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The Communication Initiative Network and Partnership

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"These case studies illustrate how UNICEF support is helping countries to strengthen child protection system and promote social change to align social norms and practices with child protection.”

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has provided nine case studies as evidence of results from diverse child protection initiatives,...

"The global health community recognizes that there is 'no health without a workforce.' Efforts have been made to train, deploy, and retain more health workers in areas where they are most needed. But beyond this, we need those health workers that are already at their jobs to be productive. What does this mean?"

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Experiences

"Thousands of girls claim they are embarrassed and ashamed to express the everyday injustices and threats of sexual violence they face, in 'Hear Our Voices' - one of the largest studies of adolescent girls’ rights of its kind."

 

Developed by Action Institute for Environment, Health and Development Communication (IEHDC), this 13-part half-hour television talk show seeks to reach young people (age 15-24 years) in urban and rural areas of Zimbabwe in order to create awareness and discussion around sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The primary objective of...

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Launched in February 2013, the Maternal Health Channel is a television and radio series that is part drama, part documentary, and part discussion, designed to improve maternal health in Ghana. Produced by Creative Storm Networks, the project comprises documentaries about real-life stories, studio discussions, bulletins, and special reports. The...

Launched in July 2014, the ICT-Enhanced Advocacy: Mobilising Communities Around Children's Rights project is using SMS (text messaging) to mobilise communities in Malawi around issues affecting children's rights and education. The initiative is designed to provide information, empower the community to voice their concerns, and put a structure...

To demonstrate the effectiveness of zinc treatment in reducing child mortality, the Micronutrient Initiative piloted a programme in 2007 in three districts of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, to add zinc as a mineral supplement recommended for children with diarrhoea. The trial was subsequently expanded in order to bring zinc treatment to the attention...

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life) is a radio show that aims to improve understanding about polio and challenge negative attitudes towards vaccination. Created in response to a polio outbreak in Somalia that started in May 2013 (a country with no outbreaks in the previous 6 years), the 15-minute magazine show is broadcast on the BBC...

"I danced today to demand the female condom so women can control their sexual health...and have access to the female condom worldwide."

As part of the third annual Global Female Condom Day (GFCD), September 16 2014, this social media campaign is inviting sexual health and reproductive justice advocates to use music and dance to...

"Radyo Bakdaw has helped bring a sense of normality back to the lives of many in the Guiuan area by bringing the community together to take part in events such as the much loved kareoke sessions."

When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, Internews' Humanitarian Team was deployed to Guiuan, Eastern Samar, to...

"When communities drive their own messaging, they magnify the power of persuasion among their peers, accelerating the adoption of healthier behaviors that can save the lives of women and children."

From the global human rights organisation Breakthrough, this information and communication technology (ICT) campaign asks people around the world to share their selfie (a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone often shared on social networking services) as part of this effort to bring home to...

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Strategic Thinking

"These case studies illustrate how UNICEF support is helping countries to strengthen child protection system and promote social change to align social norms and practices with child protection.”

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has provided nine case studies as evidence of results from diverse child protection initiatives,...

"[Girls do not continue school after childbearing because they are] doing household chores, looking after husbands and grandparents, and nourishing children. If they go to school after marriage, men in the community scold them." Girl, PU Barguna School, Bangladesh

"It is clear that the level of political commitment, the extent of engagement of regional and local leaders, the quality of public health leadership and management, and the involvement of civil society are totally inadequate. Pakistan puts the entire global goal in jeopardy."

"Using mobile phone-based technologies can create platforms for real-time evidence-based innovations in immunizations service communication and service delivery."

This paper describes a cross-sectional study conducted to assess the impact of social mobilisation on families in Aligarh, India who are resistant to giving polio drops to their children. Considering that there is a history of Muslim resistance to the oral polio vaccine (OPV) due to mistrust and rumour, it was deemed significant that the...

This editorial, included as an opening piece to one issue of the Journal of Communication in Healthcare: Strategies, Media, and Engagement in Global Health, examines the challenge that the health communication field (and other fields) face...

"How can we build health communication and other capacity in disadvantaged settings?"

"What are some of the communication challenges in engaging people on polio immunization issues?"

This is one of the questions asked in this interview of Thomas Abraham, MA, who is affiliated with the Journalism and Media Studies Center (JMSC) at The University of Hong Kong and who is a consultant for the World Health...

