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A Short Technical Update on Self-Testing for HIV

A Short Technical Update on Self-Testing for HIV
"HIV self‑testing may provide people with an additional pathway to HIV prevention, care and treatment." This document is designed "to synthesize experiences, research and policies on HIV self‑testing to inform stakeholders who are considering or ...
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mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth

mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth
"mCenas! engaged young people aged 15-24 with an SMS-based role model story, in which characters were shown overcoming common barriers to contraceptive use faced by youth."  
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Our Valuable Voices: Community Digital Storytelling for Good Programming and ...

Our Valuable Voices: Community Digital Storytelling for Good Programming and Policy Engagement
"...[R]eflection, dialogue, debate and mobilisation are priorities for strengthening community voice and ownership."
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Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents

Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents
"Wazazi Nipendeni (Love me, Parents) is a national safe motherhood social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaign that aims to encourage Tanzanian women and their partners to take steps for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery."
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Communication and Social Mobilization in Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaigns

Communication and Social Mobilization in Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaigns
"Effective communication techniques - in the form of advocacy, social mobilization, and social and behavioral change - are key to a successful mass vaccination campaign. At a minimum, the Yellow Fever Initiative recommended that certain specific ...
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Countering Myths and Misperceptions about Contraceptives

Countering Myths and Misperceptions about Contraceptives
"This issue of Outlook examines the scope and impact of misperceptions about contraception, the science behind debunking misperceptions, and approaches that programs are using to address this persistent problem."
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Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their ...

Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their Experience of HIV
"Don't take the place of adolescents and young people in decision-making, but listen to us and support us, and together we will end AIDS." - Cédric Nininahazwe, executive director of the Burundian National Network of young people living with HIV
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The Roadmap for Health Measurement and Accountability

The Roadmap for Health Measurement and Accountability
Authored by the Common Road Map Steering Committee of MA4Health, this document  "articulates a shared strategic approach to support effective measurement and accountability systems for a country’s health programs." The Roadmap outlines ...
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The Roadmap for Health Measurement and Accountability and the 5-Point Call ...

The Roadmap for Health Measurement and Accountability and the 5-Point Call to Action
"An increasing reliance on quality health data is key to post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals."   In June of 2015,  the World Bank and partners (See link in Partner section below) held the MA4Health summit - Measurement and ...
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Gender, Peace and Communication in the post-2015 debate...and why ...

Gender, Peace and Communication in the post-2015 debate...and why communication should be more than a cross cutting approach
Author: Valentina Baú, July 20 2015 - The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have represented a crucial framework in international development since their establishment in the year 2000. Two of their key strengths have been their ability to ...
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Family Planning Law Campaign, Guatemala

Family Planning Law Campaign, Guatemala
"Indigenous Guatemalans have faced a multitude of barriers to access and use of family planning services....While the Guatemalan family planning law was a historic advancement towards empowering all Guatemalans to access and use of family ...
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Advocacy for Immunisation Website

Advocacy for Immunisation Website
"Advocacy is defined as: A strategic effort to achieve change by creating political commitment and an 'enabling' environment. In immunisation, this means, for example, ensuring decision makers have the information and evidence to make good ...
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Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Poliomyelitis ...

Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Poliomyelitis Eradication for Afghanistan
"While the [polio eradication] programme has gained information as to why these children have remained unvaccinated, it has yet to fully elaborate on how it will address the causes of persistently missed children, and thus reduce their numbers to ...
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Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Poliomyelitis ...

Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Poliomyelitis Eradication for Pakistan
"...[M]ass media, branding and programme communication activities should reinforce, not distract from, improved operational performance of vaccinators...""
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Communication Planning Guide for IPV Introduction and Routine Immunisation ...

Communication Planning Guide for IPV Introduction and Routine Immunisation Strengthening
To support the addition of inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (IPV) to a national immunisation programme, this guide offers a range of checklists, tools, templates, examples, and best practices to support the effective planning and implementation ...
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Practical Guide for the Design, Use and Promotion of Home-Based Records in ...

