<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 International Youth Day. Let’s be brave. http://www.comminit.com/global/content/international-youth-day-let%E2%80%99s-be-brave-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_5_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Sok Phalyka, August 12 2015 - In celebration of International Youth Day, Sok Phalyka looks at how BBC Media Action’s new radio programme in Cambodia is helping improve young people’s job prospects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/international-youth-day-let%E2%80%99s-be-brave-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/international-youth-day-let%E2%80%99s-be-brave-0#comments Cambodia Adolescent Civic Engagement Blogs: Shifting Media Landscapes Community Participation Community Groups Phone/Mobile Adolescents and Livelihoods Economic Development News/Information Radio News Media NGOs Youth Featured BBC Media Action Adolescent Development Global Policy Blogs Media Development Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:49:24 +0000 BBC Media Action 9356720 at http://www.comminit.com EVIH-T - Haiti http://www.comminit.com/global/content/evih-t-haiti <p>Launched in November 2013 and ongoing through 2017, this social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) campaign was carried out as part of the National AIDS Control Program’s (NACP) efforts in Haiti to create a collective, national response to the AIDS pandemic. The campaign’s goals were threefold: encourage Haitians to participate in the fight against HIV and AIDS, promote behaviours that reduce the risk of HIV transmission, and strengthen support for people living with HIV.</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 project involved: strengthening the capacity of Government of Haiti partners at the central and departmental levels; developing of NGO leadership; developing relationships with community and individuals; and offering HIV services, with the objectives of changing social norms and creating an enabling environment for the adoption of preventive behaviours, as well as increased demand for services and reduced stigma for those living with HIV.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EVIH-T supported World AIDS Day planning to promote the campaign and introduced the communication components of the campaign: banners in the streets, posters at health institutions and community organisations, SMS (text messaging) and robocalls, and radio spots airing on national radio. These media shared the same message: Sida! Mwen pap pran. Mwen pap bay. (AIDS! I’m not catching it. I’m not passing it on.) The radio spots were designed to promote personal responsibility, for example: “My life is my own. I have to protect it. "[...] I’m not taking any risks so the AIDS virus won’t get inside..." or "That’s why I’m controlling my sexual activity. I’m not hooking up with a bunch of partners right and left." The spots also addressed stigma and support issues for people living with HIV, e.g.: "I’ve been living with the AIDS virus now for three years. When I found out, I thought my life was over. But, thanks to the support of friends, family and coworkers, and also thanks to the medications I always take every day, I’m beginning to love life again. [...] I’m not giving my wife AIDS or anyone else. With all my strength, with all my conviction, I say: AIDS! I’m not passing it on!" </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In August of 2014, a sport-involved campaign was added using the slogan "Sport for Life" as messaging on T-shirts and television and radio spots. (See the video below.)</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>HIV/AIDS, Health</p> </div> </div> </div> <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-poster-300x255.png" alt="" title="" width="100" height="85" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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>The Foundation for Reproductive Health and Family Life Education (FOSREF), the Haitian Institute for Community Health (INHSAC) and Promoters of the Zero AIDS Objective (POZ), USAID, JHU-CCP, Jhpiego, Save the Children.</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/johns-hopkins-university-center-communication-programs">Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs</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/pl5MbMHbGcA?rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/pl5MbMHbGcA?rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="autohide" value="0"/> <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=pl5MbMHbGcA"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/pl5MbMHbGcA/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://ccp.jhu.edu/world-aids-day-celebrated-national-hiv-awareness-campaign-haiti/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JHU-CCP website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/fact-sheets/avoid-hiv-and-its-transmission-evih-t/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">USAID website</a>, September 1 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/evih-t-haiti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/evih-t-haiti#comments Haiti Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Bilaterals Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Enhance Social Protection Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Marketing MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Multiple Concurrent Partnerships (MCP) Visual Arts Health Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Treatment, Care and Support Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Adolescent Development Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:11:08 +0000 jlevy 9356707 at http://www.comminit.com Health Communication and Vaccine Hesitancy