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Somali Youth Speaks: Formative Findings from Somalia's Regions

Somali Youth Speaks: Formative Findings from Somalia's Regions
"Formative research highlighted the shared concerns of Somalia’s youth and their aspirations for the future to inform the production of an interactive drama and radio phone-in."
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What Role Do Localised Debate Programmes Play in Addressing Local Issues? ...

What Role Do Localised Debate Programmes Play in Addressing Local Issues? Case Studies from Nepal
"Through supporting the production of local discussion programmes in Nepal, BBC Media Action’s Global Governance Project aims to provide a platform for ordinary people to raise important local issues with government officials."
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After the Revolution: What Do Libyans and Tunisians Believe about their Media?

After the Revolution: What Do Libyans and Tunisians Believe about their Media?
"What do the people of Libya and Tunisia believe about their media after the Arab Spring? What opinions do audiences in the two countries share, what are the differences between them and what information sources do they trust? This briefing ...
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Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond ...

Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond to Change and Cope with Emergencies
"At BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, we believe that media and communication can help people become more resilient and recover more swiftly from disaster."
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Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years

Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years
This report and its accompanying case studies on Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Paraguay examine "the 50-year period starting in the mid-1960s that witnessed a dramatic decline in fertility and ...
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Establishing and Scaling-Up Clinical Social Franchise Networks: Lessons ...

Establishing and Scaling-Up Clinical Social Franchise Networks: Lessons Learned From Marie Stopes International and Population Services International
This article describes social franchising in the health sector. It is a model that organises small, independent health care businesses into quality-assured networks and "has been shown to improve quality, client satisfaction, and access to ...
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How Can We Better Evaluate Complex Global Health Initiatives? Reflections ...

How Can We Better Evaluate Complex Global Health Initiatives? Reflections from the January 2014 Institute of Medicine Workshop
This report on key messages from a workshop on "Evaluation Design for Complex Global Health Initiatives", convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in January 2014, considers the following questions: "What information do we need to scale-up and ...
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Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families

Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families
"In this study, we look at media access among Hispanic-Latino families, children’s use of content that parents considered educational, parents’ perceptions of their child’ learning from educational media, parents' own use of technology for their ...
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Stepping Up Early Childhood Development

Stepping Up Early Childhood Development
This World Bank report is a guide for policy makers and practitioners about how to invest in young children. "It identifies 25 essential ECD [early childhood development] interventions that can be delivered through five integrated packages at ...
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Handwashing Promotion Monitoring and Evaluation Module

Handwashing Promotion Monitoring and Evaluation Module
  "Programmes that promote handwashing are diverse and vary in scope. The content of this module is designed to be adapted to a variety of programmes." This handwashing promotion evaluation guide is designed to explain planning and ...
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Post 2015 Hygiene Advocacy Toolkit

Post 2015 Hygiene Advocacy Toolkit
This hygiene advocacy toolkit is an evidence-based resource that outlines why hygiene must be a priority in the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda and goals (SDGs). It was developed by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing ...
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WHO Recommendations on Health Promotion Interventions for Maternal and ...

WHO Recommendations on Health Promotion Interventions for Maternal and Newborn Health 2015
This World Health Organization (WHO) document updates the 2003 "Working with individuals, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health", or "Individuals, Families and Communities (IFC) Framework", in the areas of evidence for ...
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Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making

Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making
This High Impact Practices (HIP) Health Communication brief highlights practices in family planning (FP) communication gleaned from interventions that show strategies aimed to maximise FP investments. HIP briefs like this one are ...
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Family Planning High Impact Practices List

Family Planning High Impact Practices List
This High Impact Practices (HIP) list highlights practices in family planning (FP) from interventions that show strategies aimed to maximise investments through effective service delivery or systems interventions.  Practices were identified ...
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Can CHWs Address Access and Outcome Measurement Challenges in Surgical Care? ...

Can CHWs Address Access and Outcome Measurement Challenges in Surgical Care? Experience from Haiti
This article from CHW (Community Health Worker) Central describes efforts to increase access to surgical care in Haiti and across the globe. As stated by the author, Dr. Alexi Matousek, two main crises affecting surgery are: "lack of access to ...
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Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication Programs: ...

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication	Programs: A Secondary Data Analysis
"Research has demonstrated the multi-level and multifaceted linkages between measures of gender equity/equality and family planning (FP) practices. Yet, major gaps in knowledge about the complex relationship between gender equity and reproductive ...
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What Have We Learnt about CwC Coordination from Previous Experience?

