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Appendices to the Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy

Appendices to the Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy
"Media and social media can create a negative or positive vaccine sentiment and can provide a platform for lobbies and key opinion leaders to influence others....Community leaders and influencers, including religious leaders in some settings, ...
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Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy

Report of the SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy
"[R]egardless of the setting and causes of vaccine hesitancy, poor communication needs to be addressed generally, in addition to developing targeted communication to address hesitancy and improve vaccine uptake." This is one of the lessons that ...
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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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WHO-UNICEF Joint Strategic Action Plan for the Polio Outbreak Response in ...

WHO-UNICEF Joint Strategic Action Plan for the Polio Outbreak Response in the Horn of Africa
"[S]pecific communication challenges make it difficult for the public to perceive the risks of polio among other priorities, and hinder adequate support from governments, social and religious institutions, the media, community leaders and other ...
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Middle East Outbreak Response Review

Middle East Outbreak Response Review
"The humanitarian situation...remains of grave concern and, as the conflict enters its fourth year, insecurity, and violence continue to force the people of Syria to seek safety and protection elsewhere. Disruption of health services and ...
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PSAf challenges editors and reporters to stop unsafe abortions in Zambia

PSAf challenges editors and reporters to stop unsafe abortions in Zambia
Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, February 20 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) has called on journalists and media practitioners in Southern Africa to interrogate the reasons why unsafe abortions are still taking place in our communities. ...
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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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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAPs) Polls in Pakistan and Nigeria

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAPs) Polls in Pakistan and Nigeria
This document reports on preliminary findings from polls conducted as part of a global research initiative to understand and respond to parents' views and experiences receiving polio vaccine. As the researchers - who hail from the Harvard School ...
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National Emergency Action Plan 2014 for Polio Eradication [Pakistan]

National Emergency Action Plan 2014 for Polio Eradication [Pakistan]
"Following the attacks on polio workers in December 2012 and in 2013, the overall aim of the communications programme has shifted towards positioning polio vaccination so that community, political and religious leaders view OPV as an essential ...
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Addressing diversity in Pakistan's media

Addressing diversity in Pakistan's media
Author: Rukhsana Ahmad, February 13 2015 - For me, as a Karachi-ite, born and bred, the invitation to be a trainer on The Bigger Picture: Media, Representation and Inclusion in Pakistan, was irresistible. Here was my chance to revisit my former ...
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Question: How is a TV show improving governance in Kenya?

Question: How is a TV show improving governance in Kenya?
Author: Anna Colom, February 13 2015 - It’s been a significant few months for the “Any Questions” style TV and Radio show Sema Kenya. As Senior Production Manager Jackie Christie explains in her last post, after three years and over 80 episodes ...
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Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan

Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan
From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis ...
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Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan ...

Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP), July 2013 - June 2014
"...Polio program in Afghanistan has identified 6 key intervention areas that will be essential to assure the implementation of strategies [including]:...Communication directed to increased community demand and ownership..."
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2014 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan

2014 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan
"To address anti-polio sentiments and violence targeting polio workers early in 2013, the program intensified social and community mobilization activities providing opportunities for community leaders to engage in the response and become ...
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Slipping through the sieve? Equitable Sex Ratio at Birth as a Post 2015 Target

Slipping through the sieve?  Equitable Sex Ratio at Birth as a Post 2015 Target
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, February 12 2015 - There are several gender-specific targets suggested by different UN agencies as part of post-2015 Development Agenda which are beyond those included in the MDGs.  However, they do not include the ...
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World Radio Day: Supporting community radio to become platforms for engagement

World Radio Day: Supporting community radio to become platforms for engagement
Author: Gillies C Kasongo, February 18, submitted for World Radio Day, February 13 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) commends local radio stations that are transforming themselves into platforms that enable local communities with ...
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Global Polio Eradication Emergency Action Plan

Global Polio Eradication Emergency Action Plan
From the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the Global Polio Emergency Action Plan (EAP) aims to boost vaccination coverage in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the 3 remaining polio-endemic countries. It builds on India's success in ...
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10th eLearning Africa Conference on ICT Development, Education & Training ...

10th eLearning Africa Conference on ICT Development, Education & Training (May 20-22 2015)
The 10th eLearning Africa Conference will "showcase the stories, experiences, research, thinking and expertise that make up the complex but thrilling picture of ICT for development, education and training in Africa today, under the overall theme ...
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Building Capacity for Creating Demand in Support of Malaria Prevention and ...

Building Capacity for Creating Demand in Support of Malaria Prevention and Control
"In the context of the Support to National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP), demand creation is the strategic combination of advocacy, communication, and mobilisation approaches that seek to achieve increased community awareness of, and demand ...
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Evaluating Social Media Components of Health Communication Campaigns

Evaluating Social Media Components of Health Communication Campaigns
Author:  Emma Schwartz of NetHope Solutions Center, originally posted December 15 2014, cross-posted February 5 2015 - [Health Communication Capacity Collaborative] HC3’s held its seventh Health Communication Innovation Webinar on Dec. 9 ...
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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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LA-TRAIN- SWACCHATA EXPRESS

How about using Indian Railways to promote Swachh Bharat! Author: Anand Shekar, February 11 2015 - Mahatma Gandhi had a long relationship with the railways. The railways were instrumental in the conversion of the lawyer M.K. Gandhi into the ...
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Malaria Observatories: Bridge to Open and Collaborative Models

Malaria Observatories: Bridge to Open and Collaborative Models
Author: Dr Michel Odika, February 18 2015 - Today… The multiplication of information needs and users implies that the way malaria-related information is generated, used and shared also has to evolve. This critically depends on accessibility ...
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Promoting Active Citizenship

Promoting Active Citizenship
"This paper pulls together insights and lessons from 10 case studies of Oxfam’s's work in promoting active citizenship. The case studies, written over the course of 2013/14, employ a 'theory of change approach' to explore how change happens in ...
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Children Lead the Way (CLW)

Children Lead the Way (CLW)
Launched in 2011, Save the Children's 5-year Children Lead the Way (CLW) programme aims to secure the rights of girls and boys to protection, education, and survival in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Peru. CLW works to promote the ...
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Influencing the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Urban Youth Through Social ...

Influencing the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Urban Youth Through Social and Behavior Change Communication
From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this literature review and searchable database of 123 peer-reviewed journal articles were developed from a review and ...
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Faith Communities Matter in Social and Behavior Change Communication ...

Faith Communities Matter in Social and Behavior Change Communication Programs for Child Survival
Author: Kathryn Bertram, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Program Officer, originally posted January 23, cross-posted February 3 2015 - Mobilizing faith communities to spread public health messages and lead others toward making ...
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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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Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe

Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe
Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe draws on various communication strategies and tools in an effort to produce, transmit, and translate knowledge to support the control and ultimate eradication of malaria around the world. Led by the ...
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Why we need to talk to babies more

Why we need to talk to babies more
Author: Michael Feigelson and Marcos Nisti, February 2 2015 - The baby diaper market  - led by Proctor & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark - is projected to reach USD 52.2 billion by 2017. As the market grows, so does the investment in ...
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An Invitation: Showcasing Innovation: Media and Communication for Disaster ...

An Invitation: Showcasing Innovation: Media and Communication  for Disaster Risk Reduction
This invitation calls for submissions of "examples of good practice and that meet the Hyogo Framework Priority Action 3: 'Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels'" for the Third United ...
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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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