<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en SBCC Summit abstract submission deadline extended http://comminit.com/global/content/sbcc-summit-abstract-submission-deadline-extended <p>The deadline for abstract submissions for the <a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/event/shifting-norms-changing-behaviour-amplifying-voice-what-works-2018-international-social-an" target="_blank">Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voices: What Works? 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit featuring Entertainment-Education </a>has been extended. Abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations, pre-formed panel presentations, TED Talk-style “Comm Talks” and concept notes for skills-building workshops will now be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on Monday, December 4 (previously November 27).</p> http://comminit.com/global/content/sbcc-summit-abstract-submission-deadline-extended#comments Global Summit: What Works? Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviours, Amplifying Voice Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:51:51 +0000 aventh 9497107 at http://comminit.com Impact Evaluation of the Marketing Innovation for Health Project in Bangladesh http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-evaluation-marketing-innovation-health-project-bangladesh <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"> Mizanur Rahman, PhD </div> <div class="field-item even"> Gustavo Angeles, PhD </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Moinuddin Haider, MPH </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kristen Brugh, PhD </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Nahid Kamal, PhD </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nitai Chakraborty, PhD </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Rashida-E-Ijdi, MSc </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ai Imam, MPH </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, September 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>Marketing Innovation for Health (MIH) is an integrated social marketing project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Bangladesh that is designed to provide comprehensive health and family planning education, products, and services in 19 priority districts of rural Bangladesh. As part of this evaluation, outcome monitoring activities tracked changes in key knowledge and health indicators between the baseline and end line surveys, and the impact evaluation assessed the effect of the MIH intervention on health knowledge and behaviour in intervention areas in relation to what was observed in comparison areas.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tre-17-4/at_download/document" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the 156-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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bang_3.png" alt="" title="Impact Evaluation of the Marketing Innovation for Health Project in Bangladesh" 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"> MEASURE Evaluation </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.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tre-17-4" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MEASURE Evaluation website</a>, November 20 2017. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> A mother and child in Chittagong, Bangladesh. © 2011 Ekramul Hoque/SCIB, Courtesy of Photoshare</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-evaluation-marketing-innovation-health-project-bangladesh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-evaluation-marketing-innovation-health-project-bangladesh#comments Bangladesh Project Evaluations Evaluations Impact Evaluation Data Community Participation Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Bilaterals Entertainment Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal Marketing Print Radio SDG 2: No Hunger SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Health Nutrition Reproductive Health Women USAID Communicating with, for and about children Global Health Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:39:21 +0000 MEASURE Evaluation 9497097 at http://comminit.com The Techno-Centric Gaze: Incorporating Citizen Participation Technologies into Participatory Governance Processes in the Philippines http://comminit.com/global/content/techno-centric-gaze-incorporating-citizen-participation-technologies-participatory-gover <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"> Tony Roberts </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kevin Hernandez </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, November 16, 2017</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 of Development Studies (IDS)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"By avoiding the techno-centric gaze and adopting the standpoint of non-users, we were able to better understand the barriers to technology access, explaining non-use as well as the power relationships embedded in these non-actions."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/13344/RReport_TechnoCentric_final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 31-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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/techno.png" alt="" title="The Techno-Centric Gaze: Incorporating Citizen Participation Technologies into Participatory Governance Processes in the Philippines" 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"> Making All Voic... </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="http://www.makingallvoicescount.org/publication/techno-centric-gaze-incorporating-citizen-participation-technologies-participatory-governance-processes-philippines/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Making All Voices Count website</a>, November 20 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/techno-centric-gaze-incorporating-citizen-participation-technologies-participatory-gover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/techno-centric-gaze-incorporating-citizen-participation-technologies-participatory-gover#comments Philippines Strategic Thinking Access Digital SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Community Participation Civil Society Voice Phone/Mobile Governance and Democracy Government Departments NGOs New Technologies Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:48:38 +0000 Making All Voices Count 9497084 at http://comminit.com A Literature Review on Community and Institutional Preparedness Synergies http://comminit.com/global/content/literature-review-community-and-institutional-preparedness-synergies <h4>Enablers and Barriers in Community and Institutional Preparedness Effectively Working Together Globally and Specifically within the EU/EEA</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"> Anna Ramsbottom </div> <div class="field-item even"> Elly O&#039;Brien </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Massimo Ciotti </div> <div class="field-item even"> Judit Takács </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, February 23, 2017</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>Bazian (<em>Ramsbottom, O'Brien</em>); ECDC (<em>Ciotti, Takács</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Recent public health emergencies, most notably Ebola, have shown the potential of community engagement as are source that can either help or hinder institutional responses to emergencies. It demonstrated that public health emergencies cannot be handled effectively without taking into consideration the perspectives of the involved communities."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://ecdc.europa.eu/sites/portal/files/documents/literature-review-preparedness-synergies-feb-2017.