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Appendices to the Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy

Appendices to the Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy
"Media and social media can create a negative or positive vaccine sentiment and can provide a platform for lobbies and key opinion leaders to influence others....Community leaders and influencers, including religious leaders in some settings, ...
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Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy

Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy
"[R]egardless of the setting and causes of vaccine hesitancy, poor communication needs to be addressed generally, in addition to developing targeted communication to address hesitancy and improve vaccine uptake." This is one of the lessons that ...
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Middle East Outbreak Response Review

Middle East Outbreak Response Review
"The humanitarian situation...remains of grave concern and, as the conflict enters its fourth year, insecurity, and violence continue to force the people of Syria to seek safety and protection elsewhere. Disruption of health services and ...
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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAPs) Polls in Pakistan and Nigeria

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAPs) Polls in Pakistan and Nigeria
This document reports on preliminary findings from polls conducted as part of a global research initiative to understand and respond to parents' views and experiences receiving polio vaccine. As the researchers - who hail from the Harvard School ...
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National Emergency Action Plan 2014 for Polio Eradication [Pakistan]

National Emergency Action Plan 2014 for Polio Eradication [Pakistan]
"Following the attacks on polio workers in December 2012 and in 2013, the overall aim of the communications programme has shifted towards positioning polio vaccination so that community, political and religious leaders view OPV as an essential ...
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Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan

Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan
From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis ...
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Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan ...

Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP), July 2013 - June 2014
"...Polio program in Afghanistan has identified 6 key intervention areas that will be essential to assure the implementation of strategies [including]:...Communication directed to increased community demand and ownership..."
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2014 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan

2014 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan
"To address anti-polio sentiments and violence targeting polio workers early in 2013, the program intensified social and community mobilization activities providing opportunities for community leaders to engage in the response and become ...
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The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda

The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda
This 63-page report discusses findings of a study exploring child protection in the media in Uganda. The study examined the policy and legal environment, media coverage, and the relationship between civil society organisations, government, and ...
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Global Polio Eradication Emergency Action Plan

Global Polio Eradication Emergency Action Plan
From the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the Global Polio Emergency Action Plan (EAP) aims to boost vaccination coverage in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the 3 remaining polio-endemic countries. It builds on India's success in ...
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Building Capacity for Creating Demand in Support of Malaria Prevention and ...

Building Capacity for Creating Demand in Support of Malaria Prevention and Control
"In the context of the Support to National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP), demand creation is the strategic combination of advocacy, communication, and mobilisation approaches that seek to achieve increased community awareness of, and demand ...
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Promoting Active Citizenship

Promoting Active Citizenship
"This paper pulls together insights and lessons from 10 case studies of Oxfam’s's work in promoting active citizenship. The case studies, written over the course of 2013/14, employ a 'theory of change approach' to explore how change happens in ...
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Influencing the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Urban Youth Through Social ...

Influencing the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Urban Youth Through Social and Behavior Change Communication
From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this literature review and searchable database of 123 peer-reviewed journal articles were developed from a review and ...
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Reporting Atrocities: A Toolbox for Journalists Covering Violent Conflict ...

Reporting Atrocities: A Toolbox for Journalists Covering Violent Conflict and Atrocities
Produced as part of Internews' Project on Conflict and Media during 2012-2014, this toolbox for journalists "uses the principles of conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) to teach reporters how to cover even the most senseless acts of cruelty ...
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A Culture of Rights

A Culture of Rights
"The main aim of this Communication for Development Study, commissioned by UNICEF [the United Nations Children's Fund], centered on carrying out a study on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) specific to Children’s Rights that will ...
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Illustrative Communication Strategy for Prevention and Control of Malaria ...

Illustrative Communication Strategy for Prevention and Control of Malaria during Pregnancy
Grounded in the belief that effective communication is the basis of malaria-related behaviour change for all stakeholders - women, their families, community leaders, programme managers, and health care providers - this communication strategy ...
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Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool

Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool
This 4-page case study shares the experience of Ghana's Aha Ye De (Twi for "It's Good Here [under the net]") campaign in keeping net use messages fresh and relevant over a 3-year campaign. The Ghana Behavior Change Support (BCS) project, a ...
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Community Based Monitoring to Increase Access of Adolescents to Primary ...

Community Based Monitoring to Increase Access of Adolescents to Primary Health Care Services: A Soul City Case Study
This 4-page case study discusses the findings of a process evaluation of a community-based monitoring (CBM) of health services project conducted in twelve South African communities to assess and support quality health care and increase access to ...
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Communicating Disparity: How Social Design Can Create Public Engagement with ...

Communicating Disparity: How Social Design Can Create Public Engagement with Issues of Inequality
"[A] social design focus should concentrate on context-specific innovations that open safe spaces for dialogue and create new ways of delivering motivating and clear messages to the general public by challenging normalised ideas. Ultimately, this ...
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Clean, Fed & Nurtured: Joining Forces to Promote Child Growth and Development

Clean, Fed & Nurtured: Joining Forces to Promote Child Growth and Development
"[E]arlier conversations had revealed that while the WASH sector was increasingly integrating with the nutrition sector; and that ECD research and programming experts have been coordinating with nutrition specialists, little coordination existed ...
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Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning ...

Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning by Addressing Gender Norms
With funding from USAID, the Tékponon Jikuagou Project of the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), Georgetown University, United States, conducted an initial review of recent literature and programmes on male engagement in sexual and ...
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Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide

Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide
"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional ...
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Knowledge and Awareness of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Cervical Cancer and ...

Knowledge and Awareness of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccine among Women in Two Distinct Nepali Communities
"...[K]nowledge and awareness of HPV, cervical cancer and HPV vaccine remains very low in the Nepali women. Acceptance of a freely available HPV vaccine for children was high indicating potentially high uptake rates in these communities provided ...
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Ebola Is Real: Using Theory to Develop Messaging in a Health Crisis

Ebola Is Real: Using Theory to Develop Messaging in a Health Crisis
"Using theory in health messaging doesn't have to be a massive undertaking, and you don't have to be a researcher to do it. What theory does for health communication is provide a road map to your work."
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Reading in the Mobile Era: A Study of Mobile Reading in Developing Countries

Reading in the Mobile Era: A Study of Mobile Reading in Developing Countries
"[T]he findings clearly indicate that mobile reading is opening up a new pathway to literacy for children."
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Why Do Parents Who Usually Vaccinate their Children Hesitate or Refuse? ...

Why Do Parents Who Usually Vaccinate their Children Hesitate or Refuse? General Good vs. Individual Risk
"[T]he case of the polio outbreak in Israel emphasizes the importance of transparency and credibility in risk communication."
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Communicating with Communities: A Case Study and Guide from Pakistan and ...

Communicating with Communities: A Case Study and Guide from Pakistan and Elsewhere
"While there now are standard specifications for frequently used commodities and significant advances in information-sharing have been made, there is still a struggle to achieve a certain level of uniformity in the delivery of messages to ...
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The Right to Learn: Community Participation in Improving Learning

The Right to Learn: Community Participation in Improving Learning
"Changing our education systems and engendering a paradigm shift is not the work of the education ministry or even the government alone; it involves every one of us - parents, teachers, students, and civil society." - Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, ...
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The Future of Routine Immunization in the Developing World: Challenges and ...

The Future of Routine Immunization in the Developing World: Challenges and Opportunities
"Routine immunization creates opportunities to educate parents about the benefits of vaccines and other health services. Engaging the community in planning, financing, and delivering the program can increase equity and build trust in the ...
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A World without Violence against Children: Children and Young People's ...

A World without Violence against Children: Children and Young People's Voices and Recommendations for the Post 2015 Agenda
"Children and young people have shared their views and messages to create a world without violence against children. They emphasise that prevention and response to violence is essential to ensuring children's rights to protection, survival, ...
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Engendering Transformational Change: Save the Children Gender Equality ...

Engendering Transformational Change: Save the Children Gender Equality Program Guidance & Toolkit
"Save the Children's Theory of Change is founded on working in partnership with others to develop innovative programs, support the voice of children and young people, and to use evidence that generates knowledge and achieves impact at scale. ...
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Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control
"Cervical cancer is a largely preventable disease, but worldwide it is one of the leading causes of cancer death in women. Most deaths occur in low- to middle-income countries."
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How to Assess Your Media Landscape: A Toolkit Approach

How to Assess Your Media Landscape: A Toolkit Approach
"When issues of good governance and economic growth are discussed in the development community, the role of the media is increasingly seen as central to success....This paper presents an approach to developing a toolkit for monitoring and ...
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Emergency Communications Toolkit

Emergency Communications Toolkit
This toolkit, designed for Save the Children staff, provides guidance on how to communicate emergency response. It has been developed by members of the All Members Cooperating in Emergencies (ACE) Communications Working Group as a resource for ...
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Characteristics of Persons Refusing Oral Polio Vaccine during the ...

Characteristics of Persons Refusing Oral Polio Vaccine during the Immunization Plus Days - Sokoto, Nigeria 2011
"The traditional leaders were the most successful in positively influencing the decision to vaccinate."
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Hashtag Standards for Emergencies

Hashtag Standards for Emergencies
This 18-page "Think Brief", published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), discusses the emerging use of social media, particularly Twitter, as part of emergency responses. It outlines the value of ...
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Monitoring Access to Information in the SDGs: Indicators, Issues and ...

Monitoring Access to Information in the SDGs: Indicators, Issues and Practical Solutions
"In the entire set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets proposed by the Open Working Group, draft Target 10 of draft Goal 16 is the sole provision that would explicitly require UN [United Nations] members to provide the information ...
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Provision of Injectable Contraceptives within Drug Shops: A Promising ...

Provision of Injectable Contraceptives within Drug Shops: A Promising Approach for Increasing Access and Method Choice
"Private medicine retailers are fast becoming key players in promoting access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries."
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Long Distance Truck Drivers and HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Synthesis of Information ...

Long Distance Truck Drivers and HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Synthesis of Information and Evidence to Inform the Response
This 60-page report discusses findings from a study by the HIV/AIDS Knowledge Management and Communication Capacity (KMCC) initiative to synthesise information and better understand the situation of HIV/AIDS among long-distance truck drivers as a ...
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Sex Workers and HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Synthesis of Information and Evidence to ...

Sex Workers and HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Synthesis of Information and Evidence to Inform the Response
This 53-page report (and subsequent 6-page abridged report) discusses findings from a study to synthesise existing research to better understand HIV/AIDS prevention and care among sex workers in Uganda and inform the National HIV/AIDS ...
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