http://www.comminit.com/global/content/health-communication-and-vaccine-hesitancy <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"> Sue Goldstein </div> <div class="field-item even"> Noni E. MacDonald </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sherine Guirguis </div> <div class="field-item even"> The SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy </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, August 14, 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>Institute for Health and Development Communication, and University of Witwatersrand (<em>Goldstein</em>); IWK Health Centre (<em>MacDonald</em>); Polio Eradication, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Headquarters (<em>Guirguis</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <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/uni111455.jpg" alt="" title="Health Communication and Vaccine Hesitancy" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/267398">Sue Goldstein - Soul City: Institute for Health and Development Communication</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>Vaccine</em> Volume 33, Issue 34, August 14 2015, Pages 4212-4214 - sent via email from Michael Favin to The Communication Initiative on August 18 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> UNICEF</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/health-communication-and-vaccine-hesitancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/health-communication-and-vaccine-hesitancy#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF Global Polio Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:34:38 +0000 kdevries 9356644 at http://www.comminit.com Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy: The Potential Value of Commercial and Social Marketing Principles and Practices http://www.comminit.com/global/content/addressing-vaccine-hesitancy-potential-value-commercial-and-social-marketing-principles- <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"> Glen Nowak </div> <div class="field-item even"> Bruce G. Gellin </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Noni E. MacDonald </div> <div class="field-item even"> Robb Butler </div> <div class="field-item odd"> The SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy </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, August 14, 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 Georgia (<em>Nowak</em>); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (<em>Gellin</em>); IWK Health Centre (<em>MacDonald</em>); WHO Regional Office for Europe (<em>Butler</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.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X15005034" target="_blank">Click here to read the report online or to download it in PDF format (8 pages).</a> </div> </div> </div> <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/vaccine_0.jpg" alt="" title="Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy: The Potential Value of Commercial and Social Marketing Principles and Practices" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/305728">Glen Nowak - University of Georgia</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>Vaccine</em> Volume 33, Issue 34, August 14 2015, Pages 4204-4211 - sent via email from Michael Favin to The Communication Initiative on August 18 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> UNICEF</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/addressing-vaccine-hesitancy-potential-value-commercial-and-social-marketing-principles-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/addressing-vaccine-hesitancy-potential-value-commercial-and-social-marketing-principles-#comments Global Strategic Thinking Phone/Mobile Marketing Print Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Polio Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:21:43 +0000 kdevries 9356629 at http://www.comminit.com Kate Wedgwood - Country Director, Girl Hub Rwanda - DFID Girl Summit 2014 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/kate-wedgwood-country-director-girl-hub-rwanda-dfid-girl-summit-2014 <p>"We've taken the positive aspects of Rwanda culture and reframed them to address the girls' needs and unique challenges." Kate Wedgwood</p> <p><strong>Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Brands, Media and Communications: Powerful Tools to Shift Social Norms for Girls"</strong></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="https://youtu.be/CkV1m91NxJA?list=PLQFgd9XCJ4aLDNfQZzNviB3E3BH_UksSY" 0="s:13:&quot;s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to access this video session from the summit or see below. </a> </div> </div> </div> <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/imagegen.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/297528">Department for International Development (DFID)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/kate-wedgwood-girl-hub-rwanda">Kate Wedgwood - Girl Hub Rwanda</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=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/girl-summit-2014-outcomes-and-commitments" target="_blank">DFID Girl Summit Outcomes website</a> and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.girleffect.org/the-girl-effect-in-action/girl-hub/rwanda/" target="_blank">Girl Hub website</a>, both accessed on August 18 2015. </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/girl-hub-programme">Girl Hub Programme</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-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/CkV1m91NxJA?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/CkV1m91NxJA?