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mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth

mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth
"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."  
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Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life ): Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of ...

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life ): Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of Polio Vaccination Campaigns?
"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
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Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents

Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents
"Wazazi Nipendeni (Love me, Parents) is a national safe motherhood social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaign that aims to encourage Tanzanian women and their partners to take steps for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery."
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Family Planning Law Campaign, Guatemala

Family Planning Law Campaign, Guatemala
"Indigenous Guatemalans have faced a multitude of barriers to access and use of family planning services....While the Guatemalan family planning law was a historic advancement towards empowering all Guatemalans to access and use of family ...
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Selected Routine Immunisation (RI) Peer-Reviewed Articles

Selected Routine Immunisation (RI) Peer-Reviewed Articles
The following peer-reviewed journal articles focus on the use of communication to address routine immunisation (RI) issues around the world. Michael Favin of the Manoff Group alerted The Communication Initiative (The CI) to these publications on ...
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What Role Do Localised Debate Programmes Play in Addressing Local Issues? ...

What Role Do Localised Debate Programmes Play in Addressing Local Issues? Case Studies from Nepal
"Through supporting the production of local discussion programmes in Nepal, BBC Media Action’s Global Governance Project aims to provide a platform for ordinary people to raise important local issues with government officials."
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Private-Sector Social Franchising to Accelerate Family Planning Access, ...

Private-Sector Social Franchising to Accelerate Family Planning Access, Choice, and Quality: Results From Marie Stopes International
This research provides analysis of Marie Stopes International (MSI)’s social franchising programme against the 4 intended outputs of access, efficiency, quality, and equity. The programme uses a service delivery approach "in which small, ...
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How Can We Better Evaluate Complex Global Health Initiatives? Reflections ...

How Can We Better Evaluate Complex Global Health Initiatives? Reflections from the January 2014 Institute of Medicine Workshop
This report on key messages from a workshop on "Evaluation Design for Complex Global Health Initiatives", convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in January 2014, considers the following questions: "What information do we need to scale-up and ...
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Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia
"...the widespread penetration and use of phones in Somalia meant that it was appropriate for reaching hard-to-reach communities and represented a relevant mechanism to deliver health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) information."
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Times Are Changing: Using the Power of the Media to Increase Accountability ...

Times Are Changing: Using the Power of the Media to Increase Accountability and Resilience in Tanzania
"The radio magazine and discussion programme Nyakati Zinabadilika (Times are Changing) aimed to empower individuals and communities to adapt to changing weather patterns. Research suggests that the programme helped people to address ...
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Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication Programs: ...

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication	Programs: A Secondary Data Analysis
"Research has demonstrated the multi-level and multifaceted linkages between measures of gender equity/equality and family planning (FP) practices. Yet, major gaps in knowledge about the complex relationship between gender equity and reproductive ...
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Can Radio Drama Improve Child Health and Nutrition in Somalia?

Can Radio Drama Improve Child Health and Nutrition in Somalia?
"People who listened to a radio drama and magazine programme about child health and nutrition in Somaliland knew more than non-listeners about how to prevent and treat children’s illnesses, and practised what they learned."
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Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education (RISE) and Zanzibar Teacher ...

Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education (RISE) and Zanzibar Teacher Upgrading by Radio (ZTUR)
"...interactive audio programming (IAI) remains a viable and useful intervention format for increasing access to high-quality early education, particularly in the most challenged districts..."
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Debates: The Impact of Voter Knowledge Initiatives in Sierra Leone

Debates: The Impact of Voter Knowledge Initiatives in Sierra Leone
This 41-page research report discusses how debates between candidates during elections affect voting behaviours, based on research conducted in Sierra Leone during the 2012 Parliamentary elections. Researchers collaborated with Search for Common ...
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Reality TV for Resilience: Can Reality TV Help Communities to Better Cope ...

Reality TV for Resilience: Can Reality TV Help Communities to Better Cope with  Climate Risks?
Reality television show Amrai Pari, broadcast in Bangladesh through BBC Media Action, reaches 15.8 million people with messaging on climate risk and resilience. This research was intended to measure "how target communities worked together to ...
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Loving Love9: Findings from the Cambodia Qualitative Assessment of Love9

Loving Love9: Findings from the Cambodia Qualitative Assessment of Love9
This BBC Media Action research examines the influence of Love9, a weekly TV and radio programme which aimed to address sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues among young people in Cambodia. Love9 employs a "combination of drama, comedy, ...
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Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and ...

Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and Development
  "Good knowledge is essential to prevent disease and improve health. Knowledge management (KM) provides a systematic process and tools to promote access to and use of knowledge among health and development practitioners to improve health ...
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Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A ...

Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A Meta-analysis
  "The purpose of the present meta-analysis was to expand on previous systematic reviews to examine the overall effectiveness of mass media-delivered HIV interventions and to identify predictors of changes in condom use and HIV-related ...
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Effectiveness of Behavior Change Communications for Reducing Transmission ...

Effectiveness of Behavior Change Communications for Reducing Transmission Risks Among People Living with HIV in 6 Countries in Central America
  This region-wide Central American study aims to estimate prevalence of HIV-related risks (sexual behaviour, HIV disclosure, number of sex partners, and violence) and factors associated with these risks, as well as evaluate a behaviour ...
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How to Conduct Qualitative Formative Research

How to Conduct Qualitative Formative Research
"Formative research is an activity conducted at the beginning of the SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] project design process. It is used to gain insight into the health issue or behavior the project intends to address; relevant ...
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The Taysha Technique

The Taysha Technique
  This planning model describes Taysha Consulting’s "process within a process" approach, which is "rooted in four key principles: Participation Capacity building Strategic planning Results"  
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Propensity Score Matching (PSM): An HC3 Research Primer

Propensity Score Matching (PSM): An HC3 Research Primer
"Propensity Score Matching (PSM) is a statistical technique that allows researchers to more accurately measure SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] program impact and to make a strong case for causal attribution. Using the PSM ...
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Designing Communication Strategies that Work: Implementing the SIM Process

Designing Communication Strategies that Work: Implementing the SIM Process
"These guidelines are meant to provide health communication experts with direction in developing a communication strategy for their projects."
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Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls' Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub

Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls' Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub
This 4-page brief discusses how Girl Hub used a story collection research methodology called SenseMaker to help generate girl-centred evidence to inform girls' empowerment interventions. The brief outlines what Sensemaker is, provides examples of ...
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Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: ...

Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project
This 30-page paper, commissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), discusses how communication can be used in emergency contexts to improve humanitarian responses, with particular focus on the ...
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Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up

Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up
This 83-page report discusses a study to assess the impact of the Shamba Shape Up (SSU) television edutainment programme on small-scale agriculture in Kenya and to research how the programme influences farmers' activities. Led by the University ...
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Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected ...

Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected Settings: Program Implementation and Results
"This article describes lessons learned during the first 2.5 years of implementing the ongoing Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care in Emergencies (SAFPAC) initiative, led by CARE, which supports government health systems ...
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Roll Back Malaria Communication Community of Practice Working Paper: ...

Roll Back Malaria Communication Community of Practice Working Paper: Checklist for Reporting on Malaria Communication Evaluations
"Good-quality reporting is all the more crucial as malaria control efforts seek to keep up with shifts in epidemiology and communication technologies. Well-written reports can lead to a better understanding of 'what works' in different contexts ...
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Audience Reception and Evaluation Study for Sexual and Reproductive Health ...

Audience Reception and Evaluation Study for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Communication Program in Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
This 53-page audience reception report discusses the findings of a study conducted by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication on the implementation of a programme on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) among ...
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Group Dialogue and Critical Reflection of HIV Prevention: An Evaluation of ...

Group Dialogue and Critical Reflection of HIV Prevention: An Evaluation of the C-Change Community Conversation Toolkit
This 53-page report discusses evaluation findings related to the use of the Community Conversation Toolkit (CCT) developed by Communication for Change (C-Change) to foster interactive communication through group dialogues and to prompt engagement ...
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Polio Eradication - Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Strengthen ...

Polio Eradication - Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Strengthen Understanding of Social Factors in Programme Effectiveness
"Understanding the specific ways material and social factors - acting in context-specific conjunctions - affect participation in the [polio eradication] programme, can help to identify at the micro-level, which particular community or household ...
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Turkmenistan Child-Friendly School Initiative: Evaluation Report

Turkmenistan Child-Friendly School Initiative: Evaluation Report
"The CFS concept is founded on the notion of 'inclusion' - and this means inclusion of every single child, no matter what their background or circumstance, in quality learning activities."
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