<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Khushi Baby http://www.comminit.com/global/content/khushi-baby-0 <p>Developed to address the challenge rural clinicians and parents face in documenting children's vaccination records, Khushi Baby stores children's medical history in a digital necklace. The form factor of a necklace was selected after talking to hundreds of mothers in Indian villages and observing several children wearing amulets on a black thread for the purpose of warding off disease.</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>This information and communication technology (ICT) project is premised on the fact that parents in India (and many other countries) receive paper health cards to keep track of a child's vaccine doses, but paper is easily misplaced. In Rajasthan, for instance, clinicians write vaccination information by hand in large paper logbooks as they travel from village to village. Thousands of names are kept in the books, making it hard to search through when a vaccine card is misplaced.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Due to the fact that there are often no digital health records to consult, either, Khushi Baby's technology ensures that, when vaccinations are administered, the healthcare worker can scan the necklace with their Khushi Baby app on their smartphone to transfer vaccination data to the necklace. (Mobile phone settings can be changed to display all text in the app in Hindi or in English.) The data is also automatically uploaded to "the cloud" [This is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).] once the healthcare worker returns to the clinic. Parents then receive automatic voice calls reminding them about vaccination clinics and, during their next visit, the healthcare worker can scan the necklace of the baby to see which vaccines are due.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During a trip to villages in Rajasthan in the summer of 2014, the team partnered with Seva Mandir, a grassroots non-governmental organisation (NGO) that helps distribute government-provided vaccines in remote regions. Khushi Baby will roll out a pilot project in 2015, providing necklaces to the 4,000 kids vaccinated by Seva Mandir health workers each year. The clinicians will have the smartphone app, so they can record the inoculations and upload the info to Seva Mandir computers. The idea is to make it easier to track children who missed a dose - and to know how many vaccines are needed for the next trip. Together, these organisations are conducting a randomised control trial and hope to expand to other uses in various regions in the future.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Immunisation and Vaccines.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>India boasts one of lowest vaccine coverage rates in the world, in part because kids fall off their vaccine schedules. For example, in 2013, 7 million children did not receive all three doses for pertussis, also known as whooping cough. As a result, India recorded more cases of this life-threatening disease - 31,000 - than any other nation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Khushi Baby was created by undergraduate students at Yale University in the United States in spring 2013. The students were taking a class called "Appropriate Technologies for the Developing World." The assignment: create a gadget for tracking health data in remote environments. After winning the Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health in 2014, this classroom project became an organisation: Khushi Baby. For a window into the process, including how polio immunisation came into play, see this blog entry, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://khushi-baby.blogspot.com/2014/07/field-visit-to-nalcawaz-and-chaali.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Field Visit to Nalcawaz and Chaali"</a> by Ruchit Nagar, July 23 2014.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To keep costs low, the team used inexpensive computer chips that can communicate with smartphones. (Each necklace costs US$1). The team avoided using metal clasps on the necklace, which can fall off and be a choking hazard. So the necklace just slips over the head. The plastic pendant, which encases the computer chip, is waterproof.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/indiababy_wide-7d5c54e89e529349833c2aacef42025702fea44e-s800-c85.jpg" alt="" title="Khushi Baby" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/khushi-baby">Khushi Baby</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.ictworks.org/2015/07/31/5-mhealth-innovations-using-mobile-phone-extensions-and-wearables" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"5 mHealth Innovations Using Mobile Phone Extensions and Wearables"</a>, by Samita Thapa and Kendra Keith, ICTworks, July 31 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2014/12/05/366405541/babys-necklace-could-end-up-being-a-life-saver" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Baby's Necklace Could End Up Being A Lifesaver"</a>, by Nsikan Akpan, National Public Radio, December 4 2014, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.khushibaby.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Khushi Baby website</a> - both accessed on July 31 2015. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> "Vikram is the first child to wear a Khushi Baby necklace, which will keep track of his immunizations. He's at a vaccine clinic in Rajasthan, India". Ruchit Nagar/Courtesy of Khushi Baby</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/khushi-baby-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/khushi-baby-0#comments India Experiences Academic Institutions MDG 4. Child Mortality Phone/Mobile News/Information NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines New Technologies Featured Global Polio Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:53:51 +0000 kdevries 9356242 at http://www.comminit.com Radio and WhatsApp: shining a light on early marriage in Sierra Leone http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radio-and-whatsapp-shining-light-early-marriage-sierra-leone-0 <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/bbc_media_action_10.