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Development of a Set of Community-Informed Ebola Messages for Sierra Leone
August 23, 2017

Development of a Set of Community-Informed Ebola Messages for Sierra Leone

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"[S]ystematic, iterative qualitative research should be fully embedded into the message development process from the outset of the response to any future public health emergency, and the communication of those messages should also be conducted on ...

The Art of Saving a Life
January 9, 2017

The Art of Saving a Life

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"We want to get the buzz and the conversation going, because it's easy to take these important lifesaving tools for granted." - Dr. Christopher Elias, Gates Foundation The Art of Saving a Life is a creative project commissioned by the Gates ...

Health Reporting and Lessons from the Polio Campaign in Ukraine
December 14, 2016

Health Reporting and Lessons from the Polio Campaign in Ukraine

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Five journalist workshops and one media conference on Polio Vaccination, Lessons From the Polio Campaign in Ukraine and Other Health Issues of Public Concern were held in Kyiv, Cherkasy, Odessa, and Svyatohirsk (Donetsk region), Ukraine, between ...

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit
October 4, 2016

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit

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"A well-coordinated, timely and strategic communication strategy and implementation plan can manage people's expectations during an emergency and assist response efforts. Affected communities can be engaged and supported to make the required ...

Health information systems lay foundation for building from one emergency to the next
October 4, 2016

Health information systems lay foundation for building from one emergency to ...

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Author: James Thomas, cross-posted on October 4 2016 - Ebola has once again surfaced in Guinea. Meanwhile, the battle with Zika virus continues in Latin America. American responses to outbreaks tend to be disease-specific, driven in part by the ...

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, Results and Lessons
October 3, 2016

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, ...

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"...health-related social media interventions should be grounded in a theory of change, enhance meaningful participation of critical actors in the development process, and address the problem of inequities."

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Ebola
July 11, 2016

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: ...

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“BBC Media Action asserts that lives can be saved if high-quality media and communication is central to planning responses to any future disease outbreak, as opposed to being peripheral to the practical hardware of a response.” This practice ...

Close the Immunization Gap
May 3, 2016

Close the Immunization Gap

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"No child should be denied the right to immunization for unfair reasons, including economic or social causes. All barriers must be overcome." - Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General Launched during World Immunization Week 2015, this multiyear ...

Nigeria: Social Media and Development - Uses and Impact?
April 25, 2016

Nigeria: Social Media and Development - Uses and Impact?

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We all know about the growth of digital in Nigeria. And within that growth there are trends of course - I was intrigued by this article related to business - Nigeria: 2016’s Biggest Social Media Trends for Business. But how effective have we all ...

Communicating in a Crisis like Ebola: Facts and Figures
February 11, 2016

Communicating in a Crisis like Ebola: Facts and Figures

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"A critical look at the complications and experiences from the perspective of communications and social science holds lessons for future public health responses to infectious disease outbreaks."

Eradicating Polio in Nigeria
February 8, 2016

Eradicating Polio in Nigeria

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"The success of Nigeria's federal and state governments, Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is all the more impressive given the climate of disinformation, intimidation, and violence..."

Introduction of Mobile Health Tools to Support Ebola Surveillance and Contact Tracing in Guinea
January 20, 2016

Introduction of Mobile Health Tools to Support Ebola Surveillance and ...

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"An informatics system consisting of a mobile health application and business intelligence software was used for collecting and analyzing Ebola contact tracing data. This system offered potential to improve data access and quality to support ...

What Does Accountability Mean in Sierra Leone? The Role of the Media in Governance, Particularly in the Context of Ebola
December 4, 2015

What Does Accountability Mean in Sierra Leone? The Role of the Media in ...

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"BBC Media Action's radio programmes Fo Rod and Tok Bot Salone aim to improve people’s understanding of governance issues while also creating platforms to hold leaders to account. Interviews with experts on governance and media in Sierra Leone, ...

The Role of Connectivity in Emergencies: A Case Study of Ebola
October 28, 2015

The Role of Connectivity in Emergencies: A Case Study of Ebola

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Author: Kelly William Doley, October 28 2015 - The Ebola crisis revealed that a dearth of ICT [information and communication technology] capacity in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone prevented or greatly impeded access to and the exchange of ...