Practical Guide for the Design, Use and Promotion of Home-Based Records in Immunization Programmes
"Home-based vaccination records play an important role in documenting immunization services received by individuals, yet current evidence suggests these tools are too often underutilized. Furthermore, home-based records currently vary in ...
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Selected Routine Immunisation (RI) Peer-Reviewed Articles

Selected Routine Immunisation (RI) Peer-Reviewed Articles
The following peer-reviewed journal articles focus on the use of communication to address routine immunisation (RI) issues around the world. Michael Favin of the Manoff Group alerted The Communication Initiative (The CI) to these publications on ...
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Are community-based arts approaches really all that different from other ...

Are community-based arts approaches really all that different   from other participatory community-based projects?
Author: Annalee Yassi, July 3 2015 - Community-based arts have been promoted in many sectors of society to integrate and celebrate imaginative thinking - to help people find new ways to see and be in the world - and to promote social change. But ...
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Lin Lat Kyair Sin (Bright Young Stars)

Lin Lat Kyair Sin (Bright Young Stars)
"The aim... of our media development work is to create platforms that can reach audiences across both rural and urban Burma, providing them with information on governance issues and creating spaces for diverse voices to be heard."
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Connections: Lifeline Communication for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan

Connections: Lifeline Communication for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan
"Amid growing recognition that information is as crucial a factor in the humanitarian toolkit as food, water, medicine and shelter, Connections gives Syrian refugees practical advice and guidance on issues such as registering with the UN, ...
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Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond ...

Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond to Change and Cope with Emergencies
"At BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, we believe that media and communication can help people become more resilient and recover more swiftly from disaster."
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White supremacy, black liberation, and global development: The conversations ...

White supremacy, black liberation, and global development: The conversations we're not having
Author Jennifer Lentfer, June 28 2015 - Below all of the talk of "evidence-based approaches" and "taking it to scale," there is an undercurrent of disquiet.
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Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years

Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years
This report and its accompanying case studies on Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Paraguay examine "the 50-year period starting in the mid-1960s that witnessed a dramatic decline in fertility and ...
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3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design

3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design
Author: Elizabeth Drachman, June 23 2015 - The “Customer Centric Design for Ag Programs” breakout session at this year’s ICTforAg conference sounded like a simple one. We design programs to help farmers – of course they should be ...
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Private-Sector Social Franchising to Accelerate Family Planning Access, ...

Private-Sector Social Franchising to Accelerate Family Planning Access, Choice, and Quality: Results From Marie Stopes International
This research provides analysis of Marie Stopes International (MSI)’s social franchising programme against the 4 intended outputs of access, efficiency, quality, and equity. The programme uses a service delivery approach "in which small, ...
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Establishing and Scaling-Up Clinical Social Franchise Networks: Lessons ...

Establishing and Scaling-Up Clinical Social Franchise Networks: Lessons Learned From Marie Stopes International and Population Services International
This article describes social franchising in the health sector. It is a model that organises small, independent health care businesses into quality-assured networks and "has been shown to improve quality, client satisfaction, and access to ...
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How Can We Better Evaluate Complex Global Health Initiatives? Reflections ...

How Can We Better Evaluate Complex Global Health Initiatives? Reflections from the January 2014 Institute of Medicine Workshop
This report on key messages from a workshop on "Evaluation Design for Complex Global Health Initiatives", convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in January 2014, considers the following questions: "What information do we need to scale-up and ...
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Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 2: The Researcher Toolkit

Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 2: The Researcher Toolkit
This guide, Steps to Engaging Children in Research: The Researcher Toolkit and Methods in Context, complements the first volume of this pair: Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 1: The Guide [See related summaries below]. The ...
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Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 1: The Guide

Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 1: The Guide
"The Researcher Toolkit and Researcher Resource have been developed to support researchers to include young children in research; particularly children aged 5-8 years of age."
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The 15km road to accountability

The 15km road to accountability
Author: Fennovia Matakala, June 19 2015 - A sea of serious faces looked to the front of the local council chambers. Shuffling in anticipation, the crowd exchanged excited whispers. Looking like they were attending the start of a high-profile ...
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Transparency for Peace and Development - Transparencia para la Paz y el ...