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 39-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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/393-428x428.jpg" alt="" title="A Literature Review on Community and Institutional Preparedness Synergies" 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"> European Centre... </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://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/literature-review-community-and-institutional-preparedness-synergies" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ECDC website</a>, November 20 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Citizen CPR Foundation</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/literature-review-community-and-institutional-preparedness-synergies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/literature-review-community-and-institutional-preparedness-synergies#comments Eastern Europe/Central Asia Western Europe Global Strategic Thinking Digital Community Participation Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Television Government Departments SDG 3: Good Health Health Immunisation and Vaccines Risk Management Global Health Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:46:11 +0000 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) 9497080 at http://comminit.com Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to Defend Internet Freedom http://comminit.com/global/content/advocating-openness-nine-ways-civil-society-groups-have-mobilized-defend-internet-freedo <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"> Sarah Oh </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, November 15, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"[A]ctivists are building digital rights movements from the ground up, launching national policy dialogues, and fighting to establish new norms and Internet standards. Understanding which of these efforts are successful, and sharing this knowledge, is a vital step to protecting the critical democratic functions of the Internet."</em></p> <p> The nine case studies highlighted in this report from the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) demonstrate various ways civil society groups in different countries in the Global South have led the charge to advocate for an internet that remains open, pluralistic, and democratic. These strategies include awareness-raising, nonviolent direct action, regional and international coalition-building, and strategic litigation.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.cima.ned.org/publication/advocating-openness-nine-ways-civil-society-groups-mobilized-defend-internet-freedom/" target="_blank">Click here to read the report online.</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/dor-bilwaaaghta.jpg" alt="" title="Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to Defend Internet Freedom" 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"> CIMA </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.cima.ned.org/publication/advocating-openness-nine-ways-civil-society-groups-mobilized-defend-internet-freedom/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CIMA website</a>, November 17 2017. <i>Image credit:</i> CIMA</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/advocating-openness-nine-ways-civil-society-groups-have-mobilized-defend-internet-freedo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/advocating-openness-nine-ways-civil-society-groups-have-mobilized-defend-internet-freedo#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Advocacy Digital Community Participation Network Civil Society Voice Phone/Mobile Governance and Democracy New Technology Company New Technologies Rights Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:20:41 +0000 CIMA 9497042 at http://comminit.com Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked: Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia http://comminit.com/global/content/home-based-record-redesigns-worked-lessons-madagascar-ethiopia <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, August 3, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This document from JSI's Coordination and Implementation of Child Health Record Redesigns Project summarises two home-based records (HBR) redesign efforts in Madagascar and Ethiopia, including the background and rationale for considering a redesign, the stakeholders involved, and the steps completed in the process to redesign and roll out a revised HBR. Challenges and lessons learned from both countries are also explored. Building on these experiences, similar cards have been designed and used in Ghana, Liberia, Myanmar, and elsewhere; the Madagascar and Ethiopia case studies can inform countries who may be interested in undertaking their own redesigns.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.jsi.com/JSIInternet/Inc/Common/_download_pub.cfm?id=17807&amp;lid=3" target="_blank">Click here for the 20-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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mad.png" alt="" title="Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked: Lessons from Madagascar &amp; Ethiopia" width="100" height="90" 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"> LoraShimp </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://technet-21.org/fr/bibliotheque-de-ressources-technet/accueil/3717-home-based-record-redesigns-that-worked" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">TechNet-21</a> and <a href="http://www.jsi.com/JSIInternet/Resources/publication/display.cfm?txtGeoArea=INTL&amp;id=17807&amp;thisSection=Resources" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JSI website</a> - both accessed on November 17 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/home-based-record-redesigns-worked-lessons-madagascar-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/home-based-record-redesigns-worked-lessons-madagascar-ethiopia#comments Ethiopia Madagascar Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Bilaterals Children Interpersonal Print News/Information SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations USAID World Health Organization Global Health Polio Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:25:58 +0000 LoraShimp 9497039 at http://comminit.com Integrating Participatory Design and Health Literacy to Improve Research and Interventions http://comminit.com/global/content/integrating-participatory-design-and-health-literacy-improve-research-and-interventions <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"> Linda Neuhauser </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, June 26, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"...the lack of intensive participation of the users has been a major impediment to designing, implementing and evaluating more powerful health literacy interventions."