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, July 29 2015 - Skipping home from school one day, a 10 year old girl named Mariama found her dad in an unusually happy mood. Ushering her inside, he ordered her to remove her school uniform and change into plain clothes - he had something to tell her. Despite his smiles, his news was devastating. He’d arranged for Mariama to be married to an older man she didn’t know, and despite pleading with her father about not wanting to get married so early so that she could stay in school, his decision was final.</p> <p><strong><em>An opportunity</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radio-and-whatsapp-shining-light-early-marriage-sierra-leone-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radio-and-whatsapp-shining-light-early-marriage-sierra-leone-0#comments Sierra Leone Advocacy Blogs: Rights and Development Child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) Digital Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Community Participation Adolescent Sexual Health Community Groups Governance and Democracy MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Radio Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Gender News Media Rights Youth Featured BBC Media Action Adolescent Development Global Girls Rights Policy Blogs Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:11:06 +0000 BBC Media Action 9356222 at http://www.comminit.com The View from Above: Faith and Health http://www.comminit.com/global/content/view-above-faith-and-health <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"> Azza Karam </div> <div class="field-item even"> Julie Clague </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Katherine Marshall </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jill Olivier </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, July 6, 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>United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA (Karam), University of Glasgow (Clague), Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University (Marshall), University of Cape Town (Olivier)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"At the national level, faith-inspired health providers deliver health care in many contexts. Internationally, faith affects and shapes development agendas and responses to poverty and inequity. However, faith factors are not always taken into account in public health discourses. "</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.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2961036-4/fulltext" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </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://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/lancet_phillippe_lissac_and_godong_and_corbis.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="65" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/azza-karam-united-nations-population-fund-unfpa">Azza Karam - United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA</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.thelancet.com " target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>The Lancet</em> website</a>, July 28 2015. Image credit: Phillippe Lissac and Godong and Corbis; <em>The Lancet</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/view-above-faith-and-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/view-above-faith-and-health#comments Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Participation MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health MDG 6. Combat Diseases Foundations Government Departments Research Health NGOs Religious Groups United Nations Featured UNFPA Global Health Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:49:18 +0000 jlevy 9356220 at http://www.comminit.com A Good Start: Advances in Early Childhood Development http://www.comminit.com/global/content/good-start-advances-early-childhood-development <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">Monday, June 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bvlf_5.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="95" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Nearly 50 years ago, in 1966, the Bernard van Leer Foundation funded its first major project aimed at enhancing the development of young children: the Project for Early Childhood Education (PECE), which was initiated in Jamaica. (Bernard van Leer Foundation, 1999)."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bernardvanleer.org/A-good-start-advances-in-early-childhood-development?pubnr=2061&amp;download=1" target="_blank">Click here to access this document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://issuu.com/bernardvanleerfoundation/docs/a_good_start_advances_in_early_chil" target="_blank">Click here to access this site online.</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/5105">Bernard van Leer Foundation</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>106</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/265710">Bernard van Leer Foundation Publications</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 the Bernard van Leer Foundation to The Communication Initiative on July 27 2015, and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bernardvanleer.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BvLF website</a>, July 29 2015. Image caption/credit: Young African American father holding his baby girl. Photo: © iStock.com/sam74100</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/good-start-advances-early-childhood-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/good-start-advances-early-childhood-development#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Children Community Participation MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Bilaterals Conflict Civil Society MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Development Assistance News/Information Education Foundations Government Departments Research Health NGOs Private Sector Nutrition United Nations Rights Featured Bernard van Leer Foundation UNICEF Global Early Child Development Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:23:10 +0000 jlevy 9356214 at http://www.comminit.com Polio Eradication: Nigeria Must Keep its Eye on the Prize http://www.comminit.com/global/content/polio-eradication-nigeria-must-keep-its-eye-prize <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/nigeria.png" alt="" title="Polio Eradication: Nigeria Must Keep its Eye on the Prize" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Nellie Bristol, July 24 2015 - July 24 marks