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings
October 19, 2015

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings

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"This report... focuses mainly on mass communication programming - broadcasting that can reach millions of people when disaster strikes - informing them about what has happened, what to do, how to find missing loved ones and how to protect ...

World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) Webinars on Ebola
April 1, 2015

World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) Webinars on Ebola

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The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) organised free webinars on Ebola/Infectious diseases in March 2015, which are now available online. They seek to raise journalist's awareness about the current situation and the longer-term ...

By bike, by bus and by boat: Our Ebola radio show's incredible bi-weekly journey across Sierra Leone
March 23, 2015

By bike, by bus and by boat: Our Ebola radio show's incredible bi-weekly ...

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Author: Paul Massaquoi, March 23 2015: What do a priest, a boat, a bus and a bike have in common? Despite sounding like the start of a bad joke this is in fact an important part of our strategy for circulating and transmitting our life-saving ...

TELLME - Transparent communication in Epidemics: Learning Lessons from experience, delivering effective Messages, providing Evidence
February 2, 2015

TELLME - Transparent communication in Epidemics: Learning Lessons from ...

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Culminating at a December 2014 conference, TELLME was a 36-month collaborative project that sought to provide evidence and to develop models for improved risk communication during infectious disease crises around the world. The TELLME project ...

New Communication Strategies for Preventing Misinformation
February 2, 2015

New Communication Strategies for Preventing Misinformation

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"...although two-way communication is listed as a strength of social media, this can also be used negatively to further perpetuate misinformation..."

I Survived Ebola Multi-media Campaign
January 19, 2015

I Survived Ebola Multi-media Campaign

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Launched in December 2014, the I Survived Ebola campaign is using personal stories and experiences told by Ebola survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea "to inform, protect, and spread hope" while also countering stigma and discrimination. ...

Ebola communication tips for health officials
December 23, 2014

Ebola communication tips for health officials

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Authors: Claire Hooker and Julie Leask, originally published on November 5 2014, cross-posted on January 5 2015: Listen up, health officials - here's how to reduce "Ebolanoia".

Hashtag Standards for Emergencies
December 3, 2014

Hashtag Standards for Emergencies

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This 18-page "Think Brief", published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), discusses the emerging use of social media, particularly Twitter, as part of emergency responses. It outlines the value of ...

Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development
November 25, 2014

Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development

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Launched in September 2014, the Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development initiative is an online initiative that is designed to pool ideas, innovations, and strategies to provide solutions for fighting the Ebola virus outbreak in West ...

GIS Support for the MSF Ebola Response in Guinea in 2014
November 24, 2014

GIS Support for the MSF Ebola Response in Guinea in 2014

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This 46-page case study discusses the experience of using Geographic Information Systems and mapping to support the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to respond to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea in early 2014. Over a period of 8 weeks, a GIS ...

Ebola Deeply News Site
November 11, 2014

Ebola Deeply News Site

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Ebola Deeply is an online web portal and news site designed to provide accurate and timely information about the Ebola health crisis, with an emphasis on providing context and countering misinformation. Launched in October 2014, this digital ...

7 Key Insights in Using ICT to Improve Ebola Response
November 11, 2014

7 Key Insights in Using ICT to Improve Ebola Response

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This seven point briefing note outlines insights about how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used more effectively to help support Ebola responses. These seven insights were voiced by thought leaders and decision makers ...

Webinar Series: Training Health Workers for Ebola - Protection, Detection, and Response (October 21, 23, 28, and 30 2014)
October 23, 2014

Webinar Series: Training Health Workers for Ebola - Protection, Detection, ...

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To respond to the current Ebola crisis, mPowering Frontline Health Workers and IntraHealth International together with TechChange are delivering this free online webinar series. "In these webinars, more than 15 international and in-country health ...

