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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Covid-19 communication efforts evolve to focus more strongly on the quality of information

Since the beginning of the year, h2n has been working with community radio stations across the country to address Covid-19 issues from new angles in order to assist the stations to provide high-quality information and address the concerns of their listeners. A major push in this effort has been a series of trainings aimed at overcoming myths and misperceptions related […]

Association h2n marks 3-year anniversary today

Association h2n (h2n) is a Mozambican NGO that was registered three years ago today, as a successor organization to the USAID-funded Media Strengthening Program (MSP) implemented between 2012 and 2019. MSP staff members also established two other organizations, Midia Lab (journalism training and media development) and TV Surdo (inclusive media and advocacy for persons with disability). h2n focuses on five […]

h2n works with PATH on video and radio content for early childhood development

Cognitive and emotional stimulation through parent involvement and appropriate nutrition in the first years of life may determine the future trajectory of a child’s development. Acquiring learning through the school system can be a challenge at the best of times, but has been even more difficult during the pandemic as schools have closed down for an extended period of time. […]

Podcasts help increase awareness of TB across 50 districts and nationwide

As part of the Local TB Response project, which is funded by USAID and led by ADPP, h2n has been developing and expanding new communication approaches to increase awareness of all aspects of the TB lifecycle from diagnostics to treatment. The five-year project seeks to expand the TB response in 50 districts in Sofala, Tete, Zambezia and Nampula provinces in […]

h2n and Midia Lab work with OSISA to improve information flow related to IDP

With a new agreement that was signed with OSISA this morning, h2n and Midia Lab, two local organizations working closely together, will work to increase attention to the plight of internally displaced persons (IDP) in Cabo Delgado through the production of a series of video documentaries and several other mechanisms. Recent estimates suggest that more than 400,000 people are now […]

Apoiar a Ler! – community video encourages parents to keep children in school

Amina Amaral is 31 years old and the mother of four children. She stands out from her neighbors because she completed high school and because she wants her children to study. “I was lucky that my parents sent me to school,” says Amina. “It means that I understand the advantages that school brings to my children.” In her area, most […]

Community mobilization events help change nutritional practices in Mossuril district

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, […]

Radio programs on community health improve information and increase uptake of health services

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 […]

Community video helps convince parents of the value of sending their children to school

As part of the USAID-funded Apoiar a Ler project for Nampula (there is a sister project for Zambezia), h2n trained community members in Mecuburi and Lalaua districts in community video production this month. The project aims to strengthen parental involvement and community engagement for bilingual education and early grade reading. “Our problem here in the district is that many parents […]

Community video aims to drive social and behavior change at the community level

Using community video to change social norms and behaviors, h2n is engaging groups of community members who learn how to address key issues related to health, nutrition and gender equality by producing short videos from the communities. Randomized controlled trials from India show that community video is 10 times more effective in changing norms and behaviors than most other methods […]