<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Promotion Strategy of Hygiene Practice in Rural Schools http://www.comminit.com/global/content/promotion-strategy-hygiene-practice-rural-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/escritorio_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="40" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Working together, Project Concern International (PCI) and the United Nations Agency for Children (UNICEF), promoted the adoption of three hygienic practices: wash hands with soap, adequate disposal of sewage, and water treatment at the point of consumption through a life skills curriculum. The project was implemented in Bolivia with children, 8-12 years old, in primary schools in four rural municipalities of Cochabamba (Arque and Independence) and Potosi (Ravelo and Toro Toro).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The intervention process included the development of a training plan; training of internal PCI staff; signing of agreements with district directors; training of the teachers in hygiene education based on life skills; training boys and girls on hygiene; tracking and monitoring of implemented activities; and the preparation, printing, and distribution of educational materials for children and teachers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The initiative proposed an innovative methodology based on the development of life skills that encourage children in the acquisition and application of hygienic practices. The initiative was delivered through educational materials designed to help the teacher deliver information through practices such as role playing, skits, songs, polls, and games.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Within the framework, four primers, three for children and one for teachers, were printed. The booklets for children are composed of a story based on the adventures of three characters (Amaru, María Belén, and Nino) and activities that reinforce the message given in the story. These activities include: coloring, drawing, writing, cutting, recognising correct and incorrect actions, recognising differences between pictures, answering questions, matching images, deciphering codes, and putting in correct order images or information. Each book ends with soliciting a commitment from the children regarding the implementation of hygiene practices.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The handbook for teachers was produced for the National Campaign "Handwashing" and includes water issues, water pollution, water-borne diseases, and hygiene.</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>Children, Education, Health.</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>The project plan was tested through research in the municipalities of Arque and Toro Toro to establish the initiative, its materials, and the intervention process.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The methodology and tools of the plan were based on information from interviews of teachers, principals, parents, and technicians, and direct observation of the development of the class materials and paedogogy. Also utilised was the methodology of most significant change (CMS), a participatory methodology, which considers the study of experiences that have generated a significant change in a person, group, or community.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The research document details the situation before, during, and after implementation of the strategies. The initial situation is characterised by the need to strengthen the capacities of the teachers to apply methodological tools that can help children acquire life skills, a process through which children can then apply hygiene practices in school and their homes. As for the quantifiable results of the research, results recorded were from 282 teachers who participated in training (the target was 258 teachers) and 6,365 boys and girls who have been taught hygiene practices with the Education Based on Life Skills method. All the teachers and children who participated in this project received educational materials that support and strengthen the implementation of hygiene practices.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the plan, implementation of the strategy has shown that life skills education methodology in which the teachers apply (role playing, skits, songs, polls, games) tools to motivate learning of children, results in a change of attitude towards hygiene practices in the municipalities of the intervention.</p> </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>&nbsp;Project Concern International (PCI) and the United Nations Agency for Children (UNICEF)</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/estrategia-de-promoci%C3%B3n-de-pr%C3%A1cticas-de-higiene-en-escuelas-rurales">Estrategia de Promoción de Prácticas de Higiene en Escuelas Rurales</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.unicef.org/infobycountry/bolivia.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Bolivia website</a>, April 1 2015&nbsp;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/promotion-strategy-hygiene-practice-rural-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/promotion-strategy-hygiene-practice-rural-schools#comments Bolivia Experiences Academic Institutions Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Community Participation Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal School Curricula Health NGOs United Nations Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:52:51 +0000 jlevy 9354426 at http://www.comminit.com Schools Transforming Territories http://www.comminit.com/global/content/schools-transforming-territories <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ett_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This Colombian project is aimed to strengthen the development of citizen capacities in public schools in Bogotá, through the "audiovisual systematisation of significant experiences" of the construction of concepts of citizenship and peaceful coexistence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Guidance on themes for proposals for the open call included:</p> <ul> <li>Sex education: "My body as my primary territory".