<a href="/africa/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:38">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/africa/promoted-rss.xml/38 en Approaches of the Leo Toto and APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde Programs in Kenya - Case Study on Improving HIV Testing and Services for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV (OVC) http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/approaches-leo-toto-and-aphiaplus-nuru-ya-bonde-programs-kenya-case-study-improving-hiv- <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2017 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“In spite of the dramatic success of HIV treatment programs around the world, children remain under-tested, and are thus denied access to lifesaving treatment.”</em> </p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.crs.org/sites/default/files/tools-research/approaches-of-the-leo-toto-and-aphiaplus-nuru-a-bonde-programs-in-kenya.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 20-page report in PDF format. </a></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/screen_shot_2017-10-12_at_11.34.34_0.png" alt="" title="Approaches of the Leo Toto and APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde Programs in Kenya - Case Study on Improving HIV Testing and Services for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV (OVC)" width="100" height="61" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catholic Relief... </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=https://www.crs.org/our-work-overseas/research-publications/approaches-leo-toto-and-aphiaplus-nuru-ya-bonde-programs" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Catholic Relief Services website</a> on October 12 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/approaches-leo-toto-and-aphiaplus-nuru-ya-bonde-programs-kenya-case-study-improving-hiv-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/approaches-leo-toto-and-aphiaplus-nuru-ya-bonde-programs-kenya-case-study-improving-hiv-#comments Kenya Strategic Thinking Community Participation Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal SDG 3: Good Health NGOs HIV AIDS Treatment, Care and Support Youth USAID HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:39:58 +0000 Catholic Relief Services - Research and Publications 9496267 at http://www.comminit.com Family Planning Evidence Database and Infographics http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/family-planning-evidence-database-and-infographics <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 1, 2017</span> </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/fpevidence.jpg" alt="" title="Family Planning Evidence Database and Infographics" width="100" height="46" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>“For decades, social and behavior change (SBC) has been used in family planning (FP) programs to positively influence behaviors around healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), use of modern contraception, contraceptive method selection and gender dynamics in FP decision-making with impressive results. However, these SBC successes sometimes get obscured in the vast landscape of health and family planning literature.”</p> <p>To document and assess the the impact of SBC on family planning, the Health Communicaiton Capacity Collaborative (HC3) conducted a systematic literature search across nine databases, including peer-reviewed and grey literature. From nearly 14,000 results spanning approximately 20 years (1995-2016), myriad low- and middle-income countries and multiple FP indicators, HC3 narrowed its focus to screen exclusively for peer-reviewed, quantitative studies that evaluate SBC interventions resulting in a significant increase in FP method uptake.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://healthcommcapacity.org/family-planning-evidence-database/" target="_blank">Click here to access the Family Planning Evidence Database. </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="https://healthcommcapacity.org/hc3resources/family-planning-evidence-review-infographics/" target="_blank">Click here to download the accompanying infographics. </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/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)</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-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> kbose </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/malaria-sbcc-evidence-package">Malaria SBCC Evidence Package</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=https://healthcommcapacity.org/family-planning-evidence-database/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 website</a> on October 11 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/family-planning-evidence-database-and-infographics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/family-planning-evidence-database-and-infographics#comments Global Materials Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Africa Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:07:22 +0000 kbose 9496243 at http://www.comminit.com Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young Married Women and First-time Parents Toolkit http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/meeting-sexual-and-reproductive-health-needs-young-married-women-and-first-time-parents- <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"> 2017 </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/young_mothers_and_children_in_bf_by_compaore_celestin_0_1.jpg" alt="" title="Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young Married Women and First-time Parents Toolkit" width="100" height="46" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This Toolkit brings together a collection of tools that are meant to support programme designers, implementers, donors, and policy makers to advance the sexual and reproductive health needs of young married women and first-time parents. It seeks to expand and improve programming and services that help young married women and first-time parents access contraception, make informed decisions about their fertility and reproductive health, negotiate healthy relationships, prevent gender-based violence, and enjoy their right to a healthy sexual and reproductive life. The toolkit was developed by Pathfinder International, in collaboration with its Evidence to Action (E2A) project. </p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.k4health.org/toolkits/meeting-ftp-needs" target="_blank">Click here to access this toolkit online.</a></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/4843">Pathfinder International</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/evidence-action-project-e2a">Evidence to Action Project (E2A) </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-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pathfinder Tech... </div> <div class="field-item even"> Evidence to Act... </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=https://www.k4health.org/blog/post/young-married-and-powerful-supporting-first-time-parents-and-young-married-women" rel="nofollow">Knowledge for Health Blog</a> on October 10 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/meeting-sexual-and-reproductive-health-needs-young-married-women-and-first-time-parents-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/meeting-sexual-and-reproductive-health-needs-young-married-women-and-first-time-parents-#comments Global Materials Advocacy Digital Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information Research School Curricula SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Gender Health HIV AIDS Reproductive Health Youth Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Africa Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:30:10 +0000 Pathfinder Technical Communications 9496216 at http://www.comminit.com Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the Issue of Youth Depression in Malawi and Tanzania http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/interactive-radio-program-report-integrated-approach-addressing-issue-youth-depression-m <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, November 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), mental health issues are poorly understood. They are often attributed to laziness, and in severe cases spiritual possession or bewitchment. There are very few services available to help people struggling with mental health issues, and the ones that are available often focus on the most severe mental illnesses with little attention given to common mood disorders such as Depression, bipolar, and anxiety disorders.”