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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. It "seeks to broaden this ...
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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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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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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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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 Leon 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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Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: ...

Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Ninth Report - May 2014
"Eradicating polio requires that millions of parents allow their children to be given dose after dose of polio vaccine. Properly engaging them is key to success." The above insight is one of those shared in the ninth report following from the ...
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Promoting Accountability through Debate in the Palestinian Territories

Promoting Accountability through Debate in the Palestinian Territories
"These programmes are designed to provide Palestinians with the opportunity to question decision-makers face-to-face." In this research, BBC Media Action surveyed audience reaction to the Palestinian Debates, two factual debate programmes. ...
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Telling Stories of War through the Screen: Participatory Video Approaches ...

Telling Stories of War through the Screen: Participatory Video Approaches and Practice for Peace in Conflict-Affected Contexts
"[V]ideo productions created through participatory methodology can be effective tools for dealing with the hostility and grief that linger after a civil war, as they provide those channels of communication that are needed for effective ...
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Caregiving: Who Cares and/or Who Should Care

Caregiving: Who Cares and/or Who Should Care
"The caregiving issues faced are not just medical, but economic, interpersonal, political, legal and spiritual." This paper discusses the societal impact and implications of caregiving for those with chronic illness and impairment. Due to the ...
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Mapping Election Coverage in Afghanistan

Mapping Election Coverage in Afghanistan
"This collaboration presents the opportunity to link citizen journalism, official elections monitoring, and traditional media coverage with a single platform that can provide a much more comprehensive picture of the election process than any of ...
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Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015

Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015
"A ...toolkit for young people who are passionate about advancing HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights through national advocacy in the post-2015 agenda."
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Exploration of the Status of Services for Immigrant Families in Early ...

Exploration of the Status of Services for Immigrant Families in Early Childhood Education Programs
"...[T]he goal of this study, which was conducted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, was to add to researchers’ and practitioners’ understanding of how early ...
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Youth Leaders Speak - Guide for Facilitators

Youth Leaders Speak - Guide for Facilitators
This guide is intended to be used for stimulating discussion of adolescents and communities in Latin America on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through digital stories recorded as part of the GOJoven project of the ...
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Gender-Based Violence: A Qualitative Exploration of Norms, Experiences and ...

Gender-Based Violence: A Qualitative Exploration of Norms, Experiences and Positive Deviance
...[M]any women and some positive deviant men recognise the injustice and unacceptability of violence against women even in this traditional patriarchal setting, and their perceptions reiterate that programmes intended to change norms and ...
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Without Violence Website

Without Violence Website
Without Violence website (WV) is an initiative to improve the lives of children around the world by addressing violence against children. Their website aims to develop effective communications strategies that can help broaden and deepen ...
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Vaccine Perception among Acceptors and Non-Acceptors in Sokoto State, Nigeria

Vaccine Perception among Acceptors and Non-Acceptors in Sokoto State, Nigeria
"[M]en in the community should be the target for sensitization, [as] they are the ones that determine whether a child gets vaccinated or not." In the context of sub-optimal immunisation uptake in Africa - in particular, of the oral polio vaccine ...
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Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations Early Childhood ...

Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations Early Childhood Development: The Foundation of Sustainable Human Development for 2015 and Beyond
From the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, the strategies in the document are intended to help policy- and decision-makers understand the importance of early childhood development (ECD) to global development and raise it ...
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Violence Prevention: The Evidence

Violence Prevention: The Evidence
This set of seven briefings from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, aims to cover what works to prevent interpersonal violence (including against women and girls) and ...
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Looking Back/Looking Forward - Survey Results

Looking Back/Looking Forward - Survey Results
"[Polio c]ommunication reviews have established themselves as valuable components of strategic communication planning and there is strong consensus that they need to continue. However, ...there are several areas of improvement that need to be ...
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Annual Report 2013 of the Bernard van Leer Foundation

Annual Report 2013 of the Bernard van Leer Foundation
This report document by the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) is an analysis of their working strategies toward their three goals, progress made in collaboration with partners for the period 2010-2013, and lessons learned about the indicators ...
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Participatory Video with Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Programme Report

Participatory Video with Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Programme Report
This 57-page programme report shares the experience of using participatory video with farmers in six sub-Saharan countries - Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, and Uganda. Five United Kingdom (UK)-based development agencies, with ...
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Guiding Principles on Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding

Guiding Principles on Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding
These guidelines from the United Nations (UN) Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development’s (IANYD) Subgroup on Youth Participation in Peacebuilding are intended to provide guidance to UN agencies, governments, and non-governmental organisations ...
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Why Measuring Child-Level Impacts Can Help Achieve Lasting Economic Change

Why Measuring Child-Level Impacts Can Help Achieve Lasting Economic Change
"This paper is intended as a starting point for discussion and advocacy around measuring the impacts of economic strengthening on children, in order to ensure their wellbeing and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty."
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Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Digital Storytelling for Social Impact
"Many of us are far more connected to stories and information than we have ever been, yet the noise and ubiquity of this digital world makes it harder to surface and share personal stories of change and impact." - Jay Geneske, The Rockefeller ...
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Video for Change Impact Evaluation Scoping Study: A Summary of Key Research ...

Video for Change Impact Evaluation Scoping Study: A Summary of Key Research Findings
"[W]e found that there were no comprehensive books, videos, reports or compendiums that detailed the historical development of video use for social change and nor did we locate an agreed, commonly used definition of what Video for Change is or ...
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Positive Deviance: An Asset-based Approach to Improve Malaria Outcomes

Positive Deviance: An Asset-based Approach to Improve Malaria Outcomes
"We learned from the real role model; he lives with us, sits with us and tells us what exactly he did to prevent malaria. We can easily understand and follow his behaviour." - Female community member
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Drivers of Routine Immunization Coverage Improvement in Africa: Findings ...

Drivers of Routine Immunization Coverage Improvement in Africa: Findings from District-Level Case Studies
"The case studies are unique in their focus on the positive drivers of change and the identification of pathways to coverage improvement, an approach that should be considered in future studies and routine assessments of district-level ...
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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
This resource document elaborates principles and issues to be considered when making decisions about, planning, and implementing the introduction of a vaccine (e.g., pneumococcal conjugate, rotavirus, meningococcal A, rubella, human ...
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Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision ...

Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania and Zimbabwe
"Radio is not a means in and of itself. It’s the air war that supports the ground troops." MCHIP Chief of Party
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Underlying Issues Are Key to Dispelling Vaccine Doubts

Underlying Issues Are Key to Dispelling Vaccine Doubts
"Why is the same vaccine accepted in one part of the world and rejected in another? Heidi Larson tells Fiona Fleck why communicating the benefits versus the risks of vaccination is just part of the battle to gain public confidence in vaccines."
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