</li> <li>Managing situations of the consumption of psychoactive substances in the family, school, and its surroundings.</li> <li>Managing situations of school bullying.</li> <li>Recognising diversity and valuing the multiple possible forms of being, feeling, and living in the school and its surroundings.</li> <li>Coexistence and the construction of harmonious relationships in school and in its surroundings.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Those involved in the selected proposals participated in an 80-hour training process, organised by the University Corporation Minuto de Dios - UNIMINUTO. The training was designed to: provide tools for the investigation of their educational practices using paedagogical reflection; analyse the impacts generated in classrooms and the surrounding areas ("territories"); and systematise the analysis results through audiovisual productions which could be shared across schools and in the public sphere. The documentation process required active participation of students, teachers, community workers, professionals, researchers, journalists, and parents; all engaged in a process of systematisation of educational experiences of civic transformation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project implementation was carried out in 14 districts of Bogotá, through two phases:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Phase 1:</em> Training (March-October 2014)&nbsp;</p> <p>To perform the audiovisual systematisation in every school classroom, workshops were divided into 12 modules of systematisation on the theme "Territory and Citizenship" and were then presented based upon the methodology Reflection-Action-Participation (RAP), which led to dialogue on knowledge in the educational community.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The paedagogical process allowed the children and youth, with the support of leading teachers and parents, to participate in: the re-building of their experience, the recognition of the context in which it was developed, and discussion of how they are building citizenship from this practice of reflection and how it is impacting the transformation their territory.</p> <p>As a cross-cutting principle of the training, the groups received training on the basics of audiovisual production, in order to, as described earlier, make videos about social practices that emerged through recording the student stories. As part of this process, a script for a film was built collectively.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Phase 2:</em> Realisation (since October 2014)&nbsp;</p> <p>The second phase, also organised by UNIMINUTO, was the creation of documentaries proposed by the groups. Production of the first 24 audiovisual pieces was conducted between October and December 2014.</p> <p>Once the documentary editing process is complete, these are made available for publication on television and through<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/EscuelasTransformandoTerritorios2014" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> virtual media and social spaces</a> that allow for generating dialogues, debate, and exchange of experiences.</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>Children, Youth, Conflict.</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>Schools Transforming Territories is part of the project "Education for Citizenship and Coexistence (ECC)" from the Education Department (SED) that aims to educate creative citizens who question and build frameworks for coexistence. Among other strategies, the ECC promotes knowledge management, with the central purpose of developing, disseminating, and training using teaching methods and tools related to Education for Citizenship in and out of the classroom.</p> </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>District Education Department (SED), Ministry of Education, &nbsp;Inter-American Development Bank,&nbsp;UNIMINUTO.</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/escuelas-transformando-territorios">Escuelas Transformando Territorios</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.redacademica.edu.co/proyectos-pedagogicos/ciudadania/escuelas-transformando-territorio.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Escuelas Transformando Territorios website</a>, April 1 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/schools-transforming-territories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/schools-transforming-territories#comments Colombia Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Children - Communicating with, for and about Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Community Participation Film and Video Conflict Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Television Government Departments NGOs Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:14:23 +0000 jlevy 9354423 at http://www.comminit.com All for Childhood, Vote for Childhood http://www.comminit.com/global/content/all-childhood-vote-childhood <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ninez_0_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This Peruvian advocacy campaign promoted by the Mesa de Concertación para la Lucha Contra la Pobreza (MCLCP) brings together more than 50 government entities, civil society, and international organisations to engage candidates for public office in Peru to meet specific goals on care and protection of children. MCLCP has engaged in the electoral process in 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2014.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the process in 2010, 265 candidates for regional presidents signed commitments to children, with specific targets for issues on health, nutrition, education, access to identity (e.g., birth registration), combating violence, parental care, protection in the world of work, and participation of children and adolescents.