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Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities ...

Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities Settings
"How can we build health communication and other capacity in disadvantaged settings?"
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Lessons Learned from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Implications ...

Lessons Learned from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Implications for Communication Interventions
"What are some of the communication challenges in engaging people on polio immunization issues?" This is one of the questions asked in this interview of Thomas Abraham, MA, who is affiliated with the Journalism and Media Studies Center (JMSC) at ...
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6 Ways Technology is Helping to Fight Ebola

6 Ways Technology is Helping to Fight Ebola
Based on consultations with the TechChange Alumni community and other experts in international development and humanitarian assistance, the author of this article, Timo Luego, has pulled together a list of different technologies being applied to ...
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After the Revolution: Libyan and Tunisian Media through the People's Eyes

After the Revolution: Libyan and Tunisian Media through the People's Eyes
"This paper draws on audience research in Tunisia and Libya since their respective revolutions to understand people's perceptions of the media in the post-revolutionary context." BBC Media Action's involvement in Tunisia and Libya provides the ...
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BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning

BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning
This BBC Media Action working paper offers some early stage qualitative and quantitative research data results and conclusions on their governance programming in ten countries, including the role played by country contexts and gender on local ...
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Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and ...

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
"This resource provides an in-depth look at three programs that illustrate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media - specifically using mobile technologies - as part of an integrated strategy to increase demand ...
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mHealth and Neonatal Resuscitation: A Review of Interventions, Approaches ...

mHealth and Neonatal Resuscitation: A Review of Interventions, Approaches and Application
"[T]he UNCoLSC’s Neonatal Resuscitation Technical Working Group (TWG) was formed to systematically identify best practices for scaling up interventions, identifying barriers in current implementation and gaps in knowledge, and addressing other ...
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The Final Phase of Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategies for the ...

The Final Phase of Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategies for the Post-Eradication Era
The authors of the more than 60 articles in this supplement to The Journal of Infectious Diseases reflect on the tools, tactics, and alliances that the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners have undertaken as part of the effort to ...
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Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) Communications Pack

Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) Communications Pack
This ENAP Communications Pack is designed to "help raise the key issues and profile of newborn and maternal health with opinion-makers and key media" for increased advocacy and action on the global initiative Every Newborn. This initiative aims ...
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Spotlight on Injectable Antibiotics for Neonatal Sepsis

Spotlight on Injectable Antibiotics for Neonatal Sepsis
"Injectable antibiotics for newborns remain underutilized and as such, have been identified by the UN [United Nations] Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women’s and Children’s Health as one of 13 commodities that if more widely accessed ...
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Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage with Oxytocin in the Uniject Injection System

Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage with Oxytocin in the Uniject Injection System
This article on postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) prevention and treatment presents the author, Dr. Shirley Villadiego's discussion of programmatic experience in Central America with oxytocin provided in the form of the Uniject™ injection system ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine
This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of chlorhexidine, one of "13 Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for newborn umbilical cord care to prevent infection. The document forms part of a comprehensive Demand ...
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Humanitarian crisis in West Africa (Ebola) - Gender Alert: Sept 2014

Humanitarian crisis in West Africa (Ebola) - Gender Alert: Sept 2014
This document, published by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Gender in Humanitarian Action, offers guidance on how to take into account the different needs of women, girls, boys and men in order to make the ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol
This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of misoprostol, one of 13 "Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) , a leading cause of maternal deaths, along with another underutilised ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate
"A communication strategy provides a 'road map' for local action targeted at behavior change and creates a consistent voice for the messages, materials, and activities developed. It also ensures that activities and products work together to ...
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Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioural Change Among Security and ...

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioural Change Among Security and Defense Forces: Experiences and Lessons from East, West and Central Africa
This 89-page report discusses the experience and impact of working with security and defense force personnel to build capacity around child protection, with specific focus on insights gained from trainings conducted by Save the Children in East, ...
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Impact on Postpartum Hemorrhage of Prophylactic Administration of Oxytocin ...

