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When Faith Kills: False Prophets Claiming to Cure HIV

When Faith Kills: False Prophets Claiming to Cure HIV
Authors: David Patient and Neil Orr, November 26 2014 - This article is not about religion itself. Instead, it is about those who say "If you have faith, you don’t need to take your pills". It is also about why this kills people, specifically ...
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Tools to Strengthen Dialogue Between Women Living with HIV and Their ...

Tools to Strengthen Dialogue Between Women Living with HIV and Their Healthcare Providers
Offered as part of See Us, a global awareness campaign focused on helping address challenges faced by women living with HIV, this series of dialogue tools is designed to strengthen conversations between healthcare providers and women living with ...
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Getting Closer to People: Family Planning Provision by Drug Shops in Uganda

Getting Closer to People: Family Planning Provision by Drug Shops in Uganda
"Private-sector drug shops are often the first point of health care in sub-Saharan Africa. Training and supporting drug shop and pharmacy staff to provide a wide range of contraceptive methods and information is a promising high-impact practice ...
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Provision of Injectable Contraceptives within Drug Shops: A Promising ...

Provision of Injectable Contraceptives within Drug Shops: A Promising Approach for Increasing Access and Method Choice
"Private medicine retailers are fast becoming key players in promoting access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries."
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The State of the World's Girls 2014: Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable ...

The State of the World's Girls 2014: Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable Change for Adolescent Girls
"The eighth report in Plan’s annual State of the World’s Girls series, Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable Change for Adolescent Girls, asks what will shift the unequal power relations that bolster gender discrimination, injustice and ...
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Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action
"This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children....The scope of this review includes interventions that address interpersonal ...
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Watta Satta Violence against Women

Watta Satta  Violence against Women
Author: Rana Tassawar Ali, November 26 2014 - Watta Satta is a traditional type of marriage that is a part of our culture in Pakistan from centuries of history. Watta Satta is a simultaneous marriage of a brother-sister pair from one family to a ...
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Monitoring and Evaluating Advocacy: Advocacy Toolkit Companion

Monitoring and Evaluating Advocacy: Advocacy Toolkit Companion
"Monitoring measures progress in achieving specific results in relation to a strategy’s implementation plan. Evaluation attempts to determine as systematically and objectively as possible a strategy’s worth or significance." This is the full ...
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Advocacy Toolkit

Advocacy Toolkit
"Advocacy is a core process for addressing the disparities children face, bringing the issue to the forefront of the agenda for decision makers." This toolkit front United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) provides detailed steps, guidance, and ...
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The Beijing Platform for Action Turns 20: Ending Violence against Women

The Beijing Platform for Action Turns 20: Ending Violence against Women
"Advocacy campaigns around the world have heightened awareness and galvanized actions to stop violence. These involve committed women and girls, men and boys. Yet gaps in laws, implementation of legal protection and essential services remain. ...
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Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV ...

Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV Infections among Children and Keep Their Mothers Alive
"Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particular, women ...
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Factors Limiting Immunization Coverage in Urban Dili, Timor-Leste

Factors Limiting Immunization Coverage in Urban Dili, Timor-Leste
"The main reasons for low vaccination rates in urban Dili included caregivers' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions as well as barriers at immunization service sites." The objective of this study, conducted in the Democratic Republic of ...
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A quarter of a century later

A quarter of a century later
Author: Manuel Manrique Castro, November 21 2014 - The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted twenty five years - a quarter of a century ago tomorrow (November 20th). This document contains a number of vital aspirations for humanity, ...
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Community-based Family Planning (CBFP) Toolkit

Community-based Family Planning (CBFP) Toolkit
Community-based family planning (CBFP) brings family planning information and services to women and men in the communities where they live. The K4Health Community-Based Family Planning Toolkit shares evidence-based guidance and tools for ...
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The State of the World's Children 2015: Executive Summary and Interactive ...

The State of the World's Children 2015: Executive Summary and Interactive Online Report
"As the world marks 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The State of the World's Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the most disadvantaged children. In particular, the ...
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An Entertainment-Education Initiative on Television: A Glimpse into the ...

