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Evidence-based Public Health: Not Only Whether It Works, but How It Can Be ...

Evidence-based Public Health: Not Only Whether It Works, but How It Can Be Made to Work Practicably at Scale
"Public health decision-making requires knowledge of not just whether something works under particular circumstances but also how, when, and why for broad application."
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Asia Child Marriage Initiative: Summary of Research in Bangladesh, India and ...

Asia Child Marriage Initiative: Summary of Research in Bangladesh, India and Nepal
"Awareness of the legalities of child marriage - it's outlawed in most countries around the world - has little bearing on behaviour because customary laws, social norms and poverty-driven economic needs often trump national policies and ...
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Ending Child Marriage in a Generation: What Research Is Needed?

Ending Child Marriage in a Generation: What Research Is Needed?
"Mobilization around the problem of child marriage has been very successful. A shared vision and narrative of the promising or successful program examples at all levels will help drive resources toward programs and research that will contribute ...
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Reframing the Evidence Debates: A View from the Media for Development Sector

Reframing the Evidence Debates: A View from the Media for Development Sector
"This working paper is designed to identify what evidence is being used in practice and to highlight what is now needed to move the media for development evidence base forward. It aims to be used as the start of a sectorial conversation to inform ...
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Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones ("Revealed, From All Positions")

Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones ("Revealed, From All Positions")
Revela2 is a multimedia, TV, and social mobilisation edutainment for social change platform for adolescents and youth. The first of its kind in Colombia, it aims to facilitate dialogue and critical reflection about sexuality and sexual and ...
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A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs

A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs
"The three A&T country programs reached more than 11 million mothers of children under two years of age within the first three years of implementation through interpersonal communication and/or mass media."
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The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
"Deep concerns have been expressed as policies and practices that exploit the vulnerability of digital communications technologies to electronic surveillance and interception in countries across the globe have been exposed."
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From Intense Rejection to Advocacy: How Muslim Clerics Were Engaged in a ...

From Intense Rejection to Advocacy: How Muslim Clerics Were Engaged in a Polio Eradication Initiative in Northern Nigeria
"The engagement of the traditional and religious leaders in the polio immunization campaign in northern Nigeria was vital to the success of the country's PEI and primary health care programs. The recent extension of the campaign to include polio ...
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Early Childhood Development on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Early Childhood Development on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
"The global early childhood development (ECD) community proposes a global goal and urgent call to action to ensure that all children under the age of 5 reach their developmental potential through access to quality ECD programs and policies. In ...
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Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use ...

Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development
From United Methodist Communications (UMCom), this discussion paper explores the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for economic and social development. It captures "best practice" in the use of mobile phones and ...
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Understanding Governance of Early Childhood Development and Education ...

Understanding Governance of Early Childhood Development and Education Systems and Services in Low-Income Countries
From the abstract of this UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre working paper:  "This initial exploratory study examines the governance and finance of ECS [early childhood services] in three countries using an in-depth qualitative approach. The ...
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Global Citizenship Education: Preparing Learners for the Challenges of the ...

Global Citizenship Education: Preparing Learners for the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
"For UNESCO, global citizenship education (GCE) develops the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes learners need to build a more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable world." According to the United Nations Educational, ...
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In or Out? Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the Inclusion of Young Key ...

In or Out? Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the Inclusion of Young Key Populations in National AIDS Strategic Plans
"National strategic frameworks or plans (NSPs) determine a country’s national response to HIV and AIDS, guiding allocation of funding, resources and human capacity and are now critical for Global Fund investments.  Many plans are not ...
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Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Management: Stories of Change from CDKN

Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Management: Stories of Change from CDKN
"The process has been one of 'community-based, popular participation in policy communication, participatory awareness creation, targeted law enforcement, and community level ownership of policy processes.'" - Dr. Delali Dovie of the Regional ...
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eHealth and Innovation in Women's and Children's Health: A Baseline Review

eHealth and Innovation in Women's and Children's Health: A Baseline Review
"This report shows how, on a daily basis, eHealth innovations are improving access to care and assisting women to take control of their own health...[T]hrough the use of ICTs, health-care professionals and the women and children they care for, ...
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Role of Social Media and User-generated Content in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Role of Social Media and User-generated Content in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
"Utilizing social media and user-generated content for post-conflict peacebuilding does not simply mean making a Facebook or Twitter account for your organization. Social media involves conversation, and listening as well."
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Protecting the Rights of Children: The Role of the Media

Protecting the Rights of Children: The Role of the Media
"The research finds that a wide range of factors currently inhibit media in the three countries sampled from playing a more substantive role in promoting awareness of child rights, as well as in helping children realize their rights and in ...
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A Framework for Media Engagement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and ...

