<a href="/africa/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:38">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/africa/promoted-rss.xml/38 en Ebola: A Poem for the Living - Video http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/ebola-poem-living-video <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/ebola_video.jpg" alt="" title="Ebola: A Poem for the Living - Video" width="100" height="62" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This video animation was created for use in West Africa to help dispel myths about how Ebola is spread, and to prevent infection and further spreading of the disease. The story is based around a teenage boy on a hospital cot in Liberia, who speaks to his parents, brother and sister warning them about the disease and telling them how it can be prevented. The story higlights the need for isolation and shows the heartache of the family as they are unable to comfort, touch, or care for the boy who is very ill.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.umcom.org/global-communications/ebola-a-poem-for-the-living" target="_blank">Click here to download all version of the video. </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, Pidgin, Krio and French</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/united-methodist-communications">United Methodist Communications</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/chocolate-moose-media">Chocolate Moose Media</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.umcom.org/global-communications/ebola-a-poem-for-the-living" target="_blank">Umcom website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.chocmoose.com/story-behind-ebola-poem-living/" target="_blank">Chocolate Moose Media website</a> on October 21 2014. <br /><bR /><br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fijchDjsQUg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/ebola-poem-living-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/ebola-poem-living-video#comments Africa Guinea Liberia Nigeria Sierra Leone Materials Ebola Communication Film and Video MDG 6. Combat Diseases Entertainment Orgs News/Information Health NGOs Religious Groups Featured Health Communication - Africa Ebola Edutainment - Africa Africa Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:41:50 +0000 aventh 9351680 at http://www.comminit.com Country Director - Theatre for a Change (TfaC) - Malawi http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/country-director-theatre-change-tfac-malawi <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theatre for a Change (TfaC) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Malawi</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-proposal-deadline-date"> <div class="field-label">Application Deadline (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">November 9, 2014</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/theatreforchange_0.jpg" alt="Country Director - Theatre for a Change (TfaC) - Malawi" title="Country Director - Theatre for a Change (TfaC) - Malawi" width="100" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Theatre for a Change (TfaC) Malawi is a dynamic and expanding organisation, specialising in innovative approaches to improving sexual and reproductive health among marginalized and vulnerable groups. We are locally registered in Malawi, and part of the Theatre for a Change international partnership. We have been working in Malawi in partnership with the Ministry of Education since 2007 and have grown quickly in that time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you are interested in the above position and meet the essential requirements, please submit a letter of application addressing the specific areas of the Job Description and Person Specification with a detailed CV by email to <a href="mailto:info@tfacafrica.com" rel="nofollow">info@tfacafrica.com</a> by November 9th 2014.<br /><br /> Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.</p> <p>TfaC is an Equal Opportunity employer.<br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/country-director-theatre-change-tfac-malawi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/country-director-theatre-change-tfac-malawi#comments Africa Malawi Southern Africa Jobs and Training Vacancies Development Assistance Visual Arts Reproductive Health by Media Environment Classifieds Job Vacancies Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Global Africa Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:07:25 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9351673 at http://www.comminit.com Preventing HIV Infection Among Truck Drivers - Booklet http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/preventing-hiv-infection-among-truck-drivers-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"> 2013 </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/truckdrivers.jpg" alt="" title="Preventing HIV Infection Among Truck Drivers - Booklet" width="70" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This booklet provides information for truck drivers about how they can protect themselves from contracting HIV. Published in collaboration with the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication (in Malawi), Desert Soul Health and Development Communication (in Namibia), Femina Hip (in Tanzania), and Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes, the booklet was part of a targeted campaign carried out simultaneously throughout the SADC community countries in order to reach truck drives at border communities.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.feminahip.or.tz/fileadmin/femina/Publication_uploads/Truckers_Eng_lowres.