<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=223 en The State of the World's Children 2015: Executive Summary and Interactive Online Report http://www.comminit.com/global/content/state-worlds-children-2015-executive-summary-and-interactive-online-report <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/unicef_12.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="89" 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">Thursday, November 20, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"As the world marks 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The State of the World's Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the most disadvantaged children. In particular, the report calls for innovation - and for the best and brightest solutions coming from communities to be taken to scale to benefit every child."</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.unicef.org/publications/files/SOWC_2015_Summary_and_Tables.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 124-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/313531">United Nations Children&#039;s Fund (UNICEF) Publications</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://sowc2015.unicef.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF website</a>, November 20 2014.</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/state-worlds-children-2013-children-disabilities">The State of the World&#039;s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/state-worlds-children-2012-children-urban-world">The State of the World&#039;s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/state-worlds-children-report-2003-child-participation">State of the World&#039;s Children Report 2003 - Child Participation</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/state-worlds-children-2007-women-and-children">The State of the World&#039;s Children 2007: Women and Children</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/state-worlds-children-2015-executive-summary-and-interactive-online-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/state-worlds-children-2015-executive-summary-and-interactive-online-report#comments Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital Children Community Participation MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Civil Society Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Education Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Health NGOs United Nations Rights Youth Featured UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:32:43 +0000 jlevy 9352210 at http://www.comminit.com Making Waves: Media's Potential for Girls in the Global South http://www.comminit.com/global/content/making-waves-medias-potential-girls-global-south <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/bbc_media_action_waves.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Policy Briefing #13 </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"> Caroline Sugg </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> <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>BBC Media Action</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The interplay between media and gender norms has long been recognised and a substantial literature explores how media affects girls in the Global North. But against a backdrop of rapidly changing media landscapes - characterised by increasing competition form audiences, sensationalism and expanding access to new technologies - the role that media plays in girls’ lives in the Global South demands further examination."</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.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publicationsandpress/policy_girls_media.html" target="_blank">Click here to access BBC Media Action&#039;s resource on media and adolescent girls in the Global South.</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/caroline-sugg-bbc-media-action">Caroline Sugg - BBC Media Action</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.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publicationsandpress/policy_girls_media.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, November 19 2014. Image credit/caption: BBC Media Action "A young woman in Nepal takes part in the BBC Media Action TV and radio discussion programme Safa Sawal (Common Questions)."</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/evaluation-meena-communication-initiative">Evaluation of the Meena Communication Initiative</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/meena-communication-initiative-south-asia">Meena Communication Initiative (MCI)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/sajha-sawal-common-questions">Sajha Sawal (Common Questions)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/cambodia-loy9">Cambodia Loy9</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/catalyzing-personal-and-social-change-around-gender-sexuality-and-hiv-impact-evaluation-">Catalyzing Personal and Social Change Around Gender, Sexuality, and HIV: Impact Evaluation of Puntos de Encuentro&#039;s Communication Strategy in Nicaragua</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/gender-sensitive-indicators-media-framework-indicators-gauge-gender-sensitivity-media-op">Gender-Sensitive Indicators For Media: Framework Of Indicators To Gauge Gender Sensitivity In Media Operations And Content</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/revela2-desde-todas-las-posiciones-revealed-all-positions">Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones (&quot;Revealed, From All Positions&quot;)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/agencia-de-noticias-dos-direitos-da-infancia-andi-brazil">Agencia de Noticias dos Direitos da Infancia - ANDI - Brazil</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right">Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb">A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/making-waves-medias-potential-girls-global-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/making-waves-medias-potential-girls-global-south#comments Global Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Advertising Companies Children Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment MDG 3. Gender Equality Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Education Foundations Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Research Gender Gender and Adolescence News Media NGOs Rights Youth Featured BBC Media Action DFID Fundacion Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano Puntos de Encuentro UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:34:36 +0000 jlevy 9352199 at http://www.comminit.com Taking mHealth nationwide http://www.comminit.com/global/content/taking-mhealth-nationwide-0 <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/bbc_media_action_50.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Sara Chamberlain, November 17 2014 - I’m exhausted, on the verge of illness and other members of BBC Media Action’s India office are also very, very tired - but - we’re all excited!</p> <p>Why? Because in the last month, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India has delivered maternal and child health mobile phone content developed by BBC Media Action to more than 260,000 families.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/taking-mhealth-nationwide-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/taking-mhealth-nationwide-0#comments India Blogs: Global Health Policies Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile News/Information Health NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Health Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:47:54 +0000 BBC Media Action 9352165 at http://www.comminit.com In the Ebola crisis, information is aid http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-crisis-information-aid-0 <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/bbc_media_action_2.5.