ONSE target audience. ONSE’s emphasis is on community level activities and will employ more event-based, interactive, and interpersonal communication (IPC)-centric approaches.