http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=223 en MediCapt App http://www.comminit.com/global/content/medicapt-app <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">Tuesday, January 1, 2013</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/medicapt1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="47" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"MediCapt is a mobile application, under development by the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), to help clinicians more effectively collect, document, and preserve forensic medical evidence of sexual violence to support the local prosecution of these crimes." </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/medicapt/" target="_blank">Click here to read about this tool.</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/node/268119">Physicians for Human Rights</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/268116">Physicians for Human Rights</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.awid.org/News-Analysis/New-Resources2/New-Medical-App-Hopes-to-Help-Prosecute-Rape-in-Conflict-Zones" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) website</a>, August 19 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/medicapt-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/medicapt-app#comments Congo (DRC) Global Materials Digital Community Participation Conflict Public Expectations Civil Society State Functions Voice Community Groups Phone/Mobile News/Information Gender NGOs New Technologies Risk Management Featured Global Fragile Contexts ICT for Development Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:07:23 +0000 jlevy 9350544 at http://www.comminit.com Thematic Research Manager, Health - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom http://www.comminit.com/global/content/thematic-research-manager-health-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom <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>&nbsp;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/66072/8885 </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">August 25, 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_29.jpg" alt="BBCMediaAction.logo" title="Thematic Research Manager, Health - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom" width="100" height="34" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Job Introduction</strong></p> <p>BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places.&nbsp; We do this through implementing governance, health and resilience projects in partnership with civil society, local media and governments. As Thematic Research Manager you will be responsible for advising on, and implementing, research related to health across the organisation.<br />Role Responsibility</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>Click here for more information and to apply:</p> <p><a href="http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Thematic-Research-Manager-Health/8885" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Thematic-Research-Manager-Health/8885</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/thematic-research-manager-health-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/thematic-research-manager-health-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom#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 Health News Media by Media Environment by Communication Strategy by Type of Organisation BBC Media Action Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:41:30 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9350496 at http://www.comminit.com Senior Advisor - Economic Security and Opportunities - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom http://www.comminit.com/global/content/senior-advisor-economic-security-and-opportunities-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdo <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-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">September 7, 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_28.jpg" alt="BBCMediaAction.logo" title="Senior Advisor - Economic Security and Opportunities - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom" width="100" height="34" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Job Introduction</strong></p> <p>BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international charity which uses the power of media and communication to help people living in poverty improve their lives.&nbsp; We work on governance and rights, health, resilience and humanitarian response.&nbsp; We work in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe.</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>For more information and to appy click here:</p> <p><a href="http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Senior-Advisor-Economic-Security-and-Opportunities/8345" target="_blank">http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Senior-Advisor-Economic-Security-and-Opportunities/8345</a></p> <p><br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/senior-advisor-economic-security-and-opportunities-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/senior-advisor-economic-security-and-opportunities-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdo#comments United Kingdom (UK) Western Europe Jobs and Training Vacancies Digital Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Print News/Information Radio Television News Media by Media Environment by Communication Strategy by Type of Organisation BBC Media Action Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:07:08 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9350491 at http://www.comminit.com Project Manager, Asia - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom http://www.comminit.com/global/content/project-manager-asia-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom-1 <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/139984/9066 </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_27.jpg" alt="BBCMediaAction.logo" title="Project Manager, Asia - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom" width="100" height="34" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Job Introduction</strong></p> <p>BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places.