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Community: The Social and Behavioral Communication SUMMIT - Addis Ababa February 2015 - General CONVERSATION
February 5, 2016

Community: The Social and Behavioral Communication SUMMIT - Addis Ababa ...

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Ensure that the trends, ideas and issues shared and debated at the Addis Ababa Social and Behavioural Communication Change Summit in Addis Ababa, 8 to 10 Feb, 2016 have a virtual space where they can be shared and discussed by people who both ...

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh
February 4, 2016

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh

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"What behavior will you promote? What key factors will you address to motivate people?"

Definition and Key Messages to Support Advocacy and Action for Communication with Communities
February 3, 2016

Definition and Key Messages to Support Advocacy and Action for Communication ...

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"In the context of humanitarian action Communication with Communities, which is sometimes abbreviated to CwC, refers to activities where the exchange of information is used to save lives, mitigate risk, enable greater accountability and shape the ...

Community Video for Nutrition Guide
February 2, 2016

Community Video for Nutrition Guide

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"SPRING and DG see this community-led video approach, with videos created by the community for the community, as a revolutionary tool for nutrition and health behavior change which blends innovative, low-cost, accessible technology with the ...

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in Odisha, India
February 2, 2016

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young ...

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In October 2012, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project began a collaboration with Digital Green (DG) and the Voluntary Association for Rural Reconstruction and Appropriate Technology ...

Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP)
February 1, 2016

Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP)

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This website offers curriculum components and tools for trainers to design, implement, and evaluate family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) training. The TRP provides organisations with what are meant to be user-friendly resources and ...

Engaging Communities in Preparation for Third Round of Polio Vaccination Campaign
February 1, 2016

Engaging Communities in Preparation for Third Round of Polio Vaccination ...

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"Everyone has a role to play in bringing this vaccine to children. Families need the facts about polio and the value of immunization. Please talk to your friends and neighbors. Teach children about polio at school. Go out into your community to ...

Social Media: Social and Behavioural Change Communication Summit - Addis Ababa - Feb 8-10, 2016
January 31, 2016

Social Media: Social and Behavioural Change Communication Summit - Addis ...

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A compilation of social media feeds related to the Social and Behavioural Communication Summit being held in Addis Ababa, Feb 8-10, 2016. Though we are keeping a close eye on social media it would be very helpful if you could let Warren know when ...

Blog Spotlight from IDDS Lahore in Pakistan
January 29, 2016

Blog Spotlight from IDDS Lahore in Pakistan

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Author: Kendra Sharp, January 22 2016 [cross-posted from International Development Innovation Network (IDIN), linked below] - How fitting that the day we celebrated Martin Luther King [MLK] Jr. Day in the U.S. was the day we had our second site ...

Change Leadership: The Making or Breaking of an Immunization Supply Chain
January 29, 2016

Change Leadership: The Making or Breaking of an Immunization Supply Chain

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"There is no magic bullet to have effective leaders and a culture of leadership available and ready to drive the change for immunization supply chains around the world. There are, however, things that can be in place that can develop those ...

The Great Zika Freak-Out: A Teaching Moment in the Psychology of Fear
January 29, 2016

The Great Zika Freak-Out: A Teaching Moment in the Psychology of Fear

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Author: David Ropeik, January 29 2016 [cross-posted from Big Think, linked below] - A new disease with an exotic name, Zika virus, is spreading "explosively" around the world. It may be causing babies to be born with shrunken heads and brains. No ...

Mapping Vaccine Hesitancy: Country-Specific Characteristics of a Global Phenomenon
January 29, 2016

Mapping Vaccine Hesitancy: Country-Specific Characteristics of a Global ...

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"Vaccine hesitancy is an individual behaviour, but is also the result of broader societal influences and should always be looked at in the historical, political and socio-cultural context in which vaccination takes place."

While Zika certainly has the potential to be dangerous, we should be careful to not overstate the greater threat it poses...
January 29, 2016

While Zika certainly has the potential to be dangerous, we should be careful ...

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Authors: John Rainford and Joshua Greenberg, January 28 2016 [cross-posted from Policy Options, linked below] - "The government is advising Colombian women to delay becoming pregnant for six to eight months..."

AIDSFree Guidance Database
January 28, 2016

AIDSFree Guidance Database

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The AIDSFree Guidance Database brings together national HIV testing and treatment guidance from many priority countries around the world. This interactive database can be used to prepare guideline revisions for specific countries, conduct ...

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding
January 27, 2016

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding

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"Several recent projects have implemented innovative methods to reach fathers in culturally appropriate ways that both respect and challenge traditional gender roles. Initial results suggest that fathers' potential contributions to child health ...

A life-saving radio station in the clouds
January 27, 2016

A life-saving radio station in the clouds

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Author: Rishika Das Roy, January 27 2016 - How a life-saving radio station in the Himalayas is helping prepare its listeners for potential flooding, earthquakes and landslides: Tucked away in the Himalayas, close to some of India’s highest ...

