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The Soul Beat 269 - Promoting Good Nutrition for Mothers and Children in Africa
August 7, 2017

The Soul Beat 269 - Promoting Good Nutrition for Mothers and Children in Africa

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 269 - Promoting Good Nutrition for Mothers and Children in Africa August 8 2017

ICT-facilitated Accountability and Engagement in Health Systems: A Review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for Accountability Projects
July 26, 2017

ICT-facilitated Accountability and Engagement in Health Systems: A Review of ...

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“Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little ...

How to Integrate Children's Participation in Health and Nutrition Programming
July 26, 2017

How to Integrate Children's Participation in Health and Nutrition Programming

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This guide has been developed for Save the Children’s health and nutrition staff and partners so they can better support the meaningful participation of children and young people in health and nutrition programmes. As defined by Save the ...

The Power of Song in the Struggle for Health and Development Outcomes in Africa: Lessons for Social and Behaviour Change Programmes
July 24, 2017

The Power of Song in the Struggle for Health and Development Outcomes in ...

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"Evidence from political and social contexts has shown that music has been used as a channel to persuade, control or advance social causes."

Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A Scoping and Rapid Review
July 20, 2017

Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A ...

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The aim of this review is to understand the nature and scope of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in integrated health programmes, as well as to examine the associated knowledge, attitudinal, behavioural, and health outcomes. The ...

Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025 - Technical Guidance Brief: Effective At-Scale Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication
July 20, 2017

Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025 - Technical Guidance Brief: ...

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“Successfully influencing human behavior requires an understanding of how behaviors change.” This technical brief summarises key considerations and provides links to available resources and tools to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate ...

Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: Most Significant Change and PhotoVoice
July 13, 2017

Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: Most ...

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This facilitation guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to conduct participatory evaluation sessions with communities using two qualitative methodologies, Most Significant Change and Photovoice. The method was developed as part of the ...

HC3 in Action: SBCC in Public Health Emergencies
July 4, 2017

HC3 in Action: SBCC in Public Health Emergencies

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“Public health emergencies have no finish line. Even when the peak of a crisis has passed, the public health system must work to recover from the crisis and actively prepare for future crises.”

Guide for Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for Men
June 29, 2017

Guide for Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for Men

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This publication provides guidance and recommendations for developing evidence-informed social and behavior change (SBC) interventions and activities to increase men’s demand for and utilisation of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) products ...

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 ...

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan
June 21, 2017

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan

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"Since 2012, BBC Media Action has been funded by DFID to produce a range of programmes and deliver capacity-strengthening activities aiming to support improved reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) in South Sudan. This report ...

Behaviour Change Toolkit for International Development Practitioners
June 19, 2017

Behaviour Change Toolkit for International Development Practitioners

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“The vast majority of development interventions have one thing in common: their goals can be achieved only if the target groups start practicing new behaviours, such as washing hands with soap, using new agronomic practices or sending girls to ...

Integrated Social Behavior Change Communication to Improve Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition Practices
June 15, 2017

Integrated Social Behavior Change Communication to Improve Maternal, Infant, ...

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This technical brief describes the social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) approach used by the Empowering the New Generation to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE) project, a multisector nutrition project implemented ...

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision "Salon"  Campaign
June 13, 2017

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision ...

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This report discusses the findings of an evaluation that sought to explore the reception impact of a medical male circumcision (MMC) campaign implemented in South Africa as part of the Brothers for Life programme. The “Salon” MMC campaign ...

Promoting Health and Literacy for Women's Empowerment
June 6, 2017

Promoting Health and Literacy for Women's Empowerment

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"I am convinced that the intrinsic value of literacy and education, extending far beyond  economic development, is to empower people. This means enabling women and men, through  education, to take control of their own health and ...

Preventing Violence, Promoting Peace: A Policy Toolkit for Preventing Interpersonal, Collective and Extremist Violence
June 5, 2017

Preventing Violence, Promoting Peace: A Policy Toolkit for Preventing ...

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"The findings of this report emphasise the importance of violence prevention for sustainable development and the importance of sustainable development in the prevention of violence."

AcQual II Project
June 5, 2017

AcQual II Project

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The AcQual II Project is a three-year (2014-2018) family planning project which seeks to increase access and quality of family planning services in the Democratic Republic on Congo (DRC), specifically in Kinshasa and Kongo Central. The project is ...

C4D Network Country Mapping Study - Key Findings 2016/2017
May 30, 2017

C4D Network Country Mapping Study - Key Findings 2016/2017

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“C4D [communication for development] is, as many people acknowledge in this study, a burgeoning field of development practice, and still in some quarters misunderstood and underrepresented. But it is also thriving, with an energy in-country that ...

