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Shifting Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Sierra Leone Utilizing Trials of Improved Practices
February 2, 2018

Shifting Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Sierra Leone Utilizing Trials of ...

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"The SPRING project, together with Helen Keller International (HKI), recently used Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs), a qualitative research methodology, to design social and behavior change communication (SBCC) efforts to improve the ...

Radio Production Training Manual
January 29, 2018

Radio Production Training Manual

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"Some of the chief qualities that make a good radio producer are: curiosity, a love of stories, a love of meeting people and talking to them." 

Académie de l’Artisanat -  Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their Reproductive Future and Their Financial Life
January 26, 2018

Académie de l’Artisanat - Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their ...

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“As designers, we do research to get inspired. When we begin a project, we immerse ourselves in the lives of the people we’re designing for.”

Couples as Champions for Gender Equality
January 24, 2018

Couples as Champions for Gender Equality

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“Our Gender Champion Approach was greatly appreciated by communities in Senegal, and showed how small actions by one individual can influence the actions of others within a group, holding the potential to influence further individuals, and ...

The Impact of Radio on Nutrition-Related Knowledge Behaviors in Senegal
January 17, 2018

The Impact of Radio on Nutrition-Related Knowledge Behaviors in Senegal

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“By working with radio stations, we could increase our audience at a low cost  and assist local radio stations to develop  new skills in communication and monitoring and evaluation.”

Soul Buddyz Club Impact Evaluation
January 16, 2018

Soul Buddyz Club Impact Evaluation

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Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies
January 12, 2018

Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies

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Created by the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Infectious Hazard Management in collaboration with the WHO Department of Communications, the recommendations in this resource provide overarching, evidence-based guidance on how risk ...

Increasing Access to Contraceptive Information and Services for First-Time Mothers in Shinyanga District, Tanzania
January 11, 2018

Increasing Access to Contraceptive Information and Services for First-Time ...

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"This technical brief describes the E2A Project [Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning (FP) and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls Project]’s interventions for first-time mothers in Shinyanga District (of Shinyanga ...

Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPIN): Technical Briefs
January 10, 2018

Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPIN): Technical Briefs

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"This technical brief presents key learnings, best practices and experiences from implementing the Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPIN) between April 2011 to August 2016." ESMPIN, implemented by Society for Family Health (SFH) ...

Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse Webinar Series
January 10, 2018

Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse Webinar Series

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This series of webinars is being hosted by the LINEA (Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse) Network, a project of the Gender Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which works to prevent ...

Increasing Support for Reproductive Health Activities Among Religious Leaders in Niger (Accroître le Soutien aux Activités de Santé Reproductive parmi les Leaders Religieux au Niger) - Volumes 1, 2 and 3
January 10, 2018

Increasing Support for Reproductive Health Activities Among Religious ...

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These three dual language reports offer a summary of the human-centred design (HCD) process used by Population Services International (PSI) to engage religious leaders in reproductive health activities in the Zinder region of Niger. Each of the ...

The Father Factor: How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for Better   Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Niger
January 9, 2018

The Father Factor: How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for ...

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"In Niger, where the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project has worked to improve nutrition since 2015, MIYCN [maternal, infant, and young child nutrition] behaviors are influenced by cultural ...

mVAM for Nutrition Kenya Case Study
January 9, 2018

mVAM for Nutrition Kenya Case Study

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“Using mobile methodologies to collect dietary diversity data for young children and women of reproductive age helps to provide early warning of deteriorating nutrition situations and support global efforts to strengthen nutrition ...

Driving Demand for Chlorhexidine: A Human-Centered Design Toolkit for the Development of Demand Generation Materials
January 9, 2018

Driving Demand for Chlorhexidine: A Human-Centered Design Toolkit for the ...

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“A defining characteristic of the human-centered design process is that it prioritizes talking to and collaborating with the people who are most likely affected by the development of a new intervention or program.”

Understanding Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health-seeking Behaviors in Ethiopia: Implications for Youth Friendly Service Programming
December 21, 2017

Understanding Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health-seeking ...

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"Acknowledging the need for targeted health services for adolescents and youth, the Ethiopian Government has scaled-up and institutionalized youth friendly services (YFS) through intensive capacity building at all levels of the health ...

Peer Education Program to Reduce Tuberculosis and HIV Risks in Tanzania Prisons: Pocket Guide for Peer Educators
December 6, 2017

Peer Education Program to Reduce Tuberculosis and HIV Risks in Tanzania ...

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This guide is designed to support peer education programmes among inmates and prison staff in Tanzania. It seeks to encourage behaviour change to reduce the risk of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) by educating inmates and prison staff about what leads ...

Facilitator's Guide for Father-to-Father Support Groups: Infant and Young Child Feeding and Gender in Ghana
December 6, 2017

Facilitator's Guide for Father-to-Father Support Groups: Infant and Young ...