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the booklet (Namibian version) 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/southern-african-development-community-sadc">Southern African Development Community (SADC)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/femina-hip">Femina HIP</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/305262">Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/node/304312">Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/310749">Desert Soul Health and 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</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>11 pages</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/273503">Femina HIP</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/southern-african-development-community-sadc-0">Southern African Development Community (SADC)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/305390">Pakachere Institute for Health and Development Communication</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/node/278589">Desert Soul Health and Development Communication</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/278595">Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes</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.feminahip.or.tz/femina-hip/vehicles/booklets/" target="_blank">Femina Hip website</a> on October 20 2014. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/preventing-hiv-infection-among-truck-drivers-booklet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/preventing-hiv-infection-among-truck-drivers-booklet#comments Malawi Namibia Tanzania Zambia Materials Mobile Populations MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Multiple Concurrent Partnerships (MCP) Health Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication Desert Soul Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:45:03 +0000 aventh 9351655 at http://www.comminit.com Vivra Verra (Time Will Tell) Radio Drama http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/vivra-verra-time-will-tell-radio-drama <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/vivaverra.jpg" alt="" title="Vivra Verra (Time Will Tell) Radio Drama" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>From September 2014 to February 2016, Radio Okapi will broadcast the Vivra Verra (Time Will Tell) radio drama in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Produced in collaboration with Population Media Centre, the 156-episode radio serial drama is broadcast twice weekly in French to address issues such as maternal and child health, child protection, gender-based violence, and adolescent reproductive health. </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>Vivra Verra was created using the Sabido entertainment-education methodology, which is based on the understanding that long-running dramas are a powerful vehicle to introduce audiences to important social concepts. According to PMC, "Change is the key to the Sabido methodology. Characters may begin the series exhibiting the antithesis of the values being taught, but through interaction with other characters, twists and turns in the plot, and sometimes even outside intervention, come to see the value of the program’s underlying message." <i>(For more information, see Related Summaries below.)</i> <br /><br /> The Vivra Verra drama is designed to help change cultural norms and improve the understanding of available health resources by opening conversations about child health, reproductive and maternal health, children's education, and gender equality. The drama seeks to empower people with information and choice to promote healthier families and family planning, with the ultimate goal of promoting economic and social development. <br /></p> <p>The drama is being developed around 4 key storylines, each developed to address a different key issue: <Br /><br /></p> <p><i>Kunka's story: Gender-based Violence</i><br /> This is the story of Old Goliath - an arrogant, pretentious, chronic alcoholic, his wife Vindi, and their only son, Kunka. Kunka's parents are always fighting and their son becomes the target of their wrath. Enduring a living hell, Kunka stops going to school and suffers mentally. An aunt ends up helping Kunka, who emerges from his trauma, finds the will to live, and resumes his education.<br /><br /></p> <p><i>Faro's story: Maternal and Child Health</i><br /> This storyline is about a a young trader named Faro and his wife, Ngala. Mama Petoto, Faro’s mother, lives next to her son and daughter-in-law. She is a traditionalist, who believes that modern prenatal care is a waste of money and Faro agrees with his mother. When Ngala becomes pregnant, she develops complications in her third trimester. Barred from seeking modern medical care, Ngala dies during childbirth. Faro is left to care for the baby on is own, and he becomes an advocate for maternal and child health. <br /><br /></p> <p><i>Sinke's story: Adolescent Reproductive Health, Education</i><br /> Sinke is a naïve girl of 14 who lives with her parents, who view education as a priority. Sinke develops a relationship with Mbata, an older man and taxi driver. Despite efforts from her parents and tutor to convince Sinke to stay in school, her grades and behaviour deteriorate as she becomes more involved with Mbata. Sinke gets pregnant and the baby dies from complications caused by her young age. Her family continues to support her, and Sonke escapes the relationship and resolves to fight for child protection and against early sex.<br /><br /></p> <p><i>Koni's story: Maternal Health</i><br /> Mato extorts money from friends and his work and spends it on alcohol rather than on supporting his family. Even though they can’t afford it, he pushes his wife to have more children. His behaviour gets him into trouble with loan brokers and his employers, and he ends up losing his job which has negative consequences on the health and wellbeing of his growing family. In the end, his wife Koni takes charge of the situation, implementing family planning and convincing Mato to take responsibility for his debts, his job, and his family.<br /><br /></p> <p>In order to inform the drama and evaluate progress, research will be conducted before, during, and after the radio dramas are broadcast. This research will consist of telephone interviews with listeners, clinic monitoring, and quantitative (impact) research immediately following the broadcast of the series.