&nbsp;&nbsp; We do this through implementing governance, health and resilience projects in partnership with civil society, local media and governments. </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>For more information and to apply click here:</p> <p><a href="http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Project-Manager/9066" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Project-Manager/9066</a></p> <p><br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/project-manager-asia-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/project-manager-asia-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom-1#comments Eastern Europe/Central Asia South Asia United Kingdom (UK) South East and East Asia Western Europe Jobs and Training Vacancies Digital Film and Video Governance and Democracy 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 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:33:17 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9350413 at http://www.comminit.com Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-technology-social-good-exploration-best-practice-use-information-and-communication <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/haiti_0.jpg" alt="" title="Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development" width="100" height="54" 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"> Adele Waugaman </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"> 2014 </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>Catalyst Advisory, LLC</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>From United Methodist Communications (UMCom), this discussion paper explores the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for economic and social development. It captures "best practice" in the use of mobile phones and other low-cost communications technologies through a series of interviews with 8 experts and practitioners whose interviews are featured as part of the UMCom blog series Best Practice in ICT4D: A Conversation, which can be found online <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.umcom.org/bestict4d" target="_blank">here</a>. Amongst the interviewees:</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.umcom.org/contact/best-practices-ict" target="_blank">Click here in order to fill out a free form that will enable you to download this 36-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/united-methodist-communications-umcom-ict4d-program">United Methodist Communications (UMCom) - ICT4D Program</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.umcom.org/global-communications/using-technology-for-social-good" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">United Methodist Communications website</a>, August 11 2014. <em>Image caption/credit</em>: "Students work in the computer lab at the Thomas Food Project in Thomas, Haiti. The program is part of a United Methodist Communications effort to use technology for development. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose"</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-technology-social-good-exploration-best-practice-use-information-and-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-technology-social-good-exploration-best-practice-use-information-and-communication#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Global Trends Network Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Economic Development News/Information Education Health Religious Groups New Technologies Featured Global ICT for Development Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:56:24 +0000 kdevries 9350407 at http://www.comminit.com eHealth and Innovation in Women's and Children's Health: A Baseline Review http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ehealth-and-innovation-womens-and-childrens-health-baseline-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/ehealthpics.jpg" alt="" title="eHealth and Innovation in Women&#039;s and Children&#039;s Health: A Baseline Review" width="100" height="57" 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">Saturday, March 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"This report shows how, on a daily basis, eHealth innovations are improving access to care and assisting women to take control of their own health...[T]hrough the use of ICTs, health-care professionals and the women and children they care for, are better able to share important health information as well as communicate amongst themselves more easily and effectively."</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/goe/publications/baseline_fullreport/en/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the full PDF report in PDF format, as well as an executive summary, an alphabetical list of the country insights, and references for country profile indicators.</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/global-observatory-ehealth-goe">Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe)</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.who.int/goe/publications/baseline_fullreport/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WHO website</a>, August 7 2014. <em>Image credits (left to right)</em>: ©AJ Cotton, Dreamstime; ©Pinky Patel, Photoshare; ©WHO; ©David Alexander, Photoshare</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ehealth-and-innovation-womens-and-childrens-health-baseline-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ehealth-and-innovation-womens-and-childrens-health-baseline-review#comments India Rwanda Zambia Global Strategic Thinking Access Country Trends Digital Impact Evaluation Data Conflict Network Child Survival and Growth MDG 4. Child Mortality Voice Indicators Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile HIV/AIDS and Children News/Information New Technology Company Health Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Women Featured World Health Organization Global Children, Equity and Development HIV / AIDS ICT for Development Polio Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:51:11 +0000 kdevries 9350310 at http://www.comminit.com Family Health Map: Immunisation Chart http://www.comminit.com/global/content/family-health-map-immunisation-chart <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/rfl-7.jpg" alt="" title="Family Health Map: Immunisation Chart" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Child health records help ensure every child receives the vaccines they need to live a healthy and productive life. However, many health records are lost or destroyed, not accurately maintained, or are simply too confusing to read."</em></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 Family Health Map is meant to work as a bridge between two existing child health record systems in Ghana: connecting the print vaccination record - Child Health Record (the Green Booklet) and MOTECH mobile phone system records to the information recorded in the booklet. (<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://motechsuite.