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Moving from Pilot to Scale: Lessons Learned from the GREAT Project
September 6, 2017

Moving from Pilot to Scale: Lessons Learned from the GREAT Project

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“Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in health and well-being requires scaling up successfully tested interventions that catalyze communities to reflect on and challenge existing social norms that lead to poor sexual and reproductive ...

Materials to Support Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and Health Workers - Toolkit
August 23, 2017

Materials to Support Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and Health Workers - Toolkit

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“No longer a disease of the West, cancer is responsible for one in six deaths worldwide, with about 70 percent of cancer deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries according to the World Health Organization. But in these countries, with ...

Promoting Malaria Prevention through Primary Schools. Communication Guide for Teachers
June 28, 2017

Promoting Malaria Prevention through Primary Schools. Communication Guide ...

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This guide is designed to be used by teachers to educate their students on malaria control and correct use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs).  It was published by VectorWorks in collaboration with the National Malaria Control ...

Don't Lose the Plot Television Programme
May 25, 2017

Don't Lose the Plot Television Programme

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Launched in May 2017, Don’t Lose the Plot is a competition reality television series that is designed to encourage Kenyan, Tanzanian, and Ugandan youth to go into agribusiness. It brings a particular format of reality television – the 'makeover' ...

Faith, Empowerment, Church and Community Mobilisation Advocacy: Insights from Tearfund's Partner in Uganda
May 17, 2017

Faith, Empowerment, Church and Community Mobilisation Advocacy: Insights ...

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"CCM is powerful because it enables people to cast a vision collectively, to imagine solutions rather than problems. In some communities, there’s a history of people seeing themselves as victims and as recipients of aid. CCM tells you that you ...

Write Right, Tight - Navigating Common Mistakes in Ugandan Newsrooms
May 10, 2017

Write Right, Tight - Navigating Common Mistakes in Ugandan Newsrooms

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Write Right, Tight is a handbook for Ugandan journalists to support them to become reporters and writers who can produce compelling, accurate, and well-written stories. The handbook explores common reporting problems and offers insights into ...

Informing Policy and Practice to Improve Quality of Care for Malaria in Pregnancy in Uganda
April 26, 2017

Informing Policy and Practice to Improve Quality of Care for Malaria in ...

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“Adopting a strategic approach to research uptake increases the likelihood of research results being taken up by policy-makers and practitioners.” This Learning Brief describes the activities that supported research uptake for an operational ...

Strengthening Service Delivery for Malaria in Pregnancy: An mHealth Pilot Intervention  in West Nile, Uganda
April 24, 2017

Strengthening Service Delivery for Malaria in Pregnancy: An mHealth Pilot ...

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“Text messaging, in combination with other capacity building tools and approaches, can be effective in achieving health worker behaviour change in resource-poor settings.”

Effectiveness of a Community-Based SGBV Prevention Model in Emergency Settings in Uganda: Testing the 'Zero Tolerance Village Alliance' Intervention
February 23, 2017

Effectiveness of a Community-Based SGBV Prevention Model in Emergency ...

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“The global refugee crisis is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) exacerbates the already dire situation in refugee settings, and is both a prevalent concern and a complex phenomenon ...

Prevention+ Programme
September 21, 2017

Prevention+ Programme

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Prevention+ is a five-year (2016-2020) multi-country programme that envisions a world where healthy, respectful, and equal relationships are the norm. To achieve its objectives, the programme addresses the root causes of gender-based violence – ...

GREAT Project How-To Guide
February 16, 2017

GREAT Project How-To Guide

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The Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) Project is an evidence-based international development intervention that succeeded in improving gender norms related to sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in Northern ...

Lessons from Link Up! What's So Different About Adolescents? - Unique Challenges and Opportunities in Engaging 10 -19 Year Olds in Integrated HIV and SRHR Services
January 19, 2017

Lessons from Link Up! What's So Different About Adolescents? - Unique ...

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“Adolescents are unique in their development, their health and their social needs; therefore, their service requirements are different.” This brief explores some of the key lessons learned from the Link Up programme related to engaging and ...

Advocacy for Better Health Project
June 27, 2017

Advocacy for Better Health Project

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Launched in January 2015, Advocacy for Better Health (ABH) is a five-year project implemented by PATH in collaboration with Initiatives Inc., with the goal to improve the quality, availability, and accessibility of health and other social ...

Follow-up MANDONA: A Field Guide for Accelerating and Sustaining Open Defecation Free Communities
May 18, 2017

Follow-up MANDONA: A Field Guide for Accelerating and Sustaining Open ...

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“Sanitation is the world’s silent development crisis; 2.4 billion people currently do not have access to adequate sanitation, with 946 million practicing open defecation.”

Eight Lessons from Community-Led Total Sanitation at Scale through Local  Governments in Uganda
May 18, 2017

Eight Lessons from Community-Led Total Sanitation at Scale through Local ...

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“The magnitude of the sanitation crisis means that sanitation and hygiene solutions must be delivered sustainably, and on a large scale. This requires the close involvement of government at all levels.”

