<a href="/africa/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:38">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/africa/promoted-rss.xml/38 en Wize Up - Your Decision Your Life Booklet http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/wize-your-decision-your-life-booklet <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2014 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/wise_upbooklet.jpg" alt="" title="Wize Up - Your Decision Your Life Booklet" width="75" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This booklet was produced as part of the Wize up, Your Decision Your Life campaign in Swaziland, which challenges young people to take control of their health and start thinking and talking about their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) <i>(see Related Summaries below for more information on the campaign)</i>. <Br /></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.comminit.com/files/pages_from_srh_booklet_final_lr_part1_3.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the first part of the booklet in PDF format (English version). </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="https://www.comminit.com/files/pages_from_srh_booklet_final_lr_part2_2.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the second part of the booklet in PDF format. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/lusweti-institute-health-development-communication-0">Lusweti Institute for Health Development Communication</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English and siSwati</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>22</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/278582">Lusweti Institute for Health and Development Communication</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/wize-your-decisions-your-life-campaign">Wize up! Your Decisions, Your Life Campaign - Swaziland</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email received from Thulani Simelane from Lusweti on December 17, 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/wize-your-decision-your-life-booklet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/wize-your-decision-your-life-booklet#comments Swaziland Materials Interpersonal MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Rights Youth Lusweti Institute for Health Development Communication Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:33:08 +0000 aventh 9352643 at http://www.comminit.com Adolescents' HIV Prevention and Treatment Literacy Toolkit for Eastern and Southern Africa http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/adolescents-hiv-prevention-and-treatment-literacy-toolkit-eastern-and-southern-africa <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2014 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/yctoolkit.jpg" alt="" title="Adolescents&#039; HIV Prevention and Treatment Literacy Toolkit for Eastern and Southern Africa" width="100" height="80" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Adolescents' HIV Prevention and Treatment Toolkit for Eastern and Southern Africa is made up of 10 publications which are designed to help young people better understand HIV and what it means in their lives. The Toolkit, also known as Young Champions (YC) Support Pack, includes resources for facilitators or Young Champions working on HIV issues, as well as workbooks for different age groups.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://safaids.net/content/adolescents-hiv-prevention-and-treatment-literacy-toolkit-eastern-and-southern-africa" target="_blank">Click here to access these resources online. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/5228">SAfAIDS</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/node/268774">UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/276828">SAfAIDS Regional Office</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://safaids.net/content/adolescents-hiv-prevention-and-treatment-literacy-toolkit-eastern-and-southern-africa" target="_blank">SAfAIDS website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://knowledgeforaction.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">SAfAIDS Knowledge for Action website</a> on December 12 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/adolescents-hiv-prevention-and-treatment-literacy-toolkit-eastern-and-southern-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/adolescents-hiv-prevention-and-treatment-literacy-toolkit-eastern-and-southern-africa#comments East Africa Southern Africa Materials Community Participation Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Treatment, Care and Support United Nations Youth SAfAIDS HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:28:42 +0000 aventh 9352532 at http://www.comminit.com Enjoy Life - Keep Good Health Toolkit for Community Dialogues http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/enjoy-life-keep-good-health-toolkit-community-dialogues <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2012 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/comdial.jpg" alt="" title="Enjoy Life - Keep Good Health Toolkit for Community Dialogues" width="78" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This toolkit is designed to help guide community dialogues around the prevention and management of childhood illnesses. Produced with support from the Malaria Consortium to be used within a Village Health Team (VHT) programme in Uganda, the guide is intended to help community leaders and VHT, who received training on the community dialogue approach, to facilitate and guide a community dialogue session, a process in which community members come together to discuss issues of concern, share experiences, and develop solutions.