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April 19, 2018

Exploring Social and Behavior Change Communication to Support Delivery of Micronutrient Powders in Rural Uganda

"Effective micronutrient powder distribution programming requires a behavior change strategy that is both effective and appropriate in a specific context." Drawing on the experience of the United...

March 26, 2018

Impact Data - Improving Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition and Hygiene through Community Videos in Niger

"The community video approach proved effective in improving and sustaining knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and self-reported behaviors in Niger." Niger, located in the Sahel region of West...

March 16, 2018

Documentation of REC in Malawi

"Mini-surveys conducted by district supervisors indicated over 98% of infants were reached with immunization services. In addition, the contacts were used to counsel postpartum women for FP [family...

March 16, 2018

Exemptions From Mandatory Immunization After Legally Mandated Parental Counseling

"The success of counseling-based interventions to address vaccine hesitancy is not clear. Evaluating the impact of a counseling intervention can provide important insight into population-level...

March 15, 2018

Reducing the Gender-Related Immunization Gap in Two Districts of Mopti Region in Mali

"This case study demonstrates how integrating gender adds value to the process of quality improvement [QI] and improves communities' acceptance of solutions." As part of its remit, the United States...

March 15, 2018

Community-Based Newborn Health Promotion in Pastoralist Ethiopia: The Social Mobilization and Demand Creation Project

"...this brief pilot study suggests that pregnant women are open to changing their health behaviors when they are encouraged and supported by local CVs [community volunteers]..."

March 14, 2018

Pivoting from Polio Eradication to Measles and Rubella Elimination: A Transition that Makes Sense Both for Children and Immunization Program Improvement

"Why not take advantage of the experience and infrastructure developed to eradicate polio to pursue the elimination of measles and rubella...?" This question is at the core of a commentary on the...

March 10, 2018

Creating the spaces for children to participate in development process

 As Zambia commemorates Youth Day on 12th March 2018, particular attention must be paid to the concept of child participation. Child participation comes across as a cliché as civic actors...

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March 5, 2018

"When young people have opportunities to explore otherness in a guided way, with a teacher or a mentor who models a respectful curiosity, they...

March 1, 2018

"People do not exist as islands; they make up a social system that is interdependent and built on tacit conventions of behavior....So then,...

February 28, 2018

"In every humanitarian crisis, humanitarian organisations have a responsibility to be accountable and to listen to the communities they...

February 20, 2018

"Studies of nutrition BCC that do not account for information spillovers to non-participants may underestimate its benefits in terms of IYCN...

February 16, 2018

"You may be acting as a lone crusader or as part of a larger advocacy effort. Either way, you share an objective with all other advocates: to...

February 15, 2018

"Impacts of BCC programmes may be underestimated if persistence of effects is unaccounted for."

This paper assesses the effect of...

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