a significant milestone in the global effort to eradicate polio: Nigeria, one of the countries where wild poliovirus has proven hardest to extinguish, has reported no cases of the disease for a year. While the success should be celebrated, it also should be viewed with a note of caution. The country's polio program needs continued political attention and sufficient resources to achieve official polio-free certification, a determination made formally by the World Health Organization only after three full years with no cases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/polio-eradication-nigeria-must-keep-its-eye-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/polio-eradication-nigeria-must-keep-its-eye-prize#comments Nigeria Advocacy Blogs: Global Health Policies Person-to-Person Interpersonal NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF World Health Organization Global Policy Blogs Polio Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:05:35 +0000 9356199 at http://www.comminit.com Field Guide: Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools http://www.comminit.com/global/content/field-guide-three-star-approach-wash-schools <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">Thursday, August 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/wash2.png" alt="" title="Field Guide: Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools" width="100" height="44" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools is designed to improve the effectiveness of hygiene behaviour change programmes for children and complements UNICEF's broader child-friendly schools initiative and GIZ's 'Fit for School' approach, which promote safe, healthy and protective learning environments."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://designlab360.org/ppphw/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/UNICEF_Field_Guide-3_Star-Guide1.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read 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/united-nations-childrens-fund-unicef">United Nations Children&#039;s Fund (UNICEF)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/5757">Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)</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-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/murat-sahin-unicef">Murat Sahin - UNICEF</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/bella-monse-deutsche-gesellschaft-f%C3%BCr-internationale-zusammenarbeit-giz-gmbh">Bella Monse - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH</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://globalhandwashing.org/resources/three-star-approach/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing website</a>, accessed on July 28 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="658" width="800" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/XbP2BZFVSfI&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/XbP2BZFVSfI&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbP2BZFVSfI"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/XbP2BZFVSfI/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="800" height="658" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/field-guide-three-star-approach-wash-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/field-guide-three-star-approach-wash-schools#comments Global Experiences Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Children MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 7. Environment Health Private Sector United Nations Featured UNICEF Global Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:49:12 +0000 kdevries 9356193 at http://www.comminit.com A Short Technical Update on Self-Testing for HIV http://www.comminit.com/global/content/short-technical-update-self-testing-hiv <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, May 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"HIV self‑testing may provide people with an additional pathway to HIV prevention, care and treatment."</p> <p>This document is designed "to synthesize experiences, research and policies on HIV self‑testing to inform stakeholders who are considering or already implementing HIV self‑testing." It was created collaboratively by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS (UNAIDS). [Footnotes are removed by the editor.]</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.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/JC2603_self-testing_en_0.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 13-page document in PDF format.</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://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/selftest3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="73" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/268455">UNAIDS Secretariat</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.unaids.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNAIDS website</a>, July 27 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/short-technical-update-self-testing-hiv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/short-technical-update-self-testing-hiv#comments Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Empower MSM Sex Workers Transgender Services Empower Young People Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Interpersonal Marketing MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Testing and Counselling Government Departments Research Gender Health HIV AIDS HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research United Nations Rights Youth Featured UNAIDS World Health Organization Adolescent Development Global HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research Health HIV / AIDS Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:22:56 +0000 jlevy 9356175 at http://www.comminit.com mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mcenas-sms-client-education-among-youth <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"> Ana Jacinto </div> <div class="field-item even"> Riaz Mobaracaly </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Camille Collins Lovell </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, January 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><span><span>"mCenas! engaged young people aged 15-24 with an SMS-based role model story, in which characters were shown overcoming common barriers to contraceptive use faced by youth."