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September 22, 2016

Lessons Learned in Reaching the Final 20: Building a Next-Generation Immunization Supply Chain in Mozambique

"Any changes to the supply chain require an effective leader to define the new vision for the system and the processes that lead to the transformation....The champion for system design must be...

September 21, 2016

Unpacking 'Participation': Models, Meanings and Practices

"Participation" has entered the development mainstream and is used by a variety of institutions, but what it means can vary enormously between different actors. This article explores some of the...

September 20, 2016

Mexican Journalism, Still in the Line of Fire

"Journalists in Mexico should not give up on the idea of forming a common front against the violence, something that international organizations should also support."

September 20, 2016

Childhood Immunisation in South Asia - Overcoming the Hurdles to Progress

"Community engagement relies not just on information sharing and awareness raising but also on a dialogue that enables public health professionals to understand the needs and concerns of caregivers...

September 20, 2016

Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations

"Efforts to expand the vision for constructive male engagement are evolving from encouraging men to be supportive partners of women's reproductive health to also focus on meeting men's own...

September 20, 2016

Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations

"Efforts to expand the vision for constructive male engagement are evolving from encouraging men to be supportive partners of women's reproductive health to also focus on meeting men's own...

September 20, 2016

Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations

"Efforts to expand the vision for constructive male engagement are evolving from encouraging men to be supportive partners of women's reproductive health to also focus on meeting men's own...

September 19, 2016

Citizen Voice and Action

"No democratic government can afford not to listen to the voices of its citizens....However, governments - and institutions of various sizes and scales - find citizen engagement difficult and...

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Forging a West African Consensus on UNGASS

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A recent news story cited Ghana’s Deputy Superintendent of Police, David Selom Hukportie, as bemoaning the formidable challenges he faces trying to destroy marijuana farms across the country. Mr. Hukportie, who also heads the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police Service, said the effort was like "trying to kill a swarm of flies with one’s bare hands".

Blog Spotlight from IDDS Lahore in Pakistan

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Author: Kendra Sharp, January 22 2016 [cross-posted from International Development Innovation Network (IDIN), linked below] - How fitting that the day we celebrated Martin Luther King [MLK] Jr. Day in the U.S. was the day we had our second site visits here at IDDS Lahore. The Apple homepage that came up on my internet browser displayed a photo of MLK Jr. overlaid with his famous quote: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

The Great Zika Freak-Out: A Teaching Moment in the Psychology of Fear

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Author: David Ropeik, January 29 2016 [cross-posted from Big Think, linked below] - A new disease with an exotic name, Zika virus, is spreading "explosively" around the world. It may be causing babies to be born with shrunken heads and brains. No one has immunity. Experts admit significant uncertainty about how the disease spreads, what symptoms it causes, or just which parts of the population face the greatest danger. And the media is going bonkers.

While Zika certainly has the potential to be dangerous, we should be careful to not overstate the greater threat it poses...

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Authors: John Rainford and Joshua Greenberg, January 28 2016 [cross-posted from Policy Options, linked below] - "The government is advising Colombian women to delay becoming pregnant for six to eight months..."

A life-saving radio station in the clouds

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Author: Rishika Das Roy, January 27 2016 - How a life-saving radio station in the Himalayas is helping prepare its listeners for potential flooding, earthquakes and landslides:

Tucked away in the Himalayas, close to some of India’s highest mountain ranges, hides a life-saving community radio station.

Named after a local river, Mandakini Ki Awaaz (‘Voice of the Mandakini’), the broadcaster is located in Uttarakhand state, an area in India at particular risk of earthquakes, flooding and landslides.

Radio show 'hatches' a plan

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Author: BBC Media Action blogger Elizabeth Mbwana, January 20 2016 - Listening to radio programme Nyakati Zinabadilika (Times are Changing) inspired three young unemployed men to approach the district veterinary officer, helping them to start a chicken farm in Tanzania.

A tiny chick cocked his head, flapped its fluffy wings and looked up at me from its box. It was time for feeding.

I’m visiting a chicken farm to meet Ramadhan Boli and his two friends. Until recently, the three young men were unemployed and passed their time sitting idly in the streets hanging out with friends. Ramadhan, known to his friends as Rama, told me, "I wanted to do better in life, but didn’t know where to start."

FAO analytical tools and engagement on national strategies help advance both climate change adaptation and mitigation

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A recent evaluation by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has shown that the advanced analytical tools and data of the Organization and its support to national climate change strategy development processes have helped to strengthen developing country efforts for climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM).

Getting communities to drive environmental sustainability-Case for Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Zambia

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High environmental degradation is one of the key developmental challenges facing Zambia today. This is because rural livelihoods are largely natural resource based. High poverty levels lead to the majority of citizens over-depending on the environment for livelihoods, making the environment unable to adequately renew itself to ensure sustainability. This has resulted in depletion of renewable natural resources which could have been preserved with effective sustainable environmental management practices.

Learning from "Chennai floods": Development Paradigms and Disasters

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Author: Ranjani.K.Murthy, January 7 2016 - Living in Chennai at the time of 2015 floods (which in fact hit several coastal districts of the state Tamil Nadu), and hearing commentaries of how climate change and poor disaster reduction/management were responsible for the deaths and the crisis that followed, I was thinking there is something missing in the debate. The missing element was the direction of development followed in Tamil Nadu, and perhaps globally.

FAO resources contribute to knowledge on food and agriculture

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has made critical contributions to technical knowledge and analysis on food and agriculture with its knowledge products and services, thus strengthening the evidence base for policies and programmes in this area, according to a recently completed evaluation report. At the same time, FAO needs to improve user-orientation in the design and dissemination of these knowledge products, the report suggested.

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September 14, 2016

This "UNICEF report finds nearly 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced; more than half of these have fled...

September 14, 2016

Author: James Deane, September 14 2016 - James Deane argues that the...

September 13, 2016

"Vaccine confidence is an increasingly important global public health issue, with decreases in confidence leading to well-documented cases of...

September 13, 2016

"Adoption of the mERA checklist by journal editors and authors in a standardised manner is anticipated to improve the transparency and rigour...

September 12, 2016

On June 8 2016, a high-level technical roundtable on immunisation and polio eradication in Ukraine was held in Washington DC, United States (US)....

September 12, 2016

This is an interview of Judyth Twigg, one of several conducted as part of the...

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