<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-drives-behavior-key-factors-handwashing-bangladesh <p><em>"What behavior will you promote? What key factors will you address to motivate people?"</em></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/cs-behavior-photo.jpg" alt="" title="What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh" width="100" height="61" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/tina-sanghvi-alive-thrivefhi-360" title="View user profile.">Tina Sanghvi - ...</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 Alive &amp; Thrive to The Communication Initiative on October 21 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://aliveandthrive.org/resources-main-page/case-studies/what-drives-behavior/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">A&amp;T website</a>, accessed February 4 2016.</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/alive-thrive-bangladesh">Alive &amp; Thrive (A&amp;T) in Bangladesh</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/dads-can-do-strategies-involve-fathers-child-feeding">Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding</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="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/VUhSFe423Ro?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1&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/VUhSFe423Ro?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=VUhSFe423Ro"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/VUhSFe423Ro/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/what-drives-behavior-key-factors-handwashing-bangladesh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-drives-behavior-key-factors-handwashing-bangladesh#comments Bangladesh Materials Strategic Thinking Advocacy Children Film and Video Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print Situation Analysis Questions News/Information Television Research NGOs Nutrition Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Health Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:12:39 +0000 Tina Sanghvi - Alive & Thrive/FHI 360 9378467 at http://www.comminit.com Definition and Key Messages to Support Advocacy and Action for Communication with Communities http://www.comminit.com/global/content/definition-and-key-messages-support-advocacy-and-action-communication-communities <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, December 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/rtr2i40x.jpg" alt="" title="Definition and Key Messages to Support Advocacy and Action for Communication with Communities" width="100" height="44" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"In the context of humanitarian action Communication with Communities, which is sometimes abbreviated to CwC, refers to activities where the exchange of information is used to save lives, mitigate risk, enable greater accountability and shape the response, as well as supporting the communication needs of people caught up in conflicts, natural disasters and other crises."</em></p> <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/communicating-disaster-affected-communities-cdac-secretariat">Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Secretariat</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>4</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/rachel-houghton-communicating-disaster-affected-communities-cdac-network" title="View user profile.">Rachel Houghton...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/communicating-disaster-affected-communities-cdac-0">Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/when-communicating-really-matters-experience-cdac-haiti">When Communicating Really Matters: The Experience of CDAC in Haiti</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/what-have-we-learnt-about-cwc-coordination-previous-experience">What Have We Learnt about CwC Coordination from Previous Experience?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/assessing-information-and-communication-needs-quick-and-easy-guide-those-working-humanit">Assessing Information and Communication Needs: A Quick and Easy Guide for Those Working in Humanitarian Response</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/what-do-we-know-about-communicating-communities-following-earthquake">What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/can-you-hear-me-now-why-good-communication-critical-nepal-quake-response">Can You Hear Me Now? Why Good Communication Is Critical to the Nepal Quake Response</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/improving-communication-between-aid-agencies-and-crisis-affected-people-lessons-infoasai">Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/enfomasyon-nou-dwe-konnen-news-you-can-use">Enfomasyon Nou Dwe Konnen (News You Can Use)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/infoasaid">infoasaid</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/improving-communication-between-aid-agencies-and-crisis-affected-people-lessons-infoasai">Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/working-concert-coordination-collaboration-international-media-development">Working in Concert: Coordination &amp; Collaboration in International Media Development</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/humanitarian-broadcasting-emergencies-synthesis-evaluation-findings">Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/still-left-dark-how-people-emergencies-use-communication-survive-and-how-humanitarian-ag">Still Left in the Dark? How People in Emergencies Use Communication to Survive - and How Humanitarian Agencies can Help</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/ann-kite-yo-pale-or-let-them-speak-best-practice-and-lessons-learned-communication-haiti">Ann Kite Yo Pale or Let Them Speak: Best Practice and Lessons Learned in Communication in Haiti</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/time-listen-time-address-our-personal-barriers">Time to listen? Time to address our personal barriers </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 Martin Dawes to The Communication Initiative on December 15 