Facilities and Academic Support

Master’s Program in Health Behavior Change Communication

SSDI-Communication collaborated with faculty at the University of Malawi, Polytechnic College in Blantyre, Malawi, to support the establishment of a Master’s program in Health Behavior Change Communication, as well as the development of the curriculum for the degree. SSDI-Communication participated in a curriculum review meeting for the Masters program that was held in Liwonde in 2014. The Chief of Party and the SBCC Advisor attended the meeting. In July 2016, SSDI-Communication facilitated one of the sessions for the program that was focused on sharing lessons and experiences from the Moyo ndi Mpamba, Usamalireni Campaign.

Audiovisual Studio

With support from USAID, SSDI-Communication procured and handed over audiovisual equipment to Chancellor College for the creation of a fully equipped audiovisual studio. The equipment was procured to aid teaching of communication studies in recognition of the need for better-trained communication experts who can work in health communication to ensure development and implementation of high quality programs. The studio equipment, worth approximately $17,500 (MK 7 million), included state of the art video cameras, microphones, digital mixers, recorders and studio monitors.