Partnering with Women's Associations to Advocate for Stronger Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies and Programs: Lessons Learned From Alive & Thrive
May 24, 2017

Partnering with Women's Associations to Advocate for Stronger Infant and ...

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"In many countries throughout the developing world, women’s associations can be influential advocacy and education organizations that represent the voices of mothers to government and legislative bodies, while also providing a key communications ...

Health Communication for Life (HC4L)
May 19, 2017

Health Communication for Life (HC4L)

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Health Communication for Life (HC4L) is a five-year project (September 2016 — September 2021) that seeks to support the Government of Malawi’s efforts to increase public demand for quality, sustainable, priority health services and products. The ...

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Transgender People: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions
May 18, 2017

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Transgender People: ...

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"Addressing transphobia, stigma and discrimination is central to implementing evidence-informed and rights-based services for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care."

Media Engagement and Capacity-Building to Increase Commitment to IYCF Policies and Programs: Lessons Learned from Alive & Thrive
May 17, 2017

Media Engagement and Capacity-Building to Increase Commitment to IYCF ...

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"From 2010-2014, Alive & Thrive worked in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam to reduce undernutrition and death caused by sub-optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices.... The initiative’s work includes a community component ...

MTV Shuga: Down South
May 15, 2017

MTV Shuga: Down South

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MTV Shuga is a multi-channel campaign focusing on positive sexual health messaging for young people, with a television drama series as its central feature. The fifth season of the MTV Shuga television series was launched in March 2017 and is set ...

Changing Gender and Social Norms, Attitudes and Behaviours
May 9, 2017

Changing Gender and Social Norms, Attitudes and Behaviours

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"What rigorous evidence is there on what types of programming interventions work to bring about changes in gender and social norms, and changes in wider attitudes and behaviours?" This annotated bibliography presents studies of programmes that ...

A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
May 8, 2017

A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income ...

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Commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the YouthPower Learning project, this systematic review aims to document how Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches have been applied in low- and ...

Demand Generation: Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities: HC3 Case Study Series
May 8, 2017

Demand Generation: Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for ...

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This series of case studies looks how six organisations have used the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities to improve their social and behaviour change (SBCC) communication activities.  The I-Kit , ...

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in Guinea - Case Studies
April 26, 2017

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in Guinea - Case Studies

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“Guinea’s maternal and child health indicators are among the lowest in the world. Even before Ebola hit in 2014, trust and confidence in its health services were low. Ebola’s rapid spread further fueled fear and distrust, with many people ...

Social and Behaviour Change Communication for Malaria in Pregnancy: Strategy Development Guidance Implementation Kit (I-Kit)
April 5, 2017

Social and Behaviour Change Communication for Malaria in Pregnancy: Strategy ...

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This Implementation Kit (I-Kit) was developed to help social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and malaria in pregnancy (MiP) programme managers and stakeholders improve SBCC strategies and interventions for MiP, especially those ...

Grassroot Soccer Research Report 2016
April 4, 2017

Grassroot Soccer Research Report 2016

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“Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, ...

Same Beds, Different Dreams? Charitable Foundations and Newsroom Independence in the Global South
March 22, 2017

Same Beds, Different Dreams? Charitable Foundations and Newsroom ...

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“Private charities, a new generation of which have recently emanated from Silicon Valley enterprises, are increasingly directing their funding towards media organizations as a way to achieve their philanthropic goals. Media houses, in need of ...

How to Hold a Successful Share Fair
March 20, 2017

How to Hold a Successful Share Fair

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This handbook is a reference tool for anyone who works in public health or international development and wants to bring together a group of people to discuss ideas, address challenges, and share best practices. The handbook guides users through ...

The Lucky Specials Film
March 16, 2017

The Lucky Specials Film

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The Lucky Specials is a film which combines fiction and non-fiction storytelling to demystify tuberculosis (TB), explaining how it spreads, and how it can be treated.  Through relatable characters and storyline, The Lucky Specials replaces ...

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge for Health East Africa Field Project
March 16, 2017

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge ...

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"Knowledge management interventions positively improved effectiveness and efficiency of knowledge sharing and use of knowledge management techniques among ECSA-HC staff members." This research brief looks at the process and effects of knowledge ...

Disasters and Violence against Women and Girls: Can Disasters Shake Social Norms and Power Relations?
March 14, 2017

Disasters and Violence against Women and Girls: Can Disasters Shake Social ...