What Have We Learnt about CwC Coordination from Previous Experience?
"The CDAC (communicating with disaster affected communities) Network aims to ensure that communities affected by, and prone to, crisis are better able to withstand and recover from humanitarian emergencies, and are actively engaged in decisions ...
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Children's Media: An Unfinished Theme

Children's Media: An Unfinished Theme
  In this study from Spain, researchers sought to fill a gap in the literature on initiatives of child and youth participation in the production of media content at the municipal level in Spain. This recommendation of the Committee on the ...
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Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: ...

Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Eleventh Report
"There is a real sense of collaboration - between the different parties that govern the country and its provinces; between the civil administration and the military; and, between the [polio eradication] programme's partners." This report from ...
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ICT in the Classroom for Quality Education: Strengthening Learning and ...

ICT in the Classroom for Quality Education: Strengthening Learning and Teaching Methods in Under-resourced Schools in Developing Countries
"IICD believes that equipping teachers with pedagogical tools and access to information can bring about large-scale social changes in entire educational systems. Many of the gaps in education in developing countries can be bridged with the help ...
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Can You Hear Me Now? Why Good Communication Is Critical to the Nepal Quake ...

Can You Hear Me Now? Why Good Communication Is Critical to the Nepal Quake Response
"The need to communicate - and the idea that information is a form of assistance in its own right - is increasingly acknowledged as an urgent but under-supported aspect of disaster response." In this article, Imogen Wall offers examples of the ...
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Loving Love9: Findings from the Cambodia Qualitative Assessment of Love9

Loving Love9: Findings from the Cambodia Qualitative Assessment of Love9
This BBC Media Action research examines the influence of Love9, a weekly TV and radio programme which aimed to address sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues among young people in Cambodia. Love9 employs a "combination of drama, comedy, ...
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Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and ...

Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and Development
  "Good knowledge is essential to prevent disease and improve health. Knowledge management (KM) provides a systematic process and tools to promote access to and use of knowledge among health and development practitioners to improve health ...
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What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake?

What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake?
 The Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network has put together a lessons-learned web document on communicating with communities following an earthquake, focused on communication with Nepali communities and connecting ...
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HIV-Related Discrimination among Grade Six Students in Nine Southern African ...

HIV-Related Discrimination among Grade Six Students in Nine Southern African Countries
  "HIV-related stigmatisation and discrimination by young children towards their peers have important consequences at the individual level and for our response to the epidemic, yet research on this area is limited."  
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Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A ...

Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A Meta-analysis
  "The purpose of the present meta-analysis was to expand on previous systematic reviews to examine the overall effectiveness of mass media-delivered HIV interventions and to identify predictors of changes in condom use and HIV-related ...
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Engaging Local Media in VMMC Scale-Up: A Case Study from Kenya

Engaging Local Media in VMMC Scale-Up: A Case Study from Kenya
"The media have the ability to put VMMC [voluntary medical male circumcision] on the agenda for public discussion and to keep it there. Accurate, informed reporting of HIV- and VMMC-related issues can improve policies and outcomes, stimulate ...
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Effectiveness of Behavior Change Communications for Reducing Transmission ...

Effectiveness of Behavior Change Communications for Reducing Transmission Risks Among People Living with HIV in 6 Countries in Central America
  This region-wide Central American study aims to estimate prevalence of HIV-related risks (sexual behaviour, HIV disclosure, number of sex partners, and violence) and factors associated with these risks, as well as evaluate a behaviour ...
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HIV and Health Communication: Evidence Review

HIV and Health Communication: Evidence Review
This evidence database is the centrepiece of a group of materials (See related summary below) from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication ...
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Annual Report 2014: Bernard van Leer Foundation

Annual Report 2014: Bernard van Leer Foundation
This annual report of the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) describes: how they work on child health, safety, and early learning (their strategic plan, decision-making cycle, and the tools used); the progress they have made; and their national ...
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Polio Eradication Initiative of Afghanistan Updated National Emergency ...

Polio Eradication Initiative of Afghanistan Updated National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP)
This document outlines the strategies developed by the Afghanistan Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) programme as part of its revision of the National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP).
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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 Primer

Propensity Score Matching (PSM): An HC3 Research Primer
"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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