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Health Systems Trust – Better Off Knowing

Category: Marketing & Communications
Client: Health Systems Trust
Posted by: Grounded Media

Health Systems Trust’s Better Off Knowing campaign that responded to a UN AIDS initiative that aims for 90% of the world population to know their status, be on treatment and have their viral load suppressed by 2020.

The main target market was the youth. While this is a group a lot of knowledge and access to information, It is critical that they are encouraged to know their HIV/AIDS status.

The campaign highlighted the paradox of young people having knowledge on various topics, but not knowing their HIV or TB status.

The campaign line: You’re better off knowing.

This was creatively communicated through:

  • Print, billboards and wall murals with provocative messaging in communities across South Africa with the aim of stimulating discussion and debate
  • Wall murals were WIFI enabled to encourage the audience to take the conversation online
  • Radio spots on regional radio stations and African language community stations with chat show segment
  • Digital placements to deepen conversation about complex issues
  • Website and mobisite
  • Activations to promote education and provide HCT services

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