&nbsp;In 2011, ten candidates for President of the Republic signed the "National and Decentralised Agenda for the Rights of Children and Adolescents 2011-2016", and, as stated by MCLCP, commitments became programmes and actions for public policy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the Regional and Municipal 2014 Electoral Process, campaign-affiliated organisations united political parties, movements, and participating political alliances in this process to assure that the Agenda for Children and Adolescents would be used for the formulation of public policies and implementation of measures to guarantee the rights of children and adolescents. The initiative received commitments from more than 700,000 people from all over Peru, recognising and demanding the exercise of practices by state institutions that contribute to the promotion and defense of the rights of children and adolescents.</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>Children, Rights, Youth.</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>"Vote for Children" is coordinated by the MCLCP, which has also campaigned under the following themes: "In the Public Budget, Girls and Children First" (2005), "One Million Friends for Girls and Boys of Peru Wanted" (2009), and "Good Treatment for Children" (2013-2014).&nbsp;</p> </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>Asociación Agape - Asociación Adolescentes Trabajadores Organizados - ATO Colibrí - Asociación Benéfica Prisma - Asociación Ciudadana de Prevención de Enfermedades Transmisibles - Asociación Ciudadana de Lucha contra la Hepatitis - Acción contra el Hambre - Aldeas Infantiles SOS - Asociación Kusiwarma - Acción por los Niños - Asociación Nacional de Centros &nbsp;ANC - Asociación Solidaria con los Países Emergentes ASPEM - Asociación Tejiendo Redes para el Desarrollo - Capital Humano y Social CHS Alternativo - Campaña Peruana por el Derecho a la Educación CPDE - CARE Perú - Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Reproductivos (Promsex) - Comisión Nacional de Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes – CONADENNA - Defensoría De Pueblo - Equidad - Escuela de Formación Ciudadana - Foro Educativo - Fundación ANAR -&nbsp; Fundación Telefónica - Grupo Iniciativa Nacional por los Derechos del Niño GIN - Integración y Solidaridad - Instituto Promoviendo Desarrollo Social&nbsp; IPRODES&nbsp; - Instituto de Formación para Educadores de Jóvenes, Adolescentes y Niños Trabajadores de América Latina y el Caribe – IFEJANT - Instituto de Formación de Adolescentes y Niños Trabajadores INFANT - La Casa de Panchita - Manos y Voces- Mesa de Concertación para la Lucha Contra la Pobreza MCLCP - Movimiento Nacional de NAT Organizados del Perú MNNATSOP - Movimiento de Adolescentes y Niños Trabajadores Hijos de Obreros Cristianos –MANTHOC - Municipios Escolares - Niños del Milenio - Paz y Esperanza - Progreso mondo Mlal - Plan Internacional - Red Nacional de Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes REDNNA - Save The Children - Tierra de Hombres - Talleres Infantiles Proyectados a la Comunidad TIPACOM - UNFPA Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas&nbsp; - UNICEF Fondo de las Naciones Unidas por la Infancia - Vichama Teatro - World Vision.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/mesa-de-concertaci%C3%B3n-para-la-lucha-contra-la-pobreza-0">Mesa de Concertación Para la Lucha Contra la Pobreza</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>The <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://votaporlaninez.blogspot.com/2014/08/todos-con-la-infancia-vota-por-la-ninez.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">All for Childhood, Vote for Childhood blogsite</a> of the campaign and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unicef.org/peru/spanish/Ayuda_Memoria.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF website,</a> March 31 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/all-childhood-vote-childhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/all-childhood-vote-childhood#comments Peru Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Community Participation Civil Society Person-to-Person Foundations Government Departments NGOs Political Orgs United Nations Rights Youth Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:49:37 +0000 jlevy 9354404 at http://www.comminit.com Child Audiovisual School, Belén de los Andaquíes http://www.comminit.com/global/content/child-audiovisual-school-bel%C3%A9n-de-los-andaqu%C3%ADes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/1601530_867572516597154_1636673052899295023_n.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This project of community participatory communication was created to give the people, especially the children, of Belén de los Andaquíes (Caquetá), Colombia, a place to expand the project of living and move away from the consequences of conflict.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The EAI is dedicated to the exploration of visual language and use of communication technologies for the production of audiovisual and multimedia collective pieces in collaboration with children and young people to contribute to self-recognition of cultural values ​​and capacities for building a life plan.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Under the slogan "No story no camera", the school leadership intends that young people become interested in registering their experiences and everything that "characterises their territory." One product is the children's television series "Telegordo", winner of the call for incentives for the promotion of child audiovisual production, organised by the Ministry of Culture and the National Television Commission.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Other productions, such as The Portrait of Bethlehem, Stories of the Andaquí Road, and Films on Rights, have been built through narrative and visual education and, in turn, according to the school, have improved the living conditions of many local children. The school has developed a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://escuelaaudiovisualinfantil.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">blogsite</a> and a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/pages/Escuela-Audiovisual-Infantil/129654637055616" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Facebook page.</a></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>Children, Rights, New Technologies, Conflict</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>With the support of the Spanish non-governmental organisation (NGO) Taking Conscience, in 2008, EAI established its current headquarters, where children take part in forums, workshops, reading and writing, editing, and production work directly in film. In addition, there are dedicated spaces for those housewives and the elderly who are passionate about media culture.