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A Global Communication Strategy Development Guide for Maternal, Newborn, and ...

A Global Communication Strategy Development Guide for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Programs
This step-by-step toolkit is an effort - via evidence-based, practical guidance - to support maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) programme managers, programme planners, and communication specialists as they conceptualise, implement, and ...
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Towards gender and socially just alcohol policy in India

Towards gender and socially just alcohol policy in India
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy,September 23 2014 - The other day, I was asked a question: “These days women in the corporate sector and elite colleges in Chennai, India want to visit pubs and drink just like men.  Advertisements on liquor are ...
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Ending Female Genital Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress

Ending Female Genital Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress
This 24-page report reflects on and discusses efforts to promote the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) over the last decade. It synthesises lessons learned from interventions and outlines insights to strengthen future ...
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Towards Economic and Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent ...

Towards Economic and Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls (TESFA)
Launched in 2010, the Towards Economic and Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls (TESFA) project was designed to improve the lives of child brides ages 10 to 19 in Ethiopia’s rural Amhara region by empowering them with ...
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A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive ...

A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia
This Colombian project, begun in 2007 and now ongoing as Revela2, uses theory and evidence, ongoing research and university partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, strengthening of local and regional capacity, local participation, a focus on ...
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UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: ...

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change
This 52-page report reflects on the experience of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, which is being implemented in 15 African countries. A partnership between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and ...
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Vamos Ler! Children's Radio Programmes

Vamos Ler! Children's Radio Programmes
Launched in March 2014, Vamos Ler ("Let's Read" in Portuguese) is a 15-part children’s radio programme designed to encourage primary school aged children in Mozambique to read, while also building the capacity of teachers and caregivers to ...
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Aligning With Local Cultures to End Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting

Aligning With Local Cultures to End Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting
This 28-page booklet discusses how efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) will be most successful when approaches that are respectful and sensitive of local culture are used, while also recognising that such traditions are ...
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Improving the Lives of Married Adolescent Girls in Amhara, Ethiopia: A ...

Improving the Lives of Married Adolescent Girls in Amhara, Ethiopia: A Summary of the Evidence
This 16-page evaluation report discusses the experience and impact of the Towards Economic and Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls (TESFA) project, which focused on empowering married girls with reproductive health and ...
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New NTD Data to Inform Large Scale Deworming in Ethiopia

New NTD Data to Inform Large Scale Deworming in Ethiopia
"94% of 535 surveyed districts in Ethiopia are endemic for either schistosomiasis and/or soil-transmitted helminths (STH) - Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) which are commonly found in school-children."
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Humanitarian Health Ethics Analysis Tool (HHEAT)

Humanitarian Health Ethics Analysis Tool (HHEAT)
"The middle of an acute crisis might not be the ideal time for thoughtful ethical discussion and reflection..."
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2014 Global Female Condom Day Dance4Demand

2014 Global Female Condom Day Dance4Demand
"I danced today to demand the female condom so women can control their sexual health...and have access to the female condom worldwide." As part of the third annual Global Female Condom Day (GFCD), September 16 2014, this social media campaign is ...
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Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Resources for Ebola

Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Resources for Ebola
Created by Health COMpass, this Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) online focus package provides a list of SBCC tools and project materials which organisations working to prevent and treat ebola can use in their health communication ...
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Addressing traditional practices that drive HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

Addressing traditional practices that drive HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
Author: ’Mamoletsane Khati, September 23 2014 - Women and girls across Southern Africa continue to bear the brunt of traditions that support multiple concurrent partnerships (MCP) and other uncouth sexual practices.
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Health Research Capacity Strengthening Snapshots

Health Research Capacity Strengthening Snapshots
"Strengthening health research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is a recognized way to advance health and development. However, systematic evidence on the effectiveness of different approaches remains limited, as their ...
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Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the ...

Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents
Edutainment +Mobilization = Social Change is a communication and mobilisation process, based in Colombia and on a multimedia edutainment platform, aimed at facilitating dialogue and behaviour change about sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) ...
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Maximizing the Benefits of Improved Cookstoves: Moving from Acquisition to ...

Maximizing the Benefits of Improved Cookstoves: Moving from Acquisition to Correct and Consistent Use
"The goal of this article is to put forth the most critical considerations regarding cookstove adoption that were identified at a meeting of the Working Group to Address Increasing Adoption of Improved Cookstoves. The meeting was hosted by the ...
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The power of the pen: Why I left M&E behind for communications

The power of the pen: Why I left M&E behind for communications
Author: Jennifer Lentfer, September 15 2014 - Up until the last two years of my career in the international aid sector, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) had always been a part of my job title or description. I have always been curious about ...
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Phase II: Strategic Plan for Polio Outbreak Response in the Middle East - ...