Transparency for Peace and Development - Transparencia para la Paz y el Desarrollo
The project "Transparency for peace and development" was established in Cundinamarca, Santander and North Santander, Colombia, to create opportunities for dialogue between state institutions and civil society in order to enable an approach of ...
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Healthy Start Advocacy Campaign

Healthy Start Advocacy Campaign
"Healthy Start is WaterAid’s four-year (2015-2019) campaign focused on improving the health and nutrition of newborn babies and children." The campaign aims to bring forward the evidence of "access to clean water for hygiene" on lowering infant ...
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Chapter 3: National Planning for CHW Programs

Chapter 3: National Planning for CHW Programs
Author: Dr. Ranu S. Dhillon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, June 16 2015 - The CHW Reference Guide was produced under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, the United States Agency for International ...
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Addressing discrimination, marginalisation will reduce poverty and suffering

Addressing discrimination, marginalisation will reduce poverty and suffering
Author: Lilian Kiefer, June 19 2015 - Discrimination and marginalisation have lasting effects in that they take away human dignity. Discrimination means to be treated in a negatively different way because of certain real or perceived ...
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Cleaner, Healthier, Happier

Cleaner, Healthier, Happier
This Sesame Workshop initiative consists of a multi-media intervention to promote positive health behaviours in children ages three to seven years and their caregivers in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria - with a focus on some of the economically ...
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Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families

Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families
"In this study, we look at media access among Hispanic-Latino families, children’s use of content that parents considered educational, parents’ perceptions of their child’ learning from educational media, parents' own use of technology for their ...
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Digital Media Project for Children

Digital Media Project for Children
This blog-style website brings together research, observation, and commentary from the Digital Media Partnership (DMP) that focuses on early learning and digital media, especially e-books. "This project is concerned with understanding the social, ...
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Stepping Up Early Childhood Development

Stepping Up Early Childhood Development
This World Bank report is a guide for policy makers and practitioners about how to invest in young children. "It identifies 25 essential ECD [early childhood development] interventions that can be delivered through five integrated packages at ...
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Checkpoints for Choice: An Orientation and Resource Package

Checkpoints for Choice: An Orientation and Resource Package
"How can stakeholders ensure that family planning programs are designed, implemented, and monitored in a way that respects, protects, and fulfills human rights and puts clients’ needs and preferences at the forefront?"
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ProPAN: Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding - Field Manual

ProPAN: Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding - Field Manual
ProPAN is a tool to design, implement, and evaluate interventions and programmes to improve infant and young child diet and feeding, updated to ProPAN 2.0. It includes 1) this field manual with step-by-step guidelines on how to apply quantitative ...
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Handwashing Promotion Monitoring and Evaluation Module

Handwashing Promotion Monitoring and Evaluation Module
  "Programmes that promote handwashing are diverse and vary in scope. The content of this module is designed to be adapted to a variety of programmes." This handwashing promotion evaluation guide is designed to explain planning and ...
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Post 2015 Hygiene Advocacy Toolkit

Post 2015 Hygiene Advocacy Toolkit
This hygiene advocacy toolkit is an evidence-based resource that outlines why hygiene must be a priority in the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda and goals (SDGs). It was developed by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing ...
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Data for Decision Making in Fistula Treatment Services

Data for Decision Making in Fistula Treatment Services
This series of training modules from Fistula Care and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides clinical supervisors, service providers, and national-level stakeholders with skills to review and interpret data for ...
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