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Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (ViVI)
May 11, 2017

Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (ViVI)

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ViVI was founded in 2008 in Vienna, Austria, as an international think tank aiming to promote evidence-based vaccine safety research and communication, and has since been registered as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO). ViVI ...

Can Sexuality Education Advance Gender Equality and Strengthen Education Overall? Learning from Nigeria's Family Life and HIV Education Program
April 25, 2018

Can Sexuality Education Advance Gender Equality and Strengthen Education ...

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This report synthesises a two-tiered review of the Family Life and HIV Education (FLHE) programme, which trains teachers to deliver a gender and sex education curriculum in junior secondary schools (grades 7-9) in Nigeria. It draws on and ...

Making Mass Media Personal: Media Mix in a Changing Environment
April 25, 2018

Making Mass Media Personal: Media Mix in a Changing Environment

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This presentation examines the strategies developed by Population Media Center (PMC), a nonprofit organisation working to improve the lives of people globally using entertainment-education soap operas on radio and TV. The long-running TV and ...

Public Trust in Vaccination: An Analytical Framework
April 25, 2018

Public Trust in Vaccination: An Analytical Framework

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"Unwillingness to be vaccinated is a growing problem in the developed world. This trend is gradually emerging in several parts of India as well." With a focus on the Indian context, this paper develops an analytical framework to assess trust in ...

Demand for Immunization: A Human-Centered Field Guide for Investigating and Responding to Challenges
April 25, 2018

Demand for Immunization: A Human-Centered Field Guide for Investigating and ...

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"[D]emand is about the complexity of people and why people do or do not make decisions and take actions. Understanding challenges of demand for immunization will necessarily always start here." Developed by the United Nations Children's Fund ...

Mobile Phone-Delivered Reminders and Incentives to Improve Childhood Immunisation Coverage and Timeliness in Kenya (M-SIMU): A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial
April 24, 2018

Mobile Phone-Delivered Reminders and Incentives to Improve Childhood ...

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"The vast majority of caregivers reported receiving at least one SMS reminder or incentive during the study and that these interventions were influential in their decision to vaccinate their child."

I Immunise: An Evaluation of a Values-Based Campaign to Change Attitudes and Beliefs
April 24, 2018

I Immunise: An Evaluation of a Values-Based Campaign to Change Attitudes and ...

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"Information, including the reporting and translation of scientific data, is important, but community-based interventions can employ mechanisms building upon social norming, values-framing and story-telling." This paper presents the results of a ...

Parents' Experience and Views of Vaccinating Their Child against Influenza at Primary School and at the General Practice
April 24, 2018

Parents' Experience and Views of Vaccinating Their Child against Influenza ...

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The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of parents' experience and views of vaccinating their four- to six-year-old child against influenza at school and at the general practice (GP), or doctor's office, in the United ...

"We Are the Heroes Because We Are Ready to Die for this Country": Participants' Decision-Making and Grounded Ethics in an Ebola Vaccine Clinical Trial
April 24, 2018

"We Are the Heroes Because We Are Ready to Die for this Country": ...

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"Taking subjective assessments seriously...not only helps us understand possible tensions between clinical and social ethics but also to see what determines participation in a vaccine trial where vaccine hesitancy is prevalent."

Vaccine Hesitancy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going
April 23, 2018

Vaccine Hesitancy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

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"Use of behavior change principles and communication strategies such as motivational interviewing represent promising approaches to address vaccine hesitancy at the individual level."

Community Perception Regarding Childhood Vaccinations and Its Implications for Effectiveness: A Qualitative Study in Rural Burkina Faso
April 23, 2018

Community Perception Regarding Childhood Vaccinations and Its Implications ...

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The aim of this study is to determine the reasons related to complete and incomplete immunisation coverage among children in the Nouna Health District (NHD), 300 km from the capital Ouagadougou in northwestern Burkina Faso, with a focus on the ...

A Systematic Review of Strategies for Reducing Missed Opportunities for Vaccination
April 23, 2018

A Systematic Review of Strategies for Reducing Missed Opportunities for ...

