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Design Lessons from Creating a Mobile-based Community Media Platform in Rural India
August 30, 2016

Design Lessons from Creating a Mobile-based Community Media Platform in ...

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"It is well known that technology based interventions targeted towards development need to look beyond technology to be successful - cultural nuances, capability and intentions of the people, institutional linkages, financial sustainability, etc ...

Polio Will not End Everywhere until Everywhere Ends It: Thirteenth Report of the Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
August 29, 2016

Polio Will not End Everywhere until Everywhere Ends It: Thirteenth Report of ...

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"The IMB's championship of the people factors and the use of social data are bearing fruit, ranging from valuing and training vaccinators, to really understanding why parents are avoiding having their children immunized, to empowering women as ...

Journalism in Conflict and Post-Conflict Conditions: Worldwide Perspectives
August 25, 2016

Journalism in Conflict and Post-Conflict Conditions: Worldwide Perspectives

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"[R]eporting on events is not just a passive process. In constructing a narrative for the reader, the journalist plays an active role in defining the event in question and underlining what is at stake. In so doing, the journalist both reports as ...

Relational Accountability in Indigenizing Visual Research for Participatory Communication
August 26, 2016

Relational Accountability in Indigenizing Visual Research for Participatory ...

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This article attempts to re-focus the discussion about participatory communication by examining elements of an indigenous approach to communication for social change research strategies. It is based on a larger research project undertaken in the ...

An Examination of MOOC Usage for Professional Workforce Development Outcomes in Colombia, the Philippines, & South Africa
August 25, 2016

An Examination of MOOC Usage for Professional Workforce Development Outcomes ...

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"Online courses have the potential to expand quality education and career training worldwide. Yet few people in developing countries access Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), despite the fact that MOOCs are open to the public and often ...

Community Perceptions of Behaviour Change Communication Interventions of the Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Programme in Rural Bangladesh: An Exploratory Study
August 24, 2016

Community Perceptions of Behaviour Change Communication Interventions of the ...

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"Our findings about community perceptions of the BCC tools, reveal that a well co-ordinated, simultaneous and repeated use of different channels are likely to continue to be useful to communicate and reinforce key, carefully structured messages ...

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2016/17 [Pakistan]
August 24, 2016

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2016/17 [Pakistan]

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"Our communications strategy was very effective in building community acceptance and demand for vaccination and in particular has positioned our brave 'Frontline Workers' as the true heroes of polio eradication working tirelessly for and within ...

Participatory Visual Methodologies in Global Public Health
August 23, 2016

Participatory Visual Methodologies in Global Public Health

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"The power of the visual to represent what is not easily put into words, especially by marginalised populations, is a key aspect of visual research. The idea of participant-generated data, and the power of participants to be in a position to ...

Community Radio and Sustainability: A Participatory Research Initiative
August 23, 2016

Community Radio and Sustainability: A Participatory Research Initiative

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"The study shows that Community Radio will have to continue a high level of engagement with its community over a longer period of time, enabling listening audiences and community members to play successively bigger roles in all aspects of its ...

Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for Peacebuilding
August 19, 2016

Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for ...

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"The contribution that education can make to peace depends not only on measures such as the physical reconstruction of schools, the reincorporation of young people into the education system, and school curricula that promote universal values of ...

Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia: Basic Concepts
August 19, 2016

Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia: Basic Concepts

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"The understanding that children and young people can evolve from vulnerable individuals to empowered citizens lies at the heart of child-centred DRR."

Communication for Development Guidelines for Responding to Polio Events and Outbreaks Post Switch
August 18, 2016

Communication for Development Guidelines for Responding to Polio Events and ...

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In light of the fact that a fast, effective response to stop new polio outbreaks in previously polio-free countries is crucial to meet the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)'s aim of global eradication, this document provides guidelines ...

Understanding the Role of Indigenous Community Participation in Indigenous Prenatal and Infant-Toddler Health Promotion Programs in Canada: A Realist Review
August 18, 2016

Understanding the Role of Indigenous Community Participation in Indigenous ...