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="autohide" value="0"/> <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=CkV1m91NxJA"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/CkV1m91NxJA/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/kate-wedgwood-country-director-girl-hub-rwanda-dfid-girl-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/kate-wedgwood-country-director-girl-hub-rwanda-dfid-girl-summit-2014#comments Rwanda Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Adolescent Civic Engagement Child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) Girls Summit Girls Summit - Presentations Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Community Participation Adolescent Physical Health Entertainment MDG 3. Gender Equality Civil Society Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Adolescents and Livelihoods Community Media Marketing Print Radio Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Gender Gender and Adolescence Health News Media NGOs Rights Women Youth Featured DFID Adolescent Development Global Girls Rights Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:39:58 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9356518 at http://www.comminit.com Poonam Muttreja - Executive Director, Population Foundation of India - DFID Girl Summit 2014 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/poonam-muttreja-executive-director-population-foundation-india-dfid-girl-summit-2014 <p>"Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon - I, A Woman, Can Achieve Anything is a multi-media initiative which aims to enhance knowledge and change perceptions and attitudes on women’s empowerment, family planning and the social determinants of reproductive and sexual health. The core of the initiative is a 52 episodes TV soap opera which weaves in these issues [child marriage, age at first pregnancy, sex selection, and quality of reproductive health care] into an entertainment education format." Poonam Muttreja </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="https://youtu.be/CkV1m91NxJA?list=PLQFgd9XCJ4aLDNfQZzNviB3E3BH_UksSY" 0="s:13:&quot;s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to access this video session from the summit or see below. </a> </div> </div> </div> <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/capture3_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/poonam-muttreja-population-foundation-india">Poonam Muttreja - Population Foundation of India</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/297528">Department for International Development (DFID)</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=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/girl-summit-2014-outcomes-and-commitments" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DFID Girl Summit Outcomes website</a> and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.sruti.org.in/?q=people/poonam-muttreja" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Society for Rural Urban &amp; Tribal Initiative (SRUTI) website</a>, both accessed on August 18 2015, and email from Poonam Muttreja to The Communication Initiative on August 25 2015. Image credit: PFI</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/main-kuch-bhi-kar-sakti-hoon-i-woman-can-achieve-anything">Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon - I, a Woman, Can Achieve Anything</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-3" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-3"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/CkV1m91NxJA?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-3"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/CkV1m91NxJA?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="autohide" value="0"/> <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=CkV1m91NxJA"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/CkV1m91NxJA/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/poonam-muttreja-executive-director-population-foundation-india-dfid-girl-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/poonam-muttreja-executive-director-population-foundation-india-dfid-girl-summit-2014#comments India Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) Girls Summit Girls Summit - Presentations Children Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment MDG 3. Gender Equality Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Entertainment Orgs Radio Foundations Television Government Departments Gender Gender and Adolescence Health NGOs Population Reproductive Health Rights Women Youth Featured DFID Adolescent Development Global Girls Rights Entertainment-Education Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:13:35 +0000 jlevy 9356509 at http://www.comminit.com Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign http://www.comminit.com/global/content/moyo-ndi-mpamba-health-campaign <p>Moyo ndi Mpamba, Usamalireni (Life is Precious, Take Care of It) is an interactive communications campaign designed to address public health challenges in Malawi. Moyo ndi Mpamba includes a radio drama, which encourages listeners to interact with the show using SMS (text messaging) and social media, as well as music, to communicate health messages.</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>Moyo ndi Mpamba's approach is to link good health to a person’s ability to advocate on his/her behalf and make positive health choices. "The comprehensive platform will use communication interventions across Malawi’s priority health areas, including maternal, newborn and child health, family planning, nutrition, malaria, HIV and AIDS and water, sanitation and hygiene." Health messages are being designed and packaged under a healthy lifestyle theme, using examples of families doing simple things to stay healthy and happy, such as sleeping under mosquito nets every night, going for antenatal care, eating nutritious foods, using modern contraceptives, and drinking safe water. <br /><br /> </p> <p>The Moyo ndi Mpamba radio drama uses entertainment education and showcases role models that the audience can identify with and