Safeguarding Civil Society - Assessing Internet Freedom and Digital Resilience of Civil Society in East Africa
April 25, 2017

Safeguarding Civil Society - Assessing Internet Freedom and Digital ...

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This report sets out to assess internet freedom and the digital resilience of civil society organisations (CSOs) in the East and Horn of Africa, specifically in Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The report, composed in ...

Putting Citizens' Voice at the Centre of Development: Challenging Shrinking Civic Space Across Africa
April 20, 2017

Putting Citizens' Voice at the Centre of Development: Challenging Shrinking ...

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"Civil society across Africa has played a central role in the continent’s history and development since independence. However, the hard fought gains on citizen voice and democratic participation are being reversed by worsening restrictions on ...

ACCLAIM Toolkit: Scaling Up Community Involvement in Maternal and Child Health and Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
April 3, 2017

ACCLAIM Toolkit: Scaling Up Community Involvement in Maternal and Child ...

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This toolkit offers a compilation of various tools (guidelines, standard operating procedures, presentations, job aids, and forms) used in the Advancing Community Level Action for Improving MCH/PMTCT (ACCLAIM) Project, which sought to enhance ...

Emorikinos Daadang Etogogongo Alatanakin Ngidwe (EDEAN) (Let's Come Together and Strengthen Child Spacing)
March 2, 2017

Emorikinos Daadang Etogogongo Alatanakin Ngidwe (EDEAN) (Let's Come Together ...

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EDEAN is a community-based intervention in Uganda that is designed to test the hypothesis that increasing fertility awareness improves family planning use. It forms part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, a ...

Care Groups and Behaviour Change: Lessons from Karamoja
February 21, 2017

Care Groups and Behaviour Change: Lessons from Karamoja

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"The Care Group approach in Karamoja is a good example of an intervention gradually learning to harness the power of mothers working together to improve their health and that of their children." This learning paper describes a social and ...

Implementing mHealth Solutions To Improve Community Health Worker Motivation and Performance
January 23, 2017

Implementing mHealth Solutions To Improve Community Health Worker Motivation ...

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“Integrated community case management (iCCM) is an approach whereby community health workers (CHWs) are trained to identify and treat pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria in children under five years, as well as to refer severely ill cases to the ...

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care
December 13, 2016

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care

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"Health communication can motivate people to get tested, get treated and stay on treatment for the rest of their lives. That's because health communication seeks to address frankly the complex behaviors that influence HIV-related decision-making ...

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services
December 12, 2016

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services

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"ICTs have undoubted potential to boost agricultural production and value chains in ACP countries. But many efforts to introduce ICTs for this purpose have not been sustainable. What can we learn from their experiences?" - Michael Hailu, CTA ...

Information-Education-Participation: Media Use among Youth in Uganda
November 16, 2016

Information-Education-Participation: Media Use among Youth in Uganda

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“In order to be able to formulate and put in place sustainable participatory youth media projects, it is absolutely key that one knows the media habits and media competency of the target group. This is the only way to create projects that serve ...

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress Report July-December 2015
November 3, 2016

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress ...

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With an estimated 193,500 children under the age of 14 years living with HIV and more than half not yet into care in Uganda, ICCO Cooperation is implementing a two year project towards reducing the number of new HIV infections among infants in ...

Engaging Men for Effective Activism against Sexual and Gender-based Violence
October 12, 2016

Engaging Men for Effective Activism against Sexual and Gender-based Violence

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"Men are becoming ever more visible as integral partners in tackling sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), holding themselves, peers and power-holders accountable for maintaining harmful gender norms that perpetuate violence." This policy ...

Behavior-Centered Approaches to Improve Health Outcomes: WASHplus Learning Brief
September 19, 2016

Behavior-Centered Approaches to Improve Health Outcomes: WASHplus Learning Brief

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“..promoting improved behaviors without addressing shortcomings in the products and services required to practice the behaviors makes change difficult, if not impossible.”

Small Doable Actions: A Feasible Approach to Behavior Change
September 19, 2016

Small Doable Actions: A Feasible Approach to Behavior Change

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“The overarching WASHplus behavior change approach is built around the notion that people rarely go from current practice to ideal practice at once…”

Making All Voices Count
August 30, 2016

Making All Voices Count

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Making All Voices Count is an international initiative that supports effective and accountable governance in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The initiative brings together actors from government, civil society, academia, and the technology ...

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and Skills Development Through Radio and Community Dialogue
August 26, 2016

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and ...

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This case study looks at a youth-focused communication for development intervention in Uganda carried out in partnership with the Straight Talk Foundation as part of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) ...

CLTS Learning Series: Lessons from CLTS Implementation in Seven Countries
August 16, 2016

CLTS Learning Series: Lessons from CLTS Implementation in Seven Countries

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This report shares key findings that emerged from a cross-country synthesis of rural sanitation behaviour change processes using the Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach implemented by Plan International Country Offices (COs) in ...

