Partnership for Integrated Social Marketing Program

Zambia

USAID 2009 – Present

OSC is enhancing the sustainability of social marketing in Zambia by performing IPC capacity assessments of local NGOs and CBOs, and developing training modules and learning tools based on quantitative/qualitative data and target-audience analysis. OSC trains CBOs, NGOs, and community health workers in IPC and BCC methodologies and conducts outreach in places frequented by target groups such as schools, universities, workplaces, markets, and social establishments. OSC’s IPC campaigns cover MNCH, FP/RH, HIV/AIDS, STIs, and WASH. Through social marketing, IPC, and other participatory approaches, OSC is increasing awareness and demand for health services and health products, such as counseling and testing, MC, or the promotion of condoms, contraceptives, Clorin, Misoprostol and Zinc. OSC is developing key messages and tools for local outreach workers, including guides for small group discussion, instructions for role-play to build self-efficacy, and other participatory IPC approaches.