<a href="/africa/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:38">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/africa/promoted-rss.xml/38 en Webinar Series: Training Health Workers for Ebola - Protection, Detection, and Response (October 21, 23, 28, and 30 2014) http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/webinar-series-training-health-workers-ebola-protection-detection-and-response-october-21- <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">Oct 21 2014</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Oct 30 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/ebola_webinaar2.jpg" alt="" title="Webinar Series: Training Health Workers for Ebola - Protection, Detection, and Response (October 21, 23, 28, and 30 2014)" 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>Online</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>To respond to the current Ebola crisis, mPowering Frontline Health Workers and IntraHealth International together with TechChange are delivering this free online webinar series. "In these webinars, more than 15 international and in-country health organizations will share information with participants on how to support health workers responding to Ebola." </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/techchange">TechChange</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/webinar-series-training-health-workers-ebola-protection-detection-and-response-october-21-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/webinar-series-training-health-workers-ebola-protection-detection-and-response-october-21-#comments Global Events Calendar Training Digital Ebola Communication Phone/Mobile News/Information Government Departments New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Ebola Africa Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:27:33 +0000 aventh 9351753 at http://www.comminit.com Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management Course (Nov 24 - Dec 19 2014) http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/tech-tools-and-skills-emergency-management-course-nov-24-dec-19-2014 <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">Dec 19 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/techtraining.jpg" alt="" title="Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management Course " width="100" height="65" 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>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/techchange">TechChange</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/tech-tools-and-skills-emergency-management-course-nov-24-dec-19-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/tech-tools-and-skills-emergency-management-course-nov-24-dec-19-2014#comments Global Events Calendar Training Ebola Communication Film and Video Phone/Mobile News/Information New Technology Company Health New Technologies Ebola Africa Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:33:40 +0000 aventh 9351745 at http://www.comminit.com 6 Ways Technology is Helping to Fight Ebola http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/6-ways-technology-helping-fight-ebola <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/tech-in-the-fight-against-ebola.jpg" alt="" title="6 Ways Technology is Helping to Fight Ebola" width="100" height="54" 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"> Timo Luege </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 8, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>Based on consultations with the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://techchange.org/" target="_blank">TechChange</a> Alumni community and other experts in international development and humanitarian assistance, the author of this article, Timo Luego, has pulled together a list of different technologies being applied to manage Ebola. The list includes concrete examples of what different organisations are doing and offers links to further information. <br /></p> <p>The following is a brief summary of the six ways that technology is being used:</p> <p><i>1. Tracing outbreaks with mapping and geolocation </i></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://techchange.org/2014/10/08/ebola-technology-ict/" target="_blank">Click here to read the full article online. </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/techchange">TechChange</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://techchange.org/2014/10/08/ebola-technology-ict/" target="_blank">TechChange website</a> on October 22 2014. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/6-ways-technology-helping-fight-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/6-ways-technology-helping-fight-ebola#comments Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone West Africa Strategic Thinking Digital Ebola Communication Phone/Mobile News/Information New Technology Company Health NGOs New Technologies Health Communication - Africa Ebola Africa Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:37:46 +0000 aventh 9351742 at http://www.comminit.com 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/truckers.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 (Tanzanian 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 Social Media in Emergencies: UNICEF Guidelines for Communication and Public Advocacy http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/social-media-emergencies-unicef-guidelines-communication-and-public-advocacy <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">Wednesday, May 16, 2012</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/unicef_11.jpg" alt="" title="Social Media in Emergencies: UNICEF Guidelines for Communication and Public Advocacy" width="100" height="41" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"By adding social media to the annual work plans and official set of strategies that are being used in an emergency, you will be able to reduce opposition, increase internal awareness and buy-in for your activities..."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.unicefinemergencies.com/downloads/eresource/docs/3.1%20Media%20and%20Communications/socialmediainemergencies-communicationsguidelines-120518144234-phpapp02.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 48-page resource 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/5660">United Nations Children&#039;s Fund (UNICEF)</a> </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>48</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/unicef-office-emergency-programmes-emops">UNICEF Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS)</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=<br /> http://www.unicefinemergencies.com/downloads/eresource/Media_and_Communications.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF website</a>, accessed October 17 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/social-media-emergencies-unicef-guidelines-communication-and-public-advocacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/social-media-emergencies-unicef-guidelines-communication-and-public-advocacy#comments Global Materials Access Advocacy Digital Ebola Communication Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Voice Phone/Mobile News/Information New Technologies United Nations Rights Risk Management UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Ebola Global ICT for Development Africa Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:46:42 +0000 kdevries 9351644 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 Ebola 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