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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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Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP)

Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP)
"There is no point in having a vaccine if you cannot roll it out. This is a story for donors, who increasingly need to know that the money which is going into developing countries is actually having an impact, and this is a very good example of ...
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A Culture of Rights

A Culture of Rights
"The main aim of this Communication for Development Study, commissioned by UNICEF [the United Nations Children's Fund], centered on carrying out a study on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) specific to Children’s Rights that will ...
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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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Build a smart investment - "Swacch Bharat"

Build a smart investment - "Swacch Bharat"
Author: Anand Shekhar, January 27 2015 - The response of India Inc. to the clarion call of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to make India “Swacch Bharat” is praiseworthy. Most of the renowned Corporate Houses have committed investments to ...
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Gender Norms and Power Inequities: Key Barriers to Realizing Sexual and ...

Gender Norms and Power Inequities: Key Barriers to Realizing Sexual and   Reproductive Rights
Author:  Christina Wegs, January 26 2015 - December 10th was International Human Rights Day. This day commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the UN General Assembly in 1948, which affirmed the rights ...
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Floating Education and Health Centre Bangladesh

Floating Education and Health Centre Bangladesh
During the monsoon season (June to October), in some flood-prone communities in Bangladesh, children cannot attend school, and communities cannot access healthcare facilities when their villages are cut off from mainland services by flooding. Two ...
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Vojo Brazil: Amplifying Quilombola Voices through Mobile Phones

Vojo Brazil: Amplifying Quilombola Voices through Mobile Phones
In October 2013, a training in Salvador, Brazil, introducing a multimedia technology called Vojo, was presented to 20 youth in a quilombo community (a settlement of people originally of African origin), Ilha de Maré, which has no internet access. ...
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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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Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool

Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool
This 4-page case study shares the experience of Ghana's Aha Ye De (Twi for "It's Good Here [under the net]") campaign in keeping net use messages fresh and relevant over a 3-year campaign. The Ghana Behavior Change Support (BCS) project, a ...
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Community Based Monitoring to Increase Access of Adolescents to Primary ...

Community Based Monitoring to Increase Access of Adolescents to Primary Health Care Services: A Soul City Case Study
This 4-page case study discusses the findings of a process evaluation of a community-based monitoring (CBM) of health services project conducted in twelve South African communities to assess and support quality health care and increase access to ...
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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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Power, Policies and Social/Gender Relations: Can Evaluations Change the ...

Power, Policies and Social/Gender Relations: Can Evaluations Change the Equation?
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, January 20 2015 - The Context
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Critical Thinking: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Critical Thinking: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle
Author: Neil Orr & David Patient, January 16 2015 - It’s time to think about how we think. That’s what Critical Thinking is about. Somewhere in the back of our heads, we know that this important. Almost every SETA Unit Standard [standards for ...
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Communicating Disparity: How Social Design Can Create Public Engagement with ...

Communicating Disparity: How Social Design Can Create Public Engagement with Issues of Inequality
"[A] social design focus should concentrate on context-specific innovations that open safe spaces for dialogue and create new ways of delivering motivating and clear messages to the general public by challenging normalised ideas. Ultimately, this ...
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Clean, Fed & Nurtured: Joining Forces to Promote Child Growth and Development

Clean, Fed & Nurtured: Joining Forces to Promote Child Growth and Development
"[E]arlier conversations had revealed that while the WASH sector was increasingly integrating with the nutrition sector; and that ECD research and programming experts have been coordinating with nutrition specialists, little coordination existed ...
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Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning ...

Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning by Addressing Gender Norms
With funding from USAID, the Tékponon Jikuagou Project of the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), Georgetown University, United States, conducted an initial review of recent literature and programmes on male engagement in sexual and ...
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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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Group Dialogue and Critical Reflection of HIV Prevention: An Evaluation of ...

Group Dialogue and Critical Reflection of HIV Prevention: An Evaluation of the C-Change Community Conversation Toolkit
This 53-page report discusses evaluation findings related to the use of the Community Conversation Toolkit (CCT) developed by Communication for Change (C-Change) to foster interactive communication through group dialogues and to prompt engagement ...
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Malaria Response: Call For New Institutional Landscapes

Malaria Response: Call For New Institutional Landscapes
Author: Dr. Michel ODIKA - January 15, 2015. Thought and theory must precede all salutary action, yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory  (Virginia WOOLF).
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Knowledge and Awareness of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Cervical Cancer and ...