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MOTECH</a> is an open source, mobile-phone-based health information system). To inform the process, primary researchers from Moment interviewed parents and healthcare workers experienced in caring for families in countries including the United States, Ghana, Zambia, Mali, Senegal, Guatemala, and Bangladesh. Secondary researchers gathered information on existing health record systems, mobile-phone-based healthcare systems, and durable materials for printing. The findings of the research revealed the following list of constraints and requirements:</p> <ul> <li>Reduce the amount of time health workers spend on paperwork</li> <li>Select a format that is easy to manufacture</li> <li>Keep technology requirements to a minimum</li> <li>Help to enhance the caregiver's memory</li> <li>Provide a highly visual solution</li> <li>Facilitate easy entry of new information, especially additional vaccines</li> <li>Create a solution that is easy to read, interpret, and use</li> <li>Provide value for healthcare workers and caregivers</li> <li>Include a physical artifact that keeps track of vaccines</li> <li>Recommend a material that is resistant to water and oil</li> </ul> <p>Because the healthcare workers that Moment researchers interviewed repeatedly emphasised the lack of resources available to clinic workers, they sought to improve accuracy while simultaneously decreasing the paperwork burden on healthcare providers. Thus, the timeline layout of the immunisation chart ensures that a healthcare provider only needs to complete one column during a single visit. Color-coding and iconography individuate vaccine doses, and small details like slashes in date fields encourage legibility without increasing workload. Integration with MOTECH streamlines availability of records across locations. Also, the redesign of the Green Booklet is intended to lighten the cognitive load of interpreting the table indicating the schedule of required vaccines by leveraging people's ability to parse information visually. Designers recommend that the vaccination record be placed at the front of the booklet, in foldout form, so that health workers, parents, and surveyors can access it more quickly.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With the goal of improving legibility of the immunisation chart for families, as well as usability for healthcare workers, designers placed a space at the bottom of each date column for the health worker to note the next upcoming appointment. This space is differentiated from the rest of the page with bolder, black lines and curved corners in an attempt to decrease the potential for confusion between appointments and vaccine dosage dates by isolating the area parents need to check. Along the top of the chart, icons mark milestones along the journey of expected child development. In addition to helping parents understand the timing of appointments and vaccinations, these checkpoints are meant to provide educational content and invite parents to take an active interest in their child's vaccination progress. They also provide a supplementary means of tracking appointments for parents with low literacy skills. During the first year of a child's life, MOTECH provides the family with appointment alerts, reminders to seek care, and ways to address the challenges of infant care; Moment recommends that it continue to provide this information through the child's second year within a coordinated system with the redesigned immunisation chart.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Noting that researchers and surveyors rely on accurate immunisation records, the redesigned features of the chart include colours and chronological organisation that are meant to clearly connect vaccines with their administration dates and their batch numbers. Symbols reinforce the visual system in an effort to ensure that the document is legible, even if copied in black and white.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The immunisation chart also includes a space to record the unique ID number that MOTECH assigns to each baby that is born to a mother enrolled in the system. By recording this number in the Green Booklet, the goal is to establish a direct connection between the information printed there and the information retrieved by mobile phone. Inclusion of the MOTECH ID number in this redesigned immunisation chart has the purpose of allowing parents, healthcare workers, and surveyors to retrieve sustainable, detailed vaccination and health records.</p> </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>Immunisation and Vaccines</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>For this project, Moment was recognised as a finalist in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's global design competition to improve child health records, Records for Life. Criteria for eligibility included key demographic and immunisation information, and submissions were judged on clarity, adaptability of the record, durability, and value to caregivers and health workers.</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/moment">Moment</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.momentdesign.com//blog/records-life-designing-future-health#.U-NjWKMvfTp" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Records for Life: Designing the Future of Health</a>, by Caroline Brown and Beatriz Vizcaino, April 23 2014, sourced from <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Development/Vaccine-Delivery/Records-for-Life" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Gates Foundation website</a>, in turn sourced from <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.who.int/immunization/GIN_April_2014.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global Immunization News (GIN), April 2014 [PDF].</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/family-health-map-immunisation-chart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/family-health-map-immunisation-chart#comments Ghana Experiences Access Children Child Survival and Growth MDG 4. Child Mortality Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Health Immunisation and Vaccines Private Sector Featured Global Children, Equity and Development ICT for Development Polio Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:49:23 +0000 kdevries 9350305 at http://www.comminit.com mHealth Support Tools for Improving the Performance of Frontline Health Workers: An Inventory and Analytical Review http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mhealth-support-tools-improving-performance-frontline-health-workers-inventory-and-analy <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/mhealthpic.jpg" alt="" title="mHealth Support Tools for Improving the Performance of Frontline Health Workers: An Inventory and Analytical Review" width="100" height="77" 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"> Hima Batavia </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nadi Kaonga </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">Saturday, March 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>mHealth Alliance</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the goal of providing a foundation for further investigation into the use of mobile health tools to support the performance and accountability of front-line health workers (FLHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), this mHealth Alliance report outlines research that involved a 3-pronged approach:</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.mhealthalliance.org/images/content/publications/1822-Inventory-and-Landscape-Report-v6-JH-screen-spreads.