Communities Deliver: The Critical Role of Communities in Reaching Global Targets to End the AIDS Epidemic
January 26, 2016

Communities Deliver: The Critical Role of Communities in Reaching Global ...

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"Communities were the first responders to HIV three decades ago, and they remain essential in advocating for a robust response to the epidemic, delivering services that can reach everyone in need and tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination."

Shifting Social Norms to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls: DFID Guidance Notes
January 25, 2016

Shifting Social Norms to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls: DFID ...

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"Although the development community has long recognised the importance of attitudes, norms, and beliefs that justify violence and gender inequality in perpetuating violence against women and girls (VAWG), there has often been a lack of clarity ...

Factors Associated with Incomplete Childhood Immunization in Arbegona District, Southern Ethiopia: A Case-Control Study
January 22, 2016

Factors Associated with Incomplete Childhood Immunization in Arbegona ...

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"To reduce the number of children with an incomplete immunization status, the district needs to consider specific planning for mothers with risk profiles, and focus on strengthening health communication activities to increase immunization ...

Mapping How Information about Childhood Vaccination Is Communicated in Two Regions of Cameroon: What Is Done and Where Are the Gaps?
January 21, 2016

Mapping How Information about Childhood Vaccination Is Communicated in Two ...

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"By identifying the interventions used in Cameroon and developing an intervention map, we allowed stakeholders to see where they were concentrating their communication efforts and where gaps exist, allowing them to reflect on whether changes are ...

Stand Up and Fight: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Solomon Islands
January 21, 2016

Stand Up and Fight: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Solomon Islands

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This report published by the Equal Rights Trust presents evidence of the extent of discrimination and inequality experienced by groups including: women; persons with disabilities; lesbian, gay and bisexual persons; and persons living with HIV in ...

Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!)
January 20, 2016

Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!)

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Launched in 2014, the Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!) project is working to create empowering learning contexts for marginalised girls in rural central and southern Malawi in order to keep girls in school. The project is training young female teachers ...

The Good Life Network
January 20, 2016

The Good Life Network

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The Good Life Network is a "pop-up" health and development television channel airing between December 1 2015 and March 31 2016 on satellite television in South Africa. Programmes cover nutrition, health, fitness, human rights, youth sexuality, ...

Radio show 'hatches' a plan
January 20, 2016

Radio show 'hatches' a plan

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Author: BBC Media Action blogger Elizabeth Mbwana, January 20 2015 - Listening to radio programme Nyakati Zinabadilika (Times are Changing) inspired three young unemployed men to approach the district veterinary officer, helping them to start a ...

Introduction of Mobile Health Tools to Support Ebola Surveillance and Contact Tracing in Guinea
January 20, 2016

Introduction of Mobile Health Tools to Support Ebola Surveillance and ...

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"An informatics system consisting of a mobile health application and business intelligence software was used for collecting and analyzing Ebola contact tracing data. This system offered potential to improve data access and quality to support ...

Kwanele
January 18, 2016

Kwanele

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Launched in July 2015, Kwanele is a five-year pilot programme working in 20 schools in Khayelitsha township in South Africa to decrease the high level of gender-based and sexual violence in schools and ensure a safe learning environment for ...

Multisectoral Responses to Gender-based Violence in Mozambique
January 15, 2016

Multisectoral Responses to Gender-based Violence in Mozambique

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"Gender-based violence (GBV) is both pervasive and widely accepted in Mozambique. The complex and multifaceted structural and sociocultural factors that underlie and reinforce GBV warrant a strong multi-level and multisectoral response."

What is Social and Behavior Change Communication?
January 15, 2016

What is Social and Behavior Change Communication?

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The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has produced an animated video to help explain the concept of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC). The video defines SBCC, shows how it can be applied to behaviour change in the ...

Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change: A Guide for Facilitators
January 15, 2016

Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change: A Guide for Facilitators

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This toolkit is designed to support users in planning and carrying out evaluations using Participatory Video (PV) with the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique (PVMSC). According to the guide, this is "a participatory approach to monitoring, ...

Gender Considerations Along the HIV Treatment Cascade: An Evidence Review with Priority Actions
January 14, 2016

Gender Considerations Along the HIV Treatment Cascade: An Evidence Review ...

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"Expanding access to ART while considering equity and human rights is urgently needed..."

FAO analytical tools and engagement on national strategies help advance both climate change adaptation and mitigation
January 13, 2016

FAO analytical tools and engagement on national strategies help advance both ...

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A recent evaluation by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has shown that the advanced analytical tools and data of the Organization and its support to national climate change strategy development processes have helped to strengthen ...

Reporting Development: A Guide for African Journalists
January 11, 2016

Reporting Development: A Guide for African Journalists

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Produced by the European Journalism Centre, this guide was produced to act as a key and timely resource for reporting on development issues across Africa.

