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Provision of Injectable Contraceptives within Drug Shops: A Promising ...

Provision of Injectable Contraceptives within Drug Shops: A Promising Approach for Increasing Access and Method Choice
"Private medicine retailers are fast becoming key players in promoting access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries."
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The State of the World's Girls 2014: Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable ...

The State of the World's Girls 2014: Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable Change for Adolescent Girls
"The eighth report in Plan’s annual State of the World’s Girls series, Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable Change for Adolescent Girls, asks what will shift the unequal power relations that bolster gender discrimination, injustice and ...
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Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action
"This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children....The scope of this review includes interventions that address interpersonal ...
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Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV ...

Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV Infections among Children and Keep Their Mothers Alive
"Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particular, women ...
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Factors Limiting Immunization Coverage in Urban Dili, Timor-Leste

Factors Limiting Immunization Coverage in Urban Dili, Timor-Leste
"The main reasons for low vaccination rates in urban Dili included caregivers' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions as well as barriers at immunization service sites." The objective of this study, conducted in the Democratic Republic of ...
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The State of the World's Children 2015: Executive Summary and Interactive ...

The State of the World's Children 2015: Executive Summary and Interactive Online Report
"As the world marks 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The State of the World's Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the most disadvantaged children. In particular, the ...
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An Entertainment-Education Initiative on Television: A Glimpse into the ...

An Entertainment-Education Initiative on Television: A Glimpse into the Production Process
"UNICEF India's television soap opera Kyunki... Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai bears testament to entertainment-education's (E-E) efficacy in fostering positive social and behavioural change."
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Making Waves: Media's Potential for Girls in the Global South

Making Waves: Media's Potential for Girls in the Global South
"The interplay between media and gender norms has long been recognised and a substantial literature explores how media affects girls in the Global North. But against a backdrop of rapidly changing media landscapes - characterised by increasing ...
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Meena Ki Duniya: The Production Process

Meena Ki Duniya: The Production Process
Developed to capture the process of producing an entertainment-education (EE) radio programme for children in South Asia, this production book can be used as a guiding framework to replicate similar initiatives by other organisations and ...
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Meeting the Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities: A Gap Analysis ...

Meeting the Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities: A Gap Analysis covering Bhutan and the Maldives
"How can government, civil society and UNICEF in three countries of South Asia work to successfully implement policy which includes children with disabilities and special needs in education?"
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Spotlight on Magnesium Sulfate for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia

Spotlight on Magnesium Sulfate for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia
This document summarises an evidence review that was conducted in order to understand the social and behavioural drivers of demand for, and utilisation of, magnesium sulfate (MgSO4), a medication for the prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Female Condom

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Female Condom
"Key messages should enable the target audience to self-select, emphasize key emotional and functional benefits of female condoms, and include a call to action. Messages should be based on formative research and tailored to..."
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A PATH Update: Shaping the Market for Neonatal Resuscitation Equipment

A PATH Update: Shaping the Market for Neonatal Resuscitation Equipment
"This report describes how PATH, in collaboration with partners, undertakes distinct activities at each phase of the value chain - from research to scale-up - to shape the global market for basic neonatal resuscitation equipment for developing ...
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Injectable Antibiotics for Treatment of Newborn Sepsis

Injectable Antibiotics for Treatment of Newborn Sepsis
"Assessing the current supply and demand of procaine benzylpenicillin, gentamicin, and ceftriaxone is the first step toward ensuring access to affordable, high-quality injectable antibiotics that are listed on the World Health Organization ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Emergency ...

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Emergency Contraception
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 reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: ORS and Zinc

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: ORS and Zinc
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 reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), ...
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7 Key Insights in Using ICT to Improve Ebola Response

7 Key Insights in Using ICT to Improve Ebola Response
This seven point briefing note outlines insights about how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used more effectively to help support Ebola responses. These seven insights were voiced by thought leaders and decision makers ...
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Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of ...

Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of Four Countries: A Longitudinal Evaluation
"This paper presents the midterm evaluation findings of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (Urban RH Initiative) programs, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that are being implemented in 4 countries: India (Uttar Pradesh), ...
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Turning the Tide on Ebola: Scaling up Public Health Campaigns Before it's ...

Turning the Tide on Ebola: Scaling up Public Health Campaigns Before it's Too Late
This 4-page briefing document, published by Oxfam International, discusses the importance of public health campaigns in the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, arguing that prevention and treatment must go hand-in-hand, and that sufficient ...
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Case Studies on UNICEF Programming in Child Protection

Case Studies on UNICEF Programming in Child Protection
"These case studies illustrate how UNICEF support is helping countries to strengthen child protection system and promote social change to align social norms and practices with child protection.” The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has ...
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Hear Our Voices - Technical Report

Hear Our Voices - Technical Report
"[Girls do not continue school after childbearing because they are] doing household chores, looking after husbands and grandparents, and nourishing children. If they go to school after marriage, men in the community scold them." Girl, PU Barguna ...
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Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: ...

Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Tenth Report - October 2014
"It is clear that the level of political commitment, the extent of engagement of regional and local leaders, the quality of public health leadership and management, and the involvement of civil society are totally inadequate. Pakistan puts the ...
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Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental ...

Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental Immunization Activities: Lessons from Kenya Measles Vaccination Campaign, November 2012
"Using mobile phone-based technologies can create platforms for real-time evidence-based innovations in immunizations service communication and service delivery."
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Role of Social Mobilization in Tackling the Resistance to Polio Eradication ...

Role of Social Mobilization in Tackling the Resistance to Polio Eradication Program in Underserved Communities of Aligarh, India
This paper describes a cross-sectional study conducted to assess the impact of social mobilisation on families in Aligarh, India who are resistant to giving polio drops to their children. Considering that there is a history of Muslim resistance ...
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Bridging the Gap between Communication Research and Practice: How We See Our ...

Bridging the Gap between Communication Research and Practice: How We See Our Role
This editorial, included as an opening piece to one issue of the Journal of Communication in Healthcare: Strategies, Media, and Engagement in Global Health, examines the challenge that the health communication field (and other fields) face in ...
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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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Increasing Male Engagement in HIV Prevention in Côte d’Ivoire

Increasing Male Engagement in HIV Prevention in Côte d’Ivoire
This 8-page project brief discusses the experience of EngenderHealth’s RESPOND Project in Côte d’Ivoire, which is working to challenge gender inequalities and transform harmful norms of masculinity that hinder HIV/AIDS prevention and care. ...
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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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