August 2012


In Maxixe town, Inhambane province, Mozambique, eleven representatives from local organizations working on HIV/AIDS attended Global Health Communication’s (GHC) three-day training of trainers. During this training, GHC introduced participants to the general concepts of behavior change and the behavior change tools that GHC uses when training peer educators and when conducting Pathways to Change and RAMP.

Participants were excited about the content of our training, not only for use in their HIV-related work, but also in the ways that it could be applied to their own lives. Learning some of the underlying principles of behavior change and the techniques GHC uses to motivate change increased their appreciation for the challenges that at-risk and marginalized groups face. A representative from Lambda, a Mozambican organization for sexual minorities, shared this perspective: “I was there earlier this year and observed when the peer educators were being trained, but I did not understand how important or effective the tools were until I went through this training myself. As an...