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Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the Post-2015 Development Agenda
"While the debates about the succession of the Millennium Development Goals are being held, the World Press Freedom Day offers the opportunity to highlight free media's central role in fortifying the post-2015 Development Agenda."
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Locating Nutrition Debates in the Context of Globalisation and Gender/Social ...

Locating Nutrition Debates in the Context of Globalisation and Gender/Social Hierarchies
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, April 23 2014       The Zero Draft Political Outcome Document for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) which will be held in Rome in 2014 recognises that a framework for ...
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A Marketing Plan for Community Radio

A Marketing Plan for Community Radio
Author: John Goslino, April 23 2014       As someone involved in community radio perhaps you are wondering "Why do we need a marketing plan? Why can't we just bumble along as we always have, fighting crises all the ...
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Training tips: how to inform and inspire journalists

Training tips: how to inform and inspire journalists
Author: Ehizogie Ohiani, crossposted April 22 2014    Journalists the world over aren't exactly known for their lack of cynicism. And in Nigeria it's often extremely hard to break through a journalist's hardened shell with training ...
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Afghan elections: a battle between fear and hope

Afghan elections: a battle between fear and hope
Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, crossposted April 22 2014       Since the departure of the Taliban regime in late 2001, experts on Afghanistan have been saying every year has been a critical year for the country. Often ...
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The 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program

The 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program
"Through this grant we acknowledge how an individual's actions and reach are strengthened through collaboration." Positioned at the cross-section of international human rights, activism, media, and the arts, the Open Society Documentary ...
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Team Leader, Performance Evaluation of Fiscal Reform - MSI - Jordan

Team Leader, Performance Evaluation of Fiscal Reform - MSI - Jordan
Company Profile: MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and managing ...
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Knowledge Management Advisor - The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) - Arusha, ...

Knowledge Management Advisor - The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) - Arusha, Tanzania
The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs (JHU∙CCP) is seeking a Knowledge Management Advisor to strengthen capacity among USAID/East Africa and the East ...
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Driving Change in Immunisation

Driving Change in Immunisation
This report details the role of the National Immunisation Office (NIO) in Ireland. It describes the expansion of service, collaboration with stakeholders on developing and implementing standards on best practices, development of informational ...
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Senior Operations Manager - MSI - Ukraine

Senior Operations Manager - MSI - Ukraine
Company Profile:  MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and ...
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Chief of Party - MSI - Ukraine

Chief of Party - MSI - Ukraine
Company Profile:  MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and ...
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Senior Operations Manager, USAID/OTI SWIFT IV - MSI - Lebanon

Senior Operations Manager, USAID/OTI SWIFT IV - MSI - Lebanon
Company Profile:  MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and ...
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Some Demands and Promises: Indian Elections 2014

Some Demands and Promises: Indian Elections 2014
Author Ranjani.K.Murthy, April 17 2014: Demands
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Guide For Trainers: Strengthen And Support CSO’s To Work Towards Evidence- ...

Guide For Trainers: Strengthen And Support CSO’s To Work Towards Evidence- And Rights-based Sexual And Reproductive Health, Education And HIV Prevention For Young People
This guide for civil society organisations (CSOs) is part of the Quality of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and HIV Prevention programme developed by Rutgers WPF and STOP AIDS NOW! Its aim is to support CSOs working on HIV prevention ...
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Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020

Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020
"Developing the plan has brought together multiple stakeholders involved in immunization, including governments and elected officials, health professionals, academia, manufacturers, global agencies, development partners, civil society, media and ...
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Vice President - Global Development - Internews - Washington, DC, United States

Vice President - Global Development - Internews - Washington, DC, United States
GENERAL FUNCTION: Based in Washington, DC; the Vice President of Global Development will provide the strategic vision and technical leadership for Internews’ development globally. The VP of Global Development reports to the Senior Vice President ...
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Ratify OP3 CRC

Ratify OP3 CRC
"Children will now be able to join the ranks of other rights-holders who are empowered to bring their complaints about human rights violations before an international body."  
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Media Program Director - IREX - Burma

Media Program Director - IREX - Burma
Position: Media Program DirectorLocation: BurmaReports To: Chief of PartyDivision: Media, Technology and Civil Society ABOUT IREX
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Engaging Families for Healthy Pregnancies

Engaging Families for Healthy Pregnancies
"What drives women to have pregnancies after the age of 35 or to have five or more children? Both of these pregnancies present high risks to both the mother and newborn....[L]ittle research has been conducted to understand the behavioral ...
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Dealing with the Rising incidences of Rape and Defilement of Minors in: ...

Dealing with the Rising incidences of Rape and Defilement of Minors in: Revising Government and Media Approach
Author: Victor Sawyerr, April 22 2014        In most of Africa, rape is simply regarded as forcing sexual intercourse. I believe the definition of what constitutes an act of rape and the laws against rape in ...
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Diffusion of Innovations: An HC3 Research Primer

Diffusion of Innovations: An HC3 Research Primer
"This model highlights the uncertainties associated with new behaviors and helps public health program implementers consider ways to resolve these uncertainties."
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Senior Program Development Officer - USAID OTI SWIFT IV - MSI - Lebanon

Senior Program Development Officer - USAID OTI SWIFT IV - MSI - Lebanon
Senior Program Development Officer, USAID OTI SWIFT IV, Lebanon Company Profile: MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm with a 30-year history of helping to deliver development results across the developing world. In 2008, ...
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Chief of Party - USAID/OTI SWIFT IV - MSI - Lebanon

Chief of Party - USAID/OTI SWIFT IV - MSI - Lebanon
Chief of Party, USAID/OTI SWIFT IV, Lebanon Company Profile:  MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and ...
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Operations Manager - Theatre for a Change Malawi - Lilongwe, Malawi

Operations Manager - Theatre for a Change Malawi - Lilongwe, Malawi
Theatre for a Change is a small but rapidly expanding NGO in Malawi. It also has partner offices in the UK and Ghana. Theatre for a Change aims to empower women and girls through the use of uniquely active and participatory tools that promote ...
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Immunization in Developing Countries: An Interview with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, ...

