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Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit
April 28, 2016

Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit

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This toolkit from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was created "to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs)." National ...

Talking about LARCs with Young Clients
April 28, 2016

Talking about LARCs with Young Clients

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"Talk with a healthcare provider today about choosing the right contraceptive method for you." Developed by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), these social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) resources are designed to ...

Website for Parents: Vaccines for Your Children
April 27, 2016

Website for Parents: Vaccines for Your Children

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Launched during National Infant Immunization Week (April 16-23 2016) by the United States (US)-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this website offers a variety of resources for parents seeking to learn more about childhood ...

How to Report Scientific Findings
April 27, 2016

How to Report Scientific Findings

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This online resource from SciDev.Net is written as a communication guide for journalists reporting scientific research. It explains how and why to interrogate research findings that might appear in press releases. Stories lacking depth and ...

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide
April 22, 2016

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide

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Published by Open Knowledge Repository of The World bank, this guide provides practical steps to assess how digital tools have contributed to citizen engagement and to understand the impact that technology has had on the engagement processes. ...

Health COMpass: Zika Virus
April 21, 2016

Health COMpass: Zika Virus

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This resource-based section of the Health COMpass website, a project of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), is designed to give users full access to information about the Zika virus, an emerging mosquito-borne virus reported in ...

AIDSFree HIV Testing Services Community of Practice
April 20, 2016

AIDSFree HIV Testing Services Community of Practice

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The AIDSFree HIV Testing Services (HTS) Community of Practice is an electronic information sharing tool to help achieve the HIV testing target set out by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)'s 90-90-90 strategy to help end the ...

Fulfilling a Promise: Ensuring Immunization for All in Africa
April 19, 2016

Fulfilling a Promise: Ensuring Immunization for All in Africa

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"Ensuring that children are able to live healthy lives and maximize their full potential depends on governments and their partners – local, national and international – closing funding gaps, increasing country ownership and ensuring financial ...

Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment: A Starter Kit to Develop Interventions in Endemic Countries
April 18, 2016

Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment: A Starter Kit to Develop Interventions in ...

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"Please also share with others, so that we can continue to build a body of knowledge in how best to support patients and health workers in providing high quality health care in malaria endemic countries." The ACT Consortium, an international ...

Answering Key Questions on Malaria
April 15, 2016

Answering Key Questions on Malaria

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"Effective health care interventions include technical, social, political and economic considerations." This resource provides a lay person's summary of 25 research studies in 10 countries in Africa and Asia conducted from 2007-2015 by the ACT ...

Global Agreements, Grassroots Advocacy - Youth and Governance in Post 2015 World: A Toolkit for Young People Who Want to Make Sure Their Voice is Heard
April 8, 2016

Global Agreements, Grassroots Advocacy - Youth and Governance in Post 2015 ...

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This toolkit is designed for young people and members of youth organisations who are passionate about having honest and responsive governments, who believe that young people must be involved in decision-making that affects them, and who are ...

Immunization in Practice: A Practical Guide for Health Staff
April 7, 2016

Immunization in Practice: A Practical Guide for Health Staff

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Building on the previous edition (2004) of Immunization in Practice (IIP), which has been translated and used throughout the world, this 2015 update of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s practical information guide is meant to support the work ...

Don't Hesitate: Talking to Your Vaccine-Hesitant Loved Ones with Compassion and Confidence
April 7, 2016

Don't Hesitate: Talking to Your Vaccine-Hesitant Loved Ones with Compassion ...

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"We hope to help you start a conversation about immunization with vaccine-hesitant parents in a manner that will maintain and even enrich your relationships." This resource from the parent-driven organisation Voices for Vaccines draws on social ...

Promising Programmatic Approaches for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (AYSRH)
April 6, 2016

Promising Programmatic Approaches for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and ...

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"Programs must actively engage girls and women, boys and men, parents and in-laws, partners and spouses, extended family, religious leaders, educators, and the community to question the cultural roles and expectations that contribute to negative ...

Zika: Radio Information Spots
April 1, 2016

Zika: Radio Information Spots

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"The power of radio, its proximity to the population and its ease of access, provide a unique opportunity to reach the largest number of people in the shortest possible time to effectively disseminate prevention messages during sanitary crises ...

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit
March 31, 2016

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit

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"By integrating gender into your SBCC strategy, you can make health messages more effective, stimulate equity in gender roles, and improve health outcomes. Since the roles and power relations between men and women affect how an activity is ...

ACT Consortium Guidance: Qualitative Methods for International Health Intervention Research
March 29, 2016

ACT Consortium Guidance: Qualitative Methods for International Health ...