"This paper draws on audience research in Tunisia and Libya since their respective revolutions to understand people's perceptions of the media in the post-revolutionary context."

BBC Media Action's involvement in Tunisia and Libya provides the opportunity to summarise and draw insights from two sets of research on two countries that had...

This BBC Media Action working paper offers some early stage qualitative and quantitative research data results and conclusions on their governance programming in ten countries, including the role played by country contexts and gender on local knowledge levels and individual political participation. It also highlights what the "research is, and...

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Digital

Senior Projects Manager - BBC Media Action - Juba, South Sudan

Job Introduction

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help improve health, reduce poverty, and support people in understanding their rights. To achieve this, it partners with civil society, local media and governments to:

•  Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and...

"These case studies illustrate how UNICEF support is helping countries to strengthen child protection system and promote social change to align social norms and practices with child protection.”

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has provided nine case studies as evidence of results from diverse child protection initiatives,...

"Thousands of girls claim they are embarrassed and ashamed to express the everyday injustices and threats of sexual violence they face, in 'Hear Our Voices' - one of the largest studies of adolescent girls’ rights of its kind."

 

"[T]hose who are empowered to decide the SDGs - your governments and diplomatic representatives - sometimes forget how crucial and relevant information is, or they might feel threatened by media. We risk losing this opportunity if we let them decide to drop access to information and media from the agenda."

"This paper draws on audience research in Tunisia and Libya since their respective revolutions to understand people's perceptions of the media in the post-revolutionary context."

BBC Media Action's involvement in Tunisia and Libya provides the opportunity to summarise and draw insights from two sets of research on two countries that had...

"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..."

"This resource provides an in-depth look at three programs that illustrate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media - specifically using mobile technologies - as part of an integrated strategy to increase demand for and use of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) commodities and services."...

"[T]he UNCoLSC’s Neonatal Resuscitation Technical Working Group (TWG) was formed to systematically identify best practices for scaling up interventions, identifying barriers in current implementation and gaps in knowledge, and addressing other issues related to reducing neonatal mortality through the development of technical standards."

The authors of the more than 60 articles in this supplement to The Journal of Infectious Diseases reflect on the tools, tactics, and alliances that the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners have undertaken as part of the effort to combat the international spread of wild polioviruses into previously polio-free countries...

This tool from the global initiative Every Newborn aims to support countries to analyse health system bottlenecks and challenges preventing the scale up of high-impact, cost-effective interventions for newborns and to identify solutions. It is part of the...

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Film and Video

"Thousands of girls claim they are embarrassed and ashamed to express the everyday injustices and threats of sexual violence they face, in 'Hear Our Voices' - one of the largest studies of adolescent girls’ rights of its kind."

 

"[T]hose who are empowered to decide the SDGs - your governments and diplomatic representatives - sometimes forget how crucial and relevant information is, or they might feel threatened by media. We risk losing this opportunity if we let them decide to drop access to information and media from the agenda."

This website is a repository of materials on the use of the mineral zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) to treat childhood diarrhoeal diseases. The website offers this advice on the use of materials available for free downloading on this website (See video below for a guide to site use): "By using and adapting the...

This Colombian project, begun in 2007 and now ongoing as Revela2, uses theory and evidence, ongoing research and university partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, strengthening of local and regional capacity, local participation, a focus on national, regional and local levels of intervention, inter-institutional and multisectorial work, and...

"I danced today to demand the female condom so women can control their sexual health...and have access to the female condom worldwide."

As part of the third annual Global Female Condom Day (GFCD), September 16 2014, this social media campaign is inviting sexual health and reproductive justice advocates to use music and dance to...

Edutainment +Mobilization = Social Change is a communication and mobilisation process, based in Colombia and on a multimedia edutainment platform, aimed at facilitating dialogue and behaviour change about sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) amongst adolescents and youth 12-19  years of age, with emphasis on the 15-19 age group.

"The annual SIMA Awards champion eye-opening impact films from around the world that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation."

The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) is an effort to unearth the stories of independent filmmakers, grassroots change-makers, and humanitarian organisations and to provide a springboard...

"When communities drive their own messaging, they magnify the power of persuasion among their peers, accelerating the adoption of healthier behaviors that can save the lives of women and children."

"[D]igitally literate women can bring about a lot of change in culture, thinking and social welfare."

