The Department of Health(DoH), CTA concluded a two day workshop on SBCC monitoring and supportive supervision under the USAID program.

The workshop was organized at the Chugang Martyrs Memorial Hall in Majnukatila, Delhi from 28th to 29th August. A total of 27 participants including DoH Staff, Tibetan Settlement Officers, Nurses and Hospital Executive Secretary from 22 different settlements took part in the workshop.

Jampa Phuntsok, Joint Secretary of Department of health, CTA inaugurated the workshop and addressed the participants on the purpose of organizing the workshop in context of the Settlement officers role in Social and behaviour change communication (SBCC).

Social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) is the use of communication to change behaviours, including service utilization, by positively influencing knowledge, attitudes and social norms.

During the two day workshop, Public Health consultants to DoH Mr. Vikas and Miss Noor had extensively covered some important topics including Introduction to CCOCC and SBCC, Working of SBCC, Understanding learning’s / challenges in settlement towards health activities, Introduction of monitoring and evaluation and how to initiate a monitoring and evaluation.

Beside introduction of above topics through Power point presentations, participants did group discussion and paper presentation on case study of some health issues and how the NGOs and government use strategies to curb the problem and practical session for strategic planning.

The workshop ended with a thank you note from the Joint Secretary. He urged the participants to put the knowledge they have gained during the workshop into action to strengthen the health system of their respective settlements.

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