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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Marketing Plan for Community Radio

A Marketing Plan for Community Radio
In this Audience Dialogue newsletter, John Goslino presents the case for a community radio marketing plan and outlines how to assemble one. He first explains that a "joint thinking process is often the most valuable part of the plan", in that ...
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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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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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Masculinities and Condom Use Patterns among Young Rural South African Men: A ...

Masculinities and Condom Use Patterns among Young Rural South African Men: A Cross-Sectional Baseline Survey
This research based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, tested the hypothesis that gender and relationship constructs are associated with condom use among young men living in rural South Africa.
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Faith-Based Organisations and HIV Prevention in Africa

Faith-Based Organisations and HIV Prevention in Africa
This review aims to examine the role of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in HIV prevention in Africa by providing a systematic study of their potential strengths and weaknesses in effecting behaviour change. "The questions posed were:
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Culture and Behaviour in Mass Health Interventions: Lessons from the Global ...

Culture and Behaviour in Mass Health Interventions: Lessons from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
"Interpreting resistance to vaccination as essentially religio-cultural marginalises an understanding of resistance as the rational and strategic response by households and communities to systematic conditions of inequity and exclusion."
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Community Engagement and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

 Community Engagement and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
This document is a draft policy brief that was prepared for the International Conference on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 1-3 2013. As background, the brief states that "most causes of maternal, ...
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Liberating Structures: Creating More Substance, Connections, and Ideas in ...

Liberating Structures: Creating More Substance, Connections, and Ideas in the Classroom
"Liberating Structures help create more substance, connections, and ideas in a classroom...with no extra resources. The classroom, the teacher, the students, the chalkboard, the laptop, the projector, and the time spent in the classroom remain ...
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Scoping Report on Interventions for Increasing the Demand for Voluntary ...

Scoping Report on Interventions for Increasing the Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
This Gates Foundation-funded report by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation aims to provide guidance for implementers of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programmes and researchers "in the design of innovative ...
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Scaling up Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Nairobi and ...

Scaling up Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Nairobi and Coast, Kenya
This Pathfinder technical update summarises elements of a programme called 2011 APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast Health Service Delivery project that facilitated the expansion of a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response programme to six ...
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Future Priorities for Development Informatics Research from the Post-2015 ...

Future Priorities for Development Informatics Research from the Post-2015 Development Agenda
"[I]f the post-2015 agenda reflects what matters and what works in delivering socio-economic development, then there can be no better guide for prioritising research that makes a difference, and that has a real-world impact."
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Towards an AIDS-Free Generation: Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking ...

Towards an AIDS-Free Generation: Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report, 2013
"For the first time in the history of the HIV epidemic, the global community has accumulated the knowledge, experience and tools to achieve an AIDS-free generation."
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The State of the World’s Children in Numbers: Every Child Counts: Revealing ...

The State of the World’s Children in Numbers: Every Child Counts:  Revealing Disparities, Advancing Children’s Rights
"Data do not, of themselves, change the world. They make change possible - by identifying needs, supporting advocacy, and gauging progress. What matters most is that decision-makers use the data to make positive change, and that the data are ...
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Free, Independent and Pluralistic Media in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Free, Independent and Pluralistic Media in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
"The impact of free and independent media is empirically testable, supports inclusive governance and upholds the normative mandate of the United Nations system..."
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Developing and Implementing Training Materials for Integrated Community Case ...

Developing and Implementing Training Materials for Integrated Community Case Management in South Sudan
This learning paper discusses the adaptation of best practices for delivering training of Community Drug Distributors (CDDs) in the implementation of integrated community case management (ICCM) to the context in South Sudan. In two states of ...
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Women's Activism and the Polio Epidemic in Syria

Women's Activism and the Polio Epidemic in Syria
"The polio campaign...sets a precedent for women's participation in large-scale action within Syria, and provides a citable example with which women can more confidently deny claims that the present circumstances do not permit them a role in ...
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Message Mapping