</span></span></p> <p><span><span>&nbsp;</span></span></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.thehealthcompass.org/sbcc-spotlights/mcenas-sms-client-education-among-youth" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </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://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/photo-4-for-press-kit.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/268590">Kim Martin - Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs</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.thehealthcompass.org/sbcc-spotlights/mcenas-sms-client-education-among-youth" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Health COMpass website</a>, July 24 2015.</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/mcenas-project">mCenas! Project</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mcenas-sms-client-education-among-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mcenas-sms-client-education-among-youth#comments Mozambique Project Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Entertainment Adolescent Sexual Health MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile News/Information Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Health NGOs Reproductive Health Youth Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Adolescent Development Global Health ICT for Development Entertainment-Education Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:15:09 +0000 jlevy 9356149 at http://www.comminit.com Our Valuable Voices: Community Digital Storytelling for Good Programming and Policy Engagement http://www.comminit.com/global/content/our-valuable-voices-community-digital-storytelling-good-programming-and-policy-engagemen <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">Sunday, March 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"<em>...[R]eflection, dialogue, debate and mobilisation are priorities for strengthening community voice and ownership.</em>"</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="https://www.care.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/CARE_Vietnam_Our-Valuable-Voices_Community-Digital-Stroytelling.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 13-page report in PDF format.</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://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/cdst.png" alt="" title="Our Valuable Voices: Community Digital Storytelling for Good Programming and Policy Engagement" width="100" height="47" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/tamara-plush-cdst-facilitator">Tamara Plush - CDST Facilitator</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/miguel-coulier-care-vietnam">Miguel Coulier - CARE Vietnam</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>Emails from Tamara Plush to The Communication Initiative on July 1 2015, July 18 2015, and July 26 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://southernvoices.net/en/news/global-news/735-vietnam-breaking-down-language-and-cultural-barriers.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Vietnam: Breaking down language and cultural barriers"</a>, by Camilla Krabbe Sørensen, June 2 2015, Southern Voices on Climate Change website, accessed July 24 2015. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> "Ay Sah, Cha Wa Ri Giah, Mây Sâm and Sa Mi Roh decide which photos they want to use in telling their story about climate change impacts in their community in An Giang province in the Mekong Delta." CARE</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/our-valuable-voices-community-digital-storytelling-good-programming-and-policy-engagemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/our-valuable-voices-community-digital-storytelling-good-programming-and-policy-engagemen#comments Vietnam Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Participation Film and Video Person-to-Person Voice Governance and Democracy Interpersonal MDG 7. Environment Environment Visual Arts Gender NGOs Rights Featured Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:37:07 +0000 kdevries 9356144 at http://www.comminit.com Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life ): Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of Polio Vaccination Campaigns? http://www.comminit.com/global/content/dhibcaha-nolosha-drops-life-can-radio-improve-effectiveness-polio-vaccination-campaigns <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, October 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"I wouldn't have allowed those vaccinators with the medical jackets who knock on my door, to enter my home, if it were not for the programme." - Father, Galkayo</em></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://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/researchsummary_somalia_polio_vaccinations_2014.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the 2-page research summary in PDF format.</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://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/nigerian-boy-receives-polio-vaccine-drops1.jpg" alt="" title="Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of Polio Vaccination Campaigns?" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/barkhad-m-kaariye-bbc-media-action">Barkhad M. Kaariye - BBC Media Action</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.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/research/summaries/africa/somalia/can-radio-improve-polio-vaccination-campaigns" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, accessed July 24 2015. <em>Image credit</em>: George Esiri/Courtesy REUTERS</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/dhibcaha-nolosha-drops-life">Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/ashas-story-stopping-polio-its-tracks">Asha&#039;s story - stopping polio in its tracks</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/dhibcaha-nolosha-drops-life-can-radio-improve-effectiveness-polio-vaccination-campaigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/dhibcaha-nolosha-drops-life-can-radio-improve-effectiveness-polio-vaccination-campaigns#comments Somalia Project Evaluations Research and Strategy Evaluations News/Information Radio NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured BBC Media Action UNICEF Global ICT for Development Polio Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:20:26 +0000 kdevries 9356140 at http://www.comminit.com