Through collaboration between Google and the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), amongst other partners (see below),  with training through Community Information Resource Center (CIRC) of women, adolescent girls, and "dropout"...

Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) is a website, YouTube video channel, and training project (see Related Summaries below) aimed to increase knowledge and access of Indian women to information and communication technology (ICT) usage through the internet and a telephone hotline.

The website includes a step-by-step guide, covering, for...

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Radio

Senior Projects Manager - BBC Media Action - Juba, South Sudan

Job Introduction

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help improve health, reduce poverty, and support people in understanding their rights. To achieve this, it partners with civil society, local media and governments to:

•  Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and...

"These case studies illustrate how UNICEF support is helping countries to strengthen child protection system and promote social change to align social norms and practices with child protection.”

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has provided nine case studies as evidence of results from diverse child protection initiatives,...

Launched in October 2014, this online forum for community radio (CR) practitioners, enthusiasts, trainers, researchers, and certified peer reviewer​s has been developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair on Community Media at the University of Hyderabad, India.

Author: Mariama Khai Fornah, October 28 2014 - Here in Sierra Leone, the Ebola virus continues to spread, and misinformation spreads with it.

"[T]hose who are empowered to decide the SDGs - your governments and diplomatic representatives - sometimes forget how crucial and relevant information is, or they might feel threatened by media. We risk losing this opportunity if we let them decide to drop access to information and media from the agenda."

"How can we build health communication and other capacity in disadvantaged settings?"

Executive Editor - BBC Media Action - Abuja, Nigeria

12 Months Fixed Term Contract or 24 Months
Fixed term contract
Competitive salary
Job Reference: BBC/TP/139984/9424

Job Introduction:

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help improve health, reduce poverty, and...

Project Director - BBC Media Action - Juba, South Sudan

12 Months Fixed term contract

Competitive salary

Job Reference: BBC/TP/139984/9436

Job Introduction:

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights. To achieve this, it partners...

Executive Editor - BBC Media Action -  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

12 Months Fixed Term Contract or 24 Months Fixed term contract

Competitive salary

Job Reference: BBC/TP/139984/9425

Job Introduction:

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help improve health, reduce poverty, and support people in...

"This paper draws on audience research in Tunisia and Libya since their respective revolutions to understand people's perceptions of the media in the post-revolutionary context."

BBC Media Action's involvement in Tunisia and Libya provides the opportunity to summarise and draw insights from two sets of research on two countries that had...

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Television

Senior Projects Manager - BBC Media Action - Juba, South Sudan

Job Introduction

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help improve health, reduce poverty, and support people in understanding their rights. To achieve this, it partners with civil society, local media and governments to:

•  Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and...

Author: Georgis Bashar, October 27 2014 - Ujan Ganger Naiya (Sailing Against the Tide) is a TV drama about teenage sisters in a rural village in Bangladesh. They each marry despite the youngest sister Anika being only 16 and desperate to complete her education. As the drama unfolds, we learn more about the dangers of early pregnancy...

"[T]hose who are empowered to decide the SDGs - your governments and diplomatic representatives - sometimes forget how crucial and relevant information is, or they might feel threatened by media. We risk losing this opportunity if we let them decide to drop access to information and media from the agenda."

Executive Editor - BBC Media Action - Abuja, Nigeria

12 Months Fixed Term Contract or 24 Months
Fixed term contract
Competitive salary
Job Reference: BBC/TP/139984/9424

Job Introduction:

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help improve health, reduce poverty, and...

Project Director - BBC Media Action - Juba, South Sudan

12 Months Fixed term contract

Competitive salary

Job Reference: BBC/TP/139984/9436

Job Introduction:

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights. To achieve this, it partners...

Executive Editor - BBC Media Action -  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

12 Months Fixed Term Contract or 24 Months Fixed term contract

Competitive salary

Job Reference: BBC/TP/139984/9425

Job Introduction:

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to help improve health, reduce poverty, and support people in...

"This paper draws on audience research in Tunisia and Libya since their respective revolutions to understand people's perceptions of the media in the post-revolutionary context."

BBC Media Action's involvement in Tunisia and Libya provides the opportunity to summarise and draw insights from two sets of research on two countries that had...

This BBC Media Action working paper offers some early stage qualitative and quantitative research data results and conclusions on their governance programming in ten countries, including the role played by country contexts and gender on local knowledge levels and individual political participation. It also highlights what the "research is, and...