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Disparities in Indigenous maternal-child health outcomes persist in relatively affluent nations such as Canada, despite significant health promotion investments. Indigenous community and organisational political leaders, policymakers, knowledge ...

Community Participation for Transformative Action on Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health
August 17, 2016

Community Participation for Transformative Action on Women's, Children's and ...

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"The Global strategy for women's, children's and adolescents' health (2016-2030) recognizes that people have a central role in improving their own health. We propose that community participation, particularly communities working together with ...

Community Participation in Health Systems Research: A Systematic Review Assessing the State of Research, the Nature of Interventions Involved and the Features of Engagement with Communities
August 17, 2016

Community Participation in Health Systems Research: A Systematic Review ...

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"Community participation can be instrumental as working with communities can help make interventions more relevant to local needs, informed by local knowledge and priorities, and therefore more effective. More fundamentally, depending on the ...

Why Media Matters in Healthcare Advocacy and Education
August 17, 2016

Why Media Matters in Healthcare Advocacy and Education

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"...Media advocacy in grass roots organizing and activism is an essential strategy to accomplish three main objectives: influence and shape public debate, exert pressure over decision makers, and, most importantly, strengthen and amplify the ...

From Principle to Practice: Implementing the Principles for Digital Development
August 17, 2016

From Principle to Practice: Implementing the Principles for Digital Development

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“The Principles for Digital Development are a framework for considering both the possibilities and the challenges that digital development can present.” ~ Jens Karberg, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Exploring the Role of Community Engagement in Improving the Health of Disadvantaged Populations: A Systematic Review
August 16, 2016

Exploring the Role of Community Engagement in Improving the Health of ...

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"The findings suggest that CE models can lead to improved health and health behaviours among disadvantaged populations if designed properly and implemented through effective community consultation and participation."

Community Participation in Developing and Assessing Household Food Security in the Highlands of Northern Thailand
August 16, 2016

Community Participation in Developing and Assessing Household Food Security ...

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"To understand what the local communities meant by food security with respect to their own context, we conducted group discussions and workshops where members of the community at each site, both man and women, participated in the discussion ...

CLTS Learning Series: Lessons from CLTS Implementation in Seven Countries
August 16, 2016

CLTS Learning Series: Lessons from CLTS Implementation in Seven Countries

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This report shares key findings that emerged from a cross-country synthesis of rural sanitation behaviour change processes using the Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach implemented by Plan International Country Offices (COs) in ...

Pushing the Boundaries: Understanding Women's Participation and Empowerment
August 16, 2016

Pushing the Boundaries: Understanding Women's Participation and Empowerment

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"For women to be able to push the boundaries of power it is essential for them to have the opportunity to participate, to organise and discuss issues affecting their lives, to explore concepts of women's rights and to analyse how power operates ...

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding
August 16, 2016

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding

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This report highlights the results of an evaluation of peacebuilding initiatives involving children and youth in three countries: Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Nepal. The objectives of the study are to: explore children ...

Media Framing of Political Conflict: A Review of the Literature
August 15, 2016

Media Framing of Political Conflict: A Review of the Literature

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"[T]he literature suggests that media framing strongly influences political outcomes and thus fosters or undermines democratic institutions in new democracies in various ways."

Research Findings about Organisations Engaging in Media Assistance in the Fields of Journalism Training, Civil Society Support, and Good Governance
August 15, 2016

Research Findings about Organisations Engaging in Media Assistance in the ...

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This literature review from Media Conflict and DEMocratisation (MeCoDEM) provides a systematic overview of findings on media assistance in the fields of journalism training, civil society support, and good governance. MeCoDEM is a research ...

The Potential and Limitations of Citizen Journalism Initiatives
August 12, 2016

The Potential and Limitations of Citizen Journalism Initiatives

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"CGNet Swara's failure to 'bridge' the citizen–professional divide and to position the experiment in terms of the larger public sphere suggests continuing challenges for citizen journalism, potentially undercutting confidence that it currently ...

Exploring the Link between Child and Youth Participation and Development Effectiveness
August 12, 2016

Exploring the Link between Child and Youth Participation and Development ...

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"A key learning of the research to date is the need to recognise the different perspectives of the various research participant groups to child and youth participation, in considering programming activities and how best to ensure support from ...

