<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=63 en 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 campaign, "Eviter le VIH et sa transmission (Avoid HIV and Its Transmission)", in Haiti used the accronym EVIH-T - "éviter" (pronounced "ayveetay") means "avoid" in French and Creole. The USAID-funded project was a partnership of JHU-CCP with Jhpiego and Save the Children, involving 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) as local, NGO partners.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project involved: strengthening the capacity of Government of Haiti partners at the central and departmental levels; development of NGO leadership; relationships with community and individuals; and development of 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 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>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 "Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal http://www.comminit.com/global/content/smart-couple-family-planning-campaign-nepal <p>The Next Generation "Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal, released by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in August of 2015, has the objective of reaching couples with one or two children to increase their use of modern contraceptives. It is a social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) campaign using a multi-channeled approach with the newly married and with young parents.</p> <p>&nbsp;</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 strategy of "[e]stablishing early family planning behaviors to delay first birth, avoid unwanted postpartum pregnancy and space births successfully not only helps to improve maternal and child health outcomes in the short term, but will establish family planning use as a behavioral norm and, thus, affect longer-term fertility trends," according to HC3. The campaign is being carried out as community programmes by district and also focuses on families of migrant workers and people from marginalised and disadvantaged communities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Research influencing programme message development showed that people wanted the choice to manage their family size in order to provide children better care and nurture, a better home, and a better education. Campaign messaging was pre-tested. The name "Smart" was chosen because it is associated locally with new technology. "Couple" was used to represent mutual understanding in family planning decisionmaking, with the goal of, according to the project director, "placing the ‘why’ of family planning first, then offer[ing] family planning solutions as ‘smart’ means toward these ends." For example, spacing of three years is presented to new parents as a "smart" decision for enabling them to reach family aspirations, described by the message "Family Planning Makes a 'Smart' Life".</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This campaign, geared to linking family aspirations and family planning methods, also includes promotion of counseling services by skilled agents at the community level. Outreach via mobile phones is planned for the next phase of the campaign.</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>Reproductive Health, Population, Rights, Gender</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 research data of the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (2011), "while 56 percent of women of reproductive age are below 30 years of age, only 12 percent use family planning to delay the birth of their first child. Less than 32 percent use family planning to space their second child after the first birth and fewer than 13 percent are using family planning within two months after delivery."</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/nepalblogfp-300x228.png" alt="" title="" width="100" height="76" 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>HC3, USAID, the Government of Nepal</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/268590">Kim Martin - Johns Hopkins 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-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/3G5E7ilsmog?rel=0&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/3G5E7ilsmog?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=3G5E7ilsmog"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/3G5E7ilsmog/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://healthcommcapacity.org/family-planning-makes-a-smart-life-campaign-launched-in-nepal/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 website</a>, August 31 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/smart-couple-family-planning-campaign-nepal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/smart-couple-family-planning-campaign-nepal#comments Nepal Experiences Academic Institutions Children Bilaterals Civil Society MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Marketing News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Health Population Reproductive Health Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Global Health Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:22:32 +0000 jlevy 9356706 at http://www.comminit.com The "Radijojo Saga": A Global Children's Media Project from a "Mythodological" Perspective http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radijojo-saga-global-childrens-media-project-mythodological-perspective <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"> Lessons Learned from One Decade of Work at the Grassroots </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"> Thomas Röhlinger </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, January 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This paper combines reflection on the work of the Radijojo World Children's Radio Network with the cross-cultural approach of Joseph Campbell, whose concept of the "myth" describes patterns that may help to understand the psychological, ethical, and sociological motivations of development activists and to find common structures in their operations.</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/teaser.jpg" alt="" title="The &quot;Radijojo Saga&quot;" 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/273934">Thomas Roehlinger, MBA - Radijojo</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Thomas Röhlinger to The Communication Initiative on January 10 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> Radijojo</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/childrens-radio-bridges-radijojo">Children&#039;s Radio Bridges: Radijojo</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/global-green-kids">Global Green Kids</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/across-ocean">Across the Ocean</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/nous-sommes-le-futur-du-maroc-we-are-future-morocco">Nous sommes le futur du Maroc [We Are the Future of Morocco]</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/we-change-world-how-live-2015-and-beyond">We Change the World: How to Live in 2015 and Beyond</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radijojo-saga-global-childrens-media-project-mythodological-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radijojo-saga-global-childrens-media-project-mythodological-perspective#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Children Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Person-to-Person Voice Interpersonal Community Media Radio Environment NGOs Rights Featured Global Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:50:01 +0000 kdevries 9356704 at http://www.comminit.com Documenting Vaccine Introductions: A Guide for Developing Case Studies and Human Interest Stories http://www.comminit.com/global/content/documenting-vaccine-introductions-guide-developing-case-studies-and-human-interest-stori <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"> Lauren Platt </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 25, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/baby.png" alt="" title="Documenting Vaccine Introductions: A Guide for Developing Case Studies and Human Interest Stories" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"During each vaccine introduction, national immunization programs learn valuable lessons about what works and what doesn't work. Unfortunately, in the resource-scare world of global public health, documentation of programs and strategies is often neglected."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/resources/IPV%20Guide%20to%20Documenting%20Vaccine%20Intro.