By: Thuhlo Consulting  11-12-2012
Keywords: Stakeholder relations, behavior change communication, community based communication,

Thuhlo developed and managed the community action programme of the South African Government's HIV &AIDS, STIs and TB communication campaign from 2004 (as Thuhlo Communications) until 2009. 

Some of Thuhlo's directors were deeply involved with the development and implementationof the 2002 to 2004 social advocacy initiative for Khomanani I whichestablished and trained 32 community teams that undertook local campaigns andharnessed the voice of community radio. In Khomanani II, Thuhlo Communicationswas established and partnered with other organisations, to develop a NationalCommunication Strategy that built on the previous campaign utilising on-theground community action to support the messages in ’smass media. The size of the teams was increased, the links to localorganisations and provincial health departments were strengthened and moreintense training was provided to volunteers.

Shortly after the Khomanani II tender ended in 2006, Thuhlo (now Thuhlo Consulting) was able toreactivate the Khomanani community action teams within 2 weeks in a partnershipbetween the Department of Health and the John Snow Institute for the MakingMedical Injections Safer Campaign as well as TB campaign. Once the KhomananiIII tender was awarded, Thuhlo Consulting - as a service provider to theKhomanani Communication Consortium - ensured once again that the teams wereready to implement campaigns with immediate effect. This they continued untilSeptember 2009.

Keywords: behavior change communication, community based communication, project management for development communication, Stakeholder relations, strategic planning for social change, Volunteer Management,

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