<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=102 en Barriers to Immunization in the Dominican Republic and Mozambique http://www.comminit.com/global/content/barriers-immunization-dominican-republic-and-mozambique <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/5755879430_2e82833b64.jpg" alt="" title="Barriers to Immunization in the Dominican Republic and Mozambique" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2004 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>CHANGE Project (<i>no longer in operation</i>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.manoffgroup.com/documents/sum_mozdr.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 7-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/273801">Natasha Abel - FHI 360 - The CHANGE Project</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Mike Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> ONE</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/barriers-immunization-dominican-republic-and-mozambique" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/barriers-immunization-dominican-republic-and-mozambique#comments Dominican Republic Mozambique Strategic Thinking Children Evaluation Methodologies MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Government Departments NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Polio Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:39:39 +0000 kdevries 9353815 at http://www.comminit.com Appendices to the Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy http://www.comminit.com/global/content/appendices-report-sage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/3cs.png" alt="" title="Appendices to the Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy" width="100" height="73" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Media and social media can create a negative or positive vaccine sentiment and can provide a platform for lobbies and key opinion leaders to influence others....Community leaders and influencers, including religious leaders in some settings, celebrities in others, can all have a significant influence on vaccine acceptance or hesitancy."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.who.int/immunization/sage/meetings/2014/october/2_SAGE_Appendicies_Background_final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 111-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/heidi-larson-london-school-hygiene-tropical-medicine">Heidi Larson - London School of Hygiene &amp; Tropical Medicine</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Mike Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> SAGE</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/report-sage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy">Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/appendices-report-sage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/appendices-report-sage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy#comments Global Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Person-to-Person Indicators Interpersonal Immunisation and Vaccines Featured World Health Organization Global Polio Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:51:27 +0000 kdevries 9353780 at http://www.comminit.com Introduction of Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Specific Determinants of Vaccine Hesitancy http://www.comminit.com/global/content/introduction-inactivated-polio-vaccine-and-specific-determinants-vaccine-hesitancy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/sage.png" alt="" title="Introduction of Inactivated Polio Vaccine and Specific Determinants of Vaccine Hesitancy" width="100" height="71" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maduka Donatus Ughasoro </div> <div class="field-item even"> Beckie Nnenna Tagbo </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Dorothy Omono Esangbedo </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 30, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>University of Nigeria (<em>Ughasoro, Tagbo</em>); Providence Hospital (<em>Esangbedo</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperDownload.aspx?paperID=53352" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the 12-page paper in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/maduka-donatus-ughasoro-university-nigeria">Maduka Donatus Ughasoro - University of Nigeria</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>World Journal of Vaccines</em>, 5, 8-18</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/report-sage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy">Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/introduction-inactivated-polio-vaccine-and-specific-determinants-vaccine-hesitancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/introduction-inactivated-polio-vaccine-and-specific-determinants-vaccine-hesitancy#comments Nigeria Endemic Countries Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Person-to-Person Interpersonal Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Polio Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:56:02 +0000 kdevries 9353779 at http://www.comminit.com Security for Polio Workers http://www.comminit.com/global/content/security-polio-workers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/839721-poliosecurityafp-1424168208-940-640x480.jpg" alt="" title="Security for Polio Workers" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Faisal Raja </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 26, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Central Police Office, Lahore, Pakistan</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://tribune.com.pk/story/844148/security-for-polio-workers/" target="_blank">Click here to read the entire opinion piece.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/faisal-raja-central-police-office">Faisal Raja - Central Police Office</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>The Express Tribune</em>. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> "In this file photo a police commando guards a polio vaccination team. PHOTO: AFP"</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/security-polio-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/security-polio-workers#comments Pakistan Endemic Countries Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Civil Society Person-to-Person Interpersonal Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Polio Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:42:49 +0000 kdevries 9353774 at http://www.comminit.com Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy http://www.comminit.com/global/content/report-sage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen-shot-2012-07-20-at-9.12.59-am-e1342800888648.jpg" alt="" title="Report of the Sage Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy" width="100" height="87" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"[R]egardless of the setting and causes of vaccine hesitancy, poor communication needs to be addressed generally, in addition to developing targeted communication to address hesitancy and improve vaccine uptake."</em></p> <p> This is one of the lessons that emerged from a November 2011 meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization, where SAGE noted with concern the impact of reluctance to accept immunisation on the uptake of vaccines reported from both developed and developing countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.who.int/immunization/sage/meetings/2014/october/1_Report_WORKING_GROUP_vaccine_hesitancy_final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 64-page report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/heidi-larson-london-school-hygiene-tropical-medicine">Heidi Larson - London School of Hygiene &amp; Tropical Medicine</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Mike Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> Seattle Children's Hospital</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/appendices-report-sage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy">Appendices to the Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/report-sage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/report-sage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy#comments Global Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Person-to-Person Interpersonal Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Polio Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:51:03 +0000 kdevries 9353753 at http://www.comminit.com Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training: Guide for Applying the Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach http://www.comminit.com/global/content/scaling-health-workforce-education-and-training-guide-applying-bottlenecks-and-best-buys <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rebecca Bailey </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kate Tulenko </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bottleneck.jpg" alt="" title="Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training: Guide for Applying the Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>"To achieve universal health coverage and better health outcomes, the world needs more health workers...Educating and training an ample supply of new health workers, though, is hindered by a limited number of schools and the scarcity of resources to scale up their efforts."</i><br /></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.capacityplus.org/guide-for-applying-the-bottlenecks-and-best-buys-approach" target="_blank"> Click here to access the guide and annexes online.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/capacityplus">CapacityPlus</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>44</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/9282616">CapacityPlus - IntraHealth International</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Carol Bales to The Communication Initiative on February 13 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.capacityplus.org/new-resource-spotlight-scaling-up-health-workforce-education-and-training" target="_blank">CapacityPlus website</a> on February 26 2015. <i>Photo by Uko Gabriel Chukwudi for Capacity Plus and IntraHealth International.</i> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/scaling-health-workforce-education-and-training-guide-applying-bottlenecks-and-best-buys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/scaling-health-workforce-education-and-training-guide-applying-bottlenecks-and-best-buys#comments Global Materials Academic Institutions MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health MDG 6. Combat Diseases Government Departments Health NGOs Health Communication - Africa Global HIV/AIDS - Africa Health HIV / AIDS Africa Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:16:16 +0000 aventh 9353749 at http://www.comminit.com WHO-UNICEF Joint Strategic Action Plan for the Polio Outbreak Response in the Horn of Africa http://www.comminit.com/global/content/who-unicef-joint-strategic-action-plan-polio-outbreak-response-horn-africa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/28global-span-articlelarge.jpg" alt="" title="WHO-UNICEF Joint Strategic Action Plan for the Polio Outbreak Response in the Horn of Africa" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"<em>[S]pecific communication challenges make it difficult for the public to perceive the risks of polio among other priorities, and hinder adequate support from governments, social and religious institutions, the media, community leaders and other stakeholders."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.polioeradication.org/Portals/0/Document/InfectedCountries/HoA/HOA_PolioStrategicActionPlan_20Dec2013.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 47-page report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/325287">Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.polioeradication.