6 Ways Technology is Helping to Fight Ebola
October 23, 2014

6 Ways Technology is Helping to Fight Ebola

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Based on consultations with the TechChange Alumni community and other experts in international development and humanitarian assistance, the author of this article, Timo Luego, has pulled together a list of different technologies being applied to ...

Social Media in Emergencies: UNICEF Guidelines for Communication and Public Advocacy
October 17, 2014

Social Media in Emergencies: UNICEF Guidelines for Communication and Public ...

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"By adding social media to the annual work plans and official set of strategies that are being used in an emergency, you will be able to reduce opposition, increase internal awareness and buy-in for your activities..."

Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference 2014 (Nov 3-5 2014)
October 14, 2014

Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference 2014 (Nov 3-5 2014)

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The 3-day 2014 Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference is designed to provide intensive training to build journalists' investigative skills such as "following the money, using data, telling stories, using a computer as a research ...

Ebola Communication Network (ECN)
October 14, 2014

Ebola Communication Network (ECN)

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The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has developed the Ebola Communication Network (ECN), which houses Ebola-related social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) materials, as well as other resources and tools intended for ...

Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Resources for Ebola
September 19, 2014

Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Resources for Ebola

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Created by Health COMpass, this Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) online focus package provides a list of SBCC tools and project materials which organisations working to prevent and treat Ebola can use in their health communication ...

Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak
August 22, 2014

Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak

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Author: Margaret Miller, cross-posted from The World Bank website, August 22 2014 - In the wake of the current Ebola crisis, the 2011 movie Contagion (See the trailer here) directed by Steven Soderbergh has repeatedly been cited as one of the ...

Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis
August 21, 2014

Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis

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Author: Kathryn Bertram, crossposted from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) website on August 21 2014 - During a capacity building workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone this past June, the mood was understandably tense as Ebola ...

Ebola and C4D
August 7, 2014

Ebola and C4D

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"Access to timely and accurate life-saving information is hence absolutely crucial. This is where UNICEF is focusing its efforts moving forward." - UNICEF Representative in Guinea, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoy.

Using radio to respond to Ebola in Sierra Leone
July 29, 2014

Using radio to respond to Ebola in Sierra Leone

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Author: Musa Sangarie, July 29 2014 - For the past four years, the BBC Media Action team here in Sierra Leone has been building the skills of radio stations' producers and journalists across the country. We've trained community journalists on how ...

Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
November 4, 2014

Ebola Response Anthropology Platform

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This online web platform has been created to give an anthropological perspective to assist in disease control efforts in Ebola effected countries, providing information about local cultures, belief systems, and practicies in the context of the ...

Ebola Resources for Health Workers
November 4, 2014

Ebola Resources for Health Workers

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The Ebola Resources for Health Workers online resource centre is a web portal that "supports organisations and agencies that aid frontline health workers as they grapple with the ongoing Ebola crisis." According to Intrahealth, who are ...

March 17, 2006

Five Cs: An eHealth Model

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January 21, 2006

Media Coverage: Avian Influenza

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September 2, 2003

Entrevista con Laurie Garrett

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August 22, 2003

Communications and Social Change [conceptual model] - The Rockefeller Foundation

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This summary is based on a power point presentation that included the Conceptual Model of Communication for Social Change from November 2001. PRINCIPLES & TRENDS

August 13, 2003

Usted acaba de firmarle su sentencia de muerte: Las políticas del SIDA y el ...

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"Usted acaba de firmarle su sentencia de muerte": Las políticas del SIDA y el rol del Periodista. Por Laurie Garrett Ganadora del Premio Pulitzer al escritor en c

August 30, 2001

Comparison of the Fundamental Characteristics of Four Orientations

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Editor's note: While the following comparison has a focus on health issues, it may be applicable to any development issues. SOURCE OF ACTION Social Marketing (SM): Agency or organisation Public Relations (PR): Agency or ...

CDC's Health Communication Wheel
August 30, 2001

CDC's Health Communication Wheel

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From the March-April 1993, Vol. 106, No. 2 181 publication"Policy", this article entitled "Health Communication Takes on New Dimensions at CDC" of Dr. William L. Roper, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States, ...

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