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Caroline Nursey, November 14 2014 - When I told them that I was planning a brief visit to Sierra Leone, reactions from family and friends ranged from "You can't!" to hailing me a hero.&nbsp; In reality my visit entailed nothing at all dangerous - time in the office with our team of international and Sierra Leonean staff, visits to government offices and local radio stations, and a stay in a comfortable Freetown hotel. Yet our fear of this terrible disease makes it difficult for even an informed audience to judge what the risk actually is.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-crisis-information-aid-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-crisis-information-aid-0#comments Sierra Leone Blogs: Global Health Policies Blogs: Humanitarian Response Policies Ebola Communication Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio Foundations News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Ebola Global Policy Blogs Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:37:43 +0000 BBC Media Action 9352147 at http://www.comminit.com Help where it is needed most http://www.comminit.com/global/content/help-where-it-needed-most-0 <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/bbc_media_action1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Kirsty Cockburn, November 14 2014 - <strong><em>Our work to tackle the Ebola crisis reminds us that we all have a part to play.</em></strong></p> <p>I played the public service announcement (PSA) to a room full of BBC colleagues in Bristol [United Kingdom]. It was the voice of my colleague Mariama Sesay, based in Freetown. She was speaking in Krio, a language based on English that we could partly understand. But one thing was instantly recognisable - and that was her tone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/help-where-it-needed-most-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/help-where-it-needed-most-0#comments Sierra Leone Blogs: Humanitarian Response Policies Ebola Communication Film and Video Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Ebola Global Policy Blogs Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:21:03 +0000 BBC Media Action 9352146 at http://www.comminit.com Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom http://www.comminit.com/global/content/senior-adviser-governance-and-rights-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom-0 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Media Action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>London, United Kingdom</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-vacant-post-grade"> <div class="field-label">Reference Number (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC/TP/139984/9498 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-proposal-deadline-date"> <div class="field-label">Application Deadline (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 3, 2014</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/media_action_logo_39.jpg" alt="Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdo" title="Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom" width="100" height="34" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>REPORTS TO: Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights<br />LOCATION: London, White City then other London location<br />GRADE: 9<br />DURATION:6 months fixed term (maternity cover) with the possibility of extension</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How to apply:</p> <p>For full job description and to apply please visit the BBC Careers website:</p> <p><a href="http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Senior-Governance-and-Rights-Adviser/9498" rel="nofollow">http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Senior-Governance-and-Rights-Adviser/9498</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-detailed-information-url"> <div class="field-label">Detailed Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Senior-Governance-and-Rights-Adviser/9498" target="_blank">Apply via BBC Careers website:</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/senior-adviser-governance-and-rights-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/senior-adviser-governance-and-rights-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom-0#comments United Kingdom (UK) Western Europe Jobs and Training Vacancies Digital Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Print Media and D and G News/Information Radio Television News Media by Media Environment BBC Media Action Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:38:26 +0000 Michele Ellis 9352114 at http://www.comminit.com Evaluation of the Television Drama Series, Intersexions: Episodes 1–26 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/evaluation-television-drama-series-intersexions-episodes-1%E2%80%9326 <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/intersextionscadre.jpg" alt="" title="Evaluation of the Television Drama Series, Intersexions: Episodes 1–26" width="100" height="65" 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"> Helen Hajiyiannis </div> <div class="field-item even"> Laura Myers </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Alice Clarfelt </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jacky Mendes </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Tshego Bessenaar </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ts’elisehang Motuba </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, September 30, 2011</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>Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 7-page executive summary shares the findings of a qualitative evaluation of the first series of Intersexions, a 26-part South African entertainment-education television drama series to communicate health- and HIV-related messages, with a focus on sexual networks. This report presents qualitative research findings about audience responses to the first 26 episodes and discusses how viewers engaged with and responded to the drama series, which was produced by Curious Pictures, Antz Media, and Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa.</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.cadre.org.za/files/Evaluation%20of%20series%20one%20executive%20summary.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the executive summary 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/9280285">Helen Hajiyiannis - CADRE</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.cadre.org.za/node/298"target="_blank">Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation website</a> on November 11 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/evaluation-television-drama-series-intersexions-episodes-1%E2%80%9326" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/evaluation-television-drama-series-intersexions-episodes-1%E2%80%9326#comments South Africa Southern Africa Project Evaluations Evaluations Entertainment Indicators Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Entertainment Orgs Television Multiple Concurrent Partnerships (MCP) Research Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Global HIV/AIDS - Africa Edutainment - Africa HIV / AIDS Entertainment-Education Africa Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:12:17 +0000 aventh 9352106 at http://www.comminit.com An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Emergency Contraception http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-demand-generation-emergency-contraception <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/lucia.