Immunization in Developing Countries: An Interview with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, Chief of Immunization for UNICEF
From the "Thought Leaders" series of the News-Medical.Net website, this interview with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, Chief of Immunization for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is a question-answer discussion of the fact that one child in five ...
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Virtual Immunization Connection Network (VICNetwork)

Virtual Immunization Connection Network (VICNetwork)
The Virtual Immunization Communication Network (VICNetwork) is a partnership between the United States-based professional health communicators' National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) and the California Immunization Coalition (CIC) - ...
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Principles and Considerations for Adding a Vaccine to a National ...

Principles and Considerations for Adding a Vaccine to a National Immunization Programme: From Decision to Implementation and Monitoring
This reference document on vaccine introduction is intended as support for decisionmaking on how to add new vaccines to country immunisation programmes. Based on the 2005 WHO [World Health Organization] Vaccine Introduction Guidelines, it draws ...
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A Huge Success for Global Health

A Huge Success for Global Health
This video from the Gates Foundation shows the need for and development of a vaccine for Meningitis A. In seeking the development of this conjugate vaccine and its production at affordable prices, in answer to a need raised by increasing epidemic ...
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Inner Spaces, Outer Faces Initiative (ISOFI) Training in Senegal

Inner Spaces, Outer Faces Initiative (ISOFI) Training in Senegal
A Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, workshop, in the planning stages in November of 2013 and implemented in 2014, focused on social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) through the introduction of the Inner Spaces, Outer Faces Initiative (ISOFI) ...
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Key Issues in the Persistence of Poliomyelitis in Nigeria: A Case-Control Study

Key Issues in the Persistence of Poliomyelitis in Nigeria: A Case-Control Study
"...[D]espite huge investments in communication, refusals and unawareness of vaccine availability or importance still dominate as reasons for failing to immunise children who develop poliomyelitis."
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Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism

Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism
The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A ...
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Effect of a Behaviour-Change Intervention on Handwashing with Soap in India ...

Effect of a Behaviour-Change Intervention on Handwashing with Soap in India (SuperAmma): A Cluster-Randomised Trial
"Thus far, efforts to change handwashing behaviour on a large scale have had little success, possibly because they have focused on beliefs about the health benefits of handwashing with soap and given relatively little attention to the effect of ...
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Polio Gallery

Polio Gallery
This video from Polio Free India is a slideshow depicting the opening of the "Drops of Dialogue" polio gallery at District Hospital, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India created by CORE Group. As can be seen here, the event had the theme: for the ...
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Community Radio 2.0

Community Radio 2.0
At this conference session from the 3rd National Community Radio (CR) Sammelan held on February 9-11 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Osama Manzar, Director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) shared his views on how CR stations ...
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World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development
"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and ...
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Technical Report: Systematic Literature Review of the Evidence for Effective ...

Technical Report: Systematic Literature Review of the Evidence for Effective National Immunisation Schedule Promotional Communications
"Given that immunisation coverage must occur at population level for public health objectives and benefits to be fully realised, effective communications planning, and immunisation service delivery, must aim to understand individual choice ...
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"Flag it!"

"Flag it!"
"The mapping tool should not be something that journalists should be afraid of, it is just a matter of being resourceful to know free, good apps, combined with imagination on how to use these tools to tell the story." - from a "Flag it!" participant
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Handbook of Participatory Video

Handbook of Participatory Video
The Handbook of Participatory Video describes this use of video as a research methodology, discussing it from the perspective of its "emancipatory nature and potential for social change. In twenty-eight chapters, contributors examine historical, ...
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The Arab World Online: Trends in Internet Usage in the Arab Region

The Arab World Online: Trends in Internet Usage in the Arab Region
"[T]he internet is re-shaping societies and economies in the Arab region in new ways." This white paper examines trends across four dimensions of internet usage in the Arab world:
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Monitoring Polio Supplementary Immunization Activities Using an Automated ...

Monitoring Polio Supplementary Immunization Activities Using an Automated Short Text Messaging System in Karachi, Pakistan
For the monitoring of coverage in supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs) carried out as part of the effort to eradicate polio in Pakistan (and, thus, globally), "automated systems based on short message service (SMS) texts appear to be an ...
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Running on faith

Running on faith
Author: David R Patient, April 7 2014          Ever stopped to wonder why we, in HIV prevention, have spent years teaching people about HIV, prevention and ARV's [antiretroviral thearapy] and yet ...
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"I didn't choose HIV. HIV chose me..." An Activist's Reflection on 10 Years ...

"I didn't choose HIV. HIV chose me..." An Activist's Reflection on 10 Years of Free ART in India
Author Manoj Pardeshi, April 7 2014:          Pre ART: 1986 to 31st March 2004 "You have AIDS," a counselor said to me in 1997. I don't remember the exact date, but suddenly everything went blank. The ...
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The Impact of Polio Eradication on Routine Immunization and Primary Health ...

The Impact of Polio Eradication on Routine Immunization and Primary Health Care: A Mixed-Methods Study
"Applying the resolve and dedication that characterizes polio eradication to a wider suite of services could provide communities with the services they are demanding, give workers a fresh reason for enthusiasm, and increase baseline RI coverage. ...
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