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.thehealthcompass.org/file/1528/download?token=P-a2UgaXs5XuJm3EYUD2p1Q7o2zFw5so4CLuEmDzH8Q" target="_blank">Click here to download the guide in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.thehealthcompass.org/project-examples/enjoy-life-iccm-flipchart" target="_blank">Click here to download the flipchart in PDF format. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/malaria-consortium-0">Malaria Consortium</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/malaria-consortium-headquarters">Malaria Consortium Headquarters</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/malaria-consortium-uganda">Malaria Consortium Uganda</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/community-dialogues-healthy-children-encouraging-communities-talk">Community Dialogues for Healthy Children: Encouraging Communities to Talk</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.thehealthcompass.org/project-examples/enjoy-life-community-dialogue-booklet" target="_blank">HealthCOMpass website</a> on December 11 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/enjoy-life-keep-good-health-toolkit-community-dialogues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/enjoy-life-keep-good-health-toolkit-community-dialogues#comments Uganda Materials Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Community Participation Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Health NGOs Malaria and Dengue Communicating with, for and about children Malaria Global Africa Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:30:35 +0000 aventh 9352531 at http://www.comminit.com Why Poverty? Films and Discussion Guide http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/why-poverty-films-and-discussion-guide <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2012 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/whypovertyguide.jpg" alt="" title="Why Poverty? Films and Discussion Guide" width="71" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Why Poverty? documentary film series is comprised of eight one-hour films and thirty-four shorts originating from 28 different countries, which are designed to get people thinking and talking about poverty. "It has been said that, in this century, we have the tools and potential to overcome extreme poverty. But poverty persists, and the gap between the poor and the wealthy continues to widen. The demographics of poverty are also changing, with new poverty emerging in the North and new wealth emerging in the previously poorer South.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.whypoverty.net/films/" target="_blank">Click here in order to watch or download the films from the Steps website. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/WhyPoverty" target="_blank">Click here to view all language versions of the film on Youtube. </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://whypoverty.net/wp-content/uploads/files/WhyPoverty_FacilitatorsGuide%281%29.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the Why Poverty Facilitator&#039;s Guide in PDF format. </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.whypoverty.net/facilitatorseducators-guide/" target="_blank">Click here to access the Facilitator&#039;s Guide online. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/steps-international-1">Steps International</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Film are available to download in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>103 pages (Facilitator's Guide)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/don-edkins-steps-why-poverty">Don Edkins - Steps, Why Poverty?</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/why-poverty">Why Poverty? </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/why-democracy">Why Democracy?</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.whypoverty.net" target="_blank">Why Poverty? website</a> on November 18 2014. <bR /><br /><br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/svSnBi1UdZQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/why-poverty-films-and-discussion-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/why-poverty-films-and-discussion-guide#comments Global Materials Film and Video Debt Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Development Assistance Print Economic Development Education Environment Gender Health NGOs Rights Featured Steps Democracy and Governance - Africa Global Why Poverty? Africa Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:46:16 +0000 aventh 9352495 at http://www.comminit.com Partnering with African Faith-Based Organisations for a Strong Health Workforce http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/partnering-african-faith-based-organisations-strong-health-workforce <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/healthfbo.jpg" alt="" title="Partnering with African Faith-Based Organisations for a Strong Health Workforce " width="100" height="70" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doris Mwarey </div> <div class="field-item even"> Craig Hafner </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Theresa Nyamupachitu </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This 6-page technical brief from CapacityPLus looks at efforts that African faith-based organisations (FBOs) are making to strengthen their health workforce and integrate into national health systems, with the goal of improving health outcomes. The brief presents examples from the Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP) and its members to strengthen human resources for health (HRH) and integrate FBOs into national health systems. It highlights achievements, provides lessons learned, and offers key recommendations for furthering FBOs' efforts.