Message Mapping
"By analyzing first-hand accounts from administrators of emergency notification incident management systems, the behavior of end users and recipients of broadcasts, and expert insights from industry professionals such as Dr. Robert Chandler, ...
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Gaming Our Way to a Better Future

Gaming Our Way to a Better Future
"By their very nature, videogames can engage players in ways that enable players to make their way through the intricacies of policy problems. As players begin to understand them in all their complexity, games may well help their governments ...
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Strategic Plan for Polio Outbreak Response in the Middle East

Strategic Plan for Polio Outbreak Response in the Middle East
"In October 2013, wild poliovirus was detected in north-eastern Syrian Arab Republic. A robust coordinated multipartner plan is needed to interrupt virus transmission to protect the children in the region from paralytic polio."
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Is There a Link Between Digital Media and Good Governance? What the ...

Is There a Link Between Digital Media and Good Governance? What the Academics Say
"Is there a link between new digital technologies and good governance? What, if any, are the connections between increasingly digitally equipped populations and political change?... Is it legitimate to talk about 'liberation technology’?"
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Effective Messages in Vaccine Promotion: A Randomized Trial

Effective Messages in Vaccine Promotion: A Randomized Trial
Researchers conducted a randomised trial to test 4 different ways of educating parents on the need and benefits of vaccinations - specifically, to test the effectiveness of messages designed to reduce vaccine misperceptions and increase ...
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Effectiveness Review: Community-Led Disaster Risk Reduction in Mongu, Zambia

Effectiveness Review: Community-Led Disaster Risk Reduction in Mongu, Zambia
This 53-page report shares information from an effectiveness review of Zambia's "Community-Led Disaster Risk Reduction" which is working to increase resilience to climatic shocks among key groups in Mongu district of western Zambia. Following ...
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Campus/Community Radio in Canada: Linking Listener to Broadcaster with Web ...

Campus/Community Radio in Canada: Linking Listener to Broadcaster with Web 2.0 Technologies
"Inside media development, it is vital to focus on campus/community radio as an influential source of empowerment, especially for disenfranchised and marginalized groups in society....The implications of a socially connected world though ICTs and ...
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Harnessing the Power of Communication for Child Survival: A Global Perspective

Harnessing the Power of Communication for Child Survival: A Global Perspective
Delivered at the Call to Action - Child Survival and Development for Every Child in India Summit from February 7-9 2013, Chennai, India, this presentation examines evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care of mothers and children. ...
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Use of Mass Media Campaigns to Change Health Behaviour - Lancet

Use of Mass Media Campaigns to Change Health Behaviour - Lancet
"Mass media campaigns are widely used to expose high proportions of large populations to messages through routine uses of existing media, such as television, radio, and newspapers. Exposure to such messages is, therefore, generally passive. Such ...
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A Powerful Framework for Women: Introducing Standard Days Method® to Muslim ...

A Powerful Framework for Women: Introducing Standard Days Method® to Muslim Couples in Kinshasa
This document shares the experience of expanding access to contraceptive measures that are acceptable among faith communities and, specifically, the successful introduction of the Standard Days Method (SDM) to Muslim communities in the Democratic ...
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Positive Connections: Leading Information and Support Groups for Adolescents ...

Positive Connections: Leading Information and Support Groups for Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV)
This guide is designed to provide facilitators with background information about the needs of adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV), tips for starting an adult-led information and support group, fourteen sessions for support groups, and guidance on ...
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Strategic Design of Mass Media: Promoting Breastfeeding in Viet Nam

Strategic Design of Mass Media: Promoting Breastfeeding in Viet Nam
"This is the story of how Alive & Thrive integrated a national mass media campaign into its comprehensive program to improve infant and young child feeding in Viet Nam. Read what it takes to use mass media and why it's essential for scaling ...
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Tips to Prevent Bullying in Schools - Consejos para evitar el bullying en ...