The GREAT Project - Results Brief
July 26, 2016

The GREAT Project - Results Brief

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"We learned that helping adolescents manage key life transitions and encouraging discussion expectations of what it means to be a man or a woman makes a positive difference in their lives."

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People Living with HIV in Uganda: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young ...

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This brief presents the findings of an evaluation of the Link Up project's peer support programme in Uganda, which worked with young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) to improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The evaluation ...

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls
July 1, 2016

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls

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"Can communications programmes help to change discriminatory gender norms and improve adolescent girls' wellbeing? The short answer is yes. Of the programmes examined in our recent systematic review, most (71%) had positive impacts on norms, ...

A Study on Child Participation in Eastern Africa
June 24, 2016

A Study on Child Participation in Eastern Africa

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As part of efforts to gain an in-depth understanding of child participation in Eastern Africa, this study by The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and Save the Children (East Africa Regional Office) examines the mechanisms currently in place to ...

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in Care Work in West Nile, Uganda
June 3, 2016

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in ...

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"This case study of a value chain development (VCD) programme in Uganda argues that it is possible to change gender norms and relations that have existed for generations, and that this improves development outcomes significantly - but it takes ...

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide
April 22, 2016

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide

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Published by Open Knowledge Repository of The World bank, this guide provides practical steps to assess how digital tools have contributed to citizen engagement and to understand the impact that technology has had on the engagement processes. ...

Community Mobilisation on Food and Nutrition Security: Materials for Community Development Officers and Mobilisers
March 2, 2016

Community Mobilisation on Food and Nutrition Security: Materials for ...

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This guide and accompanying flip chart was produced to strengthen the capacity of community development officers and mobilisers to improve food and nutrition security within communities in Uganda. A collaboration between the Food and Nutrition ...

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 ...

Establishing Village Health Clubs to Improve Community Health Worker Motivation and Performance
February 10, 2016

Establishing Village Health Clubs to Improve Community Health Worker ...

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"The Village Health Club intervention, when the key elements are in place, can be an effective approach to achieving behaviour change, while strengthening and supporting the role of the VHT [as village health team]."

Breaking Down Barriers: Empowering Young people Living with HIV in Uganda
February 10, 2016

Breaking Down Barriers: Empowering Young people Living with HIV in Uganda

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"Link Up’s experience in Uganda demonstrates the success empowered young people living with HIV can have in achieving greater access to SRHR and HIV services for their peers. Building a strong team of peer educators who were visible and proud of ...

Access, Services and Knowledge (ASK) Programme - Essential Packages Manual
February 9, 2016

Access, Services and Knowledge (ASK) Programme - Essential Packages Manual

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The Essential Packages Manual was produced as part of the "Access, Services and Knowledge" (ASK) programme of the Youth Empowerment Alliance, which seeks to improve the sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) of young people (15-24 years) by ...

ICT in Civic Participation and Democracy in Uganda: Citizens’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices
November 29, 2015

ICT in Civic Participation and Democracy in Uganda: Citizens’ Knowledge, ...

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"The findings show that some people have proactively utilised ICT to monitor and report on the performance of government projects and services, including demanding for accountability. This, they do in a variety of ways through making phone calls, ...

The Climate Change Adaptation and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) - CHAI - Project
November 3, 2015

The Climate Change Adaptation and Information and Communications Technology ...

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"In time, this network of information - made possible by digital technology - may provide many more people with the information needed to manage risk and to make informed decisions that have the potential to improve earnings, while protecting ...

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, ...

HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Visions, Voices, and Priorities of Young People Living With and Most Affected by HIV
August 31, 2015

HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Visions, Voices, and ...

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"These face-to-face dialogues created a platform for young people living with and most affected by HIV to share their lived experiences of and hope for: accessing HIV and SRH services, including family planning and contraceptives; participating ...

Social Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communication for Nutrition
August 28, 2015

Social Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communication for Nutrition

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"Social mobilization, advocacy and communications is a growing priority for SUN countries and increasingly seen as an integral part of the national nutrition strategy.  Countries are at very different stages and employing a variety of ...

Contextual Barriers, Motivations, and Coping Strategies in the Uptake of HCT and Condoms Among Truckers and Female Sex Workers in Busia Township, Busia District
July 23, 2015

Contextual Barriers, Motivations, and Coping Strategies in the Uptake of HCT ...

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Findings suggested that truckers and female sex workers who effectively use condoms and regularly check their HIV status were motivated by a responsibility to their families, as well as their personal safety.

Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their Experience of HIV
July 21, 2015

Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their ...

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"Don't take the place of adolescents and young people in decision-making, but listen to us and support us, and together we will end AIDS." - Cédric Nininahazwe, executive director of the Burundian National Network of young people living with HIV

HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities, Discrimination, and Service Accessibility among Africa’s Youth: Insights from a Multi-country Study
July 17, 2015

HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities, Discrimination, and Service Accessibility among ...

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"At the individual level, youth lack access to appropriate SRH [sexual and reproductive health] information and confidential, low-cost, and stigma-free SRH services. Institutional responses are hampered by sociocultural sensitivities to youth ...

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