Journalistic Ethics and Practices in Conflict Societies
August 11, 2016

Journalistic Ethics and Practices in Conflict Societies

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This paper provides a critical review of literature on journalism in conflict societies ("conflict journalism") by investigating principal theories, concepts, and arguments, as well as empirical research findings concerning journalism and its ...

Supporting Journalism in Conflict Societies
August 11, 2016

Supporting Journalism in Conflict Societies

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This Media Conflict and DEMocratisation (MeCoDEM) policy brief puts forward suggestions for improved journalism support in the context of democratisation conflicts. It emerged from a research programme comparing and contrasting different types of ...

Civil Society, Political Activism and Communications in Democratisation Conflicts: A Literature Review
August 11, 2016

Civil Society, Political Activism and Communications in Democratisation ...

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This paper examines the role of civil society organisations in the democratisation process of four countries - Egypt, Kenya, Serbia, and South Africa. It explores the nature and organisation of civil society and the ways in which civil society is ...

Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding - A Practice Note
August 10, 2016

Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding - A Practice Note

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"...a growing body of evidence suggests that young women and men can and do play active roles as agents of positive and constructive change. The recently adopted Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security marks the formal ...

Medscape Vaccine Acceptance Report 2016
August 10, 2016

Medscape Vaccine Acceptance Report 2016

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Noting that "[t]he personal and public health impact of vaccine hesitancy, if it culminates in refusal, is substantial", the online global destination for physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide, Medscape, surveyed more than 1,500 ...

Culturally Antagonistic Memes and the Zika Virus: An Experimental Test
August 5, 2016

Culturally Antagonistic Memes and the Zika Virus: An Experimental Test

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"[T]he most effective way to protect the science communication environment from culturally antagonistic memes is for government and other professional risk communicators to intervene early on in the career of the public's affective assessment of ...

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for Their Future?
August 4, 2016

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for ...

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"The second phase of BBC Media Action’s Somalia Stability Fund funded ‘Youth and Media’ project has aimed to increase engagement of youth in discussion on the future of Somalia and to contribute to an audience-responsive media sector." The BBC ...

Evidence-Based Engagement of the Somali Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa in Polio Immunization: Overview of Tracking, Cross-Border, Operations, and Communication Strategies
August 3, 2016

Evidence-Based Engagement of the Somali Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa ...

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Building on the experience of the 2013-2014 wild poliovirus (WPV) outbreak in the Horn of Africa, this study examines applied strategies that helped to engage pastoralists of the Somali cluster (Somalia, Somali Region of Ethiopia, and North-East ...

Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern Nigeria
August 3, 2016

Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern ...

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"The transition plan for the Polio Eradication Initiative in Nigeria must give a prominent role to community volunteers. They have and will continue to have a major influence on supporting routine immunization and maintaining trust of the primary ...

Physician Communication Training and Parental Vaccine Hesitancy: A Randomized Trial
August 2, 2016

Physician Communication Training and Parental Vaccine Hesitancy: A ...

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"A physician-targeted communications intervention was not effective in changing maternal vaccine hesitancy from birth to 6 months or in improving physician confidence in communicating with parents....Further research should determine the most ...

The Measles Vaccination Narrative in Twitter: A Quantitative Analysis
August 2, 2016

The Measles Vaccination Narrative in Twitter: A Quantitative Analysis

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"[S]ocial media analysis [can] be invaluable for providing insights about how popular health narratives are being shaped, as a better understanding of public perception of health issues can lead to more effective communication strategies."

Understanding Immunisation Awareness and Sentiment Through Social and Mainstream Media
August 2, 2016

Understanding Immunisation Awareness and Sentiment Through Social and ...

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"As immunisation uptake is mediated by socio-cultural and political influences, locally appropriate communication responses are required to meet and sustain coverage goals." This brief describes a multi-country study by United Nations (UN) ...

Dynamics and Motivation of Online Pro- and Anti-vaccination Lobbyists in Nigeria: A Qualitative Exploration
August 2, 2016

Dynamics and Motivation of Online Pro- and Anti-vaccination Lobbyists in ...

