Hanan's community mobilization activities involved partnerships with hundreds of community organizations, opinion leaders, volunteers, kindergartens, schools, and other community gathering places that opened their doors and dedicated countless hours and efforts to Hanan's health education.
A community health worker, supported by Hanan, conducts an education session with women in the West Bank.
Data gathered through Hanan's household surveys in September 2005, November 2006, and February 2008 carried out in Hanan intervention sites, is evidence of the dramatic impact of Hanan's community program implementation in the West Bank over five months:
- Nearly 43,232 knowledge promotion activities reached 196,616 women, men, children and family members (February 2008).
- 622 staff members of non-government and community-based organizations were equipped with strategies, information, and knowledge on effectively influencing positive behavior change at the community level.
- Mothers' ability to identify the danger signs of pregnancy increased from 2 to 32% in West Bank following Hanan activities, and from 4 to 12% in Gaza.
- Mothers' knowledge of 6-9 months as the appropriate age to introduce complementary foods and fluids increased from 52 to 63% in the West Bank, and from 45 to 77% in Gaza.
- Mothers' knowledge of diarrhea and acute respiratory infections more than doubled in West Bank, increasing from 6 to 21%, and in Gaza, increased from 12 to 19%.
- Mothers exclusively breastfeeding until 6 months increased from 27 to 43% in West Bank from 9 to 39% in Gaza.
Learn more about Hanan's community mobilization tools and resources.