This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of chlorhexidine, one of "13 Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for newborn umbilical cord care to prevent infection. The document forms part of a comprehensive Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in RMNCH (Reproductive, Mother, Newborn...

Chevening Scholarships are the United Kingdom (UK) government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations for outstanding scholars with leadership potential.

The scholarships are offered for many fields of study, including journalism and media. The programme provides full or...

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Community Participation

"These case studies illustrate how UNICEF support is helping countries to strengthen child protection system and promote social change to align social norms and practices with child protection.”

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has provided nine case studies as evidence of results from diverse child protection initiatives,...

"Thousands of girls claim they are embarrassed and ashamed to express the everyday injustices and threats of sexual violence they face, in 'Hear Our Voices' - one of the largest studies of adolescent girls’ rights of its kind."

 

"[Girls do not continue school after childbearing because they are] doing household chores, looking after husbands and grandparents, and nourishing children. If they go to school after marriage, men in the community scold them." Girl, PU Barguna School, Bangladesh

Author: Georgis Bashar, October 27 2014 - Ujan Ganger Naiya (Sailing Against the Tide) is a TV drama about teenage sisters in a rural village in Bangladesh. They each marry despite the youngest sister Anika being only 16 and desperate to complete her education. As the drama unfolds, we learn more about the dangers of early pregnancy...

Part of the "Because I am a Girl" project, "Hear our Voices" from Plan International comprises study results presented as a video, a technical report, a summary report, and this toolkit intended to provide a means for collecting "consistent, disturbing illustrations of the most pressing concerns for adolescent girls, giving powerful insights...

"How do we close the gap between the people moving forward and the people being left behind?"

"It is a dangerous myth that perpetuates the idea that there is simply a bit of unfinished business to handle and then the era of AIDS will be behind us. The narrative leads inexorably to donors and governments committing less money in the long term, and it results in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and communities having diminished power...

"Using mobile phone-based technologies can create platforms for real-time evidence-based innovations in immunizations service communication and service delivery."

"[T]hose who are empowered to decide the SDGs - your governments and diplomatic representatives - sometimes forget how crucial and relevant information is, or they might feel threatened by media. We risk losing this opportunity if we let them decide to drop access to information and media from the agenda."

"How can we build health communication and other capacity in disadvantaged settings?"

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Materials

"The global health community recognizes that there is 'no health without a workforce.' Efforts have been made to train, deploy, and retain more health workers in areas where they are most needed. But beyond this, we need those health workers that are already at their jobs to be productive. What does this mean?"

Launched in October 2014, this online forum for community radio (CR) practitioners, enthusiasts, trainers, researchers, and certified peer reviewer​s has been developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair on Community Media at the University of Hyderabad, India.

Part of the "Because I am a Girl" project, "Hear our Voices" from Plan International comprises study results presented as a video, a technical report, a summary report, and this toolkit intended to provide a means for collecting "consistent, disturbing illustrations of the most pressing concerns for adolescent girls, giving powerful insights...

"How do we close the gap between the people moving forward and the people being left behind?"

From the XIII United Nations Inter-Agency Round Table on Communication for Development "Mainstreaming Communication for Development in Policies and Programmes - Enabling social inclusion to support food and nutrition security, resilient rural livelihoods and family farming", held in Rome, Italy, September 16-18 2014, two interviews were...

"It is a dangerous myth that perpetuates the idea that there is simply a bit of unfinished business to handle and then the era of AIDS will be behind us. The narrative leads inexorably to donors and governments committing less money in the long term, and it results in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and communities having diminished power...

"[T]hose who are empowered to decide the SDGs - your governments and diplomatic representatives - sometimes forget how crucial and relevant information is, or they might feel threatened by media. We risk losing this opportunity if we let them decide to drop access to information and media from the agenda."

"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..."

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Ebola News Feed

Oxfam warns on gaps in the number of laboratories and more foreign medical teams are needed
Oct 31 2014 - 5:04am
Oxfam warns on gaps in the number of laboratories and more foreign medical teams are needed31 October 2014Today (Friday 31st October) marks the half way point in the UN’s Ebola response plan for West Africa which aims to...