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GPEI website</a>, accessed February 24 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> Ben Curtis/Associated Press</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/who-unicef-joint-strategic-action-plan-polio-outbreak-response-horn-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/who-unicef-joint-strategic-action-plan-polio-outbreak-response-horn-africa#comments Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia Somalia Research and Strategy Advocacy Children Community Participation MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information Radio Health Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF World Health Organization Global Polio Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:49:09 +0000 kdevries 9353716 at http://www.comminit.com Middle East Outbreak Response Review http://www.comminit.com/global/content/middle-east-outbreak-response-review <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/thumbmediahandler.ashx__8.jpg" alt="" title="Middle East Outbreak Response Review" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, April 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"The humanitarian situation...remains of grave concern and, as the conflict enters its fourth year, insecurity, and violence continue to force the people of Syria to seek safety and protection elsewhere. Disruption of health services and infrastructure, low levels of routine immunisation and prolonged wild poliovirus circulation places the region at high risk of further outbreaks..."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.polioeradication.org/Portals/0/Document/Aboutus/Governance/IMB/10IMBMeeting/10.2_10IMB.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 52-page report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/325287">Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.polioeradication.org/Infectedcountries/SyrianArabRepublic.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GPEI website</a>, accessed February 24 2015. <em>Image credit</em>: UNICEF</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/strategic-plan-polio-outbreak-response-middle-east">Strategic Plan for Polio Outbreak Response in the Middle East</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/phase-ii-strategic-plan-polio-outbreak-response-middle-east-may-december-2014">Phase II: Strategic Plan for Polio Outbreak Response in the Middle East - May-December 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/middle-east-outbreak-response-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/middle-east-outbreak-response-review#comments Middle East Iraq Jordan Palestinian Territory Syria Turkey Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Person-to-Person Interpersonal Government Departments United Nations UNICEF World Health Organization Global Polio Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:30:32 +0000 kdevries 9353712 at http://www.comminit.com PSAf challenges editors and reporters to stop unsafe abortions in Zambia http://www.comminit.com/global/content/psaf-challenges-editors-and-reporters-stop-unsafe-abortions-zambia <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/panos.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="61" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, February 20 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) has called on journalists and media practitioners in Southern Africa to interrogate the reasons why unsafe abortions are still taking place in our communities. Speaking in Lusaka [Zambia] today at a National Media Training for editors and senior reporters and producers, PSAf Executive Director, Lilian Kiefer noted that there are unprecedented statistics in the region showing that a large number of women and girls are procuring unsafe abortions outside the health system.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/psaf-challenges-editors-and-reporters-stop-unsafe-abortions-zambia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/psaf-challenges-editors-and-reporters-stop-unsafe-abortions-zambia#comments Zambia 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Blogs: Global Health Policies Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Community Media News/Information News Media NGOs Reproductive Health Women Youth Featured Panos Adolescent Development Global Policy Blogs Media Development Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:49:54 +0000 Panos Institute Southern Africa 9353656 at http://www.comminit.com Global Efforts to Eradicate Polio: Backgrounder http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-efforts-eradicate-polio-backgrounder <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Danielle Renwick </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 12, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/image-resizer.php_.jpg" alt="" title="Global Efforts to Eradicate Polio: Backgrounder" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This webpage from the Council on Foreign Relations serves as a resource for communication practitioners and others seeking to understand - and access resources about - the global effort to eradicate polio. Clicking on each of the subheadings in the background brings the reader to information and multiple URLs leading to further data - for example, the reasons that polio remains endemic mostly in conflict zones. "A major challenge to eradicating polio is mistrust of the West and vaccine programs.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.cfr.org/public-health-threats-and-pandemics/global-efforts-eradicate-polio/p36122" target="_blank">Click here to access the backgrounder and then click on the words of each subheading to read full content.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/council-foreign-relations-cfr">Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/council-foreign-relations-cfr-0">Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-kaps-polls-pakistan-and-nigeria">Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAPs) Polls in Pakistan and Nigeria</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.cfr.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CFR website</a>, accessed February 18 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> Khaled Abdullah/Courtesy Reuters</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-efforts-eradicate-polio-backgrounder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-efforts-eradicate-polio-backgrounder#comments Nigeria Pakistan Global Materials Advocacy Person-to-Person Interpersonal NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Polio Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:45:20 +0000 kdevries 9353625 at http://www.comminit.com