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This facilitator's guide was developed by the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project in Ghana to support discussions among groups of fathers in order to improve men’s support to women in the ...

Right to Health
December 1, 2017

Right to Health

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Launched ahead of World AIDS Day 2017, this Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) report attributes recent rises in access to treatment in part to the courage and determination of people living with HIV demanding and claiming their ...

Evaluation of the Effects of the Smart Client Digital Health Tool
November 14, 2017

Evaluation of the Effects of the Smart Client Digital Health Tool

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"Many demand generation programs, programs that increase awareness of and demand for health products or services among an intended audience, address the information needs of clients prior to visiting a provider and encourage them to seek out FP ...

A Roadmap for Change: Impactful Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality Initiatives
November 13, 2017

A Roadmap for Change: Impactful Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality ...

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This compendium shares some of CARE International’s most impactful programmes and projects in the field of women’s empowerment and gender equality. Although not exhaustive, this compendium is designed to offer a good indication of what works best ...

Engaging Community Members to Adopt Effective WASH Practices for Nutrition
November 9, 2017

Engaging Community Members to Adopt Effective WASH Practices for Nutrition

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"The first 1,000 days, the period from pregnancy to two years of age, are critical for early childhood development. During this time, children are especially vulnerable to stunting, an irreversible condition that can result in lifelong cognitive ...

When a King Has Good Counsellors, His Reign is Peaceful: Video and Facilitator's Guide
November 2, 2017

When a King Has Good Counsellors, His Reign is Peaceful: Video and ...

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To draw leaders’ attention to the problem of stunting and their role in improving young children’s nutrition outcomes, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project in Ghana produced a 24-minute ...

Equipping Adolescent Girls with Health, Life Skills and Financial Literacy Through Safe Spaces - Learning Brief
October 27, 2017

Equipping Adolescent Girls with Health, Life Skills and Financial Literacy ...

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“A safe space is a place where anyone can relax and be able to fully express themselves, without feeling uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe on account of gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural background, religious affiliation, ...

Evaluation of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) Program
October 25, 2017

Evaluation of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) Program

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“Gaps remain in understanding whether family planning (FP) programs can change urban women's FP behaviors. Even less is known about what works among poor urban women.” This article, published online in the Studies in Family Planning journal, ...

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys
October 24, 2017

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys

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"Strategic health communication can help create an enabling environment for men to access the care and services they need as well as support their partners' and families' access to and uptake of services." This brief includes examples, promising ...

Advocacy for Better Health: A Workshop Curriculum on Community Mobilization and Advocacy Action Planning - Facilitator's Guide
October 19, 2017

Advocacy for Better Health: A Workshop Curriculum on Community Mobilization ...

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This workshop curriculum is designed to assist community groups to advocate for better health and social services in their community by helping them identify health-related problems to address, and empowering them to create their own advocacy ...

Tuungane Project
October 15, 2017

Tuungane Project

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Launched in 2011, the Tuungane project in Tanzania uses the Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approach, which integrates family planning (FP) and reproductive health with conservation programming - with the ultimate goal of ensuring that ...

Advocacy Impact Case Studies
October 13, 2017

Advocacy Impact Case Studies

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These case studies of advocacy success from around the world can be used as a resource to demonstrate how global health advocates can develop strategies to achieve policy goals. The series illustrates how PATH's 10-part approach to advocacy can ...

Stronger Health Advocates Greater Health Impacts: Markets Matter Advocacy Guide
October 13, 2017

Stronger Health Advocates Greater Health Impacts: Markets Matter Advocacy Guide

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"Increasing political will and building robust policy environments for healthy markets won't happen without a strong network of advocates, influencers, and decision-makers joining forces to address the shortcomings in access to health products." ...

Stronger Health Advocates Greater Health Impacts: Tools of the Trade
October 12, 2017

Stronger Health Advocates Greater Health Impacts: Tools of the Trade

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According to PATH, local health advocates play a pivotal role in the development and implementation of policy change to improve health in their countries. Having the potential for a deep understanding of the issues and strong, established ...

HC3 in Action: Strengthening the SBCC System
October 11, 2017

HC3 in Action: Strengthening the SBCC System

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This technical brief from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) describes the components of an effective social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) system and then provides spotlights on HC3's work in five countries to ...

Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young Married Women and First-time Parents Toolkit
October 10, 2017

Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young Married Women and ...

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This Toolkit brings together a collection of tools that are meant to support programme designers, implementers, donors, and policy makers to advance the sexual and reproductive health needs of young married women and first-time parents. It seeks ...

Using Social Media for Good: Crafting a Facebook Content Strategy - Webinar
October 10, 2017

Using Social Media for Good: Crafting a Facebook Content Strategy - Webinar

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“Social media platforms like Facebook can be a tremendous tool for public health organizations, making it possible to communicate critical health information, inspire movements, and connect with a widespread and engaged audience. It can also be a ...

Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the Issue of Youth Depression in Malawi and Tanzania
October 10, 2017

Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the ...

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“In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), mental health issues are poorly understood. They are often attributed to laziness, and in severe cases spiritual possession or bewitchment. There are very few services available to help people ...

Using the Community Conversation Approach to Tackle Gender Inequalities - Learning Brief
October 9, 2017

Using the Community Conversation Approach to Tackle Gender Inequalities - ...

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“With the extensive gender inequalities that exist in the AGI-K project implementation sites in Wajir, there was need to involve the entire community in identifying issues that contribute to gender inequalities, with specific emphasis on ...

Deliver + Enable Toolkit: Scaling-up Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)
October 5, 2017

Deliver + Enable Toolkit: Scaling-up Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

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Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) has gained global recognition as a vital effort to empower adolescents and young people; enable them to improve and protect their health, well-being, and dignity; and support them in developing critical ...

The Impact and Cost of Child Marriage Prevention in Three African Settings
October 4, 2017

The Impact and Cost of Child Marriage Prevention in Three African Settings

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"Developing and testing streamlined, and minimum basic interventions is critical in the context of child marriage. The practice prevails in the poorest countries with large numbers of girls affected. Interventions that have the potential to reach ...

Understanding Couple Communication and Family Planning in Zambia: Formative Research Study Findings and Recommendations
October 4, 2017

Understanding Couple Communication and Family Planning in Zambia: Formative ...

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“Little is known about how couple communication and family planning decision-making dynamics play out within the context of child marriages. This study was designed to shed light on these issues in Zambia and to design context-specific family ...

Malaria Case Management: Monitoring and Evaluation for SBCC - Implementation Kit
October 2, 2017

Malaria Case Management: Monitoring and Evaluation for SBCC - Implementation Kit

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This how-to guide was developed to support professionals from National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs), health promotion units, technical working groups, and implementing partners to monitor and evaluate social and behaviour change communication ...

Malaria SBCC Evidence Package
September 29, 2017

Malaria SBCC Evidence Package

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“For decades, social and behavior change communication (SBCC) has been used in malaria programs to positively influence behaviors around case management, malaria in pregnancy, insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying. However, the ...

Shamba Chef Television Programme
September 26, 2017

Shamba Chef Television Programme

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Shamba Chef is an edutainment reality television show in Kenya designed to promote the adoption of cleaner and more efficient cooking methods, as well as to explore the culture of food and improve family nutrition. In Kenya, eight out of ten ...

Communicating Research Through Data Visualization
September 20, 2017

Communicating Research Through Data Visualization

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This 5-part video series from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) offers an introduction to data visualisations to help researchers better communicate female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) findings to key policy and programme audiences. It ...

GSMA mHealth Gender Toolkit - Key Principles and Tips for Reaching Women
September 20, 2017

GSMA mHealth Gender Toolkit - Key Principles and Tips for Reaching Women

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“Women represent an untapped business opportunity in mHealth, with direct and indirect commercial benefits for the mobile industry.”

Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviour, Amplifying Voice: What Works? The 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit Featuring Entertainment Education
September 18, 2017

Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviour, Amplifying Voice: What Works? The 2018 ...

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The SUMMIT UPDATES Thread Beginning the DIALOGUE - Scroll down here for network posts - RECENT GROUP ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIPS INFORMATION and FUNDING guidance (support to attend) REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND LINKS (Registration closes on March 19, ...

Revising the Script - Taking Community Mobilization To Scale For Gender Equality
September 14, 2017

Revising the Script - Taking Community Mobilization To Scale For Gender ...

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This study explores the challenges of applying the “innovate, evaluate, scale up” recipe or script in one field of recent innovation: community mobilisation approaches to address socially and politically sensitive issues, particularly, but not ...

Radio Distribution Module
September 11, 2017

Radio Distribution Module

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“Why is it important for people to have a radio, even if they may have access to other forms of media? What do they choose to listen to, and how does this information affect their daily lives? How do you design a radio distribution to maximize ...

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 ...

Journal of Health Communication Special Supplement: The Communication and Community Engagement Response to Ebola, 2014–2015: Evidence and Lessons for Future Global Health Crises
September 6, 2017

Journal of Health Communication Special Supplement: The Communication and ...

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The Journal of Health Communication has published a special supplement examining the role of communication, community engagement, and social mobilisation during and after the Ebola response.  The collection of articles reflects some of the ...

The FP INFOcus Guide - A "For Youth, By Youth" Approach to Sharing Family Planning Information Using Mobile Phone Videos
September 4, 2017

The FP INFOcus Guide - A "For Youth, By Youth" Approach to Sharing Family ...

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This guide offers instructions on how to use mobile first and participatory video approaches to create videos that feature authentic voices and perspectives about family planning methods.  Participatory video brings regular people into the ...

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 ...

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