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February 4, 2016

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh

"What behavior will you promote? What key factors will you address to motivate people?"

February 3, 2016

Definition and Key Messages to Support Advocacy and Action for Communication with Communities

"In the context of humanitarian action Communication with Communities, which is sometimes abbreviated to CwC, refers to activities where the exchange of information is used to save lives, mitigate...

February 2, 2016

Community Video for Nutrition Guide

"SPRING and DG see this community-led video approach, with videos created by the community for the community, as a revolutionary tool for nutrition and health behavior change which blends innovative...

February 2, 2016

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in Odisha, India

In October 2012, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project began a collaboration with Digital Green (DG) and the Voluntary Association for Rural...

February 1, 2016

Engaging Communities in Preparation for Third Round of Polio Vaccination Campaign

"Everyone has a role to play in bringing this vaccine to children. Families need the facts about polio and the value of immunization. Please talk to your friends and neighbors. Teach children about...

January 31, 2016

Social Media: Social and Behavioural Change Communication Summit - Addis Ababa - Feb 8-10, 2016

A compilation of social media feeds related to the Social and Behavioural Communication Summit being held in Addis Ababa, Feb 8-10, 2016. Though we are keeping a close eye on social media it would be...

January 29, 2016

Blog Spotlight from IDDS Lahore in Pakistan

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...

January 29, 2016

Change Leadership: The Making or Breaking of an Immunization Supply Chain

"There is no magic bullet to have effective leaders and a culture of leadership available and ready to drive the change for immunization supply chains around the world. There are, however, things...

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With the grain or against the grain: a media perspective on the governance question of our time

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Author: James Deane, BBC Media Action Director, Policy and Learning, May 20 2015 - I was prompted to write this post by Brian Levy, the rightly respected governance guru of the World Bank, now Senior Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Reflecting on development practice the Burkinabé way

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Author: Valentina Tartari, May 20 2015 - My name is Valentina Tartari. I am not a journalist, nor an expert on African politics, but an international development graduate with a strong research interest in African communities.

Preventing Public Urination in Bangladesh: A Strategic Blunder?

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Author: Adnan R. Amin, May 19 2015 - BACKGROUND

Tanzania: Times (and weather patterns) are changing

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Author: Carly Griggs, May 19 2015 - A few months ago as I pulled into Songambele village in Dodoma region, Tanzania, a soft drizzle was setting in. I pulled my jumper on as I stepped out of the car - it was unusually chilly for September. But the village residents were not fazed, in fact they were thrilled - it was the first rain they had seen in months. For the last few years, rains have become more and more unpredictable, and many communities in Dodoma have become accustomed to one rainy season a year, compared to two in the past.

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Health Promotion Education Key to Healthy Community

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Author: Sanjay Bhonge, May 20 2015 - That a healthy nation can progress economically and socio culturally is a known fact. Every nation works towards providing health facilities at the grassroots level by implementing various health programmes for the benefit of the community.

Yet, we can see that the people in many places are hesitant to accept healthy behaviours. The reason behind this is lack of motivation and positive attitude, likely due to ignorance and lack of understanding of the importance of appeals made by the government.

Nepali community radios in the earthquake frontline

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Author: Suman Basnet, May 15 2015 - As Regional Coordinator of AMARC Asia Pacific, Suman Basnet sent this email to colleagues on May 13 2015. He has kindly offered to allow its publication as a blog:

Dear colleagues and friends, 

Polio-Free India: The Role of the Social Mobilization Network (SMNet)

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By Chris Morry and Kier Olsen DeVries - submitted May 5 2015

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Nepal Earthquake: sharing life-saving information during a crisis

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Author: Kirsty Cockburn, May 4 2015 - When Saturday’s devastating earthquake struck, I’d just finished filming with Sajha Sawal, BBC Media Action’s debate programme in Nepal.

WASH Tools for Implementers Responding to the Nepali Earthquake

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This blog is cross-posted from the WASH website, linked below, May 4 2015 - In times of disaster, particularly when infrastructure has been compromised and people find themselves together in close quarters, there is an increased risk of infection. As such, great need after natural disasters is to ensure access to basic water, sanitation, and hygiene.

 

Integrating gender lens into disaster legislation: The case of Nepal

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Author: Ranjani.K.Murthy, May 4 - The Natural Calamity Relief Act 2039 B.S (of 1982) is the legal instrument in Nepal which provides a framework for relief and rescue efforts to be carried out in the event of a disaster. This Act was modified in 1989 and 1992. The amendments pertain to strengthening institutional mechanism. There is no reference to gender issues within the legislation, perhaps because, in 1982, the issue was still new.

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January 29, 2016

"There is no magic bullet to have effective leaders and a culture of leadership available and ready to drive the change for immunization...

January 29, 2016

"Vaccine hesitancy is an individual behaviour, but is also the result of broader societal influences and should always be looked at in the...

January 29, 2016

Authors: John Rainford and Joshua Greenberg, January 28 2016 [cross-posted from Policy Options, linked below] - "The government is advising...

January 28, 2016

The AIDSFree Guidance Database brings together national HIV testing and treatment guidance from many priority countries around the world. This...

January 27, 2016

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

January 27, 2016

"Several recent projects have implemented innovative methods to reach fathers in culturally appropriate ways that both respect and challenge...

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