</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>Reproductive Health, Maternal Health, Children</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As of 2013, the Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked as second to last of all countries on the Human Development index. The DRC also has one of the highest fertility rates in the world, and PMC explains that these two facts are directly connected. PMC works to address human health and human rights issues, which are key factors in lowering fertility.</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>Population Media Centre, Radio Okapi, Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Canada), the United States Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), DKT International, UN Women, and UNAIDS.</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/269042">Population Media Center (PMC)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/node/269266">Kriss Barker - Population Media Center</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/sabido-methodology">Sabido Methodology</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/agashi-radio-drama">Agashi Radio Drama</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/yeken-kignit">Yeken Kignit</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/co%C3%B1al-keele-harvesting-seeds-life">Coñal Keele (Harvesting the Seeds of Life)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/ngelawu-nawet-winds-hope">Ngelawu Nawet (Winds of Hope)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/cesiri-tono-all-rewards-courage-and-hard-work">Cesiri Tono (All the Rewards of Courage and Hard Work)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/umurage-urukwiye-rwandas-brighter-future">Umurage Urukwiye - Rwanda&#039;s Brighter Future</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/ruwan-dare-midnight-rain">Ruwan Dare (Midnight Rain)</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 Missie Thurston from PMC on October 2 2014, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.populationmedia.org/2014/09/09/drc-new-radio-program/" target="_blank">Population Media Center website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.populationmedia.org/where/democratic-republic-of-the-congo/vivra-verra/" target="_blank">Population Media Center website</a> on October 8 2014. </p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/vivra-verra-time-will-tell-radio-drama#comments Congo (DRC) Experiences Entertainment MDG 3. Gender Equality MDG 4. Child Mortality MDG 5. Maternal Health Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Radio Gender HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Youth Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Community Radio - Africa Edutainment - Africa Africa Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:47:49 +0000 aventh 9351624 at http://www.comminit.com Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference 2014 (Nov 3-5 2014) http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/power-reporting-investigative-journalism-conference-2014-nov-3-5-2014 <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">Nov 3 2014</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Nov 5 2014</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/power-reporting2014.jpg" alt="" title="Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference 2014" width="100" height="89" 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>Johannesburg, South Africa</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 3-day 2014 Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference is designed to provide intensive training to build journalists' investigative skills such as "following the money, using data, telling stories, using a computer as a research tool, making a freedom of information request, knowing media law, finding sources, interviewing techniques, mapping or data visualisation." <Br />The conference will feature a wide range of practical workshops, such as "reporting the mining industry; turning your local environmental problem into global news, or your news item an investigative story; how to p</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/content/power-reporting-conference-wits-journalism">Power Reporting Conference - Wits Journalism</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/power-reporting-investigative-journalism-conference-2014-nov-3-5-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/power-reporting-investigative-journalism-conference-2014-nov-3-5-2014#comments South Africa Events Calendar Digital Governance and Democracy Community Media Print Media and D and G News/Information Radio Television News Media Natural Resources Management New Technologies Rights Democracy and Governance - Africa Community Radio - Africa Africa Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:20:41 +0000 aventh 9351593 at http://www.comminit.com Ebola Communication Network (ECN) http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/ebola-communication-network-ecn <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/ebolacomnet.jpg" alt="" title="Ebola Communication Network (ECN)" width="100" height="51" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has developed the Ebola Communication Network (ECN) which houses Ebola-related social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) materials, as well as other resources and tools intended for people working in the fight against Ebola. <br /></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://ebolacommunicationnetwork.org/" 0="s:13:&quot;s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for the Ebola Communication Network (ECN).</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-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/ebola-communication-network-ecn-0">Ebola Communication Network (ECN)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3-0">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)</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.jhuccp.org/news/hc3-launches-ebola-communication-network-house-ebola-resources-and-tools" target="_blank">JHUCCP website</a> on October 13 2014. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/ebola-communication-network-ecn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/ebola-communication-network-ecn#comments Africa Materials Digital Ebola Communication Print News/Information Health NGOs Risk Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Health Communication - Africa Ebola Africa Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:00:58 +0000 aventh 9351592 at http://www.comminit.com Antiretroviral Treatment for Pregnant Women - Animation Video http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/antiretroviral-treatment-pregnant-women-animation-video <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/arvpregnancy.jpg" alt="" title="Antiretroviral Treatment for Pregnant Women - Animation Video" width="100" height="62" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 5-minute animated video, available in English and French, has been produced to help encourage pregnant women to be tested during pregnancy and to inform them about the process and steps a woman would ideally follow once she finds out she is pregnant and living with HIV, namely immediate and lifelong antiretroviral treatment. The animation is accompanied by a narrative told through the voices of a range of African characters.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2vIVnpJhJk" target="_blank">Click here to access this video in English on YouTube. </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/watch?v=t3GvABGtE4g" target="_blank">Click here to access this video in French on Youtube. </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/5660">United Nations Children&#039;s Fund (UNICEF)</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 and French</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/chiara-frisone-unicef-africa-service-unit">Chiara Frisone - UNICEF Africa Service Unit</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 Chiara Frisone (UNICEF) to Soul Beat Africa on September 29 2014. <br /><br /><br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/U2vIVnpJhJk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/antiretroviral-treatment-pregnant-women-animation-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/antiretroviral-treatment-pregnant-women-animation-video#comments Africa Materials Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Community Participation Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health MDG 6. Combat Diseases Increase antiretroviral access Eliminate New HIV Infections Among Children HIV AIDS NGOs Treatment, Care and Support United Nations Reproductive Health UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Global HIV/AIDS - Africa HIV / AIDS Africa Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:21:06 +0000 aventh 9351577 at http://www.comminit.com Amref Health Africa International Conference (Nov 24-26 2014) http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/amref-health-africa-international-conference-nov-24-26-2014 <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">Nov 24 2014</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Nov 26 2014</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/amrefconf.jpg" alt="" title="Amref Health Africa International Conference" width="100" height="59" 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>Nairobi, Kenya</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amref Health Africa, in partnership with the World Health Organisation, is hosting a conference under the theme From Evidence to Action: Lasting Health Change for Africa. "The three day conference will focus on exchange of scientific results and debates on strategic ideas and application of knowledge to inform health care financing, human resources for health, community systems strengthening and the post 2015 health agenda. It brings together leaders, players and partners in African health development and advocacy.</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/content/amref-health-africa-international-conference">Amref Health Africa International Conference </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/amref-health-africa-international-conference-nov-24-26-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/amref-health-africa-international-conference-nov-24-26-2014#comments Africa Events Calendar Person-to-Person Interpersonal Health HIV AIDS Malaria and Dengue New Technologies Reproductive Health Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:29:43 +0000 aventh 9351572 at http://www.comminit.com Humanitarian crisis in West Africa (Ebola) - Gender Alert: Sept 2014 http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/humanitarian-crisis-west-africa-ebola-gender-alert-sept-2014 <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/ebolagender.jpg" alt="" title="Humanitarian crisis in West Africa (Ebola) - Gender Alert: Sept 2014" width="100" height="65" 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">Friday, September 19, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This document, published by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Gender in Humanitarian Action, offers guidance on how to take into account the different needs of women, girls, boys and men in order to make the humanitarian response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa more effective and accountable to all affected populations, especially women and girls. <bR /></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://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/IASC%20Gender%20Reference%20Group%20-%20Gender%20Alert%20WEST%20AFRICA%20EBOLA%2019%20Sept%202014.