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Exploratory Study of the Role of Knowledge Brokers in Translating Knowledge to Action following Global Maternal and Newborn Health Technical Meetings
June 6, 2016

Exploratory Study of the Role of Knowledge Brokers in Translating Knowledge ...

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"An interactive meeting format alone does not ensure knowledge translation afterwards..."

Addressing Advanced Maternal Age and High Parity Pregnancies: A Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy Implementation Kit
May 9, 2016

Addressing Advanced Maternal Age and High Parity Pregnancies: A Healthy ...

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Healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP) is an approach to family planning (FP) and maternal and child health (MCH) education, counseling, and services to help families have planned pregnancies at the healthiest times of their lives for the ...

Evidence of Effective Approaches to Social and Behavior Change Communication for Preventing and Reducing Stunting and Anemia
March 11, 2016

Evidence of Effective Approaches to Social and Behavior Change Communication ...

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"Evidence suggests that using multiple SBCC approaches and channels to change behaviors is more effective than using one, that targeting multiple contacts has a greater effect than targeting only the woman herself, and that more visits or ...

Designing the Future of Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication: How to Achieve Impact at Scale
March 3, 2016

Designing the Future of Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication: ...

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"The report authors are driven by the certainty that collective efforts to reach national and global nutrition targets will fall short unless nutrition stakeholders implement more effective, at-scale, Nutrition SBCC interventions."

Chipatala Cha Pa Foni (CCPF) Project
March 3, 2016

Chipatala Cha Pa Foni (CCPF) Project

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Chipatala cha pa Foni (CCPF) or Health Center by Phone, is an mHealth project in Malawi originally designed to increase access to timely and appropriate maternal, neonatal, and child health information, advice and care. The project combined a ...

SBCC Pathways for Improved Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition Practices
March 3, 2016

SBCC Pathways for Improved Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition Practices

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"Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) is a behavior-centered approach to facilitating individuals, households, groups, and communities in adopting and sustaining improved health and nutrition related practices."

Engaging School Children as Change Agent to Create a Malaria Control Culture: A Case Study of the Malaria Control Culture Project in Uganda
February 16, 2016

Engaging School Children as Change Agent to Create a Malaria Control ...

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This presentation formed part of the Malaria in the Not So New Millennium technical panel, and was designed to: highlight the contribution of the Malaria Control Culture project in improving performance and attendance in primary schools in ...

Community Video for Nutrition Guide
February 2, 2016

Community Video for Nutrition Guide

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"SPRING and DG see this community-led video approach, with videos created by the community for the community, as a revolutionary tool for nutrition and health behavior change which blends innovative, low-cost, accessible technology with the ...

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding
January 27, 2016

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding

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"Several recent projects have implemented innovative methods to reach fathers in culturally appropriate ways that both respect and challenge traditional gender roles. Initial results suggest that fathers' potential contributions to child health ...

Improving Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition and Hygiene through Community Videos in Niger
January 19, 2016

Improving Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition and Hygiene through ...

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Since 2012, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) Project and Digital Green have collaborated to produce a series of videos to encourage better maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) ...

Digital Health in Demand Generation Toolkit
December 15, 2015

Digital Health in Demand Generation Toolkit

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"In addition to the local buy-in and collaboration established before project initiation, it is important that individuals from or familiar with the community and local context are a part of your team; involved in the design, development, ...

Digital Health RMNCH Toolkit
December 15, 2015

Digital Health RMNCH Toolkit

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"Digital health is versatile and can be used to help assess and prime the market [for commodities]; it is also a feasible way to reach traditionally underserved populations (e.g., hard to reach, marginalized)."

The Saturation+ Handbook: How to Design and Run Mass Media Campaigns
November 16, 2015

The Saturation+ Handbook: How to Design and Run Mass Media Campaigns

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"Intensity is key to any commercial advertising strategy, and yet it has been an underrated element of public health campaigning. Evidence suggests that achieving high exposure to messages is correlated with impact on behaviors..." This tool ...

