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I Decide - Yo Decido

I Decide - Yo Decido
To help strengthen the systems of protection for children and youth in Guatemala, since 2013, the organisation Young Guatemala Peace Association, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), has undertaken a number of ...
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Immunization in Practice Module 4: Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM) - ...

Immunization in Practice Module 4: Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM) - Supportive Supervision
"[I]t has been shown that a supportive approach, where supervisors and health workers work together to solve problems and improve performance, delivers improved results for the immunization programme."
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Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Defense of the Rights of ...

Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Defense of the Rights of Children and Adolescents (REDLAMYC)
The REDLAMYC is a network of networks that are national non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on childhood and adolescence active in defending the rights of children and adolescents according to the framework of the Convention on the Rights of ...
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Communicators Network for Children and Youth

Communicators Network for Children and Youth
This network was created with the aim of giving voice to Honduran children and adolescents. It seeks to promote their role and participation through organising, leadership, and social mobilisation. Using written media, radio and television, and ...
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Mid-Level Management Course for EPI Managers

Mid-Level Management Course for EPI Managers
"Effective communication helps to mobilize resources for the immunisation programme and encourages other actors and organisations from various sectors and the community to participate in immunisation activities." From the World Health ...
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Understanding Immunization and Vitamin A Communication in Rural Cambodia: A ...

Understanding Immunization and Vitamin A Communication in Rural Cambodia: A Formative Research Study
"The development of an effective behavior change communication strategy requires an indepth understanding of the many stakeholder viewpoints, perceptions, and norms. There is considerable evidence that focused messages to inform parents about ...
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MIRA Channel

MIRA Channel
MIRA Channel, a mobile health initiative produced in India, "is an integrated mobile phone channel to provide health information to rural women and connect them with public health services using mobile phones in low-resource settings. The ...
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Voices of Indigenous Youth: Teens, Ethnicities and Citizenship in Mexico

Voices of   Indigenous Youth: Teens, Ethnicities and Citizenship in Mexico
This initiative, from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), aimed to amplify the voices of Mexican indigenous adolescents. It explores the relationship ...
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Nigerian elections: We've had enough. No violence. Just vote.

Nigerian elections: We've had enough. No violence. Just vote.
Author: Liberty Bunce, March 23 2015: One of Nigeria's biggest stars, the singer, songwriter and producer 2Face Idibia, is standing in an abandoned Lagos power plant, saying over and over again that he's had enough. He's not complaining about the ...
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Refresher Training for Frontline Health Workers in Expanded Program of ...

Refresher Training for Frontline Health Workers in Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI): Facilitator's Guide
This practical guide on training facilitators to communicate about immunisation emerged from a collaborative in-service training session, held in January 2005 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. That training was part of an initiative developed by the ...
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Revela2 in Campoalto, An Intervention Strategy in Education Programmes ...

Revela2 in Campoalto, An Intervention Strategy in Education Programmes Oriented for Work Training
The "Revela2 in Campoalto" project is part of the  entertainment-education (EE) strategy of "Revela2, from all positions," a multimedia communication platform that is being implemented in Colombia, beginning in 2010, with the aim ...
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Gender Transformative Approaches: An HC3 Research Primer

Gender Transformative Approaches: An HC3 Research Primer
"Gender transformative approaches (GTA) are programs and interventions that create opportunities for individuals to actively challenge gender norms, promote positions of social and political influence for women in communities, and address power ...
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Integrated Model of Communication for Social Change

Integrated Model of Communication for Social Change
"The Integrated Model of Communication for Social Change (IMCFSC) describes an iterative process where a community engages in dialogue and collective action to produce social change and support improvements in the health and welfare of its ...
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Social Learning Theory: An HC3 Primer

Social Learning Theory: An HC3 Primer
This Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) primer, part of a series of 8 research theory documents, is designed to explain "Social (or Observational) Learning Theory", which, as stated in the primer, "stipulates that people can learn ...
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Designing Communication Strategies that Work: Implementing the SIM Process

Designing Communication Strategies that Work: Implementing the SIM Process
"These guidelines are meant to provide health communication experts with direction in developing a communication strategy for their projects."
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Analysis of Data for Communication Planning and Immunization Drop-out Reduction

Analysis of Data for Communication Planning and Immunization Drop-out Reduction
This PowerPoint presentation informed the discussions at a Johannesburg, South Africa, June 16-20 2003 workshop whose purpose was to improve routine immunisation (RI) coverage and to strengthen evaluation and communication strategies.
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Immunization Communication Monitoring (for East & Southern Africa)