</p> <p>Among other accolades, EAI was highlighted as "Best Community Media" in the Journalism Week Awards 2013: "The country counted from the regions"; and winner of the India Catalina Award for Community Production with "Telegordo" series in February 2013.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wnW7mgvoRvc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/alirio-gonz%C3%A1lez-escuela-audiovisual-infantil">Alirio González - Escuela Audiovisual Infantil</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.centrodememoriahistorica.gov.co/noticias/noticias-cmh/escuela-audiovisual-infantil" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Centro Nacinoal Memoria y Historia website</a>, March 31 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/child-audiovisual-school-bel%C3%A9n-de-los-andaqu%C3%ADes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/child-audiovisual-school-bel%C3%A9n-de-los-andaqu%C3%ADes#comments Colombia Experiences Children - Communicating with, for and about Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Community Participation Film and Video Conflict Entertainment Community Groups Phone/Mobile Community Media Entertainment Orgs Education Foundations Visual Arts NGOs New Technologies Youth Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:55:03 +0000 jlevy 9354389 at http://www.comminit.com Improving the Monitoring of Immunization Services in Kyrgyzstan http://www.comminit.com/global/content/improving-monitoring-immunization-services-kyrgyzstan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/polio-immunization-campaign-kyrgyzstan-2010.jpg" alt="" title="Improving the Monitoring of Immunization Services in Kyrgyzstan" width="100" height="70" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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"> R. Mark Weeks </div> <div class="field-item even"> Firsova Svetlana </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Seitkazieva Noorgoul </div> <div class="field-item even"> Gaidamako Valentina </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, 2000</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>USAID/BASICS Project (<em>Weeks</em>); Ministry of Health, Kyrgyzstan (<em>Svetlana, Valentina</em>); USAID/SEATS Project (<em>Noorgoul</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/15/3/279.long" target="_blank">Click here for the 8-page article in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/fred-white-management-sciences-health">Fred White - Management Sciences for Health</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>Health Policy and Planning</em>. 2000 Sep;15(3):279-86, sent via email from Mike Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/improving-monitoring-immunization-services-kyrgyzstan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/improving-monitoring-immunization-services-kyrgyzstan#comments Kazakhstan Strategic Thinking Bilaterals MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Indicators Interpersonal Print News/Information Government Departments Immunisation and Vaccines Featured USAID Global Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:51:58 +0000 kdevries 9354388 at http://www.comminit.com Urban Settings Do Not Ensure Access to Services: Findings from the Immunisation Programme in Kampala Uganda http://www.comminit.com/global/content/urban-settings-do-not-ensure-access-services-findings-immunisation-programme-kampala-uga <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/photo18_uganda.jpg" alt="" title="Urban Settings Do Not Ensure Access to Services: Findings from the Immunisation Programme in Kampala Uganda" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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"> Juliet N Babirye </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ingunn MS Engebretsen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Elizeus Rutebemberwa </div> <div class="field-item even"> Juliet Kiguli </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Fred Nuwaha </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, March 6, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (<em>Babirye, Rutebemberwa, Kiguli, Nuwaha</em>); Centre for International Health, University of Bergen (<em>Babirye, Engebretsen</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6963-14-111.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 12-page report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/juliet-n-babirye-makerere-university-college-health-sciences-and-university-bergen">Juliet N. Babirye - Makerere University College of Health Sciences and University of Bergen</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 Mike Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015. <em>Image credit</em>: Transparency International</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/urban-settings-do-not-ensure-access-services-findings-immunisation-programme-kampala-uga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/urban-settings-do-not-ensure-access-services-findings-immunisation-programme-kampala-uga#comments Uganda Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Person-to-Person Interpersonal Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:54:08 +0000 kdevries 9354366 at http://www.comminit.com I Decide - Yo Decido http://www.comminit.com/global/content/i-decide-yo-decido <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/yo_decido_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="43" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>To help strengthen the systems of protection for children and youth in Guatemala, since 2013, the organisation Young Guatemala Peace Association, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), has undertaken a number of strategies to support local governments to address the problems of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infection (STIs), and HIV. The main objective of this project was to break with conservative models and, instead, legitimate processes developed by young people through various activities coordinated with local and national entities.