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Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response

Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response
"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.
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Mid-Level Management Course for EPI Managers

Mid-Level Management Course for EPI Managers
"Effective communication helps to mobilize resources for the immunisation programme and encourages other actors and organisations from various sectors and the community to participate in immunisation activities." From the World Health ...
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Refresher Training for Frontline Health Workers in Expanded Program of ...

Refresher Training for Frontline Health Workers in Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI): Facilitator's Guide
This practical guide on training facilitators to communicate about immunisation emerged from a collaborative in-service training session, held in January 2005 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. That training was part of an initiative developed by the ...
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Designing Communication Strategies that Work: Implementing the SIM Process

Designing Communication Strategies that Work: Implementing the SIM Process
"These guidelines are meant to provide health communication experts with direction in developing a communication strategy for their projects."
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Module 10: Communicating with Parents and Involving Communities

Module 10: Communicating with Parents and Involving Communities
"Health workers not only give messages to parents but also receive messages from them. In both cases, communication takes place only when the messages are understood." Part of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Immunization in Practice - ...
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ZMQ's FreedomTB: An Active Compliance System to Combat Tuberculosis

ZMQ's FreedomTB: An Active Compliance System to Combat Tuberculosis
This tool from ZMQ's FreedomTB initiative is designed using a "fully-technology linked" development model that informs the tool design of a mobile phone app, the Active Compliance System, used to combat tuberculosis (TB).  This tool, being ...
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Increasing Immunization Coverage at the Health Facility Level

Increasing Immunization Coverage at the Health Facility Level
The aim of this guide is to help health workers use their own data to identify problems and causes of low immunisation coverage and to plan solutions to increase immunisation coverage. Jointly produced by the Expanded Programme on Immunization ...
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Immunization in Practice Module 7: Partnering with Communities

Immunization in Practice Module 7: Partnering with Communities
"Partnering with communities for immunization refers to supportive, coordinated action that can be taken by health workers and community members towards achieving their shared goal of providing accessible, reliable and friendly services that are ...
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EU-UNICEF Child Rights Toolkit: Integrating Child Rights in Development ...

EU-UNICEF Child Rights Toolkit: Integrating Child Rights in Development Cooperation
"By providing practical guidance on how to take a rights-based, child-focused approach, this toolkit aims to ensure that children's rights as well as initiatives to promote the well-being of all children can be effectively integrated and applied ...
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Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training: Guide for Applying the ...

Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training: Guide for Applying the Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach
"To achieve universal health coverage and better health outcomes, the world needs more health workers...Educating and training an ample supply of new health workers, though, is hindered by a limited number of schools and the scarcity of resources ...
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Global Efforts to Eradicate Polio: Backgrounder

Global Efforts to Eradicate Polio: Backgrounder
This webpage from the Council on Foreign Relations serves as a resource for communication practitioners and others seeking to understand - and access resources about - the global effort to eradicate polio. Clicking on each of the subheadings in ...
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eLearning Series on Evidence-based Malaria Social & Behavior Change ...

eLearning Series on Evidence-based Malaria Social & Behavior Change Communication: From Theory to Program Evaluation
Offered by the NetWorks Project, this online training series is designed to strengthen capacity on how to use evidence and data to create strong social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes for malaria prevention and control. The ...
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Positive Deviance Postcast

Positive Deviance Postcast
"They are deviant because their actions are not the norm and they lead to positive outcomes, clinically and relationally."
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Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks [Interactive Map]

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks [Interactive Map]
"The engagement of new actors in global health - from philanthropic foundations to NGOs [non-governmental organisations] to multinational corporations - has created opportunities for partnership but also challenges of coordination and policy ...
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SBCC Implementation Kit (I-Kit) to Support Faith-Based Organization ...

SBCC Implementation Kit (I-Kit) to Support Faith-Based Organization Breastfeeding Interventions
"This I-Kit introduces users to the building blocks for a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy for breastfeeding. It links the SBCC strategy development to faith-based organizations (FBOs) assets such as religious leaders and ...
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New Communication Strategies for Preventing Misinformation

New Communication Strategies for Preventing Misinformation
"...although two-way communication is listed as a strength of social media, this can also be used negatively to further perpetuate misinformation..."
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Reporting Atrocities: A Toolbox for Journalists Covering Violent Conflict ...

Reporting Atrocities: A Toolbox for Journalists Covering Violent Conflict and Atrocities
Produced as part of Internews' Project on Conflict and Media during 2012-2014, this toolbox for journalists "uses the principles of conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) to teach reporters how to cover even the most senseless acts of cruelty ...
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International Media Assistance: Experiences and Prospects - Global Media ...