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="63" 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"> Claire Stokes </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, January 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), the I-Kit. Materials associated with the I-Kit, like this commodity-specific strategy document for emergency contraception, were created to support the efforts of communication professionals working directly on social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes, as well as other professionals working in RMNCH. </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://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/ikitresources/ec-strategy/" target="_blank">Click here to read this 72-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/268590">Kim Martin - Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs</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://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The I-Kit website</a>, November 12 2014. <em>Image caption and credit</em>: A mother and child return from a nutrition post at the Kissidougou Refugee Camp in Guinea. The refugees of this camp are Liberian and Sierra Leonian. © 2003 Nell Kussian</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-demand-generation-emergency-contraception" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-demand-generation-emergency-contraception#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Emergency Contraception Community Participation Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Marketing Print News/Information Radio Foundations Government Departments Health News Media NGOs Private Sector Reproductive Health Women Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID World Health Organization Global Health Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:20:41 +0000 jlevy 9352100 at http://www.comminit.com Global health communication is an urgent imperative http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-health-communication-urgent-imperative <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/gareport_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Syed T S Hassan, November 14 2014 - The present, omnipresent, pervasive, and imminent global epidemic of ebola points definitively to the need for a global understanding in terms of urgent communication protocols to quickly link every country of the world. We can no longer relegate outbreak containment and management only to certain areas of the globe. Diseases, especially the infectious and contagious, need no visa to start an inoculation colony in any country!</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-health-communication-urgent-imperative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-health-communication-urgent-imperative#comments Malaysia Global Advocacy Blogs: Global Health Policies Blogs: Humanitarian Response Policies Ebola Communication Civil Society Phone/Mobile Government Departments Featured Global Policy Blogs Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:30:08 +0000 syed tajuddin syed hassan 9352041 at http://www.comminit.com Zinc and Health Partnership http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zinc-and-health-partnership <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/zinc.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="76" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Zinc &amp; Health Partnership, a programme of Teck, a diversified resource company focused on mining, works with international organisations to scale up both short-term and long-term solutions to zinc deficiency. It seeks to get "zinc into the diets of the people who need it most.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The campaign materials and strategies for promotion of zinc include:</p> <ul> <li>the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.zincsaveslives.com/Generic.aspx?PAGE=Home&amp;portalName=zinc" rel="nofollow">website</a></li> <li>a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.zincsaveslives.com/Generic.aspx?PAGE=Media&amp;portalName=zinc" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">video</a></li> <li>a printable factsheet (PDF format</li> <li>a "Did you know?" information section on zinc and human health</li> <li>creation of "Zinc Saves Kids in 2009, an initiative of the International Zinc Association (IZA), to improve the survival, growth and development of undernourished children with micronutrient deficiencies by funding [the United Nations Children's Fund] UNICEF’s zinc supplementation programs in Nepal and Peru." This initiative included fundraising and global advocacy efforts with governments, development organisations, and other donors through social media campaigns, advertising, and promotional materials.</li> <li>founding of the Zinc Alliance for Child Health (ZACH), "a public-private-civil society alliance created to develop and sustain zinc treatment programs that will help save children’s lives. The first partnership under ZACH is a CAD$20 million commitment by Teck, the Micronutrient Initiative and the Government of Canada, aimed at scaling up therapeutic zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) as a diarrhea treatment in developing countries." This includes price reductions in some locations of co-packaged doses of zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) "as a diarrhea treatment in developing countries."</li> <li>a Teck and BASF partnership for production of zinc-fortified staple foods and development of a zinc test kit, "iCheck", to determine the zinc levels in staple foods and premixes, allowing "local producers to prove the nutritional content of their food, increasing program sustainability and reliability."</li> <li>development of educational tools and of employee-driven initiatives, including education sessions, a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.zincsaveslives.com/Generic.aspx?PAGE=Learn+More&amp;portalName=zinc" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Zinc &amp; Health quarterly newsletter</a>, and "weekly zinc factoids sent to employees." Initiatives include:</li> <ul> <li>2013 - Send One, Save One, an e-postcard campaign raising awareness about zinc deficiency and fundraising for UNICEF, matching each e-postcards with donation of the cost of a zinc treatment.</li> <li>2012 - One Tweet, One Life campaign using social media to raise awareness about zinc deficiency by retweet of Teck's "We Day message" on Twitter, matched with donations to Zinc Saves Kids.</li> <li>2011 - Battery Recycling Initiative: "In advance of We Day 2011, students were encouraged to collect used household batteries and bring them to We Day to keep them out of landfills and allow the zinc to be recycled and reused, ...[providing] zinc supplementation to 526,153 children for one year." This ongoing initiative includes a campaign poster, a FAQ sheet, and place to report recycling on the website, as well as a counter for participation.</li> </ul> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Health</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The battery recycling project has resulted in over 110,554 batteries recycled, translating to doses of zinc for children. Zinc is one of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (UNCoLSC) 13 priority health interventions that can prevent and treat many of the leading causes of death in women, infants, and children.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Teck, UNICEF, Micronutrient Initiative, BASF, the Governments of Canada, Nepal, and Peru</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/content/chris-stannell-teck">Chris Stannell - Teck</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.zincsaveslives.com/Generic.aspx?PAGE=Home&amp;portalName=zinc" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Zinc &amp; Health website</a>, November 10 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zinc-and-health-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zinc-and-health-partnership#comments Nepal Peru Global Experiences Advocacy Digital Zinc Children Community Participation Film and Video MDG 4. Child Mortality Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Foundations Government Departments Health NGOs Private Sector Nutrition United Nations Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:34:08 +0000 jlevy 9352033 at http://www.comminit.com