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Driving Change in Immunisation

Driving Change in Immunisation
This report details the role of the National Immunisation Office (NIO) in Ireland. It describes the expansion of service, collaboration with stakeholders on developing and implementing standards on best practices, development of informational ...
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Some Demands and Promises: Indian Elections 2014

Some Demands and Promises: Indian Elections 2014
Author Ranjani.K.Murthy, April 17 2014: Demands
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Guide For Trainers: Strengthen And Support CSO’s To Work Towards Evidence- ...

Guide For Trainers: Strengthen And Support CSO’s To Work Towards Evidence- And Rights-based Sexual And Reproductive Health, Education And HIV Prevention For Young People
This guide for civil society organisations (CSOs) is part of the Quality of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and HIV Prevention programme developed by Rutgers WPF and STOP AIDS NOW! Its aim is to support CSOs working on HIV prevention ...
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Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020

Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020
"Developing the plan has brought together multiple stakeholders involved in immunization, including governments and elected officials, health professionals, academia, manufacturers, global agencies, development partners, civil society, media and ...
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Ratify OP3 CRC

Ratify OP3 CRC
"Children will now be able to join the ranks of other rights-holders who are empowered to bring their complaints about human rights violations before an international body."  
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Media Program Director - IREX - Burma

Media Program Director - IREX - Burma
Position: Media Program DirectorLocation: BurmaReports To: Chief of PartyDivision: Media, Technology and Civil Society ABOUT IREX
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Immunization in Developing Countries: An Interview with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, ...

Immunization in Developing Countries: An Interview with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, Chief of Immunization for UNICEF
From the "Thought Leaders" series of the News-Medical.Net website, this interview with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, Chief of Immunization for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is a question-answer discussion of the fact that one child in five ...
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Principles and Considerations for Adding a Vaccine to a National ...

Principles and Considerations for Adding a Vaccine to a National Immunization Programme: From Decision to Implementation and Monitoring
This reference document on vaccine introduction is intended as support for decisionmaking on how to add new vaccines to country immunisation programmes. Based on the 2005 WHO [World Health Organization] Vaccine Introduction Guidelines, it draws ...
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A Huge Success for Global Health

A Huge Success for Global Health
This video from the Gates Foundation shows the need for and development of a vaccine for Meningitis A. In seeking the development of this conjugate vaccine and its production at affordable prices, in answer to a need raised by increasing epidemic ...
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Inner Spaces, Outer Faces Initiative (ISOFI) Training in Senegal

Inner Spaces, Outer Faces Initiative (ISOFI) Training in Senegal
A Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, workshop, in the planning stages in November of 2013 and implemented in 2014, focused on social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) through the introduction of the Inner Spaces, Outer Faces Initiative (ISOFI) ...
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Key Issues in the Persistence of Poliomyelitis in Nigeria: A Case-Control Study

Key Issues in the Persistence of Poliomyelitis in Nigeria: A Case-Control Study
"...[D]espite huge investments in communication, refusals and unawareness of vaccine availability or importance still dominate as reasons for failing to immunise children who develop poliomyelitis."
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Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism

Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism
The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A ...
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A Marketing Plan for Community Radio

A Marketing Plan for Community Radio
In this Audience Dialogue newsletter, John Goslino presents the case for a community radio marketing plan and outlines how to assemble one. He first explains that a "joint thinking process is often the most valuable part of the plan", in that ...
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Effect of a Behaviour-Change Intervention on Handwashing with Soap in India ...

Effect of a Behaviour-Change Intervention on Handwashing with Soap in India (SuperAmma): A Cluster-Randomised Trial
"Thus far, efforts to change handwashing behaviour on a large scale have had little success, possibly because they have focused on beliefs about the health benefits of handwashing with soap and given relatively little attention to the effect of ...
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Polio Gallery

Polio Gallery
This video from Polio Free India is a slideshow depicting the opening of the "Drops of Dialogue" polio gallery at District Hospital, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India created by CORE Group. As can be seen here, the event had the theme: for the ...
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Technical Report: Systematic Literature Review of the Evidence for Effective ...

Technical Report: Systematic Literature Review of the Evidence for Effective National Immunisation Schedule Promotional Communications
"Given that immunisation coverage must occur at population level for public health objectives and benefits to be fully realised, effective communications planning, and immunisation service delivery, must aim to understand individual choice ...
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"Flag it!"

