<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Lessons Learned in Reaching the Final 20: Building a Next-Generation Immunization Supply Chain in Mozambique http://comminit.com/global/content/lessons-learned-reaching-final-20-building-next-generation-immunization-supply-chain-moz <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, August 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Any changes to the supply chain require an effective leader to define the new vision for the system and the processes that lead to the transformation....The champion for system design must be willing to question the status quo and use evidence to show how improvements can be made."</em></p> <p> This report provides an overview of <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.villagereach.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">VillageReach</a>'s immunisation supply chain (iSC) strengthening work under the Final 20 project, including lessons learned and other insights for countries looking to move to an updated or "next generation" iSC. As the reader learns, the Final 20 programme focused on instilling a sense of urgency to drive improvements and efficiencies to the iSC through government engagement and capacity building while creating tools to support that effort.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.villagereach.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Reaching-The-Final-20-Report_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 35-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/moz.png" alt="" title="Lessons Learned in Reaching the Final 20: Building a Next-Generation Immunization Supply Chain in Mozambique" width="100" height="71" 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.villagereach.org/resources/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">VillageReach website</a>, September 22 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Marc Ellison</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/lessons-learned-reaching-final-20-building-next-generation-immunization-supply-chain-moz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/lessons-learned-reaching-final-20-building-next-generation-immunization-supply-chain-moz#comments Mozambique Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Advocacy Digital Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information Government Departments NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global ICT for Development Polio Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:27:50 +0000 VillageReach 9382674 at http://comminit.com Unpacking 'Participation': Models, Meanings and Practices http://comminit.com/global/content/unpacking-participation-models-meanings-and-practices <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"> Andrea Cornwall </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, June 5, 2008</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</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Participation" has entered the development mainstream and is used by a variety of institutions, but what it means can vary enormously between different actors. This article explores some of the meanings and practices associated with participation, in theory and in practice. It suggests that it is vital to pay closer attention to who is participating, in what, and for whose benefit. The paper argues that for the democratising promise of participation to be realised, the concept needs to be clarified.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.gsdrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Unpacking_Participation_models_meanings.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 15-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/16days.jpg" alt="" title="Unpacking &#039;Participation&#039;: Models, Meanings and Practices" width="100" height="49" 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/andrea-cornwall" title="View user profile.">Andrea Cornwall</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>Community Development Journal</em> 43(3), 269-283. doi:10.1093/cdj/bsn010 - sourced from: <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gsdrc.org/document-library/unpacking-participation/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) website</a>, September 21 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Institute of Development Studies</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/unpacking-participation-models-meanings-and-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/unpacking-participation-models-meanings-and-practices#comments Global Strategic Thinking Community Participation Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy NGOs Global Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:57:00 +0000 Andrea Cornwall 9382653 at http://comminit.com Mexican Journalism, Still in the Line of Fire http://comminit.com/global/content/mexican-journalism-still-line-fire <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"> Rosario Carmona </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, July 13, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Journalists in Mexico should not give up on the idea of forming a common front against the violence, something that international organizations should also support."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.cima.ned.org/resource/mexican-journalism-still-line-fire/" target="_blank">Click here for the 12-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/hero_image_july2016_858x453.jpg" alt="" title="Mexican Journalism, Still in the Line of Fire" 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"> <a href="/global/users/center-international-media-assistance-cima" title="View user profile.">Center for Inte...</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>New Media Development Publications January - June 2016, sent from CAMECO to The Communication Initiative on August 19 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.cima.ned.org/publication/mexican-journalism-still-line-fire/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CIMA website</a>, September 20 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/mexican-journalism-still-line-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/mexican-journalism-still-line-fire#comments Mexico Strategic Thinking Digital Governance and Democracy Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media NGOs Featured Democracy and Governance Global Media Development Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:33:30 +0000 Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) 9382635 at http://comminit.com Childhood Immunisation in South Asia - Overcoming the Hurdles to Progress http://comminit.com/global/content/childhood-immunisation-south-asia-overcoming-hurdles-progress <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"> Andreas Hasman </div> <div class="field-item even"> Douglas J. Noble </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, September 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>UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Community engagement relies not just on information sharing and awareness raising but also on a dialogue that enables public health professionals to understand the needs and concerns of caregivers and community leaders. Immunisation programmes need to factor that dialogue into systems for delivery of vaccines."