<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Ten "Golden Rules" for Successful Entertainment-Education Programming http://comminit.com/global/content/ten-golden-rules-successful-entertainment-education-programming <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"> Kriss Barker </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, April 19, 2018</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>Population Media Center (PMC)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this presentation, Kriss Barker offers some advice to communication practitioners who are developing and implementing entertainment-education (EE) interventions.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/pmc_0.jpg" alt="" title="Ten &quot;Golden Rules&quot; for Successful Entertainment-Education Programming" width="100" height="62" 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"> Kriss Barker - ... </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 Kriss Barker to The Communication Initiative on April 12 2018.</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/ruwan-dare-midnight-rain">Ruwan Dare (Midnight Rain)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/ashreat-al-amal-sails-hope">Ashreat Al Amal (Sails of Hope)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/twende-na-wakati">Twende na Wakati</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/gugar-goge-tell-me-straight">Gugar Goge (&quot;Tell me Straight&quot;)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/umurage-urukwiye-rwandas-brighter-future">Umurage Urukwiye - Rwanda&#039;s Brighter Future</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/taru-india">Taru - India</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/outta-road">Outta Road</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/dMeOIztecjo&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/dMeOIztecjo&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMeOIztecjo"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/dMeOIztecjo/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/ten-golden-rules-successful-entertainment-education-programming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/ten-golden-rules-successful-entertainment-education-programming#comments Global Strategic Thinking Entertainment Radio Research Environment NGOs Gender Reproductive Health Rights Youth Global Entertainment-Education Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:07:49 +0000 Kriss Barker - Population Media Center 9518021 at http://comminit.com Karamoja on the Move: Testing A Peer Learning & Community Theatre Model http://comminit.com/global/content/karamoja-move-testing-peer-learning-community-theatre-model <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"> Esther Spindler </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, April 18, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Emorikinos Daadang Etogogongo Alatanakin Ngidwe (EDEAN) (Let's Come Together and Strengthen Child Spacing) is a community-based intervention in Uganda that is designed to test the hypothesis that increasing fertility awareness (FA) through community theatre can improve family planning (FP) use. (<em>See Related Summaries, below</em>). It forms part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, a 5-year (2013 - 2018) research intervention and technical assistance project being implemented by the Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, and Save the Children, with funding by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/edean.png" alt="" title="Karamoja on the Move: Testing A Peer Learning &amp; Community Theatre Model" width="100" height="54" 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"> ejs264 </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 Esther Spindler to The Communication Initiative on April 17 2018.</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/emorikinos-daadang-etogogongo-alatanakin-ngidwe-edean-let%E2%80%99s-come-together-and-strengthen">Emorikinos Daadang Etogogongo Alatanakin Ngidwe (EDEAN) (Let&#039;s Come Together and Strengthen Child Spacing)</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/9fZh4MRPhw8&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/9fZh4MRPhw8&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fZh4MRPhw8"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/9fZh4MRPhw8/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/karamoja-move-testing-peer-learning-community-theatre-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/karamoja-move-testing-peer-learning-community-theatre-model#comments Uganda Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Reproductive Health USAID Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Global Edutainment - Africa Health Entertainment-Education Africa Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:28:16 +0000 ejs264 9518020 at http://comminit.com Emergency Risk Communication: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Review of Recent Gray Literature on Ebola, Zika, and Yellow Fever http://comminit.com/global/content/emergency-risk-communication-lessons-learned-rapid-review-recent-gray-literature-ebola-z <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"> Deborah Toppenberg-Pejcic </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jane Noyes </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Tomas Allen </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nyka Alexander </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Marsha Vanderford </div> <div class="field-item even"> Gaya Gamhewage </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, March 20, 2018</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>Consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) from December 2016 to October 2017 (<em>Toppenberg-Pejcic</em>); Consultant to WHO from 2015 to 2017 (<em>Noyes</em>); Bangor University (<em>Noyes</em>); WHO (<em>Allen, Alexander, Vanderford, Gamhewage</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"...going local plays a central role in effective emergency communication, from engaging with and building on local leadership and organizational structures, to using local staff, communication patterns, networks and languages, to tailoring interventions for local communities."