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Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A Scoping and Rapid Review
July 20, 2017

Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A ...

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The aim of this review is to understand the nature and scope of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in integrated health programmes, as well as to examine the associated knowledge, attitudinal, behavioural, and health outcomes. The ...

Understanding the Linkages between Social Safety Nets and Childhood Violence: A Review of the Evidence from Low- and Middle-income Countries
July 20, 2017

Understanding the Linkages between Social Safety Nets and Childhood ...

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"...violent behaviours are typically normalized in childhood, putting children who experience or witness violence at a higher risk of experience and perpetration in adulthood....While risk and protective factors for childhood violence have been ...

Planning and Providing Effective Immunization Services
July 20, 2017

Planning and Providing Effective Immunization Services

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"Flexibility and creativity are needed to develop service delivery strategies that are appropriate for the needs of different communities." This resource from K4Health is part of the Technical Reference Materials (TRMs), which are products of ...

Gender Inequality and Early Childhood Development
July 19, 2017

Gender Inequality and Early Childhood Development

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This Plan International document reviews linkages between early childhood development (ECD) and gender, in order to address the following questions: "Why is the development that occurs in the early years of such critical importance for the rights ...

Communications, Immunization, and Polio Vaccines: Lessons from a Global Perspective on Generating Political Will, Informing Decision-Making and Planning, and Engaging Local Support
July 19, 2017

Communications, Immunization, and Polio Vaccines: Lessons from a Global ...

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"Central to the success of the communications function in driving this program was its ability to generate a meaningful policy dialogue about polio vaccines and routine immunization. This dialogue was vital to fostering stakeholder participation ...

Polio Communications Global Guide
July 18, 2017

Polio Communications Global Guide

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"Whether you are reacting to the initial report of a poliovirus outbreak and need to get the word out quickly or managing a protracted outbreak and need a more nuanced communication approach that can address campaign fatigue or localised ...

Building Safe Spaces to Support Young Women's Participation in Local Governance in Indonesia
July 18, 2017

Building Safe Spaces to Support Young Women's Participation in Local ...

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"This report illustrates that systematic barriers prevent them [young women] from taking advantage of opportunities to participate in community decision-making structures, and reflects on how one NGO is working to overcome these barriers and ...

Communication for Development in the University Curriculum
July 18, 2017

Communication for Development in the University Curriculum

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"As most of the nations of the world subscribe to the Sustainable Development Goals and their 2030 targets, it becomes increasingly important that the potential of using communication knowledge, skills, ethics, and technology intelligently and ...

Polio Endgame & Legacy - Implementation, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned
July 17, 2017

Polio Endgame & Legacy - Implementation, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

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"All in all, the work summarized in this supplement demonstrates that, with proper support, country immunization programs have a strong capacity to absorb and adapt to new global health initiatives in immunization, which are ultimately designed ...

Communicating the Social Determinants of Health: Guidelines for Common Messaging
July 17, 2017

Communicating the Social Determinants of Health: Guidelines for Common Messaging

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Based on research commissioned by the Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health (CCSDH), these guidelines for common messaging examine factors that influence audience receptivity to social determinants of health (SDH) messages, the ...

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Identifying and Vaccinating Chronically Missed Children
July 14, 2017

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Identifying and Vaccinating ...

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These Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the problem of chronically missed children (CMC), who are widely discussed in polio eradication initiatives. It has been found that especially ...

Effective Messages and Media for Employee Health Campaigns
July 13, 2017

Effective Messages and Media for Employee Health Campaigns

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"...provides empirical evidence that the selection of channels used in a health improvement campaign is an important factor in the success of the desired behavioural outcome."

The Path to 2020: Delivering Transformative, Rights-based Family Planning
July 12, 2017

The Path to 2020: Delivering Transformative, Rights-based Family Planning

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"...dialogue and reflection can lead to positive outcomes..."

Early Childhood Matters 2017
July 11, 2017

Early Childhood Matters 2017

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This edition of Early Childhood Matters (EMC), the Bernard van Leer Foundation's journal, sets out to new ideas on advances in early childhood development, while exploring the challenges of scaling up. The introduction suggests that ideas like ...

Advocacy, Communication, and Partnerships: Mobilizing for Effective Widespread Cervical Cancer Prevention
July 11, 2017

Advocacy, Communication, and Partnerships: Mobilizing for Effective ...

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"If we can foster sufficient political will, forge links with global health initiatives, and ensure that decision-makers and the public have accurate and realistic expectations of the services, elimination of cervical cancer is within reach. ...

Outbreak: Polio Communications Global Guide
July 11, 2017

Outbreak: Polio Communications Global Guide

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This resource is Part 2 of a four-part Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)/United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) guide, which is a how-to manual for planning and building effective mass media and interpersonal communication (IPC) ...

No answers without questions: a decade of debate in Nepal
July 11, 2017

No answers without questions: a decade of debate in Nepal

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Author: BBC Media Action's Pratibha Tuladhar, originally published July 3 2017 - As Sajha Sawal broadcasts its 500th episode, the team members reflect on what the programme means to the Nepali audience – and them. “Who will answer my questions? ...