An Entertainment-Education Initiative on Television: A Glimpse into the Production Process
"UNICEF India's television soap opera Kyunki... Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai bears testament to entertainment-education's (E-E) efficacy in fostering positive social and behavioural change."
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Kyunki...Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai

Kyunki...Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai
"Promoting messages that encourage positive behavior change, be it awareness about HIV/AIDS, educating the girl child, gender equity, safe motherhood, hygiene and sanitation or other key social and health behaviors, Kyunki...is proving to be a ...
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Moving beyond access to development - immunization reframed

Moving beyond access to development - immunization reframed
Author: Robert Steinglass, November 19 2014 - A man walks into a hospital. Finding the floors dirty, he demands to see the in-charge, who protests: “Impossible, sir, we’ve hired three sweepers.” Of course, we instantly recognize the absurdity; ...
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Powerful and trusted: why radio is needed to fight Ebola

Powerful and trusted: why radio is needed to fight Ebola
Author: Caroline Nursey, November 19 2014  - On first sight, Freetown seems little changed from my last visit four years ago - the same rich colours, smiling faces and warm welcomes. And there are signs of continued recovery from the war and ...
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Making Waves: Media's Potential for Girls in the Global South

Making Waves: Media's Potential for Girls in the Global South
"The interplay between media and gender norms has long been recognised and a substantial literature explores how media affects girls in the Global North. But against a backdrop of rapidly changing media landscapes - characterised by increasing ...
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Meena Ki Duniya: The Production Process

Meena Ki Duniya: The Production Process
Developed to capture the process of producing an entertainment-education (EE) radio programme for children in South Asia, this production book can be used as a guiding framework to replicate similar initiatives by other organisations and ...
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Psychological First Aid for Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

Psychological First Aid for Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak
Published by the World Health Organization (WHO), this guide discusses psychological first aid, "which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events," with particular focus on support needed ...
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Make Children Safe: Children’s Activity Book and Educator's Guide

Make Children Safe: Children’s Activity Book and Educator's Guide
Produced by Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this activity book and educator's guide form part of Soul City's Soul Buddyz Clubs initiative and is designed to help children and educators take action around child abuse ...
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Meeting the Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities: A Gap Analysis ...

Meeting the Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities: A Gap Analysis covering Bhutan and the Maldives
"How can government, civil society and UNICEF in three countries of South Asia work to successfully implement policy which includes children with disabilities and special needs in education?"
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Taking mHealth nationwide

Taking mHealth nationwide
Author: Sara Chamberlain, November 17 2014 - I’m exhausted, on the verge of illness and other members of BBC Media Action’s India office are also very, very tired - but - we’re all excited! Why? Because in the last month, the Ministry of Health ...
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Are men the problem or construction of dominant masculinities? Musings at ...

Are men the problem or construction of dominant masculinities?   Musings at the time of the international symposium on MenEngage
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, November 14 2014 - As I write this blog, the international symposium of MenEngage "Engaging with men and masculinities for development, gender equality and social justice in a globalizing world" is taking place in New ...
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Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Care - Healthy Newborn Network

Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Care - Healthy Newborn Network
This resource provides "the latest news, resources, multimedia and blogs on the use of chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care - a safe and effective intervention to prevent neonatal infection. This intervention is low cost and can be integrated ...
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Spotlight on Magnesium Sulfate for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia

Spotlight on Magnesium Sulfate for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia
This document summarises an evidence review that was conducted in order to understand the social and behavioural drivers of demand for, and utilisation of, magnesium sulfate (MgSO4), a medication for the prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia ...
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World Pneumonia Day Website

World Pneumonia Day Website
This website supports campaign efforts for World Pneumonia Day (WPD), November 12 2014, a day to raise awareness of the effects of pneumonia, particularly on infants and children, and encourage dissemination of prevention and treatment ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Female Condom

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Female Condom
"Key messages should enable the target audience to self-select, emphasize key emotional and functional benefits of female condoms, and include a call to action. Messages should be based on formative research and tailored to..."
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A PATH Update: Shaping the Market for Neonatal Resuscitation Equipment

A PATH Update: Shaping the Market for Neonatal Resuscitation Equipment
"This report describes how PATH, in collaboration with partners, undertakes distinct activities at each phase of the value chain - from research to scale-up - to shape the global market for basic neonatal resuscitation equipment for developing ...
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Injectable Antibiotics for Treatment of Newborn Sepsis

Injectable Antibiotics for Treatment of Newborn Sepsis
"Assessing the current supply and demand of procaine benzylpenicillin, gentamicin, and ceftriaxone is the first step toward ensuring access to affordable, high-quality injectable antibiotics that are listed on the World Health Organization ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Emergency ...

