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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...

March 8, 2018

Involving Men to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health: A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Interventions

This review was conducted to comprehensively assess the effectiveness of male involvement in improving maternal and newborn health (MNH) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), to inform World...

March 7, 2018

Effect of a Mass Radio Campaign on Family Behaviours and Child Survival in Burkina Faso: A Repeated Cross-Sectional, Cluster-Randomised Trial

"We found no evidence of an effect of a mass media campaign on child mortality....Nevertheless, this study provides some of the best evidence available that a mass media campaign alone can increase...

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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...

February 14, 2018

"This report addresses the future of basic education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in deprived locations, and the use of...

February 13, 2018

The Tree of Life is a psychosocial support tool based on narrative practices. The methodology helps avoid re-traumatisation (sometimes called...

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