International Media Assistance: Experiences and Prospects - Global Media Journal: German Edition
This edition of Global Media Journal entitled: International Media Assistance: Experiences and Prospects (available in German and in English) focuses on international aid to the media sector in developing countries, describing, defining, and ...
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Core Competencies in Adolescent Health and Development for Primary Care ...

Core Competencies in Adolescent Health and Development for Primary Care Providers
"At the heart of every health system, the workforce is central to improving health. A wide range of professionals are involved in health care for adolescents at the primary and referral levels, and progress towards universal health coverage for ...
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Inside Story - Film and Discussion Guide

Inside Story - Film and Discussion Guide
Inside Story is a 98-minute African film that tells the story of the science of HIV transmission by combining the story of a rising soccer star with an animated journey of HIV infection through the human body.
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Post-2015 Toolkit: Make Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage a Global ...

Post-2015 Toolkit: Make Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage a Global Priority
From Girls Not Brides, a partnership of over 400 organisations from more than 60 countries around the world, this resource is designed to support the work of advocates who are in a position to "engage in a process that will likely drive ...
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More or Less Equal: How Digital Platforms Can Help Advance Communication Rights

More or Less Equal: How Digital Platforms Can Help Advance Communication Rights
"The concept of citizen journalism has radically altered traditional news and information flows, encouraging greater interaction and interdependence. What challenges does this development pose for societies worldwide? What ethical questions does ...
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A Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis

A Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis
"Trainees will be able to effectively plan and implement a Barrier Analysis survey and use the results to inform their behavior change strategy."
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Social and Behavior Change for Family Planning: How to Develop Behavior ...

Social and Behavior Change for Family Planning: How to Develop Behavior Change Strategies for Integrating Family Planning into Maternal and Child Health Programs
"One way to get started [adding family planning to maternal and child health programmes] is through social and behavior change [BC]. That means learning about the community’s family planning knowledge, attitudes and practices, and then creating ...
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Illustrative Communication Strategy for Prevention and Control of Malaria ...

Illustrative Communication Strategy for Prevention and Control of Malaria during Pregnancy
Grounded in the belief that effective communication is the basis of malaria-related behaviour change for all stakeholders - women, their families, community leaders, programme managers, and health care providers - this communication strategy ...
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Roll Back Malaria Communication Community of Practice Working Paper: ...

Roll Back Malaria Communication Community of Practice Working Paper: Checklist for Reporting on Malaria Communication Evaluations
"Good-quality reporting is all the more crucial as malaria control efforts seek to keep up with shifts in epidemiology and communication technologies. Well-written reports can lead to a better understanding of 'what works' in different contexts ...
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Malaria: The Battle against a Microscopic Killer

Malaria: The Battle against a Microscopic Killer
This interactive, "intelligent" comic book explores the ongoing battle with the parasite that causes malaria, by going inside the labs and the clinics where scientists are working to put an end to the disease. It is designed to serve as an ...
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Child Rights Education Toolkit: Rooting Child Rights in Early Childhood ...

Child Rights Education Toolkit: Rooting Child Rights in Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Schools
"As you read through this Toolkit, think about how you can share and promote an understanding of the child rights approach with others and how you can apply it to your activities and programming."
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Reality Check: A Planning and Advocacy Tool for Strengthening Family ...

Reality Check: A Planning and Advocacy Tool for Strengthening Family Planning Programs Version 3 User’s Guide
"The tool enables users (a) to quickly test future goal scenarios, including changes in the method mix, and (b) to compare those future scenarios with past performance to determine whether current goals are feasible."
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Schoolchildren Battle Malaria and Other Diseases - Comic Book

Schoolchildren Battle Malaria and Other Diseases - Comic Book
This comic book on malaria forms part of the WASH 4 ALL (water, sanitation and hygiene for all) comic book series, which is being created "to positively engage youths in the fight against diseases related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene." The ...
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Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide

Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide
"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional ...
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Social Networking, Social Media: An Annotated Bibliography

Social Networking, Social Media: An Annotated Bibliography
"The role that new media and communications technologies have played in the recent 'Arab Spring' uprisings, as well as in recent disaster responses, has sparked a large amount of academic and professional interest in their potential, how they can ...
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My Guide to Voting

My Guide to Voting
"So how do you feel about elections and voting? Don't really understand how it works? Looking for more information? Maybe you think politics is boring or too complicated or not something young women should be involved in? If you answered YES to ...
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Spread the Message, Not the Virus - Graphic Story