A Framework for Media Engagement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in South Asia
"The broader aim of the framework is to use media as a positive force to improve human rights and ensure universal access to HIV and healthcare services for MSM and TG persons in South Asia."
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Polio Outbreak in the Middle East: War in Syria Opens the Door to an Old Enemy

Polio Outbreak in the Middle East: War in Syria Opens the Door to an Old Enemy
"'In the beginning people felt afraid. They started to ask us who we are,' says Muhammed, a local volunteer working to immunise children against polio in Syria's Al-Hasakah governate, where heavy fighting has taken place. 'I have taken the ...
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Towards a Better Coverage of Science in the Visual Media in India

Towards a Better Coverage of Science in the Visual Media in India
"How do we create visual stories to communicate scientific ideas? How do we humanise science and not present it as authoritarian? How do we make programmes go beyond didactic to dialogic? How do we make visually appealing science programmes even ...
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Lessons Learned from HPV Vaccine Delivery in Low-Resource Settings and ...

Lessons Learned from HPV Vaccine Delivery in Low-Resource Settings and Opportunities for HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care Among Adolescents
"The low level of knowledge on cervical cancer and HPV found in baseline formative research on the part of health workers and teachers,...let alone community members, prompted governments to provide detailed training to them to ensure that they ...
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New NTD Data to Inform Large Scale Deworming in Ethiopia

New NTD Data to Inform Large Scale Deworming in Ethiopia
"94% of 535 surveyed districts in Ethiopia are endemic for either schistosomiasis and/or soil-transmitted helminths (STH) - Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) which are commonly found in school-children."
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Effects of Behavioral Intervention Content on HIV Prevention Outcomes: A ...

Effects of Behavioral Intervention Content on HIV Prevention Outcomes: A Meta-Review of Meta-Analyses
This study is a meta-review to systematically examine which type of intervention content is more likely to lead to successful HIV outcomes. The article is from the JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes supplement addressing ...
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What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum ...

What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care? A Brief Primer and Case Study from New York City
From the Abstract:  "This article responds to key questions related to health communication that are commonly asked in the HIV/AIDS arena: 'What is health communication?'; 'What is its role beyond HIV prevention?'; and 'How can it be used to ...
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Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV Prevention and ...

Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV   Prevention and Care Programs
This JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes supplement addresses clinicians and public health scientists in the field of HIV prevention and treatment who might value information on health communication.
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Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience

Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience
"Engaging developing-world universities, NGOs [non-governmental organisations], national policy activists and others in research about ICTs in development was the special IDRC niche."
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Assessment of Media Development in Palestine

Assessment of Media Development in Palestine
This report, available in English and Arabic, aims to inform and support the development of Palestine’s media sector through the conduct of a comprehensive assessment of the media environment, based on international legal standards and good ...
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Fighting Poverty with Facts: Community-Based Monitoring Systems

Fighting Poverty with Facts: Community-Based Monitoring Systems
"Primary schools for children where none existed before in remote areas of Cambodia, vocational training programs for poor rural women in Vietnam, daycare centres and sanitation facilities in the Philippines - these are just a few of the services ...
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Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology

Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology
"Information and communication have always opened opportunities for the poor to earn income, reduce isolation, and respond resiliently to emergencies. With mobile phone use exploding across the developing world, even marginalized communities are ...
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Modern Mobility: The Role of ICTs in Child and Youth Migration

Modern Mobility: The Role of ICTs in Child and Youth Migration
This 46-page report discusses how children and young people are using information and communication technologies (ICT) before and during migration, as well as how organisations supporting children and youth are using ICT in their work. According ...
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Lessons Learned and Experiences related to IPV Introduction

Lessons Learned and Experiences related to IPV Introduction
"The introduction of any new vaccine into routine vaccination programs requires a complex set of activities including: mobilization and leverage of political will and country leadership; advocacy and communications; advanced planning...; broad ...
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Responsive Parenting: A Strategy to Prevent Violence

Responsive Parenting: A Strategy to Prevent Violence
"This edition explores the approaches and evidence for the effectiveness of a range of programmes that have been developed to educate and support parents in becoming more responsive to their children."
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Effective Approaches for Programming to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability to ...

Effective Approaches for Programming to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability to HIV Infection, HIV Risk, and HIV-Related Morbidity and Mortality: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews
"HIV programming for adolescents should focus on interventions of proven effectiveness and address underlying factors driving incidence and lack of effective treatment and care in this age group."
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Birth Registration in Emergencies: A Review of Best Practices in ...

Birth Registration in Emergencies: A Review of Best Practices in Humanitarian Action
"Birth registration as part of a functional CRVS [civil registration and vital statistics] system can help build a protective environment for children in many ways....Articles 7 and 8 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ...
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Business and Cervical Cancer: Issue Brief

Business and Cervical Cancer: Issue Brief
"I am concerned and I call on everyone to be concerned that many more women will die today and tomorrow from highly preventable and treatable conditions while we continue to pay lip service." - Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata, First Lady of Zambia This ...
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Pakistan: How the People of Pakistan Live with Climate Change and What ...