Turning the Tide on Ebola
Oct 31 2014 - 4:06am
Turning the Tide on Ebola31 October 2014This briefing makes the case that public health campaigns involving community engagement and social mobilization are key aspects of reducing transmission rates...

Japan Donates 7 Ambulances to Liberia's Ebola Fight
Oct 31 2014 - 2:56am
The Government of Japan  has donated seven ambulances  valued at over four hundred thousand United Sates Dollars as additional support to the fight against the Ebola virus in Liberia. The seven  ambulances arrived in Liberia  on Thursday, October 30, 2014 on board a chartered cargo flight at the Roberts International Airport. According to a Foreign Ministry release, Assistant  Foreign Minister...

Africa: Obama On U.S. Response to Ebola
Oct 30 2014 - 11:37am
[White House]Washington, DC -Following are excerpts of President Obama's remarks on Ebola October 28 related to U.S. foreign policy and international engagement. The full transcript of the president's remarks is available on the White House website.

West Africa - Ebola Outbreak - Fact Sheet #5 (FY 15)
Oct 30 2014 - 10:23am
Language Undefined West Africa - Ebola Outbreak - Fact Sheet #5 (FY 15)A high-level U.S. Government (USG) delegation travels to West Africa to assess the EVD response and liaise with stakeholders 

News story: RFA Argus arrives in Sierra Leone
Oct 30 2014 - 10:04am
RFA Argus arrived in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, this morning and immediately began offloading Department for International Development ( DfID ) supplies and 32 off-road vehicles. Working in support of the government of Sierra Leone and DfID and military personnel based in the country, Argus will now play an important logistical role. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: I...

Africa: Ebola, HIV & Ethics
Oct 30 2014 - 7:53am
[What'sUpHIV]Suppose that a research team of scientists came up with an AIDS vaccine that was 50% effective. What would you recommend that they do with it?

Liberia: Ebola - Red Cross Collecting Fewer Bodies
Oct 30 2014 - 7:39am
[Deutsche Welle]The World Health Organization says there could be a decline in the rate of Ebola cases in Liberia. The UN health agency made the announcement during a press conference in Geneva.

World Bank Group Pledges Additional $100 million to Speed New Health Workers to Ebola-stricken Countries
Oct 30 2014 - 7:29am
ACCRA, October 30, 2014-The World Bank Group announced today an additional $100 million funding in its Ebola crisis response to speed up deployment of foreign health workers to the three worst-affected countries in West Africa. The announcement increases the World Bank Group's funding for the Ebola fight over the last three months in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to more than $500 million. In...

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to visit Ghana for talks on the global response to the Ebola crisis
Oct 30 2014 - 7:23am
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will arrive in Ghana on Thursday, October 30, 2014, for meetings with Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur and other country officials. Dr. Kim will also meet with  officials of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER)  to discuss the Ebola epidemic and its debilitating impact on the three most heavily affected countries - Guinea, Liberia and...

South Africa: Officials Deny Suspected Ebola Case
Oct 30 2014 - 5:31am
[SAPA]Johannesburg -The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) denied a claim on Thursday that a South African man has contracted Ebola.

Liberia: Ivorian Airline Resumes Monrovia Route
Oct 30 2014 - 4:56am
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Ivorian airliner, Air Cote d'Ivoire, has become the first African airline to resume flights to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, a key step which will make it much easier for aid workers to travel to the Ebola-hit nations. The airline partly owned by Air France-KLM (AF) commenced Liberia flights on Sunday, October 26 after kicking off its service to Guinea on Oct....

Africa: Climate Change, Energy, and Stopping the Ebola Epidemic
Oct 30 2014 - 4:11am
[Africa Progress Panel]Caroline Kende-Robb -Ebola has already dealt a catastrophic blow to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone - all emerging from the shadows of conflict - and far too many are still dying from one of the world's most virulent diseases. On current trajectories we can expect to see 1.4 million cases by the end of January 2015. As our Panel Chair, Kofi Annan, has repeatedly said,...

More Than Me’s Ebola Fight Intensifies, Distribute Motorcycles And Secure Additional Two Ambulances For Montserrado County
Oct 30 2014 - 3:35am
In continuation of its fight against the deadly Ebola virus, More Than Me, an American NGO in Liberia has secured additional ambulances for the use by various two electoral districts in Monrovia through the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare. For the past weeks this American NGO in partnership with the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare has been distributing hundreds of PPEs including...