Spread the Message, Not the Virus - Graphic Story
This graphic story is the first in a planned series covering various aspects of prevention and treatment of Ebola in Liberia. Published by International Organization for Migration (IOM) Liberia, this graphic story was created in order to raise ...
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Wize Up - Your Decision Your Life Booklet

Wize Up - Your Decision Your Life Booklet
This booklet was produced as part of the Wize up, Your Decision Your Life campaign in Swaziland, which challenges young people to take control of their health and start thinking and talking about their sexual and reproductive health and rights ...
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How to Make Your Own Radio Shows: Youth Radio Toolkit

How to Make Your Own Radio Shows: Youth Radio Toolkit
This Youth Radio Toolkit was produced to help support young people to produce their own radio shows from start to finish, and covers issues such as choosing and researching a topic, recording, and learning how to get a show out into the ...
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Addressing Corruption in Education: A Toolkit for Youth from Youth

Addressing Corruption in Education: A Toolkit for Youth from Youth
This toolkit is intended to serve as an educational tool, providing information and resources for the design and implementation of activities to promote transparency in education. Created for individuals and institutions, particularly youth-led ...
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Communicating with Communities: A Case Study and Guide from Pakistan and ...

Communicating with Communities: A Case Study and Guide from Pakistan and Elsewhere
"While there now are standard specifications for frequently used commodities and significant advances in information-sharing have been made, there is still a struggle to achieve a certain level of uniformity in the delivery of messages to ...
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How to Start a Youth Radio Project in Your Community: Facilitators' Handbook

How to Start a Youth Radio Project in Your Community: Facilitators' Handbook
This Facilitators Handbook outlines a training curriculum and a series of workshops to help facilitators build a community-based youth radio project. Published by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Children's ...
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Adolescents' HIV Prevention and Treatment Literacy Toolkit for Eastern and ...

Adolescents' HIV Prevention and Treatment Literacy Toolkit for Eastern and Southern Africa
The Adolescents' HIV Prevention and Treatment Toolkit for Eastern and Southern Africa is made up of 10 publications which are designed to help young people better understand HIV and what it means in their lives. The Toolkit, also known as Young ...
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Enjoy Life - Keep Good Health Toolkit for Community Dialogues

Enjoy Life - Keep Good Health Toolkit for Community Dialogues
This toolkit is designed to help guide community dialogues around the prevention and management of childhood illnesses. Produced with support from Malaria Consortium, the toolkit is to be used within a Village Health Team (VHT) programme in ...
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Why Poverty? Films and Discussion Guide

Why Poverty? Films and Discussion Guide
The Why Poverty? documentary film series is comprised of eight one-hour films and thirty-four shorts originating from 28 different countries, which are designed to get people thinking and talking about poverty. "It has been said that, in this ...
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Engendering Transformational Change: Save the Children Gender Equality ...

Engendering Transformational Change: Save the Children Gender Equality Program Guidance & Toolkit
"Save the Children's Theory of Change is founded on working in partnership with others to develop innovative programs, support the voice of children and young people, and to use evidence that generates knowledge and achieves impact at scale. ...
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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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Media Resource Kit: Preparing for IPV Introduction

Media Resource Kit: Preparing for IPV Introduction
"We hope that this will be a useful complement to the range of other communication tools and templates available to support the introduction of IPV."
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Training Curriculum: Increasing Interpersonal Communication Skills for the ...

Training Curriculum: Increasing Interpersonal Communication Skills for the Introduction of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)
This training manual, from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), has been designed for use in trainings to increase interpersonal communication skills (IPC) and knowledge related to inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) for social mobilisers and ...
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Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control
"Cervical cancer is a largely preventable disease, but worldwide it is one of the leading causes of cancer death in women. Most deaths occur in low- to middle-income countries."
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2014 Global Nutrition Report

2014 Global Nutrition Report
"At its core, the Report aims to empower nutrition champions at the national level to better inform policy decisions and to strengthen the case for increased resources."
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How to Assess Your Media Landscape: A Toolkit Approach

How to Assess Your Media Landscape: A Toolkit Approach
"When issues of good governance and economic growth are discussed in the development community, the role of the media is increasingly seen as central to success....This paper presents an approach to developing a toolkit for monitoring and ...
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Emergency Communications Toolkit

Emergency Communications Toolkit
This toolkit, designed for Save the Children staff, provides guidance on how to communicate emergency response. It has been developed by members of the All Members Cooperating in Emergencies (ACE) Communications Working Group as a resource for ...
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