Report of the 33rd Meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio Eradication & Routine Immunization in Nigeria
July 11, 2017

Report of the 33rd Meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio ...

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This report summarises the main findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the 33rd meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) for Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization (RI), which was convened from January 17-18 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.

Drop to Zero
July 10, 2017

Drop to Zero

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"The work of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative redefines what is possible. It shows what we can achieve when countries cooperate around a clear goal." This video from one of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners, Rotary ...

Lost in Translation: The Misinformed Journey of Migrants Across Italy
July 10, 2017

Lost in Translation: The Misinformed Journey of Migrants Across Italy

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"No matter the timeframe of their stay in Italy, or the purpose of their journeys, refugees and migrants demonstrate complex information needs about their ever-changing situation, which require a dynamic response with buy-in from all implicated ...

Polio: Highest Hopes and Deepest Fears for the GPEI Based on Where It Is Now
July 7, 2017

Polio: Highest Hopes and Deepest Fears for the GPEI Based on Where It Is Now

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Author: Peter K.A. da Costa, Ph.D., July 7 2017 - is a member of the Horn of Africa Polio Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and has been a technical advisor on polio communication in Central Africa as well as Nigeria. He has worked as a development ...

Paving the Way for a Healthy Life
July 7, 2017

Paving the Way for a Healthy Life

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"The power of the Wheel and its implementation strategy lies in that it was conceived as a process that actively involves the participation of 1,000 Day families and the community, individually and collectively, rather than serving as a passive ...

The CARIAA Research-into-Use Learning Guide
July 6, 2017

The CARIAA Research-into-Use Learning Guide

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"The expectation of actively promoting research uptake requires many researchers to move out of their comfort zones and incorporate new processes, approaches and communication mechanisms into and alongside their research." This learning guide, ...

Training on Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE)
July 5, 2017

Training on Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE)

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This document reports on the implementation of "Training on Child Protection in Emergency" through a partnership between UNICEF and Diyalo Pariwar for members of protection clusters in each of 12 districts (Chitwan, Tanahu, Kaski, Nawalparasi, ...

Vaccination Trust Library
July 5, 2017

Vaccination Trust Library

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Launched in May 2017 by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, this vaccination and trust library contains a series of documents to assist ministries of health, centres for disease control, immunisation programmes, or ...

Vaccination and Trust: How Concerns Arise and the Role of Communication in Mitigating Crises
July 5, 2017

Vaccination and Trust: How Concerns Arise and the Role of Communication in ...

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When situations occur in which unwanted events are (rightly or wrongly) connected with vaccination, they may erode confidence in vaccines and the authorities delivering them. This document defines and describes the key concepts and theoretical ...

Governance in Tajikistan: Evaluation of the Women Smallholder Farmer Advocacy Campaign
July 3, 2017

Governance in Tajikistan: Evaluation of the Women Smallholder Farmer ...

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This is an evaluation of Oxfam GB (OGB)'s global advocacy campaign, GROW, as implemented in the Khatlon region of Tajikistan. The GROW campaign takes a multi-pronged approach to the multi-faceted issue of global food insecurity by focusing on a ...

The 12 Essentials for System Change
June 30, 2017

The 12 Essentials for System Change

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"To imagine that meaningful interaction can be retrofitted into the existing, well-established systems and structures falls short of a 'revolution'. Revolutions denote a change in power dynamics, which is happening as people affected by disaster ...

Vaccination Resilience: Building and Sustaining Confidence in and Demand for Vaccination
June 30, 2017

Vaccination Resilience: Building and Sustaining Confidence in and Demand for ...

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"In our noisy social media and peer advice overwhelming environment filled with conflicting vaccine narratives, building vaccination resilience is key to minimizing the development of hesitancy and ensuring that immunization programs are not ...

Afghanistan National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication (NEAP) 2016-2017
June 29, 2017

Afghanistan National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication (NEAP) ...

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This document represents an update for the July 2016 to June 2017 period of the National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP) as developed and continually revised by the Afghanistan Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI). As the Minister of Public Health ...

Powering to Peace: Integrated Civil Resistance and Peacebuilding Strategies
June 28, 2017

Powering to Peace: Integrated Civil Resistance and Peacebuilding Strategies

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"This report explores the complementary ideas and practices that civil resistance and peacebuilding approaches present, each from different points along the conflict transformation spectrum. Both strategies oppose violence in all its forms, and ...

Hitting the road to reach young Cambodian job-seekers
June 28, 2017

Hitting the road to reach young Cambodian job-seekers

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Author: My Sovann, BBC Media Action Communications coordinator, Cambodia, originally published June 23 2017 - "I feel so excited about the roadshow, I have never ever seen an educational event like this in my village" shouts high school student ...

Civic Charter - The Global Framework for People's Participation
June 28, 2017

Civic Charter - The Global Framework for People's Participation

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"Securing and expanding the space for civic participation is an indispensable prerequisite for a peaceful future of humanity. Without the active and unrestrained engagement of civil society around the globe, achieving the SDGs [Sustainable ...