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> Reuters</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/definition-and-key-messages-support-advocacy-and-action-communication-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/definition-and-key-messages-support-advocacy-and-action-communication-communities#comments Global Materials Advocacy Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Rights Risk Management Global Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:10:19 +0000 Rachel Houghton - Communicating with Disaster Affected Commu 9378439 at http://www.comminit.com Community Video for Nutrition Guide http://www.comminit.com/global/content/community-video-nutrition-guide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Using Participatory, Community-Led Videos to Improve Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition </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"> Kristina Beall </div> <div class="field-item even"> Peggy Koniz-Booher </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Lakshmi Iyer </div> <div class="field-item even"> Avinash Upadhyay </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Rikin Gandhi </div> <div class="field-item even"> John Nicholson </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, September 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/springma.png" alt="" title="Community Video for Nutrition Guide" width="100" height="86" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"SPRING and DG see this community-led video approach, with videos created by the community for the community, as a revolutionary tool for nutrition and health behavior change which blends innovative, low-cost, accessible technology with the strength of human-mediated interpersonal communication techniques. Although video provides a point of focus in this model, it is people and social dynamics that ultimately ensure its effectiveness."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.spring-nutrition.org/sites/default/files/publications/series/spring_community_video_for_nutrition_guide.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 39-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/strengthening-partnerships-results-and-innovations-nutrition-globally-spring">Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/digital-green">Digital Green</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>39</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/krgranger" title="View user profile.">krgranger</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/using-community-led-video-approach-promote-maternal-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-odi">Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in Odisha, India</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.spring-nutrition.org/publications/reports/using-community-led-video-approach-promote-maternal-infant-and-young-child" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SPRING website</a>, accessed February 2 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> John Nicholson, SPRING</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/community-video-nutrition-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/community-video-nutrition-guide#comments India Materials Strategic Thinking Digital Children Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Health NGOs Nutrition Women Featured USAID Communicating with, for and about children Global Health ICT for Development Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:55:47 +0000 krgranger 9378417 at http://www.comminit.com Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in Odisha, India http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-community-led-video-approach-promote-maternal-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-odi <h4>Results from a Pilot and Feasibility Study</h4> <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"> Suneetha Kadiyala </div> <div class="field-item even"> Terry Roopnaraine </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Amy Margolies </div> <div class="field-item even"> Shruthi Cyriac </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">Monday, September 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>London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health - LCIRAH (<em>Kadiyala</em>); Independent Consultant (<em>Roopnaraine</em>); International Food Policy Research Institute (<em>Margolies, Cyriac</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In October 2012, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project began a collaboration with Digital Green (DG) and the Voluntary Association for Rural Reconstruction and Appropriate Technology (VARRAT) which resulted in a 12-month pilot intervention in 30 villages in Keonjhar district of Odisha.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.spring-nutrition.org/sites/default/files/publications/reports/spring_community_led_video_miycn_india.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 76-page report in PDF format.</a></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/spring_dg_feasibility_study_report.jpg" alt="" title="Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in Odisha, India" width="85" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/krgranger" title="View user profile.">krgranger</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.spring-nutrition.org/publications/reports/using-community-led-video-approach-promote-maternal-infant-and-young-child" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SPRING website</a>, accessed February 1 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.spring-nutrition.org/sites/default/files/publications/series/spring_community_video_for_nutrition_guide.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Community Video for Nutrition Guide: Using Participatory, Community-Led Videos to Improve Maternal, Infant, and Young Child" [PDF]</a>. <em>Image credit:</em> John Nicholson/SPRING</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/community-video-nutrition-guide">Community Video for Nutrition Guide</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/Y9LfnPaPBXE?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/Y9LfnPaPBXE?