</em></p> <p> In December 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) commissioned a rapid review of recent gray literature evidence (2015-2016) to provide underpinning for the development of their <em>Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies</em> (<em>see Related Summaries, below</em>). This was intended to provide additional knowledge about building national-level capacity to integrate effective risk communication practices and structures into healthcare and response systems for public health emergencies.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10410236.2017.1405488" target="_blank">Click here to read the article online or to download it in PDF format (20 pages).</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/risk_0.jpg" alt="" title="Emergency Risk Communication: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Review of Recent Gray Literature on Ebola, Zika, and Yellow Fever" width="100" height="63" 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"> dtoppenberg </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>Health Communication</em>, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2017.1405488. <em>Image credit:</em> WHO/A. Bhatiasevi</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/communicating-risk-public-health-emergencies">Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/emergency-risk-communication-lessons-learned-rapid-review-recent-gray-literature-ebola-z" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/emergency-risk-communication-lessons-learned-rapid-review-recent-gray-literature-ebola-z#comments West Africa Global Strategic Thinking Digital Community Participation Ebola Communication Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information Radio SDG 3: Good Health Health Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Risk Management World Health Organization Health Communication - Africa Global Health Africa Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:19:06 +0000 dtoppenberg 9518014 at http://comminit.com Exploring Social and Behavior Change Communication to Support Delivery of Micronutrient Powders in Rural Uganda http://comminit.com/global/content/exploring-social-and-behavior-change-communication-support-delivery-micronutrient-powder <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"> Hillary Murphy </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, April 17, 2018</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>Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) Project</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Effective micronutrient powder distribution programming requires a behavior change strategy that is both effective and appropriate in a specific context."</em></p> <p> Drawing on the experience of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project, this presentation explores the use of social behaviour change communication (SBCC) to support delivery of micronutrient powders (MNP) in rural Uganda. In examines anaemia landscape in Uganda, the SPRING pilot distributing MNP in Namutumba district and associated SBCC, and data collection methods and findings.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/spring_namutumba_mnp_launch.jpg" alt="" title="Exploring Social and Behavior Change Communication to Support Delivery of Micronutrient Powders in Rural Uganda" width="100" height="60" 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"> Hillary_murphy </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 Hillary Murphy to The Communication Initiative on April 15 2018. <em>Image credit:</em> 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/sbcc-pathways-improved-maternal-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-practices">SBCC Pathways for Improved Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition Practices</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/exploring-social-and-behavior-change-communication-support-delivery-micronutrient-powder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/exploring-social-and-behavior-change-communication-support-delivery-micronutrient-powder#comments Uganda Strategic Thinking Film and Video Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal Marketing Print Radio Government Departments SDG 2: No Hunger SDG 3: Good Health United Nations Nutrition UNICEF USAID Communicating with, for and about children Health Communication - Africa Global Health Africa Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:46:40 +0000 Hillary_murphy 9518001 at http://comminit.com Recording Errors in Homemade Home-Based Records to Record Vaccination Services: Results from the 2016 Kenya Missed Opportunities for Vaccination Assessment http://comminit.com/global/content/recording-errors-homemade-home-based-records-record-vaccination-services-results-2016-ke <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"> David W. Brown </div> <div class="field-item even"> Collins Tabu </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Ikechukwu Udo Ogbuanu </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, April 11, 2018</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>Brown Consulting Group International, LLC (<em>Brown</em>); Kenya Expanded Programme on Immunization (<em>Tabu</em>); World Health Organization, or WHO (<em>Ogbuanu</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Unfortunately, policies on the best course of action in the event of a HBR stock-out are rare, but such guidance is critical for health workers."