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 32-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/mhealth-alliance">mHealth Alliance</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://c4dnetwork.ning.com/this-week-s-member-forum-postings/new-publication-mhealth-support-tools-for-improving-the-performan?xg_source=msg_mes_network" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Communication for Development Network</a>, posted April 23 2014 and accessed August 6 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mhealth-support-tools-improving-performance-frontline-health-workers-inventory-and-analy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mhealth-support-tools-improving-performance-frontline-health-workers-inventory-and-analy#comments East Africa India Global Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Access Children Community Participation MDG 4. Child Mortality Voice Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Situation Analysis Question News/Information Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Featured Global Children, Equity and Development Digital Health Health ICT for Development Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:23:08 +0000 kdevries 9350297 at http://www.comminit.com Role of Social Media and User-generated Content in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding http://www.comminit.com/global/content/role-social-media-and-user-generated-content-post-conflict-peacebuilding <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/tdrp.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="49" 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"> Alex Cominos </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">Saturday, June 1, 2013</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>The Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Utilizing social media and user-generated content for post-conflict peacebuilding does not simply mean making a Facebook or Twitter account for your organization. Social media involves conversation, and listening as well."</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.tdrp.net/PDFs/TDRP_%20SocialMediaInPostConflictPeaceBuilding.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 14-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/transitional-demobilization-and-reintegration-program-tdrp">Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP)</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.tdrp.net/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">TDRP website</a>, August 5 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/role-social-media-and-user-generated-content-post-conflict-peacebuilding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/role-social-media-and-user-generated-content-post-conflict-peacebuilding#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Causes of Conflict Digital Community Participation Inclusive Politics Conflict Network Civil Society State Functions Voice Community Groups Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio Research New Technology Company News Media NGOs Political Orgs New Technologies Rights Featured Global Fragile Contexts ICT for Development Media Development Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:19:18 +0000 jlevy 9350264 at http://www.comminit.com My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) http://www.comminit.com/global/content/my-rights-my-voice-mrmv <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/img2014050101886.jpg" alt="" title="My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 3-year programme aims to engage marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services in 8 countries: Afghanistan, Georgia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Viet Nam. Activities in each country are tailored to the specific contexts and conditions children and young people experience, but all come together in a wider global programme that is designed to inspire learning, innovation, and sharing of experience.</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>Sample activities in each of the 8 countries:</p> <ul> <li>Afghanistan activity example: Youth representatives (at least 35% of whom are women) are receiving media and communications training so they can campaign for their health and education rights. The project helps them develop campaign materials, including radio slots and booklets on rights, legal frameworks, and support bodies - all emphasising the particular challenges facing girls and young women. Young people are using these to lobby decision-makers, generate media coverage, and underpin events such as a nationwide letter-writing campaign for schoolgirls to voice their needs to the national government.</li> <li>Georgia overview: "Working with children and young people, parents, doctors and Georgia's Public Defender's Office (the country’s health ombudsman), My Rights, My Voice is promoting child and youth health-rights among IDPs [internally displaced persons] in the two post-conflict regions of Samegrelo and Shida Khartli (each with a quarter of its population aged from 0-16). Together with our local partners..., we are using the experiences and views of young people from these two regions to inform wider debates and national policy-making..."</li> <li>The project in Mali teaches young people about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) rights and advocates for improved national education policies and their implementation. For example, Learning about Living (Info Ado Mali) is an e-learning programme about SRH rights, delivered via computers, radio, and mobile phone. Available online, on CD, and in hard copy (for remote areas), the programme is delivered by teachers in schools, as well as in training sessions for young people out of school. It is backed by a confidential free-to-user text messaging service, Youth Call (Weleli Ado Mali). Children and young people send questions about SRH rights and receive an answer from trained counsellors within 24 hours. A monthly prize of free airtime encourages adolescents to use the service.</li> <li>In Nepal, 3 advocacy films around health rights were planned, filmed, and edited by 12 Nepali MRMV youth campaigners in February 2014: (i) <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzMRnJ9_yQk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Health For Life</a> (about the need for health-post laboratories in Banke District); (ii) <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrB-yP4sUp8" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">A Journey Towards Light</a> (about the lack of solar power in health posts in Surkhet District; and (iii) <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXYCZNeeAiA" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Searching For Medicine</a> (about the availability of essential medicines in Dailekh District). <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://bit.ly/1kWljg1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> to view a comic strip in PDF format which tells the story of the 2-week participatory video workshop during which the 12 youth campaigners learned the skills and planned, filmed, and edited these 3 advocacy films.