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=Y9LfnPaPBXE"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/Y9LfnPaPBXE/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/using-community-led-video-approach-promote-maternal-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-odi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-community-led-video-approach-promote-maternal-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-odi#comments India Project Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Digital Children Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Process Evaluation Description MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Health NGOs Nutrition Women Featured USAID Communicating with, for and about children Global Health ICT for Development Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:44:07 +0000 krgranger 9378410 at http://www.comminit.com Engaging Communities in Preparation for Third Round of Polio Vaccination Campaign http://www.comminit.com/global/content/engaging-communities-preparation-third-round-polio-vaccination-campaign <p><em>"Everyone has a role to play in bringing this vaccine to children. Families need the facts about polio and the value of immunization. Please talk to your friends and neighbors. Teach children about polio at school. Go out into your community to encourage children get immunized. There are so many ways to help and protect Ukrainian children!"</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>WHO offers training sessions to engage the community, including journalists, governors, educators, and health workers at different levels (from nurses to heads of clinics and oblast coordinators) in an effort to help improve understanding of polio and improve communication skills with the goal of increasing vaccine uptake in their communities. In all events, audience participation is very important (i.e. making them feel they can voice their concerns), and WHO provides answers to clear up any false rumours.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For example, WHO works closely with vulnerable populations, such as Roma, to ensure that children of these communities receive polio vaccines. At a training session for Roma health mediators in Kyiv, WHO explained how to approach communities on polio vaccination and asked the mediators to explain their experience on communicating about polio, including challenges they face, and provide tips to others. Roma health mediators are members of the Roma community who are trained to liaise between the community and the health system. "When I visit parents in Roma settlements, I need to have a good understanding of the polio vaccine myself so I can answer their questions and explain the importance of protecting their children," says Valentina, a Roma health mediator. WHO also invited experts to address false rumours the mediators were not yet clear on.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For journalists and during some of the roundtables, the Deputy Minister of Health usually participates to give quotes to media and answer their questions - not only about polio but also other current health topics in the news. Local government officials and/or representatives from the health and education sector also sometimes participate. WHO has found that short videos about polio have been well received because they really help the public to understand the disease and the importance of the vaccine.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To help foster understanding of polio and communication strategies for improving uptake of OPV, WHO has created a variety of materials for use in the trainings - in both English and Ukrainian - including a fact sheet on polio, "Ten Things to Know about Polio", a poster on polio with diagrams and figures, key messages for the media, and flyers to be distributed to special audiences. For instance, a handout titled "Useful Information for Parents" reminds parents that "We, parents, were all protected from polio by vaccination. Remember the two pink drops that we received when we were children? Today we do not see people living with consequences of polio around us, thanks to vaccination. But if we ask grandparents, they will remember how many people were maimed and killed by polio before the mass vaccination in Ukraine. Let us not refuse the right to protection from this disease to our children!....Pay attention and adhere to the national immunization calendar for your child. Follow the announcements in media and your doctor's advice with regards to the next National Immunization Days schedule, and the age of children that should be given the polio vaccine. LOVE, PROTECT, VACCINATE!"</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>An information package (info-kit) is designed to help physicians communicate with parents about response to the outbreak in Ukraine. It begins by stating that the goal is to faciliate a more responsible attitude on the part of parents about the health of their children by taking the time to look at, listen to, and talk with parents. It is noted that the most trusted information about health, including vaccination, comes from doctors, nurses, and paramedics, who are best placed to help people make a decision. Following responses to parents' most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about polio, the info-kit provides information about the disease and the vaccine and then simple and effective tips on interpersonal communication designed to help convince parents to vaccinate their children. For instance, in order to encourage dialogue, physicians should ask parents open-ended questions, not only questions that require a "yes / no" answer so that the physician can get a better sense about their thoughts and concerns. The importance of careful and active listening is stressed; physicians should use gestures to show parents that they understand and should not interrupt parents when they speak (nor should be be distracted by phone calls, for example). The physician should clearly and explicitly show parents that he or she respects and appreciates them. Providing information systematically and in a way that parents can easily learn and remember is key; using visual and printed materials can be helpful. The physician should check to be sure that the parents have perceived and understood the information perceived and understood, asking parents to repeat key points and encouraging parents to ask any additional questions. After encouraging parents follow the recommendations of health professionals - motivating parents to bring the child during each round, the physician should notify parents of the next steps, reminding parents about the dates of upcoming rounds.