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Social scientists from the ACT Consortium released this compendium of guidance notes and templates to help international health researchers design, set up, run, analyse and monitor qualitative research in their studies. This is a compendium of ...

tOPV to bOPV SWITCH: WHO Communication Resources
March 29, 2016

tOPV to bOPV SWITCH: WHO Communication Resources

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Objective 2 of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 (see Related Summaries, below) calls for a transition in the vaccines used to eradicate polio and requires the removal of all oral polio vaccines (OPVs) in the long term. ...

A Global Communication Strategy Guide for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
March 24, 2016

A Global Communication Strategy Guide for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

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The Global Communication Strategy Development Guide for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programs is a step-by-step planner to assist maternal, newborn, and child health programme planners, managers, and implementers in designing, implementing, ...

Vaccine Hesitancy: A Vade Mecum v1.0
March 21, 2016

Vaccine Hesitancy: A Vade Mecum v1.0

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Noting that vaccine hesitancy has been a constant and steady threat to immunisation programmes since their inception and that there is no quick and easy fix, this reference guide from the journal Vaccine draws upon existing evidence to propose ...

AIDSFree Prevention Update
March 18, 2016

AIDSFree Prevention Update

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The Prevention Update is an online library that provides a sample of summaries and abstracts of recent published articles - some available as free, open source documents and others available by purchase or subscription only - on global HIV ...

Health Education Materials for the Workplace
March 17, 2016

Health Education Materials for the Workplace

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"These educational materials offer a tool to reinforce the efforts of workplace doctors, nurses, and occupational health staff to disseminate health knowledge to workers and promote good health practices. Making health information easily ...

StopCholera Toolkit
March 16, 2016

StopCholera Toolkit

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The StopCholera Toolkit is a package of technical documents to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the use of oral cholera vaccine (OCV). Created by the Delivering Oral Cholera Vaccine (DOVE) Project, the toolkit is meant to ...

Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit
March 15, 2016

Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit

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This toolkit shares evidence-based advocacy guidance and tools to add family planning (FP) to the voices of existing advocacy networks, enable leaders at all levels in low- and middle-income countries to advocate for FP, and grow FP champions for ...

Zika Apps
March 11, 2016

Zika Apps

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In the wake of the Zika virus outbreak, various organisations have developed apps (software used on a smartphone or mobile device) to raise awareness, share information and photos, and engage citizens to take action. For example:

Comics Uniting Nations
March 9, 2016

Comics Uniting Nations

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Comics Uniting Nations is a partnership of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), PCI Media Impact, and Reading with Pictures which seeks to communicate information about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) using comics. The ...

Community Action and Leadership Initiative (CLAC) Online Resource Library
March 7, 2016

Community Action and Leadership Initiative (CLAC) Online Resource Library

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"Knowledge sharing is fundamental for creating action at scale..." Kevin Osborne, LINKAGES Project Director 

Connected Women 2015: Adaptation Framework for the Mobile Technical Literacy Toolkit
March 7, 2016

Connected Women 2015: Adaptation Framework for the Mobile Technical Literacy ...

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“Not being able to operate a phone is one of the most reported barriers to women adopting and using mobile technology and ultimately accessing life-enhancing mobile services in low- and middle-income markets globally.” The Group Speciale Mobile ...

Securing a Polio-Free World: Video Series
March 4, 2016

Securing a Polio-Free World: Video Series

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This video series from the World Health Organization (WHO) explain the steps that are being taken to make sure that, once the wild poliovirus (WPV) has been eradicated from the remaining WPV-endemic countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan), it will ...

Teaching Journalism for Sustainable Development: New Syllabi
February 23, 2016

Teaching Journalism for Sustainable Development: New Syllabi

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This publication offers a collection of model syllabi that include ideas, methods, and materials related to teaching subjects related to media and sustainable development. It was designed to guide and inspire teachers and planners working in ...

Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social Services for Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: A Companion Guide
February 19, 2016

Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social Services for Children and ...

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"Similar to sexual violence against adults, sexual violence against children and adolescents is surrounded by a culture of secrecy, stigma, and silence. Too often, it is viewed as a private matter, especially when the perpetrator is a family ...

Responding to a Poliovirus Outbreak: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for a New Polio Outbreak in a Polio-Free Country
February 17, 2016

Responding to a Poliovirus Outbreak: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) ...

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Based on experience from many countries, these guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) provide rules and recommendations on how to respond to a polio outbreak. The guidelines also present a timeline indicating the key events that need ...