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://rsh.sagepub.com/content/136/5/273.full" target="_blank">Click here to read the full article online or to download it 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/mdg-unicef-polio-health-008.jpg" alt="" title="Childhood Immunisation in South Asia - Overcoming the Hurdles to Progress" 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"> <a href="/global/users/unicef-regional-office-south-asia-rosa" title="View user profile.">UNICEF - Region...</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>Perspectives in Public Health</em>, September 2016 vol. 136, no. 5, pps. 273-277. doi: 10.1177/1757913916658633. <em>Image credit:</em> Esha Chhabra. India, 2013</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/childhood-immunisation-south-asia-overcoming-hurdles-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/childhood-immunisation-south-asia-overcoming-hurdles-progress#comments South Asia Endemic Countries Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Children Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF Global Polio Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:14:51 +0000 UNICEF - Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) 9382630 at http://comminit.com Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations http://comminit.com/global/content/men-contraceptive-users-programs-outcomes-and-recommendations <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"> Karen Hardee </div> <div class="field-item even"> Melanie Croce-Galis </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Jill Gay </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, September 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>The Population Council (<em>Hardee</em>); What Works Association (<em>Croce-Galis, Gay</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Efforts to expand the vision for constructive male engagement are evolving from encouraging men to be supportive partners of women's reproductive health to also focus on meeting men's own reproductive health needs and engaging men as contraceptive users and agents of change in families and communities. Knowledge about reaching men as clients of family planning services in today’s programming environment is still limited."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://evidenceproject.popcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Men-as-FP-Users_September-2016.pdf" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the 4-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/title877511853.jpg" alt="" title="Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations" 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/karen-hardee" title="View user profile.">Karen Hardee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/users/melanie-croce-galis" title="View user profile.">Melanie Croce-Galis</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/jillgay" title="View user profile.">jillgay</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 Population Council/Evidence Project to The Communication Initiative on September 8 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> © 2016 Sarah Hoibak/VectorWorks, Courtesy of Photoshare</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/men-contraceptive-users-programs-outcomes-and-recommendations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/men-contraceptive-users-programs-outcomes-and-recommendations#comments Global Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Impact Evaluation Data Bilaterals NGOs USAID Global Health Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:38:24 +0000 Karen Hardee 9382629 at http://comminit.com Citizen Voice and Action http://comminit.com/global/content/citizen-voice-and-action <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"> GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack no.36 </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"> Andrea Cornwall </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, March 1, 2016</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/rsz_voiceempacc_1140x263water-and-sanitation-committee-jamam-refugee-camp_john-ferguson_oxfam.jpg" alt="" title="Citizen Voice and Action" width="100" height="23" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"No democratic government can afford not to listen to the voices of its citizens....However, governments - and institutions of various sizes and scales - find citizen engagement difficult and sometimes threatening. This is because participation is ultimately about power."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.gsdrc.org/professional-dev/citizen-voice-action/" target="_blank">Click here to access the reading pack online or to download it in PDF format (3 pages).</a></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/node/328566">Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC)</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>3</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/governance-and-social-development-resource-centre-gsdrc" title="View user profile.">Governance and ...</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.gsdrc.org/professional-dev/citizen-voice-action/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GSDRC website</a>, September 19 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> John Ferguson, Oxfam</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/citizen-voice-and-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/citizen-voice-and-action#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Community Participation Bilaterals Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy NGOs DFID Democracy and Governance Global Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:58:28 +0000 Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) 9382617 at http://comminit.com The Refugee Journalism Project http://comminit.com/global/content/refugee-journalism-project <p><em>"At a time when the British press has a ready use for stories </em>about<em> refugees, it has yet to make space for stories </em>by<em> them....The story by the refugee journalist needs to be heard – not just for its own sake but to address the imbalance in our coverage of a complex issue." - Vivienne Francis</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>One of the central features of the project is the pairing of the refugees with established journalists and media professionals. The lack of access to a network has been frequently cited as a barrier to their progress. Participating mentors have worked for BBC, CNN, Vice, Channel 4 News, The Telegraph, New Statesman, Sky News, The Times, The Economist, and Vanity Fair. The mentors tailor their guidance according to the mentees' needs - some are working on pitches to take to commissioning editors for radio documentaries, investigations or feature articles; others are spending the time developing their curricula vitae (CVs) or undertaking career planning.