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to access the 32-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/international-vaccine-access-center-ivac-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-public-health">International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>32</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/julie-b-younkin-ivac">Julie B. Younkin - IVAC</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>IVAC newsletter, dated August 25 2015, forwarded to The Communication Initiative by Ellyn W. Ogden. <em>Image credit: </em>CShekhar/UNICEF</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/documenting-vaccine-introductions-guide-developing-case-studies-and-human-interest-stori" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/documenting-vaccine-introductions-guide-developing-case-studies-and-human-interest-stori#comments Global Publications Materials Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Person-to-Person Print News/Information Radio Television Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured Global Polio Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:07:40 +0000 kdevries 9356680 at http://www.comminit.com Social Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communication for Nutrition http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-mobilisation-advocacy-and-communication-nutrition <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"> Scaling up Nutrition in Practice </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, July 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"Social mobilization, advocacy and communications is a growing priority for SUN countries and increasingly seen as an integral part of the national nutrition strategy.&nbsp; Countries are at very different stages and employing a variety of approaches and techniques. Developing a social mobilisations, advocacy and communication strategy or plan for scaling up nutrition that is well resourced and has clear indicators and benchmarks is critical."</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://ucx3x320eshgjxppibt1rqg0.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Green_External_InPractice_no03_ENG_20140904_web_pages.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 44-page document in PDF format.</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/nutrition_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="59" 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/scaling-nutrition-sun">Scaling up Nutrition (SUN)</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://scalingupnutrition.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SUN website</a>, August 28 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-mobilisation-advocacy-and-communication-nutrition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-mobilisation-advocacy-and-communication-nutrition#comments Bangladesh Cameroon Kenya Pakistan Peru Uganda Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Advocacy - Partnerships for Child Rights MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Children Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Child Survival and Growth Civil Society Folk Media Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Community Media Marketing Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Foundations Television Government Departments Research Health News Media NGOs Political Orgs Private Sector Religious Groups Nutrition United Nations Featured UNICEF USAID Children, Equity and Development Global Health Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:35:07 +0000 jlevy 9356648 at http://www.comminit.com Naz Ahmed and Lisa Zimmermann - The City Academy Bristol/Integrate Bristol - DFID Girl Summit 2014 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/naz-ahmed-and-lisa-zimmermann-student-and-teacher-city-academy-bristolintegrate-bristol- <p>"We started in 2008 with four girls who wanted to talk about this, at that time, extremely taboo issue [FGM], and we've since grown to a group of well over one hundred young people, including many boys." Lisa Zimmerman<br /><strong>&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"</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=UQikeOXtuzU&amp;index=17&amp;list=PLQFgd9XCJ4aLDNfQZzNviB3E3BH_UksSY" 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/capture2_4.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="51" 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/integrate-bristol">Integrate Bristol</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://integratebristol.org.uk/category/projects/" target="_blank">Integrate Bristol website</a>, accessed on August 25 2015. </p> </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/UQikeOXtuzU?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/UQikeOXtuzU?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=UQikeOXtuzU"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/UQikeOXtuzU/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/naz-ahmed-and-lisa-zimmermann-student-and-teacher-city-academy-bristolintegrate-bristol-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/naz-ahmed-and-lisa-zimmermann-student-and-teacher-city-academy-bristolintegrate-bristol-#comments United Kingdom (UK) Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Adolescent Civic Engagement Advocacy Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Girls Summit Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Community Participation Film and Video Adolescent Physical Health MDG 3. Gender Equality Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Community Media Radio Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Gender Gender and Adolescence Health NGOs Reproductive Health Rights Women Youth Featured DFID Adolescent Development Global Girls Rights Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:35:12 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9356588 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" 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-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/CkV1m91NxJA?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/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 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" 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-5" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-5"> <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-5"> <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 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 Efua Dorkenoo - Programme Director, End FGM/C Social Change Campaign - DFID Girl Summit 2014 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/efua-dorkenoo-programme-director-end-fgmc-social-change-campaign-dfid-girl-summit-2014 <p>"Community is the foundation on which Africa builds its society and shapes its culture." Efua Dorkenoo</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" 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/forward_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="41" 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> </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=hhttps://dfid.blog.gov.uk/author/efua-dorkenoo/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DFID bloggers website</a>, both accessed on August 13 2015. Image credit: FORWARD</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/end-fgmc-social-change-campaign">End FGM/C Social Change Campaign</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/saria-khalifa-youth-programme-lead-forward-dfid-girl-summit-2014">Saria Khalifa - Youth Programme Lead, FORWARD - DFID Girl Summit 2014</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-6" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-6"> <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-6"> <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/efua-dorkenoo-programme-director-end-fgmc-social-change-campaign-dfid-girl-summit-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/efua-dorkenoo-programme-director-end-fgmc-social-change-campaign-dfid-girl-summit-2014#comments Africa United Kingdom (UK) Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy Digital Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Girls Summit Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Community Participation Adolescent Physical Health MDG 3. Gender Equality Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Community Media Marketing Print Radio Foundations Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs Private Sector United Nations Reproductive Health Rights Women Youth Featured DFID Adolescent Development Global Girls Rights Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:56:42 +0000 jlevy 9356454 at http://www.comminit.com