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.capacityplus.org/files/resources/using-evidence-human-resources-health-decision-making.pdf" target="_blank"> Click here to download the report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/carol-bales-capacityplus-intrahealth-international">Carol Bales - CapacityPlus, IntraHealth International</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/node/9282616">CapacityPlus - IntraHealth International</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Carol Bales on October 24 2014 and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.capacityplus.org/new-publication-spotlight-partnering-with-african-faith-based-organizations" target="_blank">CapacityPlus website</a> on December 8 2014</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/partnering-african-faith-based-organisations-strong-health-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/partnering-african-faith-based-organisations-strong-health-workforce#comments Africa Ghana Kenya Liberia Malawi Zambia Strategic Thinking Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Health NGOs Religious Groups Africa Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:42:09 +0000 aventh 9352472 at http://www.comminit.com I Can't Change My HIV Status But You Can Change Your Attitude Campaign http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/i-cant-change-my-hiv-status-you-can-change-your-attitude-campaign <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/status1.jpg" alt="" title="I Can&#039;t Change My HIV Status But You Can Change Your Attitude Campaign" width="85" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Launched on December 1 2014, this national campaign is mobilising South Africans to engage in dialogue and debate around social attitudes towards people living with HIV (PLWHV), while encouraging greater openness and disclosure by PLWHV about their status. Themed 'I Can't Change My HIV Status But You Can Change Your Attitude, Zero Stigma, Zero Discrimination', the campaign is using personal testimonies to engage people in dialogue to ultimately eliminate stigma and discrimination.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The campaign has been developed within the context of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) global World AIDS Day theme for 2011 to 2015: "Getting to Zero". Starting with the campaign launch on World AIDS Day 2014, this year, South Africa will focus on zero discrimination, although zero new infections and zero AIDS related deaths with still be a key part of national interventions. <br /><Br /></p> <p>The campaign is built around a series of testimonials featuring people living with HIV sharing their own personal experiences. These stories are shared through short videos, photographs, and text. The materials are available free of charge on the SANAC website for civil society, the private sector, media, and others to use. According to SANAC, "these stories are not of despair and hopelessness but rather of courage and hope, and tell how key people in their lives helped them to overcome challenges." For example, 43-year old Phindile Madonsela talks about how she disclosed to her daughter when she was 7 and then again at the age of 14, Koketso Mokhetoa, 23 years, describes how she was born HIV positive and doctors told her she would not make it past 13 years of age and she would not have any children. Today she is 23 and a mother to a healthy HIV-negative baby. </p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://jhhesa.org/news/world-aids-day-2014.html" target="_blank">Click here</a> to access the testimonals online. <br /><br /></p> <p>The videos stories will be used as part of a series of community dialogues. In addition to the stories, other downloadable materials, such as banners, posters, leaflets, social media banners, as well as ideas of how people can get involved in the campaign are available on the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://sanac.org.za/world-aids-day-campaign-toolkit-and-guiding-messages" target="_blank">SANAC website</a>, including the 2014 World Aids Day Campaign Toolkit and Guiding Messages Booklet [PDF]. People can also interact with the campaign by liking the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zero-stigma-Zero-Discrimination/361241414054265" target="_blank">Zero Stigma, Zero Discrimination facebook page</a>. <br /><br /></p> <p>As part of the campaign, SANAC and partners are collaborating to undertake the first National Stigma Index Survey among PLHIV in 18 districts across South Africa (two per province). This study will include over 10,000 participants who are HIV positive and older than 15 years. "The Stigma Index will measure self-reported stigma and discrimination experienced by PLHIV and will ultimately inform the development and implementation of national policies and programmes that protect the rights of PLHIV. An update on the survey will be released on World Aids Day 2014 and it is anticipated that the final report will be released by April 2015." <br /><br /></p> <p>According to SANAC, addressing the challenge of discrimination and stigma is strategically important to HIV/AIDS prevention and response. For example, fear of stigma discourages people from knowing their status and from seeking treatment. Stigma also disproportionately affects women and vulnerable groups such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, prisoners, and people with tuberculosis, who are some of the populations at greatest risks of contracting HIV. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HIV/AIDS</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>South African National AIDS Council, National Association for People Living with AIDS (NAPWA), Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Positive Living Women’s Network, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), WITS Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI), Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Department of Health.