Catalyzing Health Gains through Global Polio Eradication: An India Trip Report
June 28, 2017

Catalyzing Health Gains through Global Polio Eradication: An India Trip Report

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India is using tools developed for global polio eradication to increase broader immunisation rates, enhance disease surveillance, and improve health communication in under-served areas. To examine India's polio asset transition efforts, explore ...

Polio Legacy Planning: Guidelines for Preparing a Transition Plan
June 27, 2017

Polio Legacy Planning: Guidelines for Preparing a Transition Plan

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Objective 4 of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 (see Related Summaries, below) calls for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to undertake planning to "ensure that the investments made to eradicate ...

Polio Eradication Hopes and Fears: What Next?
June 27, 2017

Polio Eradication Hopes and Fears: What Next?

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Authors: Heidi Larson, Ph.D. & Will Schulz, MSc, June 13 2017

Listening Post Collective
June 26, 2017

Listening Post Collective

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"We believe responsible reporting begins with listening. From there, media outlets and community organizations can create news stories that respond to people's informational needs, reflect their lives, and enable them to make informed ...

Polio Immunization in Pakistan: Ethical Issues and Challenges
June 26, 2017

Polio Immunization in Pakistan: Ethical Issues and Challenges

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"Beliefs, practices and cultural norms overshadow public health priorities and ethics. Understanding of the context, therefore, is critical to determine the social hindrances in polio eradication and strategize thereon."

The Power of India's Village Women
June 26, 2017

The Power of India's Village Women

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Author: Moin Qazi, February 16 2017 [first posted in The Pulse, linked below] India is far from perfect in ensuring women's rights, but quotas at the local government level are having a real impact. Societies and cultures that invest in and ...

Making Women Count - Not Just Counting Women: Assessing Women's Inclusion and Influence on Peace Negotiations
June 23, 2017

Making Women Count - Not Just Counting Women: Assessing Women's Inclusion ...

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"Fifteen years after the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325, women remain significantly underrepresented in peace and transitional processes. A central challenge is the lack of evidence-based knowledge on the precise ...

Honour and Prestige: The Influence of Social Norms on Violence against Women and Girls in Karnataka, South India
June 23, 2017

Honour and Prestige: The Influence of Social Norms on Violence against Women ...

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"...interventions that integrate a norms approach can contribute to strengthening the rights of women and girls and reducing the violent practices that affect the health and human rights of hundreds of millions globally." Social norms play an ...

Wildlife Consumer Behaviour Change Toolkit
June 23, 2017

Wildlife Consumer Behaviour Change Toolkit

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“As the global poaching crisis reaches critical levels - as demonstrated in the Global Initiative’s recent report on rhino horn trafficking - addressing the crisis effectively will require strategies aimed at changing consumer behaviour. Research ...

"She Cannot Just Sit Around Waiting to Turn Twenty" - Understanding Why Child Marriage Persists in Kenya and Zambia
June 22, 2017

"She Cannot Just Sit Around Waiting to Turn Twenty" - Understanding Why ...

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“Around the world, an estimated 15 million girls are married each year before they turn 18, and UNICEF estimates that 720 million women alive today were married as children.”

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan
June 21, 2017

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan

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"Since 2012, BBC Media Action has been funded by DFID to produce a range of programmes and deliver capacity-strengthening activities aiming to support improved reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) in South Sudan. This report ...

The Comprehensive Approach to Health Systems Management
June 21, 2017

The Comprehensive Approach to Health Systems Management

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"Traditionally speaking, public health planning is often driven by central-level policies and resource allocation that trickle their way down the health system. If you only start at the top, however, you miss the bigger picture." - Betty Cox and ...

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Progress, Lessons Learned, And Polio Legacy Transition Planning
June 21, 2017

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Progress, Lessons Learned, And ...

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"Transitioning will require a dialogue among countries and partners on multiple fronts, including the level of ownership by countries of polio assets and for what new purposes they will be used, and discussion about cofinancing, administration, ...

Tell me a story: narratives, behaviour change and neuroscience
June 20, 2017

Tell me a story: narratives, behaviour change and neuroscience

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Author: National Creative Director, BBC Media Action India Radharani Mitra, orignially posted June 19 2017 - "Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever." - ...

#FaithOverFear Toolkit
June 20, 2017

#FaithOverFear Toolkit

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This #FaithOverFear campaign from Religions for Peace, UNICEF, and a global coalition of religious groups is aimed to inspire action among religious people world wide to support refugees by welcoming them to their communities. It was motivated by ...

CDCynergy Message Mapping Guide
June 20, 2017

CDCynergy Message Mapping Guide

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"One of the most powerful tools available for communication is the message map. A message map is an organized means for communicating layers of information." Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Cancer ...

Are There Lasting Lessons from Polio Eradication for Global Health?
June 20, 2017

Are There Lasting Lessons from Polio Eradication for Global Health?

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Author: Sue Goldstein, June 7 2017 - is a member of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and is a past member of the Task Force on Immunisation (TFI) - World Health Organization (WHO) Regional ...

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