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank"> Click here to download the full document 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/inter-agency-standing-committee-iasc-reference-group-gender-humanitarian-action">Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Gender in Humanitarian Action</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://reliefweb.int/report/liberia/humanitarian-crisis-west-africa-ebola-gender-alert-sept-2014" target="_blank">Reliefweb website</a> on October 10 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/humanitarian-crisis-west-africa-ebola-gender-alert-sept-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/humanitarian-crisis-west-africa-ebola-gender-alert-sept-2014#comments Africa Strategic Thinking Ebola Communication Community Participation Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Gender Health Risk Management Health Communication - Africa Ebola Africa Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:29:38 +0000 aventh 9351540 at http://www.comminit.com Nal’ibali "Story Power. Bring It Home" Billboard Campaign http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/nal%E2%80%99ibali-story-power-bring-it-home-billboard-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/nlalibali.jpg" alt="" title="Nal’ibali &quot;Story Power. Bring It Home&quot; Billboard Campaign" width="100" height="63" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>In October 2014 Nal’ibali launched a billboard campaign in South Africa to "generate awareness and discussion around the power of stories to spark all children’s potential...the campaign seeks to inspire and motivate parents and caregivers to give their children a head-start in life, by making reading and storytelling a part of daily life." Over 500 billboards have been erected and corresponding short animated videos are being screened at taxi ranks. The campaign coincides with the second season of Nal’ibali reading for enjoyment stories broadcast on SABC public radio stations.</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 billboards feature illustrations drawn by Rico, an artist known for the popular South African satirical cartoon "Madam and Eve". The billboards show three different scenes demonstrating how helping children develop an interest in reading is not only enjoyable for adults and children, but can also be done with children of every age, including babies. The overall message is that reading and storytelling should happen in the home, as well as at school, to give children a solid foundation for later learning. Taglines have been translated into the predominant languages of the provinces and locations in which the billboards are found, in order for the messages to reach the widest possible population. According to Nal’ibali, "the illustrations tap into a growing body of research indicating that reading for pleasure paves a path to educational success, irrespective of social background and circumstance." <br /><bR /></p> <p>The rollout coincides with the second season of Nal'ibali radio stories broadcast in partnership with SABC Education. The radio stories are broadcast three times a week in South Africa's 11 official languages across SABC public radio stations. The radio stories have been produced in order to reach people who may not be close to physical services, such as libraries and centre-based education. According to Nal'ibali, "radio offers the perfect platform to interact, engage, inform and effectively educate listeners in their first languages, straight into their homes."<br /> <Br /></p> <p>The billboards have also been transformed into short animated clips being aired in 10 taxi ranks across the country for a period of four months.<Br /><br /></p> <p>The campaign has also been designed to connect the public to the Nal'ibali <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://nalibali.org" target="_blank">Nal’ibali website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://nalibali.mobi/" target="_blank">Nal’ibali mobisite</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/nalibaliSA" target="_blank">Nal’ibali facebook page</a>, and a weekly bilingual newspaper supplement. Adults are able to use these resources to access literacy tips, support, and activities, as well as children's stories in a range of South African languages. <bR /><br /></p> <p>Nal'ibali Literacy Mentors will also be offering "Story Power" workshops, information sessions, and community dialogues throughout the duration of the campaign, including providing support to the parents of children who attend Nal'ibali's network of more than 300 reading clubs in six provinces.</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>Children, Literacy, Education</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to the South African Book Development Council, "only 5% of parents in South Africa read to their children. Many parents and primary caregivers don’t realise how important their teaching role is with their children – they feel it’s the responsibility of school to do all the teaching. Yet sharing stories, which all families can do, is an essential literacy learning building block."<br /><br /></p> <p>Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for "here’s the story") is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign to spark children’s potential through storytelling and reading. Nal’ibali is led by the Project for the Study of Alternative Education, Times Media, and partners. "Through sustained mentoring and collaboration with communities, reading clubs, literacy organisations and volunteers of all ages, as well as a vibrant media campaign, Nal’ibali is helping to root a culture of literacy into the fabric of everyday life in South Africa."</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/nalibali">Nal&#039;ibali</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://nalibali.org/nalibali-launches-story-power-bring-home-billboard-campaign/" target="_blank">Nal’ibali website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://playyourpart.co.za/our-news/1131-massive-literacy-campaign-rolls-out-with-billboards-radio-and-video" target="_blank">Play Your Part website</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://nalibali.org/sabc-and-nalibali-are-bringing-stories-to-south-africas-children/" target="_blank">Nal’ibali website</a> on October 10 2014</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/nal%E2%80%99ibali-story-power-bring-it-home-billboard-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/nal%E2%80%99ibali-story-power-bring-it-home-billboard-campaign#comments South Africa Southern Africa Experiences Digital Children Community Participation Film and Video MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Radio Education Visual Arts News Media NGOs Featured Africa Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:17:56 +0000 aventh 9351531 at http://www.comminit.com