Immunization Communication Monitoring (for East & Southern Africa)
This PowerPoint presentation informed the discussions at a multi-agency workshop whose purpose was to help communication experts and Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) programmes in countries work more effectively to monitor their ...
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Module 10: Communicating with Parents and Involving Communities

Module 10: Communicating with Parents and Involving Communities
"Health workers not only give messages to parents but also receive messages from them. In both cases, communication takes place only when the messages are understood." Part of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Immunization in Practice - ...
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Mobile Videos for Early Childhood Care and Development Project

Mobile Videos for Early Childhood Care and Development Project
Since July 2012, Plan International has been using mobile phone videos to reach out to remote communities in Uganda to share best practices in supporting the early childhood care and development (ECCD) needs of young children. In collaboration ...
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University Initiative Needs Assessment

University Initiative Needs Assessment
"An important focus of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), a USAID [United States Agency for International Development]-funded global communication capacity building project, is to expand the role universities and training ...
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Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls’ Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub

Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls’ Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub
This 4-page brief discusses how Girl Hub used a story collection research methodology called SenseMaker to help generate girl-centred evidence to inform girls' empowerment interventions. The brief outlines what Sensemaker is, provides examples of ...
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Scaling-up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: What Have We Learned?

Scaling-up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: What Have We Learned?
  "The purpose of this review article was to apply a systems thinking approach, using the [World Health Organization (WHO)] health systems building blocks as a framework to examine the factors influencing the scale-up of the [voluntary ...
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Health Camps: Expanding Access to Healthcare during Polio Immunization ...

Health Camps: Expanding Access to Healthcare during Polio Immunization Campaigns in Northern Nigeria
Author: Nikhil Patil, March 9 2015 - Non-compliance to polio immunization is a major challenge to effectively reaching 100% coverage of the vaccine across Nigeria and eliminate polio transmission. One solution to address non-compliance has been ...
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Health Education: Theoretical Concepts, Effective Strategies and Core ...

Health Education: Theoretical Concepts, Effective Strategies and Core Competencies
"The health educator who uses targeted, theory-based interventions, embraces concepts of participation and voluntary change, and includes health literacy and individual capacity-building within health programmes and services, is a valuable and ...
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Increasing Immunization Coverage at the Health Facility Level

Increasing Immunization Coverage at the Health Facility Level
The aim of this guide is to help health workers use their own data to identify problems and causes of low immunisation coverage and to plan solutions to increase immunisation coverage. Jointly produced by the Expanded Programme on Immunization ...
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Immunization in Practice Module 7: Partnering with Communities

Immunization in Practice Module 7: Partnering with Communities
"Partnering with communities for immunization refers to supportive, coordinated action that can be taken by health workers and community members towards achieving their shared goal of providing accessible, reliable and friendly services that are ...
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Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs: Lessons Learned from New Vaccine ...

Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs: Lessons Learned from New Vaccine Introductions in Low-Resource Countries, 2008 to 2013
"Popular demand for and acceptance of these new vaccines (primarily pentavalent, pneumococcal conjugate, and rotavirus vaccines) was relatively high due to knowledge and fear of the target diseases for the new vaccines and to successful ...
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The Impact of Polio Eradication Activities on Routine Immunization in Three ...

The Impact of Polio Eradication Activities on Routine Immunization in Three Northern Nigerian States
Author: Anne McArthur, March 4 2015 - I’ve been working on immunization programs for the past 14 years, including seven years as Immunization Advisor to the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria/Maternal Neonatal and ...
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EU-UNICEF Child Rights Toolkit: Integrating Child Rights in Development ...

EU-UNICEF Child Rights Toolkit: Integrating Child Rights in Development Cooperation
"By providing practical guidance on how to take a rights-based, child-focused approach, this toolkit aims to ensure that children's rights as well as initiatives to promote the well-being of all children can be effectively integrated and applied ...
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Community Perspectives about Ebola in Bong, Lofa and Montserrado Counties of ...

Community Perspectives about Ebola in Bong, Lofa and Montserrado Counties of Liberia: Results of a Qualitative Study
"Strategic health communication can play a key role in stopping the outbreak, primarily by helping community members recognize and identify how they can modify their religious and cultural practices and behaviors — such as not directly touching ...
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All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS

All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS
“AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa. Globally, two thirds of all new infections among adolescents were among adolescent girls. This is a moral injustice. I am calling on young people to lead the All In movement, ...
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Corruption in Schools Campaign

Corruption in Schools Campaign
Launched by Corruption Watch in late 2013, the Corruption in Schools Campaign is working to encourage public participation in combating corruption in schools in South Africa. Through its online and SMS [text messaging] platforms and other media ...
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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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