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Emergency Contraception
This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), ...
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Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative - Toolkit

Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative - Toolkit
Part of a website that provides a forum for joint information sharing and learning between organisations and individuals working on the prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in developing countries, this toolkit is designed to ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: ORS and Zinc

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: ORS and Zinc
This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), ...
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Making choices to end intolerance

Making choices to end intolerance
Author: Lilian Keefer, November 15 2014 - Every person has their own sphere of influence, within which they can choose to build or destroy society. Within our spheres of influence, we impart our ways of thinking, be it positive or negative. ...
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Children and the Media Project

Children and the Media Project
Launched in 2014 across Southern Africa, the Children and the Media Project is working to provide spaces and opportunities for children to engage with and produce media, as well as to sensitise journalists and media houses about children's rights ...
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Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of ...

Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of Four Countries: A Longitudinal Evaluation
"This paper presents the midterm evaluation findings of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (Urban RH Initiative) programs, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that are being implemented in 4 countries: India (Uttar Pradesh), ...
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Turning the Tide on Ebola: Scaling up Public Health Campaigns Before it's ...

Turning the Tide on Ebola: Scaling up Public Health Campaigns Before it's Too Late
This 4-page briefing document, published by Oxfam International, discusses the importance of public health campaigns in the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, arguing that prevention and treatment must go hand-in-hand, and that sufficient ...
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Mental Health of Children

Mental Health of Children
Author: Rana Tassawar Ali, November 14 2014 - Children are the future of world, and, without their survival, development, protection and participation, the world cannot have peace for all. This is the time of investment in children for making ...
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Case Studies on UNICEF Programming in Child Protection

Case Studies on UNICEF Programming in Child Protection
"These case studies illustrate how UNICEF support is helping countries to strengthen child protection system and promote social change to align social norms and practices with child protection.” The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has ...
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Health Workforce Productivity: An Approach for Measurement, Analysis, and ...

Health Workforce Productivity: An Approach for Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement
"The global health community recognizes that there is 'no health without a workforce.' Efforts have been made to train, deploy, and retain more health workers in areas where they are most needed. But beyond this, we need those health workers that ...
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Tackling fear of Ebola on the airwaves

Tackling fear of Ebola on the airwaves
Author: Mariama Khai Fornah, October 28 2014 - Here in Sierra Leone, the Ebola virus continues to spread, and misinformation spreads with it.
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Hear Our Voices from Because I am a Girl

Hear Our Voices from Because I am a Girl
"Thousands of girls claim they are embarrassed and ashamed to express the everyday injustices and threats of sexual violence they face, in 'Hear Our Voices' - one of the largest studies of adolescent girls’ rights of its kind."  
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Hear Our Voices - Technical Report

Hear Our Voices - Technical Report
"[Girls do not continue school after childbearing because they are] doing household chores, looking after husbands and grandparents, and nourishing children. If they go to school after marriage, men in the community scold them." Girl, PU Barguna ...
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Hear Our Voices - Practitioner's Toolkit

Hear Our Voices - Practitioner's Toolkit
Part of the "Because I am a Girl" project, "Hear our Voices" from Plan International comprises study results presented as a video, a technical report, a summary report, and this toolkit intended to provide a means for collecting "consistent, ...
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Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: ...

Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Tenth Report - October 2014
"It is clear that the level of political commitment, the extent of engagement of regional and local leaders, the quality of public health leadership and management, and the involvement of civil society are totally inadequate. Pakistan puts the ...
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The Gap Report

The Gap Report
"How do we close the gap between the people moving forward and the people being left behind?"
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Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental ...

Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental Immunization Activities: Lessons from Kenya Measles Vaccination Campaign, November 2012
"Using mobile phone-based technologies can create platforms for real-time evidence-based innovations in immunizations service communication and service delivery."
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Role of Social Mobilization in Tackling the Resistance to Polio Eradication ...

Role of Social Mobilization in Tackling the Resistance to Polio Eradication Program in Underserved Communities of Aligarh, India
This paper describes a cross-sectional study conducted to assess the impact of social mobilisation on families in Aligarh, India who are resistant to giving polio drops to their children. Considering that there is a history of Muslim resistance ...
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