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"Post-disaster contexts are often characterised by the aggravation of discriminatory norms, social inequalities and gender-based violence, particularly against women and girls. Disasters cause suffering and damage but they also provide ...

Institutionalizing Community Health Conference 2017
March 9, 2017

Institutionalizing Community Health Conference 2017

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“Advancing community health is central to achieving sustainable development and universal primary healthcare. The foundations of community health within the context of primary health care are increasingly recognized as crucial components of ...

Decision Guide for Program Managers: What You Need to Know About the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) Approach
March 8, 2017

Decision Guide for Program Managers: What You Need to Know About the ...

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This resource is intended to guide programme managers in making decisions around whether to adopt the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) approach in their programming, and whether or not to send staff to be trained in this approach.

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Niger: Project Report
March 6, 2017

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Niger: ...

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"With an average of 7.6 children per woman, Niger has the highest fertility rate in the world and the highest rate of child marriage worldwide: 76.3 percent of women currently 20-24 years were married before age 18 and 28 percent before age 15."

Enabling the Success of Social and Behavior Change Communication and Social Marketing NGOs
March 2, 2017

Enabling the Success of Social and Behavior Change Communication and Social ...

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"Vision: The development of a global community where local SBCC and social marketing organizations, donors and international NGOs work together and support one another according to their comparative strengths to influence behaviors and achieve ...

The Learning Route in Rwanda - Leveraging the Scaling up Nutrition Civil Society Network: Building Regional Platforms to Promote Learning on How to Address Malnutrition
February 28, 2017

The Learning Route in Rwanda - Leveraging the Scaling up Nutrition Civil ...

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"Progress continues to be made in the fight against hunger; yet, a large number of people still lack of food and are not adequately nourished. It is estimated that 795 million people in the world were undernourished (2014-2016 estimates), meaning ...

Social Mobilization Lessons Learned: The Ebola Response in Liberia
February 27, 2017

Social Mobilization Lessons Learned: The Ebola Response in Liberia

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“One of the key lessons learned during the first wave of the outbreak was that behavior and prevention must be considered alongside biomedical approaches, and messaging must consider the context and impact of messaging on populations.”

Population, Health, and Environment Toolkit
February 24, 2017

Population, Health, and Environment Toolkit

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This toolkit houses a collection of knowledge on how to design, implement, communicate, promote, and advocate for Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) programmes. As explained in the toolkit, PHE is a term used for programmes that use “a ...

Road Safety Mass Media Campaigns: A Toolkit, Plus a Video Library
February 20, 2017

Road Safety Mass Media Campaigns: A Toolkit, Plus a Video Library

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"Road user behaviour can be improved by road safety campaigns, which in combination with behavioural measures (e.g., law enforcement, education or training), can become a powerful way to persuade the public to behave more safely in traffic."

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 ...

HOPE LVB Toolkit
February 16, 2017

HOPE LVB Toolkit

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The Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) toolkit has been developed to share lessons learned and best practices from the HoPE-LVB project - described as one of the largest and most scaled up integrated ...

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform
February 15, 2017

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development ...

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The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform is an online resource that aims to establish networks of social scientists who can rapidly provide insight and advice to emergency responses, with a focus on the ...

How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? - Advocacy Tools
February 14, 2017

How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? - Advocacy Tools

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This set of advocacy resources is intended to help government ministry staff and other in-country stakeholders to advocate for increased involvement of community health workers (CHW) in promoting good nutrition. Based on an analysis of policies ...

The Impact of Gender on Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy in Niger and Togo
February 14, 2017

The Impact of Gender on Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy in ...

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“When we go to a prenatal or pediatric exam, they advise us about FP methods for spacing the births…at home, when we tell our husbands, they refuse under the pretext that these methods create illnesses that will still be their responsibility, ...

Reporting on Road Safety: A Guide for Journalists
February 13, 2017

Reporting on Road Safety: A Guide for Journalists

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"This guide is the result of four years of investment working with media on road safety in ten countries. "

Engaging Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Including Family Planning
February 13, 2017

Engaging Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Including Family ...

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"[The guide] emphasizes the importance of using a gender lens when planning and programming men’s engagement in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including family planning - which means engaging men as clients of SRH services, as ...

Nutrition and Hygiene for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria - A Training Guide for Community-Based Organizations
February 9, 2017

Nutrition and Hygiene for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria - A ...

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The Nutrition and Hygiene for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria training package is designed to provide basic technical knowledge on nutrition and hygiene needs for children who are 2-17 years old, particularly orphans and vulnerable ...

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