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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 ...

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 ...

Love in the time of Ebola
November 12, 2015

Love in the time of Ebola

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Author: Yvonne MacPherson, November 12 2015 - It's not a stretch of the imagination to consider the potential risk posed by global health threats to us all. We've just seen how Ebola impacted the region of West Africa and scared people much ...

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's Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System
October 20, 2014

Ebola's Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System

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Author: Raj Panjabi, October 20 2014 - With war or a disease like Ebola, fear is natural. It seems like people all around you are dying. People you love, people you take care of, people who take care of you. In such a context of enormous grief, ...

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..."

How people behave really matters to health
October 7, 2014

How people behave really matters to health

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Author: Caroline Sugg, October 6 2014 - The Ebola emergency in West Africa shines a fresh light on the way in which peoples' everyday actions are critical to maintaining public health.

Women and girl's rights in Sierra Leone: Let Us Know!
February 24, 2015

Women and girl's rights in Sierra Leone: Let Us Know!

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Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, February 23 2015 - Despite my fourteen years as a journalist, I didn’t always want to work in the media. I actually wanted to be a lawyer. The ability to hold people to account and help people understand their legal ...

November 1, 2006

Forests and Human Health: Assessing the Evidence

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This is a review of over 650 documents focusing on human health and forests. Executive Summary

March 17, 2006

Five Cs: An eHealth Model

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June 27, 2005

Traditional Healers Seen as Key to Beating Marburg Virus

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This article describes a communication campaign on the part of Angola's Ministry of Health, UNICEF and the World Health Organization, that seeks to help prevent the further outbreak of Marburg a highl

Health Promotion: Ottawa Charter
November 4, 2003

Health Promotion: Ottawa Charter

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"Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. Health is seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health promotion is not just the responsibility of the health ...

December 9, 2002

COMBI Design Process

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While the design of a Communication-for-Behavioural-Impact (COMBI) Plan cannot be done in a neat linear fashion, the following 10 steps are suggested.

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 ...

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