learn from. The 30-minute radio drama episodes include storylines that allow audiences to "hear about the twists and turns of community life as the characters learn to cope with challenges that reflect the real-life problems of people in Malawi." For example, characters include couple Ritchie and Nasilina, who receive counselling from Ritchie’s aunt about open communication around family planning. Another character is Mrs. Gama, who, because of a lack of open discussion with her husband, uses family planning methods in secret. <br /><br /></p> <p>Listeners are encouraged to respond to the drama and engage with the campaign via SMS or the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/moyondimpamba" target="_blank">Moyo ndi Mpamba facebook page</a>. Social media is used to reinforce healthy behaviours and provide feedback for further programming. A subsequent feedback programme highlighting the audience's reaction is then aired. According to the producers, SMS and social media were chosen because letters take long to arrive, and phone calls are more expensive than SMS.<br /><br /></p> <p>The campaign also uses music to promote health messages, including a campaign theme song performed by celebrity musicians. In addition, the Moyo ndi Mphamba Music4Life Festival challenged artists to compete with self composed music featuring health-centred messages. Regional competitions were hosted for three weeks leading up to a grand finale. The health compositions by the artists were then compiled into an album, which was made available to the public.</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>Health, Maternal and child health, Family planning, Nutrition, Malaria, HIV and AIDS, and Water, sanitation and hygiene</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>According to the producers, the radio drama "has proved very successful with many people claiming to have made personal changes in their lives as a result of the show. On an individual level, there have been stories of people seeking medical help within 24 hours of the onset of fever, using mosquito nets and attending antenatal classes for the required four visits. On a community level, more public toilets have been built, hand-washing facilities in communities have been installed and home births are less frequent."</p> </div> </div> </div> <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/moyomalawi.jpg" alt="Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign" title="Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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>Malawi Ministry of Health, SSDI-Communication, United States Agency for International Development, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHUCCP).</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/center-communication-programs-johns-hopkins-center-global-health">Center for Communication Programs - Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/fayyaz-khan-ssdi-communication">Fayyaz Khan - SSDI-Communication</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://ccp.jhu.edu/malawians-gather-to-celebrate-launch-of-new-health-campaign/" target="_blank">Johns Hopkins Centre for Communication Programmes Website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://ehna.org/home/?t=article&amp;v=art-5509e94319727" target="_blank">eHealth News Africa Website</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r= http://timesmediamw.com/moyo-ndi-mpamba-finale-in-lilongwe/" target="_blank">Times Media website</a> on August 13 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/moyo-ndi-mpamba-health-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/moyo-ndi-mpamba-health-campaign#comments Africa Malawi Southern Africa Experiences Dialogue, Debate, Conversation Digital Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance Enhance Social Protection MDG 4. Child Mortality MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile News/Information Radio Government Departments Health HIV AIDS NGOs Malaria and Dengue Reproductive Health Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Health Communication - Africa Global Community Radio - Africa Edutainment - Africa HIV / AIDS Africa Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:06:38 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9356459 at http://www.comminit.com Kecia Bertermann - Monitoring & Learning Director, Girl Hub - DFID Girl Summit 2014 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/kecia-bertermann-monitoring-learning-director-girl-hub-dfid-girl-summit-2014 <p>"As you can imagine, conducting research with young girls is very challenging. They might be shy and reluctant to speak and to share their stories and their experiences." Kecia Bertermann&nbsp; </p> <p><strong>Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Prevention and Safeguarding: Protecting Those at Risk"</strong></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="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMsC30MSMII&amp;list=PLQFgd9XCJ4aLDNfQZzNviB3E3BH_UksSY&amp;index=8" 0="s:61:&quot;s:53:&quot;s:45:&quot;s:37:&quot;s:29:&quot;s:21:&quot;s:13:&quot;s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;&quot;;&quot;;&quot;;&quot;;&quot;;&quot;;&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to access this video session from the summit or see below.</a> </div> </div> </div> <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/rwanda-girl-fence-silhouette.