The Logic of Hope and Trust
February 11, 2016

The Logic of Hope and Trust

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Concept: Rina Dey, CORE GROUP POLIO PROJECT

Research Communication for Policy Influence: Key Toolkits
February 9, 2016

Research Communication for Policy Influence: Key Toolkits

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"Research communication is at the heart of evidence based policy making, as it includes understanding the obstacles preventing the uptake of research by decision makers and reflects on the most appropriate strategies, tools and channels to reach ...

Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South
February 5, 2016

Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South

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"There is a multiplicity of voices, methodologies and theoretical traditions in the interdisciplinary fields of research that investigate the role of ICTs 'in', 'for', and sometimes 'and' development. This volume includes many illustrations of ...

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh
February 4, 2016

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh

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"What behavior will you promote? What key factors will you address to motivate people?"

Definition and Key Messages to Support Advocacy and Action for Communication with Communities
February 3, 2016

Definition and Key Messages to Support Advocacy and Action for Communication ...

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"In the context of humanitarian action Communication with Communities, which is sometimes abbreviated to CwC, refers to activities where the exchange of information is used to save lives, mitigate risk, enable greater accountability and shape the ...

Community Video for Nutrition Guide
February 2, 2016

Community Video for Nutrition Guide

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"SPRING and DG see this community-led video approach, with videos created by the community for the community, as a revolutionary tool for nutrition and health behavior change which blends innovative, low-cost, accessible technology with the ...

Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP)
February 1, 2016

Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP)

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This website offers curriculum components and tools for trainers to design, implement, and evaluate family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) training. The TRP provides organisations with what are meant to be user-friendly resources and ...

AIDSFree Guidance Database
January 28, 2016

AIDSFree Guidance Database

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The AIDSFree Guidance Database brings together national HIV testing and treatment guidance from many priority countries around the world. This interactive database can be used to prepare guideline revisions for specific countries, conduct ...

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding
January 27, 2016

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding

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"Several recent projects have implemented innovative methods to reach fathers in culturally appropriate ways that both respect and challenge traditional gender roles. Initial results suggest that fathers' potential contributions to child health ...

Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change: A Guide for Facilitators
January 15, 2016

Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change: A Guide for Facilitators

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This toolkit is designed to support users in planning and carrying out evaluations using Participatory Video (PV) with the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique (PVMSC). According to the guide, this is "a participatory approach to monitoring, ...

Reporting Development: A Guide for African Journalists
January 11, 2016

Reporting Development: A Guide for African Journalists

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Produced by the European Journalism Centre, this guide was produced to act as a key and timely resource for reporting on development issues across Africa.

Connected Women : Mobile Skills Toolkit 2015
January 6, 2016

Connected Women : Mobile Skills Toolkit 2015

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“The ability to use a mobile phone and its non-voice and core functions – has been identified as a barrier to women’s awareness and usage of mobile services across low- and middle-income countries.” The Groupe Speciale Mobile Association ...

Let's Talk about Protection: Enhancing Childhood Vaccination Uptake
January 6, 2016

Let's Talk about Protection: Enhancing Childhood Vaccination Uptake

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The focus of this communication action guide is on identifying ways to help health care providers (HCPs) communicate in ways that encourage parents to want and get their children protected by vaccination as a desired behavioural goal and outcome, ...

World's Largest Lesson
January 5, 2016

World's Largest Lesson

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"If every school in the world teaches children about these goals, we will help them become the generation that changed the world." Through its various entertaining yet educational resources and activities, this collaborative education project is ...

RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach (ROMA): A Guide to Policy Engagement and Influence
January 4, 2016

RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach (ROMA): A Guide to Policy Engagement and ...

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"Policy processes can be highly political, sometimes involving dense networks of actors and coalitions with competing values and interests. Engaging with policy in these types of environment requires a collaborative approach, and ROMA has been ...

Climate Governance in Africa: A Handbook for Journalists
December 21, 2015

Climate Governance in Africa: A Handbook for Journalists

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Published by Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa, this handbook offers insights and knowledge about climate governance issues affecting the African continent. It was produced to provide a quick reference for journalists on what are often complex ...

Digital Health in Demand Generation Toolkit
December 15, 2015

Digital Health in Demand Generation Toolkit

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"In addition to the local buy-in and collaboration established before project initiation, it is important that individuals from or familiar with the community and local context are a part of your team; involved in the design, development, ...

Digital Health RMNCH Toolkit
December 15, 2015

Digital Health RMNCH Toolkit

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"Digital health is versatile and can be used to help assess and prime the market [for commodities]; it is also a feasible way to reach traditionally underserved populations (e.g., hard to reach, marginalized)."

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