</p> <p> The words of lifestyle journalist and lecturer Rob Sharp, one of the mentors, can help shed light on the strategy. As part of the work, he has mentored Azizrahman Omid Azizi and become involved with Afghan Voice, a digital radio platform that provides news on the radio for the thousands of Afghans living in the UK. Sharp says that this experience "has fostered the start of a collaborative working partnership with an inspirational community media organisation, who achieve meaningful results - often in several different languages - that beat on insight, and effect, much larger institutions....Observing the work of Afghan Voice, which broadcasts to the Afghan diaspora here and listeners in Afghanistan, highlights the obvious benefits of digital technology in allowing real time, hard-hitting news-oriented programming on a budget that should make mainstream media organisations blush. Their offer challenges and explores the complex political situation in Afghanistan as it develops daily, fielding questions from listeners to put to major Afghan political figures. In doing so, the organisation fulfills an obvious public service remit for the 60,000 Afghans in the UK, and many abroad....I have ... [been] ... offering media workshops to Afghan Voice volunteers, many of whom have arrived in the UK recently, drawing on my teacher training at the London College of Communication and applying this to planned workshops in news production, reporting, public affairs and media law, looking at life in the UK more broadly, and providing support for the organisation's multimedia offer. These workshops will lead to some interesting discussions over the course of the next year, as well as further opportunities to tell the stories of Afghan people in Britain. I have supplemented the above by meeting with Azizi to discuss his priorities in moving forward with both his media career and his life in the UK, offering support where I can, and planning some ways that I can help him, in a form ultimately directed by him."</p> <p> Each month, the project runs journalism workshops on a range of topics. For example, in April 2016, a session led by Dr. Abel Ugba from the University of East London explored the concept of universal values in journalism. Later that month, journalist Neil Arun delivered some sessions around pitching and developing ideas. The group vented their frustration at the dehumanisation of the refugee story and the need to change the stereotypical narrative of migrants jumping off boats and trucks. Over that summer, the project held other sessions in UK media law and personal publishing platforms. Upcoming workshops will focus on topics such as investigative skills and data journalism. There is also a trip planned to the Guardian to meet journalist Gary Younge.</p> <p> In terms of the internship component, for example, 2 participants have interned at Airwars, a group that monitors civilian deaths from drone strikes. They were invited to apply for a paid researcher post within the organisation. Over the next few weeks we aim to build on this by finding internships with media organisations for more of our group.</p> <p> Journalism undergraduate students at LCC have volunteered to work alongside the refugee journalists - supporting the project website and filming activities. This enables the students to gain a more transcultural awareness of journalism and helps them to develop their interpersonal skills.</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>Migration</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>Organisers explain: "There are a number of layers to our expectations for the project. From a journalistic perspective, we hope to help change the narrative around refugees and migrants - too often they are cast as terrorists, parasites or victims. For those who are 'work ready', we want them to be able to successfully compete for paid work. But the project is not just about finding them work and developing their journalism skills. For some, there are more fundamental barriers that need to be tackled. The trauma of the last few years has left some in need of emotional healing. Others have complex challenges around housing to work through. So the project is also about building offering practical support, rebuilding confidence and reducing feelings of isolation. Ultimately, its also about supporting their broader integration into the UK. We want to help them thrive and resettle their lives in their new communities."</p> <p> MRC was established in 1984 to: run classes, courses, and social activities; to offer advice; and to provide a voice for migrants and refugees. Since its first days, MRC has maintained its vision of a society where migrants are valued and able to contribute. MRC works with other organisations and networks to better serve its clients and expand its reach. Ukrainian Migrants Network is one of them. Oleg Pasichnyi, coordinator for Ukrainian Migrants Network, believes that networking with other organisations not only helps the staff to become aware of what other organisations do, but also expands the reach of the organisation in providing services to wider communities and more people.</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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/migrantjournalism_3_web-1140x666.jpg" alt="" title="The Refugee Journalism Project" width="100" height="58" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Migrants Resource Centre, The London College of Communications. The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has funded the project for one year.</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/tessa" title="View user profile.">Tessa</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 Tessa Hughes to The Communication Initiative on September 6 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://migrantjournalism.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Refugee Journalism Project website</a>, September 19 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/refugee-journalism-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/refugee-journalism-project#comments United Kingdom (UK) Global Experiences Academic Institutions Digital Mobile Populations Person-to-Person Interpersonal Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media NGOs Population Featured Global Media Development Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:51:25 +0000 Tessa 9382616 at http://comminit.com Ellyn Ogden in Ukraine. Polio Outbreak in Ukraine Media Briefing http://comminit.com/global/content/ellyn-ogden-ukraine-polio-outbreak-ukraine-media-briefing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-length"> <div class="field-label">Length:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9&#039;26&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Year of Production:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 9, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Ellyn Ogden, USAID coordinator for polio eradication initiative: vaccine is safe, we need to stop arguing and start vaccinating children."