What Does Not Work in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Review of Evidence on Interventions Commonly Accepted as Best Practices

"Youth centers, peer education, and one-off public meetings have generally been ineffective in facilitating young people's access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, changing their...

Assessment of Family Planning Use in Bauchi and Sokoto States, Nigeria

"The focus of this report is to understand the family planning [FP] context in Northern Nigeria through a literature review. It will also assess changes in modern contraceptive use in Bauchi and...

International Youth Day. Let’s be brave.

Author: Sok Phalyka, August 12 2015 - In celebration of International Youth Day, Sok Phalyka looks at how BBC Media Action’s new radio programme in Cambodia is helping improve young people’s job...

Myanmar: seeing emergency information in a new light

Author: Becky Palmstrom, August 10 2015 - In the light of recent floods in Myanmar, also known as Burma, Becky Palmstrom reflects on how the country has strengthened its preparations and response to...

Hope: 100 days after the Nepal earthquake

Author: Bhuwan Timilsina, August 3 2015 - I was alone on the ground floor of the new house I was constructing when I felt the earth shake beneath me. Instinct took hold and I was out into the open in...

Terms of engagement in extreme times

Author: Jackie Christie, July 30 2015 - The BBC’s roving bureau 'Pop Up' did exactly that in Nairobi last week. Kenya was its first destination outside of the United States and timely too, arriving...

Pakistan Health Communication Project

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Updates: The MDG to SDG Journey!

Below is a thread of news and social media updates that include variety of perspectives on the journey from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals. All intro and...
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Launched in November 2013 and ongoing through 2017, this social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) campaign was carried out as part of the National AIDS Control Program’s (NACP) efforts in Haiti to create a collective, national response to...

The Next Generation "Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal, released by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in August of 2015, has the objective of reaching couples with one or two children to increase their use of...

This paper combines reflection on the work of the Radijojo World Children's Radio Network with the cross-cultural approach of Joseph Campbell, whose concept of the "myth" describes patterns that may help to understand the psychological, ethical,...

"Contraceptive effectiveness is the leading characteristic for most women when choosing a method, but they often are not well-informed about effectiveness of methods. Because of the serious consequences of 'misinformed choice,' counseling should...

"During each vaccine introduction, national immunization programs learn valuable lessons about what works and what doesn't work. Unfortunately, in the resource-scare world of global public health, documentation of programs and strategies is...

"Social mobilization, advocacy and communications is a growing priority for SUN countries and increasingly seen as an integral part of the national nutrition strategy.  Countries are at very different stages and employing a variety of...


"Vaccine hesitancy is complex and context specific, varying across time, place and vaccines. It is influenced by factors such as complacency, convenience and confidence."

"Sexual harassment in public places is found to be one of the major causes of girls’ dropping out of school; this causes an increase in child and early forced marriage." Sheepa Hafiza

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "...

"I learned about my rights... my right to play and to choose what I wanted to become." Furaha Pascal Karimiko

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Securing the Way to Healthy Adulthood and Leadership for Girls"

"The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme is for the most vulnerable girls ages 10-19 in Zambia….Evidence shows that economic aspects of girls’ lives can act as key barriers in translating health knowledge into health behaviour change.” Karen...

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694 2015-08-24 The Drum Beat 694 - Research Findings: Understanding Attitudes to Polio Vaccination and Immunisation in Northern Nigeria
693 2015-07-27 The Drum Beat 693 - Thanking and Inviting CI Associates
692 2015-07-14 The Drum Beat 692 - Vaccination Conversations
691 2015-07-02 The Drum Beat 691 - Early Childhood C4D around the World
690 2015-06-15 The Drum Beat 690 - Communication and Change News and Issues
689 2015-05-28 The Drum Beat 689: Introducing 20 Members of The CI Network
688 2015-05-12 The Drum Beat 688 - HIV Communication: Focus on Evidence, Impact
687 2015-04-29 The Drum Beat 687 - Communication and Change News and Issues
686 2015-03-26 The Drum Beat 686 - Malaria Communication
685 2015-03-23 The Drum Beat 685 - Thanking and Inviting CI Associates
684 2015-03-02 The Drum Beat 684 - Communication: Achieving Results for Children
683 2014-10-14 The Drum Beat 683 - Themes from The CI Bloggers
682 2015-01-27 The Drum Beat 682 - Communication and Change News and Issues
681 2015-01-20 The Drum Beat 681 - Highlights from the International Seminar on Children and Communication: Rights, Democracy, and Development
680 2015-01-16 The Drum Beat 680 - Ebola Networking and Resources
679 2014-12-08 The Drum Beat 679 - Thanking and Inviting CI Associates
678 2014-12-02 The Drum Beat 678 - Communication and Change News and Issues
677 2014-11-18 The Drum Beat 677 - Demand Generation for Lifesaving Commodities
676 2014-11-03 The Drum Beat - Issue 676 - Evidence Summit on Population-Level Behaviour Change
675 2014-10-30 The Drum Beat - Issue 675 - Ebola
674 2014-10-21 The Drum Beat - Issue 674 - Quiz Time!
673 2014-10-01 The Drum Beat 673 - Communication and Change News and Issues
672 2014-09-03 The Drum Beat 672 - Positive Deviance: Linking Research and Behaviour Change
671 2014-08-11 The Drum Beat 671 - Research to Promote Growth and Development
670 2014-08-04 The Drum Beat 670 - Family Tree of Theories, Methodologies and Strategies in Development Communication
669 2014-07-22 The Drum Beat 669 - Introducing and Welcoming CI Associates
668 2014-07-10 The Drum Beat 668 - A Brief Chronology of a Polio Communication Research Initiative
667 2014-07-07 The Drum Beat 667 - Putting the Audience at the Centre of Research
666 2014-05-29 The Drum Beat 666 - Journalists and Crisis: Strategies and Resources
665 2014-05-20 The Drum Beat 665 - The Future of ICTs for Agriculture
664 2014-05-12 The Drum Beat 664 - Polio Communication: Accomplishments, Challenges, Plans
663 2014-04-23 The Drum Beat 663 - Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)
662 2014-04-11 The Drum Beat 662 - Communication and Change News and Issues
661 2014-03-13 The Drum Beat 661 - Recent Polio Communication Action and Strategy
660 2014-03-10 The Drum Beat 660 - Thanking and Seeking CI Associates
659 2014-02-12 The Drum Beat 659 - Media to Empower and Advocate for Health
658 2014-02-05 The Drum Beat 658 - Communication and Change News and Issues
657 2014-01-30 The Drum Beat 657 - Early Childhood Development Initiatives, Impact
656 2014-01-14 The Drum Beat 656 - Communication and Change News and Issues
655 2013-12-04 The Drum Beat 655 - SBCC and Health Communication
654 2013-11-25 The Drum Beat 654 - Communication and Change News and Issues
653 2013-11-15 The Drum Beat 653 - Adolescent Economic Empowerment
652 2013-11-14 The Drum Beat 652 - Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights in Southern Africa
651 2013-10-31 The Drum Beat 651 - Thanking and Seeking CI Associates
650 2013-10-18 The Drum Beat 650 - Communication and Change News and Issues
649 2013-09-24 The Drum Beat 649 - Blogs: Policy Analysis and Insight from the Network
648 2013-08-23 The Drum Beat 648 - Communication and Change News and Issues
647 2013-08-19 The Drum Beat 647 - Key Choices for the Polio End-Game
646 2013-08-08 The Drum Beat 646 - Communication and Change News and Issues
645 2013-07-22 The Drum Beat - 645 - Health, Rights, Media