</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://publications.farmradio.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/117-MH-final-radio-outcome-evaluation-report.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 23-page report in PDF format.</a></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/screen_shot_2017-10-10_at_09.58.15.png" alt="" title="Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the Issue of Youth Depression in Malawi and Tanzania" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Farm Radio Inte... </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=https://publications.farmradio.org/interactive-radio-program-report-integrated-approach-addressing-issue-youth-depression-malawi-tanzania/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Farm Radio International websit</a>e on October 10 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/interactive-radio-program-report-integrated-approach-addressing-issue-youth-depression-m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/interactive-radio-program-report-integrated-approach-addressing-issue-youth-depression-m#comments Malawi Tanzania Project Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Entertainment Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information Radio SDG 3: Good Health Health Youth Health Communication - Africa The Media Development Network - Africa Africa Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:55:59 +0000 Farm Radio International 9496211 at http://www.comminit.com Using the Community Conversation Approach to Tackle Gender Inequalities - Learning Brief http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/using-community-conversation-approach-tackle-gender-inequalities-learning-brief <h4>The Adolescent Girls Initiative – Kenya (AGI-K) Learning Series</h4> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2017 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“With the extensive gender inequalities that exist in the AGI-K project implementation sites in Wajir, there was need to involve the entire community in identifying issues that contribute to gender inequalities, with specific emphasis on adolescent girls aged between 11-14 years.”</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/node/12384/pdf/community_conversations_learning_brielearning_from_agi-k_projects_f.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 8-page brief in PDF format. </a></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/screen_shot_2017-10-09_at_12.28.40.png" alt="" title="Using the Community Conversation Approach to Tackle Gender Inequalities - Learning Brief" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Save the Childr... </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=https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/library/using-community-conversation-approach-tackle-gender-inequalities-learning-brief" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Save the Children Resource Centre website</a> on October 9 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/using-community-conversation-approach-tackle-gender-inequalities-learning-brief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/using-community-conversation-approach-tackle-gender-inequalities-learning-brief#comments Kenya Strategic Thinking Children SDG 1: No Poverty Economic Development Education SDG 3: Good Health SDG 4: Quality Education Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality Health Rights Youth Health Communication - Africa Africa Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:27:20 +0000 Save the Children UK - Publications 9496197 at http://www.comminit.com Deliver + Enable Toolkit: Scaling-up Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/deliver-enable-toolkit-scaling-comprehensive-sexuality-education-cse <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, July 1, 2017</span> </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/screen_shot_2017-10-05_at_10.01.50.png" alt="" title="Deliver + Enable Toolkit: Scaling-up Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)" width="100" height="65" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) has gained global recognition as a vital effort to empower adolescents and young people; enable them to improve and protect their health, well-being, and dignity; and support them in developing critical thinking skills, citizenship, and equal, healthy, and positive relationships. This toolkit offers guidance and resources on ways to deliver CSE for children, adolescents, and youth in non-formal and formal settings and encourage other stakeholders to develop and implement CSE policies and programmes. </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ippf.org/sites/default/files/2017-07/IPPF_YOUTH_Toolkit%20002.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this toolkit 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/node/6802">International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)</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-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>57</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> International P... </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.ippf.org/resource/deliverenable-toolkit-scaling-comprehensive-sexuality-education-cse" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IPPF website </a>on October 5 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/deliver-enable-toolkit-scaling-comprehensive-sexuality-education-cse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/deliver-enable-toolkit-scaling-comprehensive-sexuality-education-cse#comments Global Materials Advocacy Community Participation Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Children Interpersonal News/Information School Curricula Education SDG 3: Good Health NGOs SDG 4: Quality Education Health United Nations Reproductive Health Youth Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Children, Equity and Development Global Health Africa Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:01:13 +0000 International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) 9496147 at http://www.comminit.com The Impact and Cost of Child Marriage Prevention in Three African Settings http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/impact-and-cost-child-marriage-prevention-three-african-settings <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"> Annabel Erulkar </div> <div class="field-item even"> Girmay Medhin </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Eva Weissman </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">Thursday, June 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Developing and testing streamlined, and minimum basic interventions is critical in the context of child marriage. The practice prevails in the poorest countries with large numbers of girls affected. Interventions that have the potential to reach large numbers of rural girls at a modest cost are arguably the most promising strategy to eradicate the practice."</em> </p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2017PGY_ChildMarriageAfrica_report.