Major Activities

National Health Education, Information and Communication Centre mainly conducts health promotion, education and health communication activities at all levels as following:

Central Level

  • Support development of policy and strategy health promotion, education and health communication program
  • Implement National Health Communication Policy 2012
  • Development of program and budget for central, region, district and community.
    Development of Program guideline and directives
  • Development, production and airing of messages through Radio, Television & FM
  • Development and publication of health messages through Newspapers
  • Development, production, dissemination and distribution of IEC/BCC materials
  • Program orientation to regional & district level program manager & focal person
  • Advocacy -Global Hand Washing Day, World Health Day and World No Tobacco Day Celebration
  • Coordination – conduct Technical Committees meetings
  • Capacity building on health promotion, education and health communication
  • Conduct health promotion, education and health communication researches
  • Supervision, Monitoring and evaluation of health promotion, education & health communication program
  • Conduct Non-communicable disease (NCD) & its risk factors control program
  • Conduction of environmental health, hygiene and sanitation program
  • Press meet and health news collection, distribution and dissemination
  • Knowledge management particularly Health Library and its management

Regional Level

  • Regional mass media activities
  • Supervision and Monitoring of IEC/BCC activities
  • Sensitization program for prevention and control of epidemics
  • Distribution of IEC materials through Regional medical stores

District Level

  • Strengthen district IEC corner by supporting electronic equipment
  • Sensitization program for prevention and control of epidemics
  • Production of need based IEC materials
  • Distribution of IEC materials in health facilities
  • Production & airing of health radio programs & messages through local FM radio
  • Production and airing of family planning messages through local FM radio
  • Exhibition to promote health services & programs
  • Publication of health messages in print media
  • Community interaction program for health service promotion
  • Establishment and management of IEC corner in each health facilities
  • IEC program on anti-tobacco and non communicable diseases control
  • Supervision and Monitoring of IEC activities
  • Celebration of Health days
  • Report on the achievement on the IEC activities in time.

New Policy, Strategies and Initiatives

  • National Health Communication Policy, 2012
  • National Communication Strategy for MNCH 2012-2016
  • National Communication Strategy for ASRH 2012-2016
  • Final Draft of Tobacco Control Strategic Plan 2013-2016.
  • Draft of Environment Health, Hygiene and Sanitation Strategic Plan 2014-2017
  • Climate Change and Health Activities in support from Ministry of Environment-School and Community orientation, Awareness Kit, Radio and TV Messages
  • Broadcasting of health messages through Radio and Television in Packages.
  • Promotion and involvement of Public Private Partnership on hand washing.