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://content.iospress.com/download/information-services-and-use/isu829?id=information-services-and-use%2Fisu829" target="_blank">Click here for the 24-page article 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/co_workshop05.jpg" alt="" title="Integrating Participatory Design and Health Literacy to Improve Research and Interventions" 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"> Linda Neuhauser </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>Information Services &amp; Use</em> 37 (2017) 153-176. DOI 10.3233/ISU-170829. <em>Image credit:</em> Pouyan Mohseninia</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/integrating-participatory-design-and-health-literacy-improve-research-and-interventions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/integrating-participatory-design-and-health-literacy-improve-research-and-interventions#comments United States Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information SDG 3: Good Health Health Global Health Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:04:03 +0000 Linda Neuhauser 9497032 at http://comminit.com Risk Communication Guide for Mobile Phones and Base Stations http://comminit.com/global/content/risk-communication-guide-mobile-phones-and-base-stations <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"> Practical Guidance and Support on Good Risk Communications Practice for the Mobile Industry </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">Saturday, July 1, 2017</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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/emf-policy650x320.jpg" alt="" title="Risk Communication Guide for Mobile Phones and Base Stations" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The emphasis is on anticipating where people may have concerns and then using effective communication approaches to minimise the potential for heightened concerns in the community."</em></p> <p> Produced by the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) and the Mobile &amp; Wireless Forum (MWF), this resource is designed to provide practical guidance and support on good risk communications practice for people working in the mobile industry, especially those who are facing public concerns about radio signals. While it does not address social or other issues around mobile telecommunications, many of the communication principles will still apply.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.gsma.com/publicpolicy/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/GSMA_MMF_RiskCommsGuide_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for 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/gsma">GSMA</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-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Groupe Speciale... </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.gsma.com/publicpolicy/risk-communication-guide-mobile-phones-base-stations" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GSMA website</a>, November 16 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> GSMA</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/risk-communication-guide-mobile-phones-and-base-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/risk-communication-guide-mobile-phones-and-base-stations#comments Global Materials Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information New Technology Company Health New Technologies Global ICT for Development Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:59:27 +0000 Groupe Speciale Mobile Association GSMA 9497012 at http://comminit.com Assessment of Source of Information for Polio Supplementary Immunization Activities in 2014 and 2015, Somali, Ethiopia http://comminit.com/global/content/assessment-source-information-polio-supplementary-immunization-activities-2014-and-2015- <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"> Selamawit Yilma Bedada </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kathleen Gallagher </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Aron Kassahun Aregay </div> <div class="field-item even"> Bashir Mohammed </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Mohammed Adem Maalin </div> <div class="field-item even"> Hassen Abdisemed Hassen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Yusuf Mohammed Ali </div> <div class="field-item even"> Fiona Braka </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Pierre M&#039;pele Kilebou </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, June 9, 2017</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>World Health Organization, or WHO (<em>Bedada, Gallagher, Aregay, Mohammed, Maalin, Hassen, Braka, Kilebou</em>); Jigjiga University (<em>Ali</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Considering that communication is considered key for the successful implementation of polio vaccination campaigns, the purpose of this study is to review and analyse the sources of information utilised by caregivers during polio supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs) in Somali, Ethiopia in 2014 and 2015. (Ethiopian Somali Regional State is the easternmost of the nine ethnic divisions of Ethiopia.) The aim was to determine which approaches could be strengthened to improve demand and acceptance for polio vaccination.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/series/27/2/7/full/#.WUJxOOlLc2w" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to read the paper 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/21971565219_56b3306ec0_b.jpg" alt="" title="Assessment of Source of Information for Polio Supplementary Immunization Activities in 2014 and 2015, Somali, Ethiopia" width="100" height="67" 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"> CINsy2017 </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>The Pan African Medical Journal</em> 2017;27 (Supp 2):7. doi:10.11604/pamj.supp.2017.27.2.10728 <em>Image caption/credit:</em> Town crier in Lafaisa subdistrict, Awbare District. by UNICEF Ethiopia</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/assessment-source-information-polio-supplementary-immunization-activities-2014-and-2015-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/assessment-source-information-polio-supplementary-immunization-activities-2014-and-2015-#comments Ethiopia Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Person-to-Person News/Information SDG 3: Good Health Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations UNICEF World Health Organization Global Polio Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:41:49 +0000 CINsy2017 9497009 at http://comminit.com Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases http://comminit.com/global/content/human-centric-health-behaviour-change-and-prevention-non-communicable-diseases <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, January 17, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"A consumer-focused system would recognize the principles of behavioural economics to encourage and enable people to adopt healthier behaviour across all aspects of their lives. Individuals would be supported in this effort by a network of critical stakeholders ranging from government to private enterprise, from healthcare providers to payers, from technology developers to local communities."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www3.weforum.org/docs/IP/2016/HE/HCH_Report2017.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 32-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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ncds_0.jpg" alt="" title="Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases" 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"> World Economic Forum </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.weforum.org/whitepapers/human-centric-health-behaviour-change-and-the-prevention-of-noncommunicable-diseases" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WEF website</a>, November 16 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> REUTERS/Juan Carlos</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/human-centric-health-behaviour-change-and-prevention-non-communicable-diseases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/human-centric-health-behaviour-change-and-prevention-non-communicable-diseases#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Marketing SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Health Private Sector Tobacco Global Health Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:06:51 +0000 World Economic Forum 9497001 at http://comminit.com