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the 34-page full report in PDF format. </a></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/screen_shot_2017-10-04_at_15.37.40.png" alt="" title="The Impact and Cost of Child Marriage Prevention in Three African Settings" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Population Coun... </div> <div class="field-item even"> Gebeheyu Mekonn... </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.popcouncil.org/research/the-impact-and-cost-of-child-marriage-prevention-3-African-settings" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Population Council website </a>on October 4 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/impact-and-cost-child-marriage-prevention-three-african-settings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/impact-and-cost-child-marriage-prevention-three-african-settings#comments Burkina Faso Ethiopia Tanzania Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Participation Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal SDG 3: Good Health Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality Health Reproductive Health Youth Communicating with, for and about children Health Communication - Africa Children, Equity and Development Africa Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:37:04 +0000 Population Council - Publications 9496126 at http://www.comminit.com Understanding Couple Communication and Family Planning in Zambia: Formative Research Study Findings and Recommendations http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/understanding-couple-communication-and-family-planning-zambia-formative-research-study-f <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"> Lydia K. Murithi </div> <div class="field-item even"> Diana Santillán </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Preeti Dhillon </div> <div class="field-item even"> Meroji Sebany </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Kathryn Farley </div> <div class="field-item even"> Towela Ndhlema </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Namwinga Chintu </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ashley Jackson </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">Sunday, May 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“Little is known about how couple communication and family planning decision-making dynamics play out within the context of child marriages. This study was designed to shed light on these issues in Zambia and to design context-specific family planning interventions that take these dynamics into account.”</em> </p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.icrw.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SIFPO2-Zambia-couple-communication-report_2016_final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 21-page report in PDF format. </a></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/screen_shot_2017-10-04_at_09.04.05.png" alt="" title="Understanding Couple Communication and Family Planning in Zambia: Formative Research Study Findings and Recommendations" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> International C... </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=https://www.icrw.org/publications/child-marriage-adolescent-pregnancy-and-family-formation-in-west-and-central-africa/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ICRW website </a>on October 4 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/understanding-couple-communication-and-family-planning-zambia-formative-research-study-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/understanding-couple-communication-and-family-planning-zambia-formative-research-study-f#comments Zambia Strategic Thinking Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality Health Reproductive Health Youth Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Africa Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:39:33 +0000 International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) - Publicat 9496113 at http://www.comminit.com Gender and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Survey Toolkit http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/gender-and-information-communication-technology-ict-survey-toolkit <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 1, 2017</span> </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/screen_shot_2017-10-03_at_14.40.46.png" alt="" title="Gender and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Survey Toolkit" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Gender and ICT Survey Toolkit provides a set of resources for obtaining a landscape assessment of gender and ICT, providing organisations wanting to use mobile technology in their humanitarian and development interventions with practical tools to obtain data on women’s access and usage of mobile phones and other connected devices. This data can be used to inform project design or create a baseline to understand the efficacy of an ICT intervention. </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/15396/Gender_and_ICT_Toolkit.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this guide 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/node/5223">United States Agency for International Development (USAID)</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-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>123</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> USAID </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/integrating-mobiles-development-projects">Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects</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=https://www.usaid.gov/documents/15396/gender-and-ict-toolkit" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">USAID website </a>on October 3 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/gender-and-information-communication-technology-ict-survey-toolkit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/gender-and-information-communication-technology-ict-survey-toolkit#comments Global Materials Digital Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information Economic Development New Technology Company NGOs Gender Natural Resources Management New Technologies USAID Africa Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:46:34 +0000 USAID 9496103 at http://www.comminit.com Mmata Tswana (My Partner) - Community Caregiver Support Groups to Improve ART Adherence Amongst Adolescents Living with HIV http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/mmata-tswana-my-partner-community-caregiver-support-groups-improve-art-adherence-amongst <h4>Promising Practice</h4> <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, June 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“As experts in their own situations and children’s closest supporters, caregivers are crucial to providing psychosocial, adherence and retention support to the children and adolescents that they care for. They are well placed to provide overall health support, including with adherence, disclosing to them in an age-appropriate way, addressing stigma and supporting sexual and reproductive health.”</em></p> <p>This promising practice brief describes the Mmata Tswana model being implemented in Scottish Livingstone Hospital in Molepolole, Botswana, which involves community caregiver support groups to improve antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and retention amongst adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV).&nbsp; </p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://teampata.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Mmata-Tswana_V1.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 12-page brief in PDF format. </a></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/screen_shot_2017-10-03_at_12.56.18.png" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LHatane </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://teampata.org/pata-research/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Pata website</a> on October 3 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/mmata-tswana-my-partner-community-caregiver-support-groups-improve-art-adherence-amongst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/mmata-tswana-my-partner-community-caregiver-support-groups-improve-art-adherence-amongst#comments Botswana Strategic Thinking Community Participation Person-to-Person 15 Million Accessing Treatment Children Interpersonal Testing and Counselling Treatment SDG 3: Good Health NGOs HIV AIDS Treatment, Care and Support Youth Communicating with, for and about children Children, Equity and Development HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:00:18 +0000 LHatane 9496100 at http://www.comminit.com