"Flag it!"
"The mapping tool should not be something that journalists should be afraid of, it is just a matter of being resourceful to know free, good apps, combined with imagination on how to use these tools to tell the story." - from a "Flag it!" participant
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Handbook of Participatory Video

Handbook of Participatory Video
The Handbook of Participatory Video describes this use of video as a research methodology, discussing it from the perspective of its "emancipatory nature and potential for social change. In twenty-eight chapters, contributors examine historical, ...
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Running on faith

Running on faith
Author: David R Patient, April 7 2014          Ever stopped to wonder why we, in HIV prevention, have spent years teaching people about HIV, prevention and ARV's [antiretroviral thearapy] and yet ...
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"I didn't choose HIV. HIV chose me..." An Activist's Reflection on 10 Years ...

"I didn't choose HIV. HIV chose me..." An Activist's Reflection on 10 Years of Free ART in India
Author Manoj Pardeshi, April 7 2014:          Pre ART: 1986 to 31st March 2004 "You have AIDS," a counselor said to me in 1997. I don't remember the exact date, but suddenly everything went blank. The ...
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The Impact of Polio Eradication on Routine Immunization and Primary Health ...

The Impact of Polio Eradication on Routine Immunization and Primary Health Care: A Mixed-Methods Study
"Applying the resolve and dedication that characterizes polio eradication to a wider suite of services could provide communities with the services they are demanding, give workers a fresh reason for enthusiasm, and increase baseline RI coverage. ...
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Corporate Social Responsibility, between ideology and sustainability (II) ...

Corporate Social Responsibility, between ideology and sustainability (II) [RSC, entre la ideología y la sostenibilidad (II)]
Author Soraya Carvajal B., April 9 2014:       On the day "Activism RSC [CRS - corporate social responsibility]", convened by the ICEI [Instituto Complutense de Estudios Intercionales, Madrid, Spain], it was stressed that ...
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Corporate Social Responsibility, between ideology and sustainability (I): ...

Corporate Social Responsibility, between ideology and sustainability (I): RSC, entre la ideología y la sostenibilidad (I)
Author Soraya Carvajal B., April 10 2014:        What roles do language, discourse and ideology in the field of sustainability? Do the actors of the Corporate Social Responsibility-RSC [CSR]/RSE [Business Social ...
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Masculinities and Condom Use Patterns among Young Rural South African Men: A ...

Masculinities and Condom Use Patterns among Young Rural South African Men: A Cross-Sectional Baseline Survey
This research based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, tested the hypothesis that gender and relationship constructs are associated with condom use among young men living in rural South Africa.
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Survey of the Climate Change Media Partnership Alumni

Survey of the Climate Change Media Partnership Alumni
"[T]he results of the...survey suggest a robust network of individuals - a network that can be characterized by relatively frequent communication, advice-giving, and project partnerships."
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Faith-Based Organisations and HIV Prevention in Africa

Faith-Based Organisations and HIV Prevention in Africa
This review aims to examine the role of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in HIV prevention in Africa by providing a systematic study of their potential strengths and weaknesses in effecting behaviour change. "The questions posed were:
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Community Ownership key to sustaining community-based interventions

Community Ownership key to sustaining community-based interventions
Author Lilian Kiefer, April 3 2014:       Sustainability is now a buzzword, featuring in almost all discussions on community development and donor funded initiatives.
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Culture and Behaviour in Mass Health Interventions: Lessons from the Global ...

Culture and Behaviour in Mass Health Interventions: Lessons from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
"Interpreting resistance to vaccination as essentially religio-cultural marginalises an understanding of resistance as the rational and strategic response by households and communities to systematic conditions of inequity and exclusion."
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Community Engagement and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

 Community Engagement and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
This document is a draft policy brief that was prepared for the International Conference on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 1-3 2013. As background, the brief states that "most causes of maternal, ...
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Liberating Structures: Creating More Substance, Connections, and Ideas in ...

Liberating Structures: Creating More Substance, Connections, and Ideas in the Classroom
"Liberating Structures help create more substance, connections, and ideas in a classroom...with no extra resources. The classroom, the teacher, the students, the chalkboard, the laptop, the projector, and the time spent in the classroom remain ...
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Scoping Report on Interventions for Increasing the Demand for Voluntary ...

Scoping Report on Interventions for Increasing the Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
This Gates Foundation-funded report by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation aims to provide guidance for implementers of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programmes and researchers "in the design of innovative ...
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Scaling up Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Nairobi and ...

