association h2n (h2n) is a mozambican non-governmental organization that offers innovative programs to expand community-based communication; works to disseminate effective messages for the promotion of public health; endeavors to promote gender equality; encourages youth engagement; facilitates civic participation; and supports early childhood development. h2n also works to improve health reporting in the media, promote inclusive media and aid the adoption and use of audiovisual tools and digital communication technologies.

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With a new Mobile Video Unit (MVU) having arrived in Nampula to support social and behavior change communication (SBCC) activities on Transform Nutrition, a multi-year project funded by USAID and implemented by ADPP and partners, including h2n, a community-based communication channel is being added to project activities. The MVU has three large LED screens and can easily be moved to

Working with community radio journalists from RC On'hipiti, a radio station on Ilha de Moçambique, h2n program staff organized one of a series of community mobilization events that take place under the auspices of Transform Nutrition, a USAID-funded project focused on improving nutritional outcomes in Nampula. The event was focused on understanding myths, beliefs and practices related to food consumption,

Recently, the h2n team worked with the Muarivai Women's Association in Namara, Cabo Delgado, a local association consisting of 20 women that was founded in 2015, as part of an ongoing effort to develop partnerships between community radio stations and local associations in the northern provinces. Through the CRP2 project funded by Norway, h2n is facilitating collaboration between the radio

“I am not giving up,” says Mariza Sebastião, a 17-year adolescent who lives in the Chirangano neighborhood of Quelimane. “When I started dating, I was 14 and my boyfriend was 20,” explains Mariza. “We were truly in love and always together, nothing could separate us, but then I became pregnant. I wasn’t unhappy about the pregnancy but was devastated about being

In close collaboration with the DPGCAS in Nampula, nine local associations and three community radio stations, h2n has been organizing the distribution of 1,000 water buckets (baldes com torneira) and large amounts of soap, bleach and other personal hygiene products to vulnerable groups in Nampula city this week. These groups include the elderly, disabled, widows, victims of domestic violence and

As part of a larger COVID-19 community communication effort financed by Norway, h2n is producing a daily news podcast and newssheet called Xipalapala Info that is shared with all the country’s community radio stations and broadcast several times per day by at least a third of them. In addition, the h2n team is producing radio spots and songs about the

As part of a broader COVID-19 community communication effort financed by Norway, h2n has been working with Mozambican artists over the last six weeks to produce music in Portuguese and local languages on pandemic themes, such as wearing masks, keeping distance, protecting the elderly and being stronger together. The songs are all original, recorded in studio and accompanied by music

As the corona virus pandemic continues to expand, the importance or implementing preventative measures is growing. The country is currently facing a dual challenge of disseminating accurate, timely and potentially lifesaving messages on the one hand and countering a steady flow of disinformation on the other. This challenge has been referred to by some as an infodemic. In partnership with