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="71" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/297528">Department for International Development (DFID)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/kecia-bertermann-girl-hub">Kecia Bertermann - Girl Hub</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=https://www.gov.uk/government/news/girl-summit-2014-outcomes-and-commitments" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DFID Girls Summit Outcomes website</a>, the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.girleffect.org/the-girl-effect-in-action/girl-hub/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Girl HUb website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://old.cognitive-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/GH-SenseMaker-brief.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>"Using Sensemaker® to Understand Girls' Lives: Lessons Learnt"</em></a><em> </em>and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.girleffect.org/what-girls-need/articles/2015/05/how-to-get-data-working-for-girls/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>"How to get data working for girls"</em></a>, May 11 2015, all accessed on August 11 2015. Image credit: Girl Hub website.</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/girl-hub-programme">Girl Hub Programme</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/using-sensemaker-understand-girls-lives-lessons-learnt-girl-hub">Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls&#039; Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/girls-empowered-stories-change-digital-storytelling-project">Girls Empowered Stories of Change - Digital Storytelling Project</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/young-women-life-choices-and-livelihoods-poor-urban-areas">Young Women: Life Choices and Livelihoods in Poor Urban Areas</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-4" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-4"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/HMsC30MSMII?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-4"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/HMsC30MSMII?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="autohide" value="0"/> <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=HMsC30MSMII"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/HMsC30MSMII/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/kecia-bertermann-monitoring-learning-director-girl-hub-dfid-girl-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/kecia-bertermann-monitoring-learning-director-girl-hub-dfid-girl-summit-2014#comments Rwanda Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Digital Girls Summit Girls Summit - Presentations Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Community Participation MDG 3. Gender Equality Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Foundations Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Research Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs Rights Youth Featured DFID Adolescent Development Global Girls Rights Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:49:17 +0000 jlevy 9356391 at http://www.comminit.com ICTs for Agricultural Development: Unlocking the Potential http://www.comminit.com/global/content/icts-agricultural-development-unlocking-potential <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/lillian.jpg" alt="Lilian Kiefer" title="Lilian Kiefer" width="100" height="76" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Lilian Kiefer, August 31 2015 - The advancement of digital technology and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) presents an untapped opportunity to propel Zambia towards sustainable development and poverty eradication.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/icts-agricultural-development-unlocking-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/icts-agricultural-development-unlocking-potential#comments Africa Zambia Agriculture Blogs: Media Development Digital Community Participation Livelihoods Civil Society Phone/Mobile Economic Development News/Information Government Departments New Technology Company NGOs Natural Resources Management New Technologies Featured Panos Global Policy Blogs ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:16:18 +0000 Panos Institute Southern Africa 9356390 at http://www.comminit.com Webinar: Increasing Publications in Developing Nations http://www.comminit.com/global/content/webinar-increasing-publications-developing-nations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-length"> <div class="field-label">Length:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 67&#039;07&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Year of Production:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, July 28, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <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/field/image/renatapic.jpg" alt="" title="Webinar: Increasing Publications in Developing Nations" width="100" height="48" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/renata-schiavo-phd-ma-journal-communication-healthcare-strategies-media-and-engagement-g">Renata Schiavo - Journal of Communication in Healthcare (JCIH)</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>Emails from Renata Schiavo to The Communication Initiative on August 3 2015 and August 5 2015. <em>Image credit: <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.maneyonline.com/page/increasing-publications-from-developing-nations-journal-of-communication-in-healthcare" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Maney Online</a>.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/webinar-increasing-publications-developing-nations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/webinar-increasing-publications-developing-nations#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Journal Literature Person-to-Person Phone/Mobile Opening Up Information Print Research Communication Research Health NGOs United Nations Featured World Health Organization Global Public Engagement with Science Health Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:22:07 +0000 kdevries 9356276 at http://www.comminit.com