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The project was developed as an inductive process in which the training of adolescents was enhanced within different themes, using participatory methodologies (popular education [a concept grounded in notions of class, political struggle, and social transformation - Wikipedia], Participatory Action Research - PAR (IAP in Spanish)), aimed at identifying the problems that affect youth from the individual to youth in general.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"I Decide 2013" was focused on the local incidence of sexually active teens with emphasis on prevention of teenage pregnancy, particularly amongst younger adolescent girls (10-14 years), through the integration of representatives of 16 municipalities in Guatemala. In 2014, it worked in 17 municipalities, to strengthen protection mechanisms through the creation of a "Local Route to Referral and Reporting" of pregnancies among girls under 14 and incidence of rape among adolescence and youth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The process started from community research with a gender perspective to understand the context and identify the specific causes directly related to teen pregnancy. Previous to the research, those responsible for the work were trained in research on sexuality and in community advocacy.</p> <p>The project then held workshops in the art and new technology for the creation of audiovisual products based on proposals to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancies. The audiovisual pieces were prepared by the same adolescents and youth who received the training and made the proposals. A parallel mobilisation strategy was implemented through text messages. [The methodology implemented in the use of mobile telephony won the World Summit Youth Award - among the top 18 projects worldwide in the category of women's empowerment.]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More than 350 peer workshops were organised on issues of sexual and reproductive health, STIs, HIV, and teen pregnancy prevention in schools and colleges, through which the project reached over 10,000 adolescents and youth. In municipalities, participating groups developed 17 festivals, "Adolescence out of Diapers", created and led by local chapters, in coordination with public organisations in commemoration of the Day of Teen Pregnancy Prevention.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2014, based on the case studied foudn through investigations, the route of complaint pregnancies among girls under 14 was designed. It began with a tour in the different municipalities and their respective offices for children, youth and women, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and institutes of basic and diversified level organisations. A part of the alliance that followed was an agreement with the National Youth Council (CONJUVE) to support the initiatives of the National Plan to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: PLANEA 2013-2017.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A forum on gender training was created for representatives of the municipalities on youth and rights, and four regional meetings aimed at strengthening leadership skills and providing facilitation tools to implement replication in the workshops were developed. The methodology of workshops and trainings, both municipal and regional, was participatory. Each facilitator had a methodological guide that suggested procedures appropriate for reflection and learning in technical groups.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Topics included: youth participation, sexual and reproductive health, rights, and new technologies.</p> <p>The scope includes:</p> <ul> <li>Promote reflection and new learning including elements of Maya and Mestizo culture. The initiative took into account from the beginning forms of awareness of different cultures, according to lifestyle and community organisation, to better understand the dynamics and processes locally. In addition, attention to the different languages ​​of the country was given to bring about improvement in learning processes within these communities.</li> <li>Disseminate information about sexuality, teenage pregnancies, STIs, and HIV. The use of information technology, such as text messaging and videos, proved to be a useful and attractive tool to gain the attention of not only young people but of the wider community, which was reluctant at first to accept new communication forms to visualise and solve a problem.</li> <li>Ensure that local authorities prioritise the issue on their agendas. Partnerships with the National Youth Council helped develop the National Plan Pregnancy Prevention. Ongoing work with seven local governments on incidence, through municipal youth offices, offices of women, or networks, was fundamental to achieving successful outcomes under this initiative.</li> <li>Encourage young adults through inter-generational relationships: The participatory methodology, structured for the full participation of all stakeholders, is critical to the achievement of objectives as well as interdisciplinary training processes to better facilitate information exchange between youth and adults. The involvement of teachers was also essential to include comprehensive sexuality education in the processes of formal education in order to help raise awareness and encourage behaviour changes to foster healthy sexual practices.</li> </ul> </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>Children, Youth, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS</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>As part of the project, midterm and endline evaluations were carried out. Some of the most notable actions were: working in partnership with municipalities; the construction of the Youth Volunteer Strategy for Integrated Health aimed at strengthening individualised attention in youth-friendly spaces; and the consolidation of a network of young volunteers working for human development, including dissemination of information on the initiative on community media, such as radio communication and opinion columns.