Obulamu (How's Your Love Life?) Campaign
October 29, 2015

Obulamu (How's Your Love Life?) Campaign

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Running from September 2014 to December 2017, the Obulamu Campaign in Uganda forms a multi-channel communication platform using the standard greeting "How’s Life" as its umbrella slogan to integrate six health areas: HIV/AIDS, family planning, ...

Hannunka Mai Sanda Radio Drama
October 14, 2015

Hannunka Mai Sanda Radio Drama

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Hannunka Mai Sanda ("Power in Your Hands") is a 78-episode serial radio drama broadcast in Nigeria to increase knowledge around family planning, HIV/AIDS, adolescent reproductive health, women's education, and gender-based violence. The drama ...

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and Rift Valley Provinces, Kenya
October 5, 2015

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and ...

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"Soap was available to children in a minority of schools, limiting the students' ability to wash their hands, regardless of their knowledge and desire to do so. At home, nearly half the school children reported that soap was unavailable to them ...

Mwanzo Bora: Can Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Improve Maternal and Child Healthcare Practices in Tanzania?
September 2, 2015

Mwanzo Bora: Can Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Improve Maternal and ...

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"A qualitative study in March 2015 showed that the PSAs produced by local radio stations with the support of BBC Media Action contributed to increasing knowledge on the importance of the recommended practices, to shift attitudes, especially ...

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP)
September 2, 2015

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP)

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Running from 2012 to 2015, the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) is designed to improve maternal and child healthcare practices in Tanzania in the areas of antenatal care, exclusive breastfeeding, and complementary feeding. This five-year ...

Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign
August 14, 2015

Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign

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Moyo ndi Mpamba, Usamalireni (Life is Precious, Take Care of It) is an interactive communications campaign designed to address public health challenges in Malawi. Moyo ndi Mpamba includes a Music4Life Initiative that engages local artists in ...

Field Guide: Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools
July 28, 2015

Field Guide: Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools

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"The Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools is designed to improve the effectiveness of hygiene behaviour change programmes for children and complements UNICEF's broader child-friendly schools initiative and GIZ's 'Fit for School' approach, ...

Assessing Implementation Fidelity of a Community-based Infant and Young Child Feeding Intervention in Ethiopia Identifies Delivery Challenges That Limit Reach to Communities: A Mixed-method Process Evaluation Study
July 28, 2015

Assessing Implementation Fidelity of a Community-based Infant and Young ...

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"There is evidence of strong fidelity in training and delivery of program tools and messages at higher FLW [frontline worker] levels, but gaps in the reach of these to community volunteers and mothers and variability between regions could limit ...

Communication and Social Mobilization in Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaigns
July 23, 2015

Communication and Social Mobilization in Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaigns

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"Effective communication techniques - in the form of advocacy, social mobilization, and social and behavioral change - are key to a successful mass vaccination campaign. At a minimum, the Yellow Fever Initiative recommended that certain specific ...

Annexes to: Perceptions of Influence: Understanding Attitudes to Polio Vaccination and Immunisation in Northern Nigeria - Main Research Report
July 23, 2015

Annexes to: Perceptions of Influence: Understanding Attitudes to Polio ...

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This page provides a list with brief descriptions of the 7 annexes. It describes a pilot investigation designed to understand attitudes to polio vaccination and immunisation in Northern Nigeria.

Promoting Handwashing and Sanitation: An Impact Evaluation of Two Large-Scale Campaigns in Rural Tanzania
July 23, 2015

Promoting Handwashing and Sanitation: An Impact Evaluation of Two ...

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This 8-page research brief discusses the challenges of poor sanitation and hygiene in rural Tanzania, provides an overview of two large-scale campaigns that sought to address these problems, and shares key results of an evaluation to assess the ...