</em></p> <p> In a press briefing held in Kyiv, Ukraine, on October 9 2015, Coordinator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for polio eradication Ellyn Odgen expressed her deep concern about the state of vaccination coverage in Ukraine, which is one of the worst in the world. Whereas there was 90% coverage a decade ago, the coverage has plummeted to 14% today, and there have been no vaccines available for over a year - leaving millions vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases. Ukraine once set an example of putting children first; now, the government is showing a disregard for its obligation to protect children, Ogden claims. The provision of basic health services is a fundamental responsibility of government.</p> <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/washington-dc-roundtable-discussion-immunisation-vaccine-preventable-disease-and-polio-u">Washington DC Roundtable Discussion on Immunisation for Vaccine-Preventable Disease and Polio in Ukraine</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/statement-roundtable-immunization-vaccine-preventable-disease-and-polio-ukraine">Statement on the Roundtable on Immunization for Vaccine-Preventable Disease and Polio in Ukraine</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/polio-ukraine-crisis-challenge-and-opportunity">Polio in Ukraine: Crisis, Challenge, and Opportunity</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/field/image/2015-10-09_14-07-01-860x645.jpg.pagespeed.ce_.p2t7r9mefy.jpg" alt="" title="Ellyn Ogden in Ukraine. Polio Outbreak in Ukraine Media Briefing" width="100" height="75" 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/ellyn-ogden" title="View user profile.">Ellyn Ogden</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://uacrisis.org/35451-ukrainian-vaktsina-bezpechna-tomu-neobhidno-poklasti-kraj-vsim-protirichchyam-i-rozpochati-vaktsinatsiyu-ditej-ellin-ogden-koordinator-usaid-u-spravah-likvidatsiyi-poliomiyelitu-u-sviti" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ukraine Crisis Media Center website</a>, September 19 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/ellyn-ogden-ukraine-polio-outbreak-ukraine-media-briefing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/ellyn-ogden-ukraine-polio-outbreak-ukraine-media-briefing#comments Global Polio Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:39:17 +0000 Ellyn Ogden 9382603 at http://comminit.com Best Practice Guidance: How to Respond to Vocal Vaccine Deniers in Public http://comminit.com/global/content/best-practice-guidance-how-respond-vocal-vaccine-deniers-public <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"> First Edition </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2016 </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/vacc2.png" alt="" title="Best Practice Guidance: How to Respond to Vocal Vaccine Deniers in Public" width="100" height="98" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Addressing vocal vaccine deniers in the media can be fraught with danger and angst."</em></p> <p> This guidance document from the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe provides basic, broad principles for a spokesperson of any health authority on how to respond to vocal vaccine deniers. These people do not accept recommended vaccines and are not open to a change of mind no matter what the scientific evidence says. Public and private dialogue can be very different in terms of what to respond to, how to behave, and whom to address. Face-to-face private dialogue involves the specific relationship between the conversants, whereas in a public discussion you must focus primarily on engaging the audience effectively. The recommendations outlined here relate to the latter situation.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/315761/Best-practice-guidance-respond-vocal-vaccine-deniers-public.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank">Click here for the 44-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/node/5386">Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, World Health Organization (WHO)</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>44</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/robb-butler-who-regional-office-europe" title="View user profile.">Robb Butler - W...</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 Michael Favin to The Communication Initiative on September 15 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> WHO</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/best-practice-guidance-how-respond-vocal-vaccine-deniers-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/best-practice-guidance-how-respond-vocal-vaccine-deniers-public#comments Western Europe Global Guides and Manuals Materials Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information News Media Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations World Health Organization Global Polio Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:38:18 +0000 Robb Butler - WHO Regional Office for Europe 9382569 at http://comminit.com Polio is back in Nigeria, and the next vaccination campaign may have a surprising consequence http://comminit.com/global/content/polio-back-nigeria-and-next-vaccination-campaign-may-have-surprising-consequence <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/shelbyblogpic.png" alt="" title="Polio is back in Nigeria, and the next vaccination campaign may have a surprising consequence" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Authors: Shelby Grossman, Jonathan Phillips and Leah Rosenzweig, August 23 2016 [first posted in the Monkey Cage at the <em>Washington Post</em>, linked below] In early August, Nigeria announced <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37054682" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">new cases of wild poliovirus</a>, two years after the country's <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/nigeria-polio/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">last reported case</a>. This was a setback for the Nigerian government as well as the global health community, which has <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/polio-reappears-nigeria-triggering-massive-response" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">invested [US]$14 billion over the past three decades</a> to wipe out polio.</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/polio-back-nigeria-and-next-vaccination-campaign-may-have-surprising-consequence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/polio-back-nigeria-and-next-vaccination-campaign-may-have-surprising-consequence#comments Nigeria Academic Institutions Advocacy Community Participation Blogs: Global Health Policies Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Democracy and Governance Global Policy Blogs Polio Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:59:34 +0000 shelbygrossman 9382544 at http://comminit.com