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.technet-21.org/en/library/main/download/file?fid=83.4841" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the 11-page paper 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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/title975866115.jpg" alt="" title="Recording Errors in Homemade Home-Based Records to Record Vaccination Services: Results from the 2016 Kenya Missed Opportunities for Vaccination Assessment" width="100" height="53" 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"> David W. Brown ... </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="https://www.technet-21.org/en/library/main/4841-recording-errors-in-homemade-home-based-records-to-record-vaccination-services-results-from-the-2016-kenya-missed-opportunities-for-vaccination-assessment" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">TechNet-21</a>, April 18 2018.</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/reported-national-level-stock-outs-home-based-records-quiet-problem-immunization-program">Reported National Level Stock-Outs of Home-Based Records - A Quiet Problem for Immunization Programmes That Needs Attention</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/occurrence-home-based-record-stock-outs-quiet-problem-national-immunization-programmes-c">Occurrence of Home-Based Record Stock-Outs: A Quiet Problem for National Immunization Programmes Continues</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/recording-errors-homemade-home-based-records-record-vaccination-services-results-2016-ke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/recording-errors-homemade-home-based-records-record-vaccination-services-results-2016-ke#comments Kenya Strategic Thinking Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Government Departments SDG 3: Good Health Private Sector Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations World Health Organization Global Health Polio Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:44:22 +0000 David W. Brown - UNICEF 9517997 at http://comminit.com Keynote Address - Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq - 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit featuring Entertainment Education http://comminit.com/global/content/keynote-address-senator-ayesha-raza-farooq-2018-international-social-and-behavior-change <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"> Ayesha Raza Farooq </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, April 18, 2018</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>Prime Minister's Focal Person for Polio Eradication, Government of Pakistan</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ayesha Raza Farooq is a member of Pakistan's Senate and has been the prime minister's point person on the nation's polio eradication programmes since November 2013. At the time, Pakistan - one of three nations where polio remained endemic - was seen as a threat to global eradication efforts. Working closely with polio spearheading partners and the prime minister, Senator Farooq helped lead the country's polio programme out of a crisis situation. In this keynote address, she shares "Pakistan's story of resilience, courage and resolve" in achieving a 97% reduction in polio cases, from 306 cases in 2014 to a low of just 8 cases in 2017.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/title5504659.jpg" alt="" title="Keynote Address - Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq - 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit featuring Entertainment Education" width="100" height="51" 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"> ayesha.r.farooq </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Emails from Payam Akram to The Communication Initiative on April 17 2018 and April 20 2018. <em>Image credit:</em> Ayesha Raza Farooq</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/keynote-address-senator-ayesha-raza-farooq-2018-international-social-and-behavior-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/keynote-address-senator-ayesha-raza-farooq-2018-international-social-and-behavior-change#comments Pakistan Endemic Countries Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Radio Television Government Departments SDG 3: Good Health Immunisation and Vaccines Global Polio Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:26:30 +0000 ayesha.r.farooq 9517991 at http://comminit.com New Insights on the Road to Zero http://comminit.com/global/content/new-insights-road-zero <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2014 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This presentation by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) explores that organisation's response to the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), which, in its May 2013 report, recommended that the Programme "urgently construct and implement a plan to correct its crippling under-emphasis on social mobilization and communications."</p> <p> UNICEF's contribution involved exploring trust between the polio programme and caregivers, looking at the social dynamics, polio-religious dynamics, and insecurity that impact the decision to vaccinate. At the time of this presentation, UNICEF had expanded their expertise from 6,648 to 13,202 social mobilisers in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. They increased their communications staff with wisdom in storytelling, innovation, and knowledge management. They also scaled up external expertise.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/title109888473.jpg" alt="" title="New Insights on the Road to Zero" width="100" height="56" 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"> Rustam Haydarov... </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 Ellyn Ogden to The Communication Initiative on April 2 2018.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/new-insights-road-zero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/new-insights-road-zero#comments Global Endemic Countries Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal SDG 3: Good Health Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations UNICEF Global Polio Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:46:28 +0000 Rustam Haydarov - UNICEF 9517981 at http://comminit.com Can basic income contribute towards SDG 5 on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment? http://comminit.com/global/content/can-basic-income-contribute-towards-sdg-5-gender-equality-and-women%E2%80%99s-empowerment-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bl27_think_slate_3_3205924f_-_ranjani.