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Understanding Immunization and Vitamin A Communication in Rural Cambodia: A ...

Understanding Immunization and Vitamin A Communication in Rural Cambodia: A Formative Research Study
"The development of an effective behavior change communication strategy requires an indepth understanding of the many stakeholder viewpoints, perceptions, and norms. There is considerable evidence that focused messages to inform parents about ...
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Propensity Score Matching (PSM): An HC3 Research Prime

Propensity Score Matching (PSM): An HC3 Research Prime
"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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Gender Transformative Approaches: An HC3 Research Primer

Gender Transformative Approaches: An HC3 Research Primer
"Gender transformative approaches (GTA) are programs and interventions that create opportunities for individuals to actively challenge gender norms, promote positions of social and political influence for women in communities, and address power ...
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Social Learning Theory: An HC3 Primer

Social Learning Theory: An HC3 Primer
This Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) primer, part of a series of 8 research theory documents, is designed to explain "Social (or Observational) Learning Theory", which, as stated in the primer, "stipulates that people can learn ...
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Analysis of Data for Communication Planning and Immunization Drop-out Reduction

Analysis of Data for Communication Planning and Immunization Drop-out Reduction
This PowerPoint presentation informed the discussions at a Johannesburg, South Africa, June 16-20 2003 workshop whose purpose was to improve routine immunisation (RI) coverage and to strengthen evaluation and communication strategies.
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Immunization Communication Monitoring (for East & Southern Africa)

Immunization Communication Monitoring (for East & Southern Africa)
This PowerPoint presentation informed the discussions at a multi-agency workshop whose purpose was to help communication experts and Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) programmes in countries work more effectively to monitor their ...
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University Initiative Needs Assessment

University Initiative Needs Assessment
"An important focus of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), a USAID [United States Agency for International Development]-funded global communication capacity building project, is to expand the role universities and training ...
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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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Scaling-up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: What Have We Learned?

Scaling-up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: What Have We Learned?
  "The purpose of this review article was to apply a systems thinking approach, using the [World Health Organization (WHO)] health systems building blocks as a framework to examine the factors influencing the scale-up of the [voluntary ...
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Health Education: Theoretical Concepts, Effective Strategies and Core ...

Health Education: Theoretical Concepts, Effective Strategies and Core Competencies
"The health educator who uses targeted, theory-based interventions, embraces concepts of participation and voluntary change, and includes health literacy and individual capacity-building within health programmes and services, is a valuable and ...
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Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs: Lessons Learned from New Vaccine ...

Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs: Lessons Learned from New Vaccine Introductions in Low-Resource Countries, 2008 to 2013
"Popular demand for and acceptance of these new vaccines (primarily pentavalent, pneumococcal conjugate, and rotavirus vaccines) was relatively high due to knowledge and fear of the target diseases for the new vaccines and to successful ...
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Community Perspectives about Ebola in Bong, Lofa and Montserrado Counties of ...

Community Perspectives about Ebola in Bong, Lofa and Montserrado Counties of Liberia: Results of a Qualitative Study
"Strategic health communication can play a key role in stopping the outbreak, primarily by helping community members recognize and identify how they can modify their religious and cultural practices and behaviors — such as not directly touching ...
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All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS

All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS
“AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa. Globally, two thirds of all new infections among adolescents were among adolescent girls. This is a moral injustice. I am calling on young people to lead the All In movement, ...
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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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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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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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