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/south-african-national-aids-council-sanac">South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://jhhesa.org/news/campaign-address-hiv-aids-and-tb-stigma-and-discrimination-launched.html" target="_blank">Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://sanac.org.za/world-aids-day-campaign-toolkit-and-guiding-messages" target="_blank">South Africa AIDS Council website</a> on December 8 2014. <br /></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/XgIVa9ov29Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/i-cant-change-my-hiv-status-you-can-change-your-attitude-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/i-cant-change-my-hiv-status-you-can-change-your-attitude-campaign#comments South Africa Experiences Film and Video Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Treatment, Care and Support Featured HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:10:14 +0000 aventh 9352470 at http://www.comminit.com IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/iwmf-african-great-lakes-reporting-initiative-fellowship <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/greatlakes.jpg" alt="" title="IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship" width="100" height="69" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications from women journalists to participate in one of two international reporting fellowships, tentatively scheduled to take place February 13-23, 2015. The fellowship, which forms part of IWMF's African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, will lead delegations of six journalists each to Rwanda and Uganda to cover underreported economic and rural development issues.<br /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, December 20, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Applicants must be women journalists with at least 3 years professional experience in journalism. Journalists working in print, broadcast, or digital media, including freelancers, are eligible. Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the programme. They must also be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.iwmf.org/our-impact/african-great-lakes-reporting-initiative/application/online-application/" target="_blank">Click here</a> to register online.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/great-lakes-reporting-initiative">Great Lakes Reporting Initiative</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.iwmf.org/our-impact/african-great-lakes-reporting-initiative/" target="_blank">International Women's Media Foundation website</a> on December 8 2014. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/iwmf-african-great-lakes-reporting-initiative-fellowship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/iwmf-african-great-lakes-reporting-initiative-fellowship#comments Rwanda Uganda Digital Community Media Print Economic Development News/Information Radio Television Gender News Media Natural Resources Management Women Community Radio - Africa Africa Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:56:26 +0000 aventh 9352451 at http://www.comminit.com Gender and Sexuality Reporting Training Seminars for Nigerian Journalists (Dec 20-Jan 24 2014) http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/gender-and-sexuality-reporting-training-seminars-nigerian-journalists-dec-20-jan-24-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">Dec 20 2014</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Jan 24 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/nigerian-newspapers.jpg" alt="" title="Gender and Sexuality Reporting Training Seminars for Nigerian Journalists" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Projekthope, a non-governmental organisation working to develop the capacity of media practitioners in Nigeria, is inviting journalists who cover, or are interested in, gender, gender-based violence, rape, sexual orientation, and gender identity to participate in a series of gender and sexuality reporting training seminars. This certificate programme combines formal education with in-the-field reportage to give reporters advanced skills in gender and sexuality reporting.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/328057">Steve Aborisade - Projekthope</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/gender-and-sexuality-reporting-training-seminars-nigerian-journalists-dec-20-jan-24-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/gender-and-sexuality-reporting-training-seminars-nigerian-journalists-dec-20-jan-24-2014#comments Nigeria Events Calendar Training Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television Gender News Media Reproductive Health Rights Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Community Radio - Africa Africa Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:25:33 +0000 aventh 9352450 at http://www.comminit.com Community Media Trust Evaluation Report: A Report on the Impact of Siyayinqoba Beat It! on HIV and AIDS http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/community-media-trust-evaluation-report-report-impact-siyayinqoba-beat-it-hiv-and-aids <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/cmteval.jpg" alt="" title="Community Media Trust Evaluation Report: A Report on the Impact of Siyayinqoba Beat It! on HIV and AIDS" width="100" height="68" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This evaluation report outlines key findings related to Community Media Trust’s (CMT) Siyayinqoba Beat It! programme in South Africa based on The Third National HIV Communication Survey 2012. The objective of this analysis of the Survey was to examine and measure awareness, knowledge, and exposure to Siyayinqoba Beat It! and to estimate impact on health knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions, which would in turn contribute to behaviour change in HIV prevention, care, support, and treatment. This in turn would be used to help guide CMT programming moving forward. The Siyayinqoba Beat It!</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.cmt.