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="76" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, April 17 2018* -<em> The basic income movement has a long history. As used now, a basic income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement. Basic income is thus universal, individual, unconditional and periodical payment (Basic Income Earth Network - BIEN, n.d.)&nbsp; &nbsp;Posing an argument for basic income, Shoemaker observes that wage labour (one could add capital) cannot and should not be the only reason for membership within our society. There are care giving and volunteer jobs which contribute to society.&nbsp; Arguments of freedom (to pursue paths one chooses), justice and poverty reduction are placed by advocates of Basic Income (Shoemaker, n.d.).&nbsp; According to Davala, basic income should be seen as an entitlement to national public wealth.**&nbsp;</em></p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/can-basic-income-contribute-towards-sdg-5-gender-equality-and-women%E2%80%99s-empowerment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/can-basic-income-contribute-towards-sdg-5-gender-equality-and-women%E2%80%99s-empowerment-0#comments India Global 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Civil Society Adolescents and Education Gender Empowerment Blogs: Rights and Development Governance and Democracy Government Departments Rights and Justice Economic Development Gender and Adolescence Education Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality Rights Women Adolescent Development Democracy and Governance Global Policy Blogs Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:30:59 +0000 Ranjani.K.Murthy 9517971 at http://comminit.com Silent refusals and distrust of vaccines is a big challenge for vaccination teams http://comminit.com/global/content/silent-refusals-and-distrust-vaccines-big-challenge-vaccination-teams <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/polio-1-678x381.jpg" alt="" title="Silent refusals and distrust of vaccines is a big challenge for vaccination teams" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Abdul Salam Afridi, March 23 2018: After the fake immunization campaign in a failed attempt to get Osama bin Laden's DNA lineages prior to his assassination in 2011, the efforts of polio eradication in northwestern Pakistan, the last major reservoir of polio across the globe, seems still stagnated due to gaining mistrust over different vaccines despite huge aid and official investment spending over different campaign programs, human resource and logistics etc.<br /><br /></p> <p>The immunization coverage rate before and after Osama bin Laden's assassination clearly shows difference in rate of immunization coverage, but as numbers of population increase each year the number of exact refusal is hard to identify. However detail investigations fond some interesting case studies which define each of the type of vaccines refusal.<br /><br /></p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/silent-refusals-and-distrust-vaccines-big-challenge-vaccination-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/silent-refusals-and-distrust-vaccines-big-challenge-vaccination-teams#comments Pakistan Blogs: Global Health Policies Person-to-Person Interpersonal Conflict SDG 3: Good Health Immunisation and Vaccines Global Policy Blogs Polio Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:55:53 +0000 Mubasher Bukhari 9517968 at http://comminit.com The Importance of Social Networking in a National Polio Vaccine Campaign http://comminit.com/global/content/importance-social-networking-national-polio-vaccine-campaign <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"> Lisa Rubin </div> <div class="field-item even"> Keren Landsman </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, May 16, 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>Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel, and School of Public Health, University of Haifa (<em>Rubin</em>); Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, and Midaat, Association for Knowledgeable Health Decisions (<em>Landsman</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"We encourage every health care worker to get involved in social networks, despite their challenges, to help bring medically accurate, science-based medicine to the general public in a nonmediated manner."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/07/20/peds.2015-4658" target="_blank">Click here to read the article online or to download it in PDF format (5 pages).</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/4700461749_885ca449df_b.png" alt="" title="The Importance of Social Networking in a National Polio Vaccine Campaign" width="100" height="65" 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"> The CI Polio Team </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>Pediatrics.</em> 2016;138(2):e20154658. <em>Image credit:</em> ASCOM - Prefeitura de Votuporanga</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/social-media-platform-health-related-public-debates-and-discussions-polio-vaccine-facebo">Social Media as a Platform for Health-Related Public Debates and Discussions: The Polio Vaccine on Facebook</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/importance-social-networking-national-polio-vaccine-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/importance-social-networking-national-polio-vaccine-campaign#comments Israel Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Digital News/Information Government Departments SDG 3: Good Health Immunisation and Vaccines Global ICT for Development Polio Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:07:34 +0000 The CI Polio Team 9517961 at http://comminit.com