Phase II: Strategic Plan for Polio Outbreak Response in the Middle East - May-December 2014
This is the second of two reports (see Related Summaries, below) in response to the circulation of wild poliovirus (WPV) in October 2013 after a 15-year absence.
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Projecting Health

Projecting Health
"When communities drive their own messaging, they magnify the power of persuasion among their peers, accelerating the adoption of healthier behaviors that can save the lives of women and children."
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Beijing Platform for Action: Progress and Challenges Twenty Years On

Beijing Platform for Action: Progress and Challenges Twenty Years On
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, September 8 2014 - At the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women held at Beijing in 1995, the UN, national governments and civil society called for action on eleven critical areas.
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EU, UNODC Partner to Strengthen IT Capacity of Justice Sector Officials in ...

EU, UNODC Partner to Strengthen IT Capacity of Justice Sector Officials in Nigeria
Author: James Ayodele, September 8 2014 - The computer and other information technology (IT) equipment are becoming commonplace across the justice sector in Nigeria. However, the lack of, or insufficient, IT skills is limiting the use of the ...
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The Power of Belief: What Polio and Ebola have in common

The Power of Belief: What Polio and Ebola have in common
Author: Heidi J Larson, PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Dept. Global Health, University of Washington, September 5 2014 - The myriad of challenges contributing to the persisting spread of Ebola in West Africa - the ...
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What Explains Enhanced Psychological Resilience of Students at VMBO Schools ...

What Explains Enhanced Psychological Resilience of Students at VMBO Schools in the Netherlands?
"PD values the gifts and capacities of ordinary people and institutions and in doing so it relocates where expertise lies in a community..."
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Hungry to learn: The rise of Home Grown School Feeding

Hungry to learn: The rise of Home Grown School Feeding
Author: Sunit Bagree, Partnership for Child Development at Imperial College London, September 3 2014 - An innovative approach helps smallholder farmers and supports children’s education at the same time. What does it take to get a child to attend ...
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PSAf Study to Characterize Sexual Minorities in Zambia

PSAf Study to Characterize Sexual Minorities in Zambia
From Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf), September 2014 - PSAf, in collaboration with the National HIV/AIDS/STIs/TB Council of Zambia and the Tropical Diseases Research Centre (TDRC), undertook a study on the existence of sexual minorities. ...
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Story of a lady bike rider and women development: Organizers should go to ...

Story of a lady bike rider and women development: Organizers should go to the roots
Author: Suman Chowdhury Mony, September 2 2014 - Every morning, one lady bike rider passes me when my bus gets stuck in the jam on the way to my office. She goes ahead to her destination by driving her Scooty easily and naturally on the wide and ...
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HIV Prevalence versus Incidence ... unpacking the confusion

HIV Prevalence versus Incidence ... unpacking the confusion
Authors: David R Patient and Neil M Orr, August 29 2014 - Every few years a national HIV study comes out and people start to speak with great concern about the prevalence and incidence rates increasing. There seems to be a lot of confusion around ...
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Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Polio Eradication ...

Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Polio Eradication for Afghanistan
"As the newly elected government establishes itself, it is critical that the national commitment to achieving polio eradication is maintained at the highest level."
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Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Polio Eradication ...

Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Polio Eradication for Pakistan
"The Technical Advisory Group on Polio Eradication for Pakistan (TAG) conducted a meeting on 2-3 June 2014, during a time when the Pakistan programme is at a 'critical crossroads'....In the four months preceding the meeting, 86% of global polio ...
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External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour ...

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme
"...reviewers have called for more rigorous outcome evaluation designs in the manner conducted here."
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Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook

Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook
"Today more than ever smallholders and rural communities require access to information and communication to make their voices heard and change their lives for the better. Communication for Development [ComDev] facilitates dialogue and ...
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BBC Media Action's Work on Health

BBC Media Action's Work on Health
This video describes BBC Media Action’s work with media and communication to "provide health information and explore social and cultural norms that affect good health" in economically poor areas and developing countries.
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HIV and Persons in Prison in Pakistan

HIV and Persons in Prison in Pakistan
Authors: Shoaib Raza Butt and Rana Tassawar Ali, August 28 2014 - It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 people with HIV-positive status in Pakistan. Among them, injecting drug users (IDUs), general population and sex workers are ...
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Investing in young children makes good business sense

Investing in young children makes good business sense
Author: Michael Feigelson, August 25 2014 - In 2007, The Lancet medical journal published an article stating that more than 200 million children under five fail to reach their potential in cognitive development because of poverty, poor health and ...
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Are Gender-Sensitive Evaluations and Feminist Evaluations Different?