Impact on Postpartum Hemorrhage of Prophylactic Administration of Oxytocin 10 IU via Uniject™ by Peripheral Health Care Providers at Home Births: Design of a Community-Based Cluster-Randomized Trial
This study was done to test the safety and effectiveness of the use of trained Ghana Health Service (GHS) community health officers (CHOs) in administering one of the 13 UN Commission's life-saving commodities for women and children, namely ...
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Debates in Change Symposium Report and Conclusions

Debates in Change Symposium Report and Conclusions
"The symposium recognised that social and behaviour change has become an increasing priority in international development and public health. Shifts including, for example, advances in behavioural sciences, increasing demand for evidence of the ...
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Mapping Maternal Health Advocacy: A Case Study of Zambia

Mapping Maternal Health Advocacy: A Case Study of Zambia
This 16-page summary report discusses findings and insights gained from research conducted by Family Care International on the maternal health advocacy situation in Zambia. It outlines systems for maternal health governance, identifies ...
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Issues Management Guide to Support Countries in Preparing for Unexpected ...

Issues Management Guide to Support Countries in Preparing for Unexpected Situations with Implications for Public Communications
"Unpredictable, unexpected events happen - frequently they are marked by uncertainty, confusion and a sense of urgency. Such events can lead to lack of trust - in organizations, people or immunization services. Having a pre-prepared ...
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Mapping Maternal Health Advocacy: A Case Study of Uganda

Mapping Maternal Health Advocacy: A Case Study of Uganda
This 16-page summary report discusses the findings and insights gained from research conducted by Family Care International on the maternal health advocacy situation in Uganda, and includes information about Uganda’s maternal health policy ...
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Media Content in the Central African Crisis: An Overview and Solutions for ...

Media Content in the Central African Crisis: An Overview and Solutions for Further Peace-building and Governance Interventions
This 70-page report presents the results of media monitoring and analysis conducted to explore post-conflict media content in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), with a view to developing strategies for peacebuilding. The media monitoring research ...
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"To Build Peace, It Is Hard But Not Impossible. We Have to Do It." - ...

"To Build Peace, It Is Hard But Not Impossible. We Have to Do It." - Children and Young People as Actors in Peace Processes and Peace Building
"This long term process provides a solid foundation for a sustained, genuine and meaningful participation of children and young people in peace processes and peace building."
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The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the Front Line

The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the Front Line
"[C]hildren are already taking an active part in making a difference on climate change. This book contains positive examples from all over the world of young people who are making a difference and offering their special perspective. They are ...
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A Handbook on Child Participation in Parliament

A Handbook on Child Participation in Parliament
"Enhanced child participation improves parliament by making it more inclusive, more representative and more democratic. Indeed, if parliaments are to serve and reflect the will of all the people, then including children will help engender a ...
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The Product Problem: Pathways for Making Misoprostol Available for ...

The Product Problem: Pathways for Making Misoprostol Available for Postpartum Hemorrhage
In March of 2011, Gynuity Health Projects convened a meeting "to clarify pathways for moving forward in accordance with scientific evidence to foster availability of misoprostol and its use for postpartum hemorrhage indications. This included ...
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Citizenship in Practice: Young People Driving Change

 Citizenship in Practice: Young People Driving Change
This 19-page publication shares case studies and insights from Plan United Kingdom (UK)'s governance programme, which "supports young people to engage in and influence government decision-making structures, particularly in relation to the ...
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Community Dialogues for Child Health: Results from a Process Evaluation in ...

Community Dialogues for Child Health: Results from a Process Evaluation in Three Countries
This 4-page learning brief discusses the experience of the Malaria Consortium in using a community dialogue (CD) approach as part of integrated community case management (iCCM) to prevent and respond to pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malaria ...
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Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in ...

Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
"This mapping examines the use of Communication for Development (C4D) in peacebuilding efforts ....The objectives of this mapping are to identify C4D interventions that might be applicable to peacebuilding and what lessons can be drawn about ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Amoxicillin

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Amoxicillin
This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in RMNCH, the I-Kit. Materials associated with the I-Kit, like ...
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A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs

A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs
"Theories are often used to guide the design of messaging content aimed at increasing demand for health services and commodities. However, it not always the case that theories are used to guide the selection of the media through which those ...
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Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A ...

Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A Programming Guide
"Demand generation increases awareness of and demand for health products or services among a particular intended audience through social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and social marketing techniques."
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Expanding Access to Modern Contraception Using Advocacy to Spur Action: ...

