Health Promotion Education Key to Healthy Community

Author: Sanjay Bhonge, May 20 2015 - That a healthy nation can progress economically and socio culturally is a known fact. Every nation works towards providing health facilities at the grassroots level by implementing various health programmes for the benefit of the community.

Yet, we can see that the people in many places are hesitant to accept healthy behaviours. The reason behind this is lack of motivation and positive attitude, likely due to ignorance and lack of understanding of the importance of appeals made by the government.

Nepali community radios in the earthquake frontline

Author: Suman Basnet, May 15 2015 - As Regional Coordinator of AMARC Asia Pacific, Suman Basnet sent this email to colleagues on May 13 2015. He has kindly offered to allow its publication as a blog:

Dear colleagues and friends, 

Nepal Earthquake: sharing life-saving information during a crisis

Author: Kirsty Cockburn, May 4 2015 - When Saturday’s devastating earthquake struck, I’d just finished filming with Sajha Sawal, BBC Media Action’s debate programme in Nepal.

WASH Tools for Implementers Responding to the Nepali Earthquake

This blog is cross-posted from the WASH website, linked below, May 4 2015 - In times of disaster, particularly when infrastructure has been compromised and people find themselves together in close quarters, there is an increased risk of infection. As such, great need after natural disasters is to ensure access to basic water, sanitation, and hygiene.


Integrating gender lens into disaster legislation: The case of Nepal

Author: Ranjani.K.Murthy, May 4 - The Natural Calamity Relief Act 2039 B.S (of 1982) is the legal instrument in Nepal which provides a framework for relief and rescue efforts to be carried out in the event of a disaster. This Act was modified in 1989 and 1992. The amendments pertain to strengthening institutional mechanism. There is no reference to gender issues within the legislation, perhaps because, in 1982, the issue was still new.

Wize Up Zimbabwe - The aftermath

Author: Nokholo Mhluzani, April 30 2015 - Towards the end of the year 2014 Action IEHDC [Action Institute for Environment, Health and Development Communication] produced a television talk show under the Wize Up, your decision your life campaign. The television show that aired on Zimbabwe’s local television station, ZBCTV, was primarily targeted at young people in the 15 to 24 years age group. An audience reception research that was conducted after the show aired proved that Wize Up was a resounding success.

Chapter 2: Lessons Learned from the History of Large-scale CHW Programs

From the CHW Reference Guide, authors Donna Bjerregaard, Initiatives Inc., and Henry Perry, Johns Hopkins University, April 28 2015 - The CHW Reference Guide was produced under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, the United States Agency for International Development Bureau for Global Health’s flagship maternal, neonatal and child health project. More information about CHWs can be obtained from CHW

The Situation of Journalists in Pakistan

Author: Sahib Khan, May 28 2015 - Exposure visits for journalists to areas like the drought-stricken Sindh province, Pakistan, are being organized by NGOs [non-governmental organisations] for journalists in which the logistic supports are being provided to them to develop a story on certain areas, like Tharparkar, where vulnerable communities live without proper facilities and have lost their resource of livelihood, particularly water and grazing for herds of animals.

Ebola: audience research by mobile phone

Author: Dorothy Peprah, April 21 2015 - As we tentatively celebrate the recovery of Beatrice Yardolo, the last known Ebola patient to be discharged from a treatment centre in Liberia, BBC Media Action continues working on programmes and training across the region to ensure Ebola is minimised.

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