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This paper highlights the issue of anti-vaccination lobbyists in Nigeria, who use online networks and discussion groups to spread misinformation about the polio vaccination. The paper seeks to shed some light on the motivations of online vaccine ...

Engaging Migrants and Other Stakeholders to Improve Communication in Cross-Cultural Consultation in Primary Care: A Theoretically Informed Participatory Study
August 1, 2016

Engaging Migrants and Other Stakeholders to Improve Communication in ...

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"From our findings, participatory approaches can be used at the outset of an implementation journey to enable migrants to work with other key stakeholders to select an intervention that makes sense in their local setting and that they will engage ...

Newspaper Coverage of Health Issues in Nigeria: The Frequency of Reporting Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Polio and the Effect of Seeking Health Information on the Health Behaviours of Newspaper Readers
August 1, 2016

Newspaper Coverage of Health Issues in Nigeria: The Frequency of Reporting ...

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"Despite the evolution of information communication technologies, which have widened the communication platforms in the 21st century, it may be asserted based on the findings of this study that newspapers are still important to members of the ...

Using Preference Parameter Estimates to Optimise Public Sector Wage Contracts
August 1, 2016

Using Preference Parameter Estimates to Optimise Public Sector Wage Contracts

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"Using smartphones to collect data on the performance of polio vaccination campaign workers is a cheap and reliable way to improve the existing monitoring activities. The use of geo stamped and time stamped data provides a good picture of the ...

A Systematic Review on Factors Affecting Community Participation towards Polio Immunization in Nigeria
August 1, 2016

A Systematic Review on Factors Affecting Community Participation towards ...

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Noting that poliomyelitis disease eradication has continued to falter in Nigeria, this paper examines research conducted on the factors affecting immunisation coverage in the country from social, political, cultural, religious, and economic ...

HC3 Landscaping Summary Report on Zika Coordination and Communication in Four Countries: Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala
July 29, 2016

HC3 Landscaping Summary Report on Zika Coordination and Communication in ...

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"[T]he number of confirmed cases remains minimal, causing rumors and lack of trust towards public health authorities in the local press and social media, as well as the population, and even among practicing clinicians. Trust is an important ...

Participatory Approaches Involving Community and Healthcare Providers in Family Planning/Contraceptive Information and Service Provision: A Scoping Review
July 29, 2016

Participatory Approaches Involving Community and Healthcare Providers in ...

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"Participation has been recognised as a precondition for sustainable development and for ensuring good-quality care and increased use of services..."

Gender Assessment of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in Serbia and fYR Macedonia
July 27, 2016

Gender Assessment of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in Serbia and fYR ...

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"The advance of ISIS terrified me. I bid farewell to my husband and sold my business in order escape with my daughter. I wanted her to be able to continue her studies in law and live a good life in peace. After years of conflict and unrest in ...

Reaching the Unreached with Polio Vaccine and Other Child Survival Interventions through Partnership with Military in Angola
July 26, 2016

Reaching the Unreached with Polio Vaccine and Other Child Survival ...

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"Using this partnership it was possible to reach a significant number of children in insecure and hard to reach areas with polio vaccine and other child survival interventions. The military partnership also contributed in increasing the demand ...

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and Youth
July 26, 2016

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and ...

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"In a country with insecure and inaccessible regions, our pilot project demonstrated the value of Africa's Voices approach as a tool for remote monitoring and real-time citizen feedback - helping to amplify the voices of hard-to-reach communities ...

Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions towards Polio Immunization among Residents of Two Highly Affected Regions of Pakistan
July 25, 2016

Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions towards Polio Immunization among ...

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"Periodic evaluation of knowledge and attitudes in a population provide a basis for educational diagnosis and interventions towards changing attitudes and behaviour over time." The objective of this study was to examine the knowledge, attitudes, ...

Understanding Communication Pathways to Foster Community Engagement for Health Improvement in North West Pakistan
July 25, 2016

Understanding Communication Pathways to Foster Community Engagement for ...

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"This article responds to calls to document with greater clarity community participation strategies used in health promotion research in order to maximise translation potential to other contexts."

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