Advocacy for Immunisation Website
July 17, 2015

Advocacy for Immunisation Website

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"Advocacy is defined as: A strategic effort to achieve change by creating political commitment and an 'enabling' environment. In immunisation, this means, for example, ensuring decision makers have the information and evidence to make good ...

Perceptions of Influence: Understanding Attitudes to Polio Vaccination and Immunisation in Northern Nigeria
July 9, 2015

Perceptions of Influence: Understanding Attitudes to Polio Vaccination and ...

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"The circumstances of household thinking about community, livelihood, health and vaccination are complex. To reduce this protean calculus to a short list of population proportions and individuated causations is to undermine and underestimate the ...

Uganda Joint Behaviour Change Communication Survey
June 18, 2015

Uganda Joint Behaviour Change Communication Survey

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This 143-page report discusses findings from a survey to evaluate health behaviour change communication interventions supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uganda, under the AFFORD/Uganda Health Marketing ...

Healthy Start Advocacy Campaign
June 17, 2015

Healthy Start Advocacy Campaign

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"Healthy Start is WaterAid’s four-year (2015-2019) campaign focused on improving the health and nutrition of newborn babies and children." The campaign aims to bring forward the evidence of "access to clean water for hygiene" on lowering infant ...

Cleaner, Healthier, Happier
June 12, 2015

Cleaner, Healthier, Happier

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This Sesame Workshop initiative consists of a multi-media intervention to promote positive health behaviours in children ages three to seven years and their caregivers in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria - with a focus on some of the economically ...

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia
June 11, 2015

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia

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"...the widespread penetration and use of phones in Somalia meant that it was appropriate for reaching hard-to-reach communities and represented a relevant mechanism to deliver health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) information."

Promoting Maternal Health and Preventing Obstetric Fistula: A Training Curriculum for Village Health Teams in Uganda
June 3, 2015

Promoting Maternal Health and Preventing Obstetric Fistula: A Training ...

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This training manual was produced to help build the capacity of village health teams (VHTs) in Uganda to promote healthy practices before, during, and after childbirth and to monitor maternal health care–seeking and pregnancy outcomes in their ...

WHO Recommendations on Health Promotion Interventions for Maternal and Newborn Health 2015
June 2, 2015

WHO Recommendations on Health Promotion Interventions for Maternal and ...

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This World Health Organization (WHO) document updates the 2003 "Working with individuals, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health", or "Individuals, Families and Communities (IFC) Framework", in the areas of evidence for ...

Can Radio Drama Improve Child Health and Nutrition in Somalia?
May 26, 2015

Can Radio Drama Improve Child Health and Nutrition in Somalia?

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"People who listened to a radio drama and magazine programme about child health and nutrition in Somaliland knew more than non-listeners about how to prevent and treat children’s illnesses, and practised what they learned."

Early Steps Program
May 22, 2015

Early Steps Program

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Running from February 2014 to July 2015, the Early Steps Program (ESP) is promoting increased investments and greater understanding of the importance of early childhood development (ECD) as a means to strengthen the business sector and economy of ...

WASH for Schoolchildren in Emergencies: A Guidebook for Teachers
May 5, 2015

WASH for Schoolchildren in Emergencies: A Guidebook for Teachers

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) created this guidebook for teachers in emergency situations. The guidebook, accompanied by regional flashcards (Africa, Afghanistan/Pakistan, and Latin America), and visual aids, provides teachers with ...

Global Health Reporting Contest
April 30, 2015

Global Health Reporting Contest

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of Johnson & Johnson, is hosting a contest to recognise "the best media coverage of maternal and child health and other urgent health matters such as Ebola and vaccination" in ...

Elembo Radio Drama
April 30, 2015

Elembo Radio Drama

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Broadcasting from February 2015 to October 2016, Elembo is a 156-part serial radio drama that uses entertainment education to address issues such as adolescent reproductive health, child and maternal health, refugees, and deforestation in the ...

