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What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe Motherhood and Prevention of Vertical Transmission: Antenatal Care - Treatment
September 28, 2016

What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe ...

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This updated (2016) component of the resource What Works for Women & Girls (see Related Summaries, below) provides a public health perspective on what works for women in access and adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the context of ...

Why Do Some Behaviours Change More Easily than Others? Water-Use Behaviour Interventions in Rural Nepal
September 28, 2016

Why Do Some Behaviours Change More Easily than Others? Water-Use Behaviour ...

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"[R]eal individual freedom of choice about participation in collective traditions, and the capability to affect collective agency through public reasoning become the most important principles that should steer behaviour-change interventions."

Strengthening Behaviour Change Communication in Western Nepal: How Can We Do Better?
September 26, 2016

Strengthening Behaviour Change Communication in Western Nepal: How Can We Do ...

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The Government of Nepal aims to achieve full water and sanitation coverage by 2017. The bilateral Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Western Nepal (RWSSP-WN) works with local governments in 14 districts, aiming to declare them open ...

An Overview of the Current Challenges to the Safety and Protection of Journalists
September 26, 2016

An Overview of the Current Challenges to the Safety and Protection of ...

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The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) produced this high-level overview report on the status of journalist safety, which seeks to increase the understanding of media leaders about the threats inherent in the practice of journalism ...

Shining a Light on Untapped Resources for Behavior Change Communication in Guatemala
September 23, 2016

Shining a Light on Untapped Resources for Behavior Change Communication in ...

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"These studies provided new and important insights on three avenues for engagement that have, to date, been underutilized for social and behavior change communication."

Connecting Refugees
September 22, 2016

Connecting Refugees

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"The digital revolution is transforming the world but refugees are being left behind. Today, almost 65 million forcibly displaced refugees and internally displaced persons are living without reliable internet and mobile connectivity." This ...

Lessons Learned in Reaching the Final 20: Building a Next-Generation Immunization Supply Chain in Mozambique
September 22, 2016

Lessons Learned in Reaching the Final 20: Building a Next-Generation ...

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"Any changes to the supply chain require an effective leader to define the new vision for the system and the processes that lead to the transformation....The champion for system design must be willing to question the status quo and use evidence ...

Unpacking 'Participation': Models, Meanings and Practices
September 21, 2016

Unpacking 'Participation': Models, Meanings and Practices

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"Participation" has entered the development mainstream and is used by a variety of institutions, but what it means can vary enormously between different actors. This article explores some of the meanings and practices associated with ...

Mexican Journalism, Still in the Line of Fire
September 20, 2016

Mexican Journalism, Still in the Line of Fire

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"Journalists in Mexico should not give up on the idea of forming a common front against the violence, something that international organizations should also support."

Childhood Immunisation in South Asia - Overcoming the Hurdles to Progress
September 20, 2016

Childhood Immunisation in South Asia - Overcoming the Hurdles to Progress

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"Community engagement relies not just on information sharing and awareness raising but also on a dialogue that enables public health professionals to understand the needs and concerns of caregivers and community leaders. Immunisation programmes ...

Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations
September 20, 2016

Men as Contraceptive Users: Programs, Outcomes and Recommendations

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"Efforts to expand the vision for constructive male engagement are evolving from encouraging men to be supportive partners of women's reproductive health to also focus on meeting men's own reproductive health needs and engaging men as ...

Citizen Voice and Action
September 19, 2016

Citizen Voice and Action

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"No democratic government can afford not to listen to the voices of its citizens....However, governments - and institutions of various sizes and scales - find citizen engagement difficult and sometimes threatening. This is because participation ...

Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children
September 14, 2016

Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children

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This "UNICEF report finds nearly 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced; more than half of these have fled violence and insecurity." The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has gathered global data about ...

The State of Vaccine Confidence 2016: Global Insights Through a 67-Country Survey
September 13, 2016

The State of Vaccine Confidence 2016: Global Insights Through a 67-Country ...

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"Vaccine confidence is an increasingly important global public health issue, with decreases in confidence leading to well-documented cases of disease outbreaks, setbacks to global polio eradication as well as other immunization goals, and ...

Guidelines for Reporting of Health Interventions Using Mobile Phones: Mobile Health (mHealth) Evidence Reporting and Assessment (mERA) Checklist
September 13, 2016

Guidelines for Reporting of Health Interventions Using Mobile Phones: Mobile ...