Knowledge and Awareness of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccine among Women in Two Distinct Nepali Communities
"...[K]nowledge and awareness of HPV, cervical cancer and HPV vaccine remains very low in the Nepali women. Acceptance of a freely available HPV vaccine for children was high indicating potentially high uptake rates in these communities provided ...
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Malaria Vaccine: Questionable Project

Malaria Vaccine: Questionable Project
Author: Dr. Michel ODIKA - January 15, 2015. The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience. (Milton FRIEDMAN, economist). The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist ...
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Malaria Observatory: Human Development Project

Malaria Observatory: Human Development Project
Author: Dr. Michel ODIKA - January 15, 2015. Now More Than Ever. The global response to malaria critically requires: innovative approaches, coordinated efforts, context-sensitive policies, evidence-based strategies and, not least, reliable ...
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A dramatic approach to Ebola

A dramatic approach to Ebola
Author: Mary Kolu Massaquoi, January 8 2015 - I recently spent a week away from my home in Bradford, in the north of England, working with a team in London on scripts for a new BBC Media Action radio drama for West Africa called Mr Plan-Plan and ...
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Making a difference: community co-operation in Kenya

Making a difference: community co-operation in Kenya
Author: Jo Casserly, January 6 2015 - Academics have been mulling over the tricky term "collective efficacy" for decades. Collective, what? Well, exactly. In its essence, collective efficacy is the belief that taking action with others can make a ...
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How to hunt a virus: 5 ways polio is helping fight Ebola

How to hunt a virus: 5 ways polio is helping fight Ebola
Author: Sherine Guirguis, January 2 2015 - I'm often asked how the largest-ever public health movement - to end polio - has boosted the world’s ability to fight other deadly infectious diseases.
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Why Do Parents Who Usually Vaccinate their Children Hesitate or Refuse? ...

Why Do Parents Who Usually Vaccinate their Children Hesitate or Refuse? General Good vs. Individual Risk
"[T]he case of the polio outbreak in Israel emphasizes the importance of transparency and credibility in risk communication."
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Ebola communication tips for health officials

Ebola communication tips for health officials
Authors: Claire Hooker and Julie Leask, originally published on November 5 2014, cross-posted on January 5 2015: Listen up, health officials - here's how to reduce "Ebolanoia".
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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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Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone: What is not going on right?

Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone: What is not going on right?
Author: Ibrahim Sesay, December 13 2014 - I have been closely monitoring the various interventions that had been and are still being undertaken by the government of Sierra Leone and its stakeholders to address the dreadful Ebola epidemic in the ...
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The Right to Learn: Community Participation in Improving Learning

The Right to Learn: Community Participation in Improving Learning
"Changing our education systems and engendering a paradigm shift is not the work of the education ministry or even the government alone; it involves every one of us - parents, teachers, students, and civil society." - Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, ...
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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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Turkmenistan Child-Friendly School Initiative: Evaluation Report

Turkmenistan Child-Friendly School Initiative: Evaluation Report
"The CFS concept is founded on the notion of 'inclusion' - and this means inclusion of every single child, no matter what their background or circumstance, in quality learning activities."
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The Future of Routine Immunization in the Developing World: Challenges and ...

The Future of Routine Immunization in the Developing World: Challenges and Opportunities
"Routine immunization creates opportunities to educate parents about the benefits of vaccines and other health services. Engaging the community in planning, financing, and delivering the program can increase equity and build trust in the ...
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A World without Violence against Children: Children and Young People's ...

A World without Violence against Children: Children and Young People's Voices and Recommendations for the Post 2015 Agenda
"Children and young people have shared their views and messages to create a world without violence against children. They emphasise that prevention and response to violence is essential to ensuring children's rights to protection, survival, ...
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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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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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Community Media Trust Evaluation Report: A Report on the Impact of ...

Community Media Trust Evaluation Report: A Report on the Impact of Siyayinqoba Beat It! on HIV and AIDS
This evaluation report outlines key findings related to Community Media Trust’s (CMT) Siyayinqoba Beat It! programme in South Africa based on The Third National HIV Communication Survey 2012. The objective of this analysis of the survey was to ...
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What I'll be celebrating on World AIDS Day

What I'll be celebrating on World AIDS Day
Author: Gideon Poki, originallly posted on World AIDS Day 2014 - World AIDS Day is a chance for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It is a chance to show solidarity with the 35 million people living with HIV today and ...
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Characteristics of Persons Refusing Oral Polio Vaccine during the ...

Characteristics of Persons Refusing Oral Polio Vaccine during the Immunization Plus Days - Sokoto, Nigeria 2011
"The traditional leaders were the most successful in positively influencing the decision to vaccinate."
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