</li> <li>Example from Niger: "In schools and youth-led groups known as <em>fadas</em>, we are training young people aged 11-25 on their right to SRH and on concrete aspects such as the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, early and forced marriages of girls, obstetric injuries and genital mutilation. They will also be trained in how to spread the word among their peers through child-to-child techniques. We will develop an existing 'school parliament' scheme to build pupils' experience in governance issues, participation and decision-making. The <em>fadas</em> will organise community discussions, drama and radio programmes on young people's rights to education and SRH, emphasising the needs and involvement of girls and young women and mothers. Dedicated phone-in discussions enable youth leaders to discuss issues with each other. Questions raised through these conversations will inform national advocacy to press the government to improve the school curriculum on SRH and gender equity."</li> <li>Through a mass edutainment campaign, the project in Pakistan is working to change social attitudes to young people's SRH rights and to drive reform of the curriculum, aiming to reach out to young people with information and education through formal mechanisms.</li> <li>Sample story from Tanzania: "We are helping create and strengthen student councils, providing mentoring and coaching before elections, both for candidates and their supporters. With a particular focus on girls, we are training students in leadership skills, on their right to education, and how to hold teachers and the authorities accountable for its delivery by accessing information and developing monitoring tools. Student champions from each council gather information on key issues, build joint policy positions and develop campaign materials such as letters and artwork to lobby decision-makers for educational improvements. The student body is becoming aware of its right to a quality education and how to hold schools and community leaders to account, while student leaders are learning to represent their peers effectively in community meetings and regional and national forums. In this way, we are also building leaders for the future with a good grounding in democracy and accountability."</li> <li>In Viet Nam, one of the focal points is education: "We are building awareness among children - especially girls - of their right to education and their ability to communicate their needs. Through capacity-building events in schools and communities on gender equality and children's rights, we are raising awareness among children and parents of the challenges facing them, and particularly those facing girls. Children also learn life skills such as teamwork, communication, presentation, leadership and negotiation, so they can express their needs and claim their rights with teachers and the authorities. To make it fun, we hold summer camps and fairs where children can deliver their messages to teachers, education managers and policy-makers creatively through festivals, art, poetry, theatre, song, photography, mobile exhibitions, dialogue forums and social networking. We also run contests for children, parents and teachers to develop innovative ways of promoting children's rights in schools and communities. At inter-school workshops, they can share learning with each other and decision-makers at different level."</li> </ul> <p>At times, MRMV participants from various countries come together. In December 2013, a Global Advocacy Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, brought together 16 MRMV youth campaigners with Oxfam and partner staff to network, share, and strengthen their skills around advocating for child and youth rights to health and education services - as documented in <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://bit.ly/1v4riVo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">this comic strip story [PDF]</a>. The film that emerged from the session can be seen below or by <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWDm1go2pm4&amp;yt:cc=on" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">clicking here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More details and interactive functions are offered on the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://myrightsmyvoice.ning.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MRMV website</a>.</p> </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, Youth, Education, Gender, Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights</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>Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).</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/imogen-davies-oxfam">Imogen Davies - Oxfam</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/carron-basu-ray-oxfam">Carron Basu Ray - Oxfam</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/tWDm1go2pm4&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tWDm1go2pm4&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWDm1go2pm4"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/tWDm1go2pm4/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </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://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/water-health-education/my-rights-my-voice#contentprimary_0_ctl00_FirstTab" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Rights, My Voice page on the Oxfam website</a>; <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/my-rights-my-voice-global-programme-overview-297623" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Rights, My Voice Global Programme Overview</a>; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://myrightsmyvoice.ning.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MRMV website</a> - all accessed August 5 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/my-rights-my-voice-mrmv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/my-rights-my-voice-mrmv#comments Afghanistan Georgia (Republic of) Mali Nepal Niger Pakistan Tanzania Vietnam Experiences Advocacy Digital Children Community Participation Film and Video MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Radio Education Foundations Television Visual Arts Gender School Curricula Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Reproductive Health Rights Youth Featured Adolescent Development Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Health, Rights and Media Global Children, Equity and Development HIV / AIDS Africa Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:12:25 +0000 kdevries 9350260 at http://www.comminit.com