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"Adoption of the mERA checklist by journal editors and authors in a standardised manner is anticipated to improve the transparency and rigour in reporting, while highlighting issues of bias and generalisability, and ultimately temper criticisms ...

Memory Studies - A Brief Concept Paper
September 12, 2016

Memory Studies - A Brief Concept Paper

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"The concept of collective memory rests upon the assumption that every social group develops a memory of its past which allows it to preserve and pass along its self-image."

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women on the Fast-Track and Engaging Men and Boys
September 7, 2016

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV ...

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“The number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa remains exceptionally high. In 2015, 450 000 [380 000–530 000] new infections occurred among adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 years, ...

Towards A Safer City: Sexual Harassment in Greater Cairo: Effectiveness of Crowdsourced Data
September 6, 2016

Towards A Safer City: Sexual Harassment in Greater Cairo: Effectiveness of ...

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"Sexual harassment is underreported all over the globe. Stigma and shame prevent many targets of sexual harassment from talking about or reporting these crimes. New technologies and social media platforms open up possibilities to overcome some of ...

Experiences in Conducting Participatory Communication Research for HIV Prevention Globally: Translating Critical Dialog into Action through Action Media
September 2, 2016

Experiences in Conducting Participatory Communication Research for HIV ...

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"Communication to address public health concerns is typically developed through expert-led didactic approaches that, at best, engage audiences at the end of the development cycle through pretesting of communication concepts. Action Media provides ...

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development Army and Impacting the Wider Community
September 1, 2016

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development ...

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"Listening groups, based on BBC Media Action’s health programmes, are adding value to the Ethiopian government’s Health Development Army, a network of volunteers tasked with learning about key health behaviours and leading others in their ...

Statement on the Roundtable on Immunization for Vaccine-Preventable Disease and Polio in Ukraine
September 1, 2016

Statement on the Roundtable on Immunization for Vaccine-Preventable Disease ...

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"Unfortunately, few of the elements of Ukraine's immunization program are at the standard expected or required to protect public healh. Experts agree that a major overhaul of all elements from procurement through to policy and implementation and ...

Talking Climate Change via Social Media: Communication, Engagement and Behaviour
August 30, 2016

Talking Climate Change via Social Media: Communication, Engagement and Behaviour

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"Aiming to raise awareness, and to promote behaviour change, governments and organisations are conducting multiple pro-environmental campaigns, particularly via social media. However, to the best of our knowledge, these campaigns are neither ...

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 ...

Interventions to Improve HPV Vaccine Uptake: A Systematic Review
August 30, 2016

Interventions to Improve HPV Vaccine Uptake: A Systematic Review

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"Multiple interventions to address poor vaccination rates have increased knowledge of HPV-related diseases and the HPVV....Although vaccination intent was increased, it was neither sustained nor translated into vaccination behavior. Furthermore, ...

Guidebook Internet Governance
August 29, 2016

Guidebook Internet Governance

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"Imagine spending a year shooting a documentary that's subsequently banned in your country and the relief in realizing that your work can still reach a global audience when it's uploaded to YouTube. Imagine how much easier it is to use WhatsApp ...

Countering Violent Extremism through Media and Communication Strategies
August 29, 2016

Countering Violent Extremism through Media and Communication Strategies

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This report presents an analysis of a corpus of academic and grey literature relevant to the question: How can media and communications be used to counter identity-based violence (IBV) or violent extremism (VE)? Whether IBV is committed against ...

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 ...

Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto
August 29, 2016

Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto

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"The CKB [Climate Knowledge Brokers] group believes that people who are trying to address climate change or adapt to its impacts deserve high quality information to support them in their decision making." The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto ...

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 ...

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)
August 24, 2016

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)

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"Well-planned communication can help to promote community resilience and reduce vulnerability to a wide range of disasters and emergency situations." From the University of Adelaide, Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU), the ...

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).

Privacy, Anonymity, Visibility: Dilemmas in Tech Use by Marginalised Communities
August 17, 2016

Privacy, Anonymity, Visibility: Dilemmas in Tech Use by Marginalised Communities

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“LGBTQ activists in Kenya and low-income black and mixed-race housing activists in South Africa are marginalised and criminalised. The facts of their marginalisation and lack of rights cannot be ignored, and perhaps have to be the primary subject ...

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 ...

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