Pakistan: How the People of Pakistan Live with Climate Change and What Communication Can Do
"How do people in Pakistan live with climate change now? How will its impacts shape their future, and how will they, in turn, shape their environment? What are the most effective ways to support people to adapt to climate change, and how best can ...
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Lessons Learned From a Review of Interventions for Adolescent and Young Key ...

Lessons Learned From a Review of Interventions for Adolescent and Young Key Populations in Asia Pacific and Opportunities for Programming
This review was initiated to identify interventions on HIV prevention in the Asia Pacific region with demonstrated or potential impact for adolescent and young key populations (YKP), "looking at the role of individual and structural factors in ...
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Lessons Learned From Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision ...

Lessons Learned From Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Focusing on Adolescents: Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Opportunities for Linkages with Adolescent HIV, Sexual, and Reproductive Health Services
"By December 2013, it was estimated that close to 6 million men had been circumcised in the 14 priority countries for scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), the majority being adolescents (10-19 years). This article discusses why ...
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What HIV Programs Work for Adolescent Girls?

What HIV Programs Work for Adolescent Girls?
In this study, in order to evaluate the high rates of HIV infection among adolescent girls and to present evidence on what works globally to address the risk, researchers reviewed evidence on programming for adolescents from 150 studies and ...
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Lifelines: The Quest for Global Health

Lifelines: The Quest for Global Health
This series from Al Jazeera is a cross-platform television series and digital project. From the website: "...[I]ts purpose is to engage global audiences around solutions-based health stories, with particular reference to the diseases and ...
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Knowledge and Awareness of HPV Vaccine and Acceptability to Vaccinate in ...

Knowledge and Awareness of HPV Vaccine and Acceptability to Vaccinate in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review
This systematic review of peer-reviewed studies on the knowledge and awareness of cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccine, and willingness and acceptability to vaccinate was conducted to identify levels of awareness in ...
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The HPV Vaccination in Japan: Issues and Options

The HPV Vaccination in Japan: Issues and Options
"This paper explores how Japan’s response to HPV [human papillomavirus] vaccine concerns has been perceived across the globe and illustrates examples in other countries that have faced similar challenges, such as Australia, France, India, and the ...
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Taking Knowledge for Health the Extra Mile: Participatory Evaluation of a ...

Taking Knowledge for Health the Extra Mile: Participatory Evaluation of a Mobile Phone Intervention for Community Health Workers in Malawi
"To evaluate the mobile phone intervention, a participatory evaluation method called Net-Map was used, an approach built on traditional social network analysis."
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Outside the Circle: A Research Initiative by Plan International into the ...

Outside the Circle: A Research Initiative by Plan International into the Rights of Children with Disabilities to Education and Protection in West Africa
This 44-page report shares findings of Plan International's research to investigate why girls and boys with disabilities in West Africa are so often denied the right to education and protection. It explores different approaches that have been ...
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mHealth Resources to Strengthen Health Programs

mHealth Resources to Strengthen Health Programs
This article describes a suite of resources that provides implementation guidance for mHealth initiatives, particularly in less developed countries. The suite includes an "eLearning course, online guide, evidence database, and a High-Impact ...
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Charting the Course of Education and HIV

Charting the Course of Education and HIV
"From the beginning, the education sector has played a central role in responding to HIV. However, its role and the contribution of school-based HIV education has been the subject of much debate."
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How Social Networks Predict Epidemics

How Social Networks Predict Epidemics
In this TED talk transcript of Nicholas Christakis's 2010 talk, he describes studying a research approach of forming networks by having a primary group of people select and connect friends with the network. He and a colleague are looking for "the ...
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Sierra Leone: Encouraging Impartial Coverage During the 2012 Elections

Sierra Leone: Encouraging Impartial Coverage During the 2012 Elections
This research report followed a BBC Media Action training in Sierra Leone in October and November of 2012 on election reporting for journalists of the International Radio Network. "The aim was to encourage impartial, fair and accurate reporting. ...
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Public Trust in Vaccines: Defining a Research Agenda

Public Trust in Vaccines: Defining a Research Agenda
"There is evidence that for some parents simply providing accurate information about vaccines is not enough. How can physicians, nurses, and other health professionals engage the growing ranks of 'vaccine-hesitant' parents? And what is at stake ...
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Vaccine Noncompliance and Communications: Anti-Vaccine Dynamics, MMR ...

Vaccine Noncompliance and Communications: Anti-Vaccine Dynamics, MMR Outbreaks and Messaging
"Despite the importance of this issue, little research has been done on how newer forms of technology and communication, including social media or video-sharing sites, influence health decision-making. And there are basic questions about the ...
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