Are Gender-Sensitive Evaluations and Feminist Evaluations Different?
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, cross-posted from the Gender and Evaluation international community of practice, August 21 2014 - In evaluation conferences, at times I hear "I do feminist evaluations, and not gender evaluations. Feminist evaluation ...
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Global Conversation on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda - Video

Global Conversation on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda - Video
This video explains the origin of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the year 2000 and the ways in which people are interacting to share opinions on the next set of post-2015 goals as the deadline for the first set, the MDGs, approaches.
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Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People

Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People
This BBC Media Action programme provides vulnerable communities with information on emergency services and advice on living amidst disaster and working towards recovery. It is a two-way communication programme, also aiming to give affected people ...
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Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis

Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis
Author: Kathryn Bertram, crossposted from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) website on August 21 2014 - During a capacity building workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone this past June, the mood was understandably tense as Ebola ...
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Self-Assessment Toolkit for Community Radio Stations and Practitioners

Self-Assessment Toolkit for Community Radio Stations and Practitioners
The Self-Assessment Toolkit (SAT) is a community radio tool from Indian non-governmental organisation (NGO) Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) Community Radio Facilitation Centre (CCFC) assembled as part of the project ...
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Education through Film: Traditional Views in Modern Society

Education through Film: Traditional Views in Modern Society
Author: Allison Tunnoch, August 19 2014, crossposted from The WVoice, a publication of Women's Voices Now - "Honor killings are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, who are held to have ...
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Asia Child Marriage Initiative: Summary of Research in Bangladesh, India and ...

Asia Child Marriage Initiative: Summary of Research in Bangladesh, India and Nepal
"Awareness of the legalities of child marriage - it's outlawed in most countries around the world - has little bearing on behaviour because customary laws, social norms and poverty-driven economic needs often trump national policies and ...
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Ending Child Marriage in a Generation: What Research Is Needed?

Ending Child Marriage in a Generation: What Research Is Needed?
"Mobilization around the problem of child marriage has been very successful. A shared vision and narrative of the promising or successful program examples at all levels will help drive resources toward programs and research that will contribute ...
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Excess production of foods: brings positive or negative impact for farmers???

Excess production of foods: brings positive or negative impact for farmers???
Author: Suman Chowdhury (Mony), August 18 2014 - Recently in Bangladesh, some agricultural farmers showed their agitation against the government by throwing tons of paddy [rice in the husk before processing] in the main road of the capital city. ...
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Role of Donors in Poverty Alleviation and Development Activities: Are they ...

Role of Donors in Poverty Alleviation and Development Activities:  Are they achieved 100 % or appropriate and expected outcomes!
Author: Suman Chowdry (Mony), August 18 2014 - Many donor organizations and countries of the world have been donating or lending billions of money as aid for a long time in many third world countries and underdeveloped and developing countries ...
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A lost generation: how the lack of a unified refugee strategy is affecting ...

A lost generation: how the lack of a unified refugee strategy is affecting Syrian children
Author: Richard Alam, August 14 2014 - After 3 years of civil war, or revolution or civil unrest (I’m not sure what to call it anymore…) the world now faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the modern history of the Middle East - or to be ...
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Adolescent HIV/AIDS: Critical Reflections from the AIDS2014 Conference

Adolescent HIV/AIDS: Critical Reflections from the AIDS2014 Conference
Author: Lilian Kiefer, August 14 2014 - Adolescence is a defining period in the growth of a young person. Supporting young people to successfully navigate this stage of life can help break the cycle of poverty and produce great benefits for ...
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The Right to Her Story

The Right to Her Story
The Right to Her Story DVD, from the Center for Digital Storytelling’s Silence Speaks programme, presents "women’s human rights stories created in Silence Speaks participatory media workshops held around the world. The stories explore women’s ...
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A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs

A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs
"The three A&T country programs reached more than 11 million mothers of children under two years of age within the first three years of implementation through interpersonal communication and/or mass media."
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Social Policy Report: The Biological Embedding of Child Abuse and Neglect ...

Social Policy Report: The Biological Embedding of Child Abuse and Neglect Implications for Policy and Practice
This Social Policy report focuses on United States (US)-based research on child well-being and the threat of child abuse and neglect or child maltreatment in the early years of child development. It was gathered based upon the proceedings of an ...
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