Tiraarka Qoyska Radio Programme
April 16, 2015

Tiraarka Qoyska Radio Programme

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To help encourage better nutrition, hygiene, and health in Somalia, BBC Media Action implemented a radio-based media and communication project from 2011 to 2013. The radio programme, Tiraarka Qoyska (Pillars of the Family), included a drama ...

A fictional death that saves real lives
April 13, 2015

A fictional death that saves real lives

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Author: Angela Githitho Muriithi, April 13 2015  - In a crowded, dusty camp for displaced people in Somalia, Ibrahim and Raho are doing their best to raise two children. When their baby falls ill with diarrhoea, traditional birth attendant ...

Love Me Parents: An Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Safe Motherhood Campaign
March 26, 2015

Love Me Parents: An Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Safe Motherhood Campaign

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"The Wazazi Nipendeni campaign demonstrates the importance of multi-media campaigns in improving safe motherhood outcomes among pre- and post-natal women in Tanzania."

Mobile Videos for Early Childhood Care and Development Project
March 13, 2015

Mobile Videos for Early Childhood Care and Development Project

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Since July 2012, Plan International has been using mobile phone videos to reach out to remote communities in Uganda to share best practices in supporting the early childhood care and development (ECCD) needs of young children. In collaboration ...

Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training: Guide for Applying the Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach
February 26, 2015

Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training: Guide for Applying the ...

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"To achieve universal health coverage and better health outcomes, the world needs more health workers...Educating and training an ample supply of new health workers, though, is hindered by a limited number of schools and the scarcity of resources ...

AfriComNet Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa 2015
February 24, 2015

AfriComNet Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa 2015

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The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2015 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa. The purpose of the AfriComNet Awards are to: recognise ...

Black Gold (Ouro Negro) Radio Drama
February 10, 2015

Black Gold (Ouro Negro) Radio Drama

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Black Gold (Ouro Negro) Black Gold (Ouro Negro) is a serial radio drama in Mozambique designed to change behaviours around improving children's health and development. The drama, which is being broadcast nationally in 2016, uses an ...

Rapid Qualitative Assessment of Maternal and Newborn Health Care (MNHC) Speaking Book in Two Districts in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia
February 4, 2015

Rapid Qualitative Assessment of Maternal and Newborn Health Care (MNHC) ...

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This 4-page research summary discusses the findings of a research study, conducted by the United Nations International Children Fund (UNICEF), on the use of "Speaking Books" as a health promotion tool to address maternal, newborn, child, and ...

SBCC Implementation Kit (I-Kit) to Support Faith-Based Organization Breastfeeding Interventions
February 3, 2015

SBCC Implementation Kit (I-Kit) to Support Faith-Based Organization ...

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"This I-Kit introduces users to the building blocks for a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy for breastfeeding. It links the SBCC strategy development to faith-based organizations (FBOs) assets such as religious leaders and ...

Transport During Childbirth: A Death Trap for South African Mothers and Babies
January 22, 2015

Transport During Childbirth: A Death Trap for South African Mothers and Babies

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This 4-page brief was produced to help support activists' knowledge and advocacy around safe transport for pregnant woman, as a way to decrease child and maternal mortality rates. The brief explains that formative research conducted by the Soul ...

Community Based Monitoring to Increase Access of Adolescents to Primary Health Care Services: A Soul City Case Study
January 21, 2015

Community Based Monitoring to Increase Access of Adolescents to Primary ...

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This 4-page case study discusses the findings of a process evaluation of a community-based monitoring (CBM) of health services project conducted in twelve South African communities to assess and support quality health care and increase access to ...

Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning by Addressing Gender Norms
January 14, 2015

Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning ...

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With funding from USAID, the Tékponon Jikuagou Project of the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), Georgetown University, United States, conducted an initial review of recent literature and programmes on male engagement in sexual and ...

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