Expanding Access to Modern Contraception Using Advocacy to Spur Action: RESPOND's Experience in Malawi
"Use of modern contraception among married women increased from 28% to 42% during this period, translating into an additional 611,000 contraceptive users served by the public and private sector..."
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Strategies to Increase Use of Long-acting and Permanent Contraception: ...

Strategies to Increase Use of Long-acting and Permanent Contraception: Policy Brief
Because methods of contraception that are long-acting and permanent methods (LAPM), such as the intrauterine device (IUD) and the progestogen implant, are frequently the least available, efforts in family planning (FP) are centring on removing ...
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HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge

HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge
"The role of the media in tackling HIV related stigma is crucial. It is seen as one of the drivers of HIV reduction, yet the media is far from reaching its full potential....Many of our interviewees believe there is fatigue with HIV in the ...
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Ending Female Genital Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress

Ending Female Genital Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress
This 24-page report reflects on and discusses efforts to promote the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) over the last decade. It synthesises lessons learned from interventions and outlines insights to strengthen future ...
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A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive ...

A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia
This Colombian project, begun in 2007 and now ongoing as Revela2, uses theory and evidence, ongoing research and university partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, strengthening of local and regional capacity, local participation, a focus on ...
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More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can End Child Marriage

More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can End Child Marriage
"...ICRW set out to discover how programs in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia and India are working to empower both girls at risk of child marriage as well as already-married girls, and how empowerment leads to changes in knowledge, attitudes and ...
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UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: ...

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change
This 52-page report reflects on the experience of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, which is being implemented in 15 African countries. A partnership between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and ...
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Aligning With Local Cultures to End Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting

Aligning With Local Cultures to End Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting
This 28-page booklet discusses how efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) will be most successful when approaches that are respectful and sensitive of local culture are used, while also recognising that such traditions are ...
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Using Child Helplines to Protect Children from School Violence

Using Child Helplines to Protect Children from School Violence
"All over the world, irrespective of income levels, class or culture, children are faced with violence and abuse in schools.... In fact, child helplines worldwide receive an average of ten contacts per day, every day, about violence and abuse."
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Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the Potential, Meeting the Challenges

Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the Potential, Meeting the Challenges
This study on information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as mobile phones, computers, and the internet, examines the ways in which these tools can contribute to child-focused development goals. The United Nations Children's Fund ...
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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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Health Research Capacity Strengthening Snapshots

Health Research Capacity Strengthening Snapshots
"Strengthening health research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is a recognized way to advance health and development. However, systematic evidence on the effectiveness of different approaches remains limited, as their ...
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Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the ...

Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents
Edutainment +Mobilization = Social Change is a communication and mobilisation process, based in Colombia and on a multimedia edutainment platform, aimed at facilitating dialogue and behaviour change about sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) ...
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Maximizing the Benefits of Improved Cookstoves: Moving from Acquisition to ...

Maximizing the Benefits of Improved Cookstoves: Moving from Acquisition to Correct and Consistent Use
"The goal of this article is to put forth the most critical considerations regarding cookstove adoption that were identified at a meeting of the Working Group to Address Increasing Adoption of Improved Cookstoves. The meeting was hosted by the ...
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Phase II: Strategic Plan for Polio Outbreak Response in the Middle East - ...

Phase II: Strategic Plan for Polio Outbreak Response in the Middle East - May-December 2014
This is the second of two reports (see Related Summaries, below) in response to the circulation of wild poliovirus (WPV) in October 2013 after a 15-year absence.
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Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources

Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources
"This report focuses on the ways in which youth in Cambodia access and use different types of media and explores media as a source of information for young people. It also looks at how media can have an impact on their levels of civic ...
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Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change

Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change
This group of papers on the use of mobile phones in India for social and behaviour change is the product of research and a two-day multi-stakeholder consultation in May 2013 sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Digital ...
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What Explains Enhanced Psychological Resilience of Students at VMBO Schools ...

What Explains Enhanced Psychological Resilience of Students at VMBO Schools in the Netherlands?
"PD values the gifts and capacities of ordinary people and institutions and in doing so it relocates where expertise lies in a community..."
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