Scaling up Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Nairobi and Coast, Kenya
This Pathfinder technical update summarises elements of a programme called 2011 APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast Health Service Delivery project that facilitated the expansion of a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response programme to six ...
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Shifting the Debate from Inclusive to Just Development

Shifting the Debate from Inclusive to Just Development
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, April 1 2014      The UNDP [United Nations Development Programme]  states that development can be inclusive - and reduce poverty - only if all groups of people contribute to creating ...
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Polio eradication and the lens of established thought

Polio eradication and the lens of established thought
Author, Seye Abimbola, orignally posted October 11 2013, cross-posted March 31 2014:    
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Towards an AIDS-Free Generation: Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking ...

Towards an AIDS-Free Generation: Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report, 2013
"For the first time in the history of the HIV epidemic, the global community has accumulated the knowledge, experience and tools to achieve an AIDS-free generation."
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The State of the World’s Children in Numbers: Every Child Counts: Revealing ...

The State of the World’s Children in Numbers: Every Child Counts:  Revealing Disparities, Advancing Children’s Rights
"Data do not, of themselves, change the world. They make change possible - by identifying needs, supporting advocacy, and gauging progress. What matters most is that decision-makers use the data to make positive change, and that the data are ...
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Developing and Implementing Training Materials for Integrated Community Case ...

Developing and Implementing Training Materials for Integrated Community Case Management in South Sudan
This learning paper discusses the adaptation of best practices for delivering training of Community Drug Distributors (CDDs) in the implementation of integrated community case management (ICCM) to the context in South Sudan. In two states of ...
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Women's Activism and the Polio Epidemic in Syria

Women's Activism and the Polio Epidemic in Syria
"The polio campaign...sets a precedent for women's participation in large-scale action within Syria, and provides a citable example with which women can more confidently deny claims that the present circumstances do not permit them a role in ...
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Gaming Our Way to a Better Future

Gaming Our Way to a Better Future
"By their very nature, videogames can engage players in ways that enable players to make their way through the intricacies of policy problems. As players begin to understand them in all their complexity, games may well help their governments ...
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Strategic Plan for Polio Outbreak Response in the Middle East

Strategic Plan for Polio Outbreak Response in the Middle East
"In October 2013, wild poliovirus was detected in north-eastern Syrian Arab Republic. A robust coordinated multipartner plan is needed to interrupt virus transmission to protect the children in the region from paralytic polio."
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Effectiveness Review: Community-Led Disaster Risk Reduction in Mongu, Zambia

Effectiveness Review: Community-Led Disaster Risk Reduction in Mongu, Zambia
This 53-page report shares information from an effectiveness review of Zambia's "Community-Led Disaster Risk Reduction" which is working to increase resilience to climatic shocks among key groups in Mongu district of western Zambia. Following ...
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Harnessing the Power of Communication for Child Survival: A Global Perspective

Harnessing the Power of Communication for Child Survival: A Global Perspective
Delivered at the Call to Action - Child Survival and Development for Every Child in India Summit from February 7-9 2013, Chennai, India, this presentation examines evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care of mothers and children. ...
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A Powerful Framework for Women: Introducing Standard Days Method® to Muslim ...

A Powerful Framework for Women: Introducing Standard Days Method® to Muslim Couples in Kinshasa
This document shares the experience of expanding access to contraceptive measures that are acceptable among faith communities and, specifically, the successful introduction of the Standard Days Method (SDM) to Muslim communities in the Democratic ...
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How can religious leaders support progress for women?

How can religious leaders support progress for women?
Progressio's Policy Officer, Lizzette Robleto-Gonzalez (left side of the photo) comments on the role religious leaders can play to make progress towards equality, posted March 17 2014:
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It's about time men got concerned about women's rights

It's about time men got concerned about women's rights
Progressio’s Policy Officer, Malou Schueller, reflects on the absence of men at the world’s biggest conference on women’s rights, posted March 17 2014: I am in New York, attending the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The ...
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Heartbeat

Heartbeat
"Unlike other mediums for dialogue, a song can easily be spread across the masses, far beyond the room where it was created. While political and social barriers make most opportunities for face-to-face dialogue, communication, and trust-building ...
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Years ago they voted for peace

Years ago they voted for peace
Author Manuel Manrique Castro, originally in El Mundo de Medellín, Colombia, March 12, 2014, cross-posted on March 14 2014, translation by Cynthia Selde:        It seems so very long ago when, in October of ...
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Positive Connections: Leading Information and Support Groups for Adolescents ...

Positive Connections: Leading Information and Support Groups for Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV)
This guide is designed to provide facilitators with background information about the needs of adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV), tips for starting an adult-led information and support group, fourteen sessions for support groups, and guidance on ...
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