</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>In Ukraine, less than 50% of children were un- or under-immunised in 2014, and in 2015 the level of immunisation against polio among children under 1 year of age dropped further - to 14%. On September 1 2015, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine announced that 2 cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) had been confirmed by the WHO regional reference laboratory and experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus was found in stool samples from two children from Zakarpatskaya region in Ukraine. The 2 children, one aged 4 years and the other 10 months, were not vaccinated against polio and became temporarily paralysed after contracting the virus. They have since recovered mobility.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>All 24 oblasts plus Kyiv city are to be included in outbreak response planning, implementation, and monitoring. However, to ensure rapid initiation of the activities, immunisation is being implemented in stages, starting in the outbreak zone (Zakarpatska Oblast) and immediate surrounding oblasts (Lvivska and Ivano-Frankivska) then rolling out across the country until all children are covered. The first round of vaccination reached less than 65% coverage. The second, reaching 75%, albeit a slight improvement from the first, remains far below the global standards (WHO standard operating procedures following an outbreak is 95%).</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/dsc_1298_381.jpg" alt="" title="WHO Ukraine Engages Communities in Preparation for Third Round of Polio Vaccination Campaign" width="100" height="77" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/dlouren%C3%A7o" title="View user profile.">DLourenço</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/immunization/GIN_January_2016.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global Immunization News (GIN), January 2016 [PDF]</a>; emails from Dalia Lourenço to The Communication Initiative on January 29 2016 and February 2 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unicef.org/ukraine/media_28616.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Ukraine website</a>, accessed February 1 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> UNICEF Ukraine</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/engaging-communities-preparation-third-round-polio-vaccination-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/engaging-communities-preparation-third-round-polio-vaccination-campaign#comments Ukraine Jobs and Training Experiences Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured World Health Organization Global Polio Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:27:58 +0000 DLourenço 9378373 at http://www.comminit.com Social Media: Social and Behavioural Change Communication Summit - Addis Ababa - Feb 8-10, 2016 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-media-social-and-behavioural-change-communication-summit-addis-ababa-feb-8-10-201 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen_shot_2016-02-03_at_12.57.31_am.png" alt="" title="" width="100" height="25" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <b><H4>A compilation of social media feeds related to the <a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/international-sbcc-summit-2016-february-8-10-2016-health-communication-capacity-collabor">Social and Behavioural Communication Summit</a> being held in Addis Ababa, Feb 8-10, 2016. Though we are keeping a close eye on social media it would be very helpful if you could <a href="mailto:wfeek@comminit.com">let Warren know</a> when you post to your social media of choice. We can then include you in the thread below. Please do use your own social media accounts to comment and connect.<p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-media-social-and-behavioural-change-communication-summit-addis-ababa-feb-8-10-201" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/social-media-social-and-behavioural-change-communication-summit-addis-ababa-feb-8-10-201#comments Global Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:41:02 +0000 Warren Feek 9378342 at http://www.comminit.com Blog Spotlight from IDDS Lahore in Pakistan http://www.comminit.com/global/content/blog-spotlight-idds-lahore-pakistan <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/women2_0.jpg" alt="" title="Blog Spotlight from IDDS Lahore in Pakistan" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Kendra Sharp, January 22 2016 [cross-posted from International Development Innovation Network (IDIN), linked below] - How fitting that the day we celebrated Martin Luther King [MLK] Jr. Day in the U.S. was the day we had our second site visits here at IDDS Lahore. The Apple homepage that came up on my internet browser displayed a photo of MLK Jr. overlaid with his famous quote: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/blog-spotlight-idds-lahore-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pakistan Blogs: Global Health Policies Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Health ICT for Development Polio Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:27:41 +0000 KSharp 9378316 at http://www.comminit.com Change Leadership: The Making or Breaking of an Immunization Supply Chain http://www.comminit.com/global/content/change-leadership-making-or-breaking-immunization-supply-chain <h4>Immunization Supply Chains: Reaching the Final 20 Policy Paper Series</h4> <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"> Wendy Prosser </div> <div class="field-item even"> Andrew Brown </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Allen D. Wilcox </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 1, 2016</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>VillageReach (<em>Prosser, Wilcox</em>); People that Deliver (<em>Brown</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"<em>There is no magic bullet to have effective leaders and a culture of leadership available and ready to drive the change for immunization supply chains around the world. There are, however, things that can be in place that can develop those necessary leadership skills within a culture that fosters and develops leadership."