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This systematic review assessed the effects of interventions for reducing missed opportunities for vaccination (MOVs), which occur when persons eligible for vaccination visit a health facility and do not get the vaccines they need. Such missed ...

REAL Fathers: Lessons from Scaling a Violence Prevention Program
April 23, 2018

REAL Fathers: Lessons from Scaling a Violence Prevention Program

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The Responsible, Engaged, and Loving (REAL) Fathers Initiative is an effort by Save the Children and Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), with funding from the United States Agency for International Development, to ...

Ten "Golden Rules" for Successful Entertainment-Education Programming
April 20, 2018

Ten "Golden Rules" for Successful Entertainment-Education Programming

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In this presentation, Kriss Barker offers some advice to communication practitioners who are developing and implementing entertainment-education (EE) interventions.

Karamoja on the Move: Testing A Peer Learning & Community Theatre Model
April 20, 2018

Karamoja on the Move: Testing A Peer Learning & Community Theatre Model

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Emorikinos Daadang Etogogongo Alatanakin Ngidwe (EDEAN) (Let's Come Together and Strengthen Child Spacing) is a community-based intervention in Uganda that is designed to test the hypothesis that increasing fertility awareness (FA) through ...

Emergency Risk Communication: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Review of Recent Gray Literature on Ebola, Zika, and Yellow Fever
April 19, 2018

Emergency Risk Communication: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Review of Recent ...

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"...going local plays a central role in effective emergency communication, from engaging with and building on local leadership and organizational structures, to using local staff, communication patterns, networks and languages, to tailoring ...

Exploring Social and Behavior Change Communication to Support Delivery of Micronutrient Powders in Rural Uganda
April 19, 2018

Exploring Social and Behavior Change Communication to Support Delivery of ...

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"Effective micronutrient powder distribution programming requires a behavior change strategy that is both effective and appropriate in a specific context." Drawing on the experience of the United States Agency for International Development ...

As Zimbabwe prepares for elections, the media must lead from the front
April 19, 2018

As Zimbabwe prepares for elections, the media must lead from the front

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Author: Vusumuzi Sifile, April 24 2018 - As Zimbabwe readies for harmonised Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government elections in a few months’ time, the media in and outside the country needs to position itself to be a platform for ...

Recording Errors in Homemade Home-Based Records to Record Vaccination Services: Results from the 2016 Kenya Missed Opportunities for Vaccination Assessment
April 18, 2018

Recording Errors in Homemade Home-Based Records to Record Vaccination ...

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"Unfortunately, policies on the best course of action in the event of a HBR stock-out are rare, but such guidance is critical for health workers."

Keynote Address - Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq - 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit featuring Entertainment Education
April 18, 2018

Keynote Address - Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq - 2018 International Social and ...

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Ayesha Raza Farooq is a member of Pakistan's Senate and has been the prime minister's point person on the nation's polio eradication programmes since November 2013. At the time, Pakistan - one of three nations where polio remained endemic - was ...

New Insights on the Road to Zero
April 18, 2018

New Insights on the Road to Zero

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This presentation by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) explores that organisation's response to the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), which, in its May 2013 report, recommended that ...

Can basic income contribute towards SDG 5 on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment?
April 17, 2018

Can basic income contribute towards SDG 5 on Gender Equality and Women’s ...

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Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, April 17 2018* - The basic income movement has a long history. As used now, a basic income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement. ...

Silent refusals and distrust of vaccines is a big challenge for vaccination teams
April 17, 2018

Silent refusals and distrust of vaccines is a big challenge for vaccination ...

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Author: Abdul Salam Afridi, March 23 2018: After the fake immunization campaign in a failed attempt to get Osama bin Laden's DNA lineages prior to his assassination in 2011, the efforts of polio eradication in northwestern Pakistan, the last ...

Inclusive Engagement Essential for Real Benefits from Genetic Resources: South African Stakeholders Re-echo
April 17, 2018

Inclusive Engagement Essential for Real Benefits from Genetic Resources: ...

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Author: James Ayodele, April 24 2018 - Benefits from genetic resources belong to everyone and only an inclusive engagement, with all stakeholders working closely together, can assure real benefits and sustainable management of the ...