</p> </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>United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), local governments,&nbsp;Young Guatemala Peace Association</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/275798">UNICEF Guatemala</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/yo-decido">Yo decido</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.unicef.org/guatemala" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Guatemala website</a>, March 30 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/i-decide-yo-decido#comments Guatemala Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Adolescent Civic Engagement Advocacy Children - Communicating with, for and about Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Community Groups Phone/Mobile Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Radio Foundations Government Departments Health HIV AIDS NGOs United Nations Reproductive Health Youth Featured UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Health HIV / AIDS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:33:07 +0000 jlevy 9354365 at http://www.comminit.com Visual Communications Specialist - E2A - Pathfinder International - Washington D.C., United States http://www.comminit.com/global/content/visual-communications-specialist-e2a-pathfinder-international-washington-dc-united-state <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pathfinder International </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Washington D.C., United States</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/pathfiner_international_6.jpg" alt="Visual Communications Specialist - E2A - Pathfinder International - Washington D" title="Visual Communications Specialist - E2A - Pathfinder International - Washington D.C., United States" width="100" height="61" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Pathfinder Overview</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For more information and to apply click here:</p> <p><a href="http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/visual-communications-specialist-e2a-pathfinder-international-washington-dc-united-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/visual-communications-specialist-e2a-pathfinder-international-washington-dc-united-state#comments North America United States Jobs and Training Vacancies MDG 5. Maternal Health Development Assistance Health Reproductive Health Women Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:53:10 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9354325 at http://www.comminit.com Partition and Poliomyelitis: An Investigation of the Polio Disparity Affecting Muslims during India's Eradication Program http://www.comminit.com/global/content/partition-and-poliomyelitis-investigation-polio-disparity-affecting-muslims-during-india <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/rashid.png" alt="" title="Partition and Poliomyelitis: An Investigation of the Polio Disparity Affecting Muslims during India&#039;s Eradication Program" width="100" height="97" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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"> Rashid S. Hussain </div> <div class="field-item even"> Stephen T. McGarvey </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Lina M. Fruzzetti </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, March 5, 2015</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 University</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0115628&amp;representation=PDF" target="_blank">Click here for the 23-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/rashid-s-hussain-university-maryland-medical-center">Rashid S. Hussain - University of Maryland Medical Center</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>Child Survival.net update sent to Soul Beat Africa on March 26 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> Rashid S. Hussain</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/partition-and-poliomyelitis-investigation-polio-disparity-affecting-muslims-during-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/partition-and-poliomyelitis-investigation-polio-disparity-affecting-muslims-during-india#comments India Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal Research Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF World Health Organization Global Polio Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:57:09 +0000 kdevries 9354324 at http://www.comminit.com Immunization in Practice Module 4: Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM) - Supportive Supervision http://www.comminit.com/global/content/immunization-practice-module-4-training-mid-level-managers-mlm-supportive-supervision <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"> 2008 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/train_0.png" alt="" title="Immunization in Practice Module 4: Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM) - Supportive Supervision" width="72" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"[I]t has been shown that a supportive approach, where supervisors and health workers work together to solve problems and improve performance, delivers improved results for the immunization programme."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.who.int/immunization/documents/MLM_module4.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank">Click here for the 34-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>34</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/271037">Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB) - World Health Organization (WHO)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.who.int/immunization/documents/training/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WHO website</a>, accessed March 27 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/immunization-practice-module-4-training-mid-level-managers-mlm-supportive-supervision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/immunization-practice-module-4-training-mid-level-managers-mlm-supportive-supervision#comments Global Guides and Manuals Jobs and Training Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured World Health Organization Global Polio Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:38:30 +0000 kdevries 9354316 at http://www.comminit.com