Tips to Prevent Bullying in Schools - Consejos para evitar el bullying en las escuelas:  ¿Tú crees que eres mejor haciendo esto?
Written to reach victims of bullying, students, teachers, and parents in Peru, this e-newsletter, news article, and video from the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Familia y Desarrollo provides tips to prevent bullying in schools (in Spanish). ...
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Health Care Professional Communication about STI Vaccines with Adolescents ...

Health Care Professional Communication about STI Vaccines with Adolescents and Parents
"Health care professionals (HCPs) have been shown to have a strong beneficial effect on STI [sexually transmitted infection] vaccine uptake, yet studies demonstrate that many HCPs fail to discuss or recommend them to adolescent patients."
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Vaccines to Promote and Protect Sexual Health: Policy Challenges and ...

Vaccines to Promote and Protect Sexual Health: Policy Challenges and Opportunities
"...[D]ecisions to use vaccinations are not without controversy, and the introduction of vaccines targeting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is particularly contentious."
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Silent Reintroduction of Wild-type Poliovirus to Israel, 2013 - Risk ...

Silent Reintroduction of Wild-type Poliovirus to Israel, 2013 - Risk Communication Challenges in an Argumentative Atmosphere
"Lessons learned from our recent experience may inform risk communication approaches in other countries that may face a similar situation as global polio eradication moves towards the 'End game'."
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Ethical Principles, Dilemmas and Risks in Collecting Data on Violence ...

Ethical Principles, Dilemmas and Risks in Collecting Data on Violence against Children
"Ethical guidelines are crucial when carrying out research on violence against children (VAC)."
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Edutainment: Using Stories and Media for Social Action and Behaviour Change

Edutainment: Using Stories and Media for Social Action and Behaviour Change
Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media ...
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Beyond the Film: Innovations in the Participatory Use of Film at ...

Beyond the Film: Innovations in the Participatory Use of Film at International Conferences on Climate
This 11-page report shares insights and discussion from the Beyond the Film Festival (BtFF) at Development and Climate (D & C) Days, held alongside the United Nations COP18 climate talks in Qatar. Participants engaged in an experiential ...
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The Imperative for Health Promotion in Universal Health Coverage

The Imperative for Health Promotion in Universal Health Coverage
"Health promotion and disease prevention is achieved by persuading, enticing, and requiring people to adopt healthy behaviors, and by changing environments to enable and be conducive to healthy individual and collective behaviors."
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Media and Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines

Media and Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines
"Affording citizens with MIL competencies contributes to free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, thereby improving the quality of information they provide. While free media is perhaps taken for granted in the western ...
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Demonstrating Child Survival Successes at the Community Level

Demonstrating Child Survival Successes at the Community Level
This research brief from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs in collaboration with Management Sciences for Health, NetHope, Population Services ...
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Interpersonal Communication Can Work in Child Survival Programmes

Interpersonal Communication Can Work in Child Survival Programmes
This research brief describing the effectiveness of interpersonal communication (IPC) approaches in child survival programmes was prepared by The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ...
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Family Planning Access for All: Policy Change for Action and Accountability

Family Planning Access for All: Policy Change for Action and Accountability
This document was prepared for the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition's (RHSC) Resource Mobilisation and Awareness Working Group (now the Advocacy and Accountability Working Group - A&A WG) prior to the 2012 Family Planning Summit in ...
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Development Communication in Polio Eradication: Evolved and Succeeded?

Development Communication in Polio Eradication: Evolved and Succeeded?
"Effective Communication is certainly the only most powerful 'vaccine' that prevents communities from various dreaded diseases, including Polio..."
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Promising Practices in Community Engagement for Elimination of New HIV ...

Promising Practices in Community Engagement for Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive
"Leaders from around the world attending the 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS committed to work towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and reducing AIDS-related maternal mortality. This is to be accomplished through ...
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HPV Vaccine Communication: Special Considerations for a Unique Vaccine

HPV Vaccine Communication: Special Considerations for a Unique Vaccine
"A lack of knowledge about the threat of vaccine-preventable diseases, risks and benefits of vaccines, mistrust of government and health workers, poor service delivery and alternative health or religious beliefs play a role in lower uptake of ...
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