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/A-report-on-the-impact-of-Siyayinqoba-Beat-It-on-HIV-and-AIDS.pdf" target="_blank"> Click here to download the full report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/community-media-trust">Community Media Trust</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.cmt.org.za/press/siyayinqobas-impact-on-hiv-and-aids/" target="_blank">Community Media Trust website</a> on December 4 2014</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/siyayinqoba-beat-it">Siyayinqoba (Beat It)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/community-media-trust-evaluation-report-report-impact-siyayinqoba-beat-it-hiv-and-aids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/community-media-trust-evaluation-report-report-impact-siyayinqoba-beat-it-hiv-and-aids#comments South Africa Southern Africa Project Evaluations Evaluations Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Television Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Treatment, Care and Support Health Communication - Africa HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:55:53 +0000 aventh 9352410 at http://www.comminit.com Newman Street Television Programme http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/newman-street-television-programme <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/newmanstreet.jpg" alt="" title="Newman Street Television Programme" width="100" height="83" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Launched in October 2014, Newman Street is an entertainment-education television series in Nigeria promoting family planning and malaria-prevention practices. Set in a vibrant, urban slum in Nigeria, the story is a "tale of the quest for fame, love and, acceptance" and how far people will go to accomplish these. Newman Street is a collaboration of the Centre for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN) and Nollywood Concept Promotions (NCP). </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Newman Street weaves malaria and family planning messages in an "action-packed script that takes viewers from Newman Street to Highbrow, the posh home of John Atta. The plot boasts all the ingredients of irresistible television - tragedy, mayhem, laughter, love, deception and forgiveness - designed to attract millions of viewers". Newman Street is directed by the award winning Bond Emeruwa and Fred Amata, and features Nollywood celebrities like Bimbo Akintola, Fred Amata, Bimbo Manuel, Sani Danja, Edmond Enaibe and Sani Mu’azu" Newman Street is broadcast weekly on Sundays at 8:30 pm on digital TV, NTA StarTimes Channel 105. It is set to air on a national network AIT from 5th January 2015, every Monday at 7pm.<br /><br /></p> <p>The story’s characters include Andy who is a handsome barber who dreams of Afro hip-hop stardom. He is in love with the young and beautiful Funke, but is torn when sexy Caroline lures him with promises of helping him get his big break. Mama Ejiro sews fashionable clothes in front of her family's home. She aspires to get training and improve her business. There is the upright Teacher Chongo who favours 1960s fashions and loves jazz and high life music. John Atta is the heir to an oil company who seems to have a perfect life, but lives at the mercy of his domineering mother.<br /><br /></p> <p>Script development relied on current data from research on the thematic issues and writers were guided by a crop of content specialist. Before final production, to maximize impact and increase the appeal of Newman Street, all elements of the drama were pretested and relevant suggestions from the audience were incorporated.<br /><br /></p> <p>More information is available on the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://newmanstreetng.tv/" target="_blank">Newman Street website</a> and people can interact with the programme via the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/NewmanStreetNG" target="_blank">Newman Street facebook page</a> and Twitter @NewmanStreetTV.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Family planning, Malaria</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Centre for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN), Nollywood Concept Promotions (NCP).&nbsp; Support comes from the United States Agency for International Development/President’s Malaria Initiative (USAID/PMI)’s support to the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); the Nigerian Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) funded by the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation; and the UK Department for International Development (UKaid)-sponsored SuNMap project .</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/center-communication-programs-nigeria-ccpn">Center for Communication Programs Nigeria CCPN</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/newman-street">Newman Street</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://ccp.jhu.edu/nigerias-newest-tv-series-newman-street-targets-family-planning-malaria/" target="_blank">Centre for Communication Programmes Nigeria website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://newmanstreetng.tv/" target="_blank">Newman Street website</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.healthcomspringboard.org/groups/nigerian-health-and-social-development-communication-practitioners/forum/topic/introducing-newman-street/" target="_blank">Springboard for Health Communication professionals website</a> on December 3 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/newman-street-television-programme#comments Nigeria Experiences Entertainment Entertainment Orgs Television NGOs Malaria and Dengue Private Sector Reproductive Health Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Malaria Edutainment - Africa Africa Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:16:41 +0000 aventh 9352408 at http://www.comminit.com