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.villagereach.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/VillageReach_Change-Leadership_FINAL.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for the 11-page report in PDF format.</a></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/chain.png" alt="" title="Change Leadership: The Making or Breaking of an Immunization Supply Chain Immunization Supply Chains: Reaching the Final 20 Policy Paper Series" width="100" height="85" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/villagereach" title="View user profile.">VillageReach</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/immunization/GIN_January_2016.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global Immunization News (GIN)</a>, January 2016 [PDF].</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/change-leadership-making-or-breaking-immunization-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/change-leadership-making-or-breaking-immunization-supply-chain#comments Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Person-to-Person Interpersonal NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Global Health Polio Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:32:19 +0000 VillageReach 9378311 at http://www.comminit.com The Great Zika Freak-Out: A Teaching Moment in the Psychology of Fear http://www.comminit.com/global/content/great-zika-freak-out-teaching-moment-psychology-fear <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/zika_virus_2.jpg" alt="" title="The Great Zika Freak-Out: A Teaching Moment in the Psychology of Fear" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: David Ropeik, January 29 2016 [cross-posted from Big Think, linked below] - A new disease with an exotic name, Zika virus, is spreading "explosively" around the world. It may be causing babies to be born with shrunken heads and brains. No one has immunity. Experts admit significant uncertainty about how the disease spreads, what symptoms it causes, or just which parts of the population face the greatest danger. And the media is going bonkers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/great-zika-freak-out-teaching-moment-psychology-fear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Blogs: Global Health Policies News/Information Health Risk Management Global Health Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:06:49 +0000 DRopeik 9378307 at http://www.comminit.com Mapping Vaccine Hesitancy: Country-Specific Characteristics of a Global Phenomenon http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mapping-vaccine-hesitancy-country-specific-characteristics-global-phenomenon <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"> Eve Dubé </div> <div class="field-item even"> Dominique Gagnon </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Nickels </div> <div class="field-item even"> Stanley Jeram </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Melanie Schuster </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Institut national de santé publique du Québec - INSPQ (<em>Dubé, Gagnon</em>); Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec (<em>Dubé</em>); Université Laval, Québec (<em>Dubé</em>); World Health Organization - WHO (<em>Nickels, Jeram, Schuster</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"<em>Vaccine hesitancy is an individual behaviour, but is also the result of broader societal influences and should always be looked at in the historical, political and socio-cultural context in which vaccination takes place.</em>"</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X14013073" target="_blank">Click here to read the report online or to download it (6 pages) in PDF format.</a></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/1-s2.0-s0264410x14013073-gr1.gif" alt="" title="Mapping Vaccine Hesitancy: Country-Specific Characteristics of a Global Phenomenon" width="100" height="87" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/melanie-schuster-who" title="View user profile.">Melanie Schuste...</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 32, Issue 49, 20 November 2014, Pages 6649-6654</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/report-sage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy">Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/measuring-vaccine-hesitancy-development-survey-tool">Measuring Vaccine Hesitancy: The Development of a Survey Tool</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/health-communication-and-vaccine-hesitancy">Health Communication and Vaccine Hesitancy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/appendices-report-sage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy">Appendices to the Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/how-deal-vaccine-hesitancy">How to Deal with Vaccine Hesitancy?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/strategies-addressing-vaccine-hesitancy-systematic-review">Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy - A Systematic Review</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mapping-vaccine-hesitancy-country-specific-characteristics-global-phenomenon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mapping-vaccine-hesitancy-country-specific-characteristics-global-phenomenon#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Person-to-Person Interpersonal Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured World Health Organization Global Health Polio Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:15:10 +0000 Melanie Schuster - WHO 9378305 at http://www.comminit.com