The Importance of Social Networking in a National Polio Vaccine Campaign
April 17, 2018

The Importance of Social Networking in a National Polio Vaccine Campaign

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"We encourage every health care worker to get involved in social networks, despite their challenges, to help bring medically accurate, science-based medicine to the general public in a nonmediated manner."

Global Perspective on Social Data
April 16, 2018

Global Perspective on Social Data

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This presentation by Rustam Haydarov of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) was produced for the 15th meeting of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), October 31 - November 1 2017, ...

Vaccine Images on Twitter: Analysis of What Images Are Shared
April 16, 2018

Vaccine Images on Twitter: Analysis of What Images Are Shared

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"Despite widespread acceptance that images are crucial in public health messaging, there is no visual theory that systematically guides the design and use of images, and characteristics of effective images in health communication remain unclear..."

The Influence of Provider Communication Behaviors on Parental Vaccine Acceptance and Visit Experience
April 10, 2018

The Influence of Provider Communication Behaviors on Parental Vaccine ...

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"Participatory communication formats for initiating vaccine recommendations appear to be associated with a highly rated visit experience and reduced parental vaccine acceptance."

Vaccine Hesitancy around the Globe: Analysis of Three Years of WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form Data - 2015-2017
April 10, 2018

Vaccine Hesitancy around the Globe: Analysis of Three Years of WHO/UNICEF ...

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This analysis was undertaken to gather a global picture of hesitancy and whether this is changing over time. It reviews three years of data available as of June 2017 from the World Health Organization (WHO)/United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) ...

April 9, 2018

#SBCCSummit

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Hi - if you are going to be in Nusa Dua for the What Works? SBCC Summit very much look forward to meeting you there. if you were part of an organising committee but can not make it to Indonesia we will miss you. If you have previously expressed ...

Rotary's PolioPlus Program: Lessons Learned, Transition Planning, and Legacy
April 9, 2018

Rotary's PolioPlus Program: Lessons Learned, Transition Planning, and Legacy

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"When polio is finally gone, we will have the knowledge from the lessons learned with PolioPlus, such as the value of direct involvement by local Rotarians, the program for emergency funding, innovative tactics, and additional approaches for ...

Vaccine Hesitancy and Healthcare Providers
April 9, 2018

Vaccine Hesitancy and Healthcare Providers

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"While the findings of the literature review reported on in this paper were largely specific to HCPs' individual vaccine hesitancy or confidence and its influence on patient recommendations, that dyadic relationship is one small, albeit critical ...

The Drum Beat 755 - Community Engagement for Polio Action
April 9, 2018

The Drum Beat 755 - Community Engagement for Polio Action

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Community Engagement for Polio Action - The Drum Beat 755April 25, 2018 In this issue:

Assessments of Global Drivers of Vaccine Hesitancy in 2014 - Looking beyond Safety Concerns
April 6, 2018

Assessments of Global Drivers of Vaccine Hesitancy in 2014 - Looking beyond ...

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Vaccine hesitancy is defined as a delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite available vaccination services. Measuring vaccine hesitancy and its determinants worldwide can clarify the scope of the problem and help guide the development of ...

Understanding Threats to Polio Vaccine Commitment among Caregivers in High-Priority Areas of Afghanistan: A Polling Study
April 5, 2018

Understanding Threats to Polio Vaccine Commitment among Caregivers in ...

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"To enhance OPV commitment, it might be useful to consider a multifactorial approach that highlights building trust in vaccinators, providing facts about transmission, sharing positive messages to overcome key rumours, and strengthening community ...

Increasing Vaccination: Putting Psychological Science Into Action
April 5, 2018

Increasing Vaccination: Putting Psychological Science Into Action

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"An understanding of the psychology behind vaccination behavior can inform both theoretical development and facilitation of evidence-based vaccination policy and practice." Faced with outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, parents, ...

Global Health Research in an Unequal World: Ethics Case Studies from Africa
April 4, 2018

Global Health Research in an Unequal World: Ethics Case Studies from Africa

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This workbook is a collection of fictionalised case studies of everyday ethical dilemmas and challenges that are encountered in the process of conducting global health research in places where the effects of global, political, and economic ...