Raising Students' Voices: School Councils in Tanzania Supporting Young People to Claim Their Education Rights
January 11, 2016

Raising Students' Voices: School Councils in Tanzania Supporting Young ...

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"Overall, the barazas have been so successful that the local authorities have extended the approach to a further 60 schools, and some schools have committed to doing baraza business within core school hours in recognition of their positive ...

"Everybody Just Wants to Do What's Best for their Child": Understanding How Pro-vaccine Parents Can Support a Culture of Vaccine Hesitancy
January 8, 2016

"Everybody Just Wants to Do What's Best for their Child": Understanding How ...

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"The decision-making experience in the context of overwhelming and contradictory vaccine information in the media and throughout social networks may be a mechanism that generates and perpetuates a culture of vaccine hesitancy and tolerance for ...

Getting communities to drive environmental sustainability-Case for Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Zambia
January 7, 2016

Getting communities to drive environmental sustainability-Case for ...

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High environmental degradation is one of the key developmental challenges facing Zambia today. This is because rural livelihoods are largely natural resource based. High poverty levels lead to the majority of citizens over-depending on the ...

Learning from "Chennai floods": Development Paradigms and Disasters
January 7, 2016

Learning from "Chennai floods": Development Paradigms and Disasters

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Author: Ranjani.K.Murthy, January 7 2016 - Living in Chennai at the time of 2015 floods (which in fact hit several coastal districts of the state Tamil Nadu), and hearing commentaries of how climate change and poor disaster reduction/management ...

FAO resources contribute to knowledge on food and agriculture
January 7, 2016

FAO resources contribute to knowledge on food and agriculture

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has made critical contributions to technical knowledge and analysis on food and agriculture with its knowledge products and services, thus strengthening the evidence base for policies and programmes in ...

Evaluation stakeholders highlight key issues in evaluating hunger, food security and improved nutrition
January 7, 2016

Evaluation stakeholders highlight key issues in evaluating hunger, food ...

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Rome, Italy, November 18 2015. After two days of enriching and stimulating discussions, evaluation stakeholders have identified some priorities for evaluating actions to reduce hunger and poverty and improve nutrition.

Connected Women : Mobile Skills Toolkit 2015
January 6, 2016

Connected Women : Mobile Skills Toolkit 2015

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“The ability to use a mobile phone and its non-voice and core functions – has been identified as a barrier to women’s awareness and usage of mobile services across low- and middle-income countries.” The Groupe Speciale Mobile Association ...

Polio in State House
January 6, 2016

Polio in State House

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Author: BBC Media Action's Hodan Ibrahim, January 7 2016 - I didn’t know that a simple radio programme could help change lives, until I began working as a researcher for BBC Media Action [Somalia].

Nigeria's seven lessons from polio and Ebola response
January 6, 2016

Nigeria's seven lessons from polio and Ebola response

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Author: Ayodeji Oluwole Odutolu (co-authors: Ritgak Dimka, Mayowa Oluwatosin Alade), cross-posted from the World Bank blog Investing in Health (see below), January 5 2016 - Amid the devastating effects of West Africa's Ebola outbreak to human ...

Let's Talk about Protection: Enhancing Childhood Vaccination Uptake
January 6, 2016

Let's Talk about Protection: Enhancing Childhood Vaccination Uptake

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The focus of this action is on identifying ways to help health care providers (HCPs) communicate in ways that encourage parents to want and get their children protected by vaccination as a desired behavioural goal and outcome, particularly those ...

The Drum Beat 703 - Communication and Change News and Issues
January 6, 2016

The Drum Beat 703 - Communication and Change News and Issues

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ICT & SDGs - How Information and Communications Technology Can Achieve The Sustainable Development Goals
January 6, 2016

ICT & SDGs - How Information and Communications Technology Can Achieve The ...

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"...the SDGs represent a complex, global-scale problem-solving exercise that cuts across all sectors of the economy and that must engage all sectors and all parts of the world. The entire world has adopted the SDGs; now we will have to deploy all ...

We Can Do It: Solutions to Prevent Violence against Children
January 5, 2016

We Can Do It: Solutions to Prevent Violence against Children

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"...the utilisation of systemic, holistic and multifaceted approaches is critical to address the variety of drivers behind different forms of violence, abuse and exploitation."

World's Largest Lesson
January 5, 2016

World's Largest Lesson

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"If every school in the world teaches children about these goals, we will help them become the generation that changed the world."

Child Advocacy and Early Childhood Education Policies in the Caribbean
January 4, 2016

Child Advocacy and Early Childhood Education Policies in the Caribbean

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This volume explores early childhood education policies and practices in the Caribbean. Early childhood development has gained increasing importance as part of national agendas to achieve social and economic goals. Regional guidelines and action ...

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