Attitude and Subjective Wellbeing of Non-compliant Mothers to Childhood Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization in Northern Nigeria
April 4, 2018

Attitude and Subjective Wellbeing of Non-compliant Mothers to Childhood Oral ...

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"Negative attitude to OPV supplemental immunization has likely influence on mothers' immunization seeking behaviors and may contribute to non-compliance to OPV supplemental immunization in Northern Nigeria."

'We All Work Together to Vaccinate the Child': A Formative Evaluation of a Community-Engagement Strategy Aimed at Closing the Immunization Gap in North-West Ethiopia
April 4, 2018

'We All Work Together to Vaccinate the Child': A Formative Evaluation of a ...

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"These findings demonstrate the benefits, challenges and nuances involved in promoting shared community responsibility for immunization." Increased attention is being paid to the role of community engagement (CE) strategies in improving demand ...

Fighting Polio: Why Radio Dramas Failed in Pakistan?
April 4, 2018

Fighting Polio: Why Radio Dramas Failed in Pakistan?

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"Basic principles of health campaigns and entertainment-education strategies were violated during the production..." Entertainment-education (EE) strategies have been successfully used in health campaigns for the prevention of different diseases ...

April 3, 2018

HEALTH at the WHAT WORKS? SBCC Summit

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This is the space for dialogue and debate on some of the HEALTH focused presentations at the WHAT WORKS? SBCC Summit. Whether you are attending the Summit or not please do submit questions and share inisghts and ideas. When we have the ...

Social Mobilization for Polio and other Supplementary Immunization Activities in Somalia
April 3, 2018

Social Mobilization for Polio and other Supplementary Immunization ...

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"The systematic, step by step approach outlined here will help social mobilizers to work effectively and achieve their objectives: To inform, educate and encourage parents, carers and other stakeholders to better understand, seek and take up ...

Media Framing of Polio and Vaccination Campaigns in Pakistan
April 3, 2018

Media Framing of Polio and Vaccination Campaigns in Pakistan

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This paper offers a critique of newspaper coverage of the polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan between May 2011 and May 2014. Its purpose is to explore how the discourse of the Pakistani news media on polio has constructed knowledge about this ...

Social Mobilization and Community Engagement Central to the Ebola Response in West Africa: Lessons for Future Public Health Emergencies
April 3, 2018

Social Mobilization and Community Engagement Central to the Ebola Response ...

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"[M]any similarities in lessons learned have been drawn from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and other events, such as earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, the Zika outbreak in Latin America, and longer-term challenges such as HIV or polio. The ...

April 2, 2018

COMMUNITY MEDIA at the What Works Summit

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This is the space for discussion of COMMUNITY MEDIA related knowledge and issues shared at the What Works? Summit in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Wens i will attempt to post the presentations when received. Feel free to ask questions in advance or ...

Eradicating Polio in Pakistan: An Analysis of the Challenges and Solutions to this Security and Health Issue
March 29, 2018

Eradicating Polio in Pakistan: An Analysis of the Challenges and Solutions ...

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"Pakistan's polio eradication campaign provides important lessons for the delivery of future global health initiatives; the role of traditional social and religious norms and their wider diplomatic, security, economic and social repercussions in ...

Evaluation of Social Mobilization Network (SM Net): Final Evaluation Report
March 28, 2018

Evaluation of Social Mobilization Network (SM Net): Final Evaluation Report

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In 2013, scattered polio outbreaks in Somalia prompted a proactive vaccination response. As part of this, the Social Mobilisation Network (SM Net) was established in 2013 by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to raise awareness of polio ...

Evaluation of Social Mobilization Network (SM Net): Inception Report
March 28, 2018

Evaluation of Social Mobilization Network (SM Net): Inception Report

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In response to the reduction in funding for the Social Mobilization Network (SM Net), and in order to investigate whether this system could be used to deliver other health interventions, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) office for ...

Role of Social Mobilization (Network) in Polio Eradication in India
March 28, 2018

Role of Social Mobilization (Network) in Polio Eradication in India

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"At the core of SMNet lies co-opting the community. The SMNet uses the members of the community to seed networks with change."

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