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HC3 Landscaping Summary Report on Zika Coordination and Communication in Four Countries: Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala
July 29, 2016

HC3 Landscaping Summary Report on Zika Coordination and Communication in ...

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"[T]he number of confirmed cases remains minimal, causing rumors and lack of trust towards public health authorities in the local press and social media, as well as the population, and even among practicing clinicians. Trust is an important ...

Communication and the polio endgame
July 28, 2016

Communication and the polio endgame

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Author: Caroline Sugg, Head of Special Projects at BBC Media Action, July 28 2016 - The sense of excitement in the public health community is palpable. While experts on polio warn against celebrating too soon, it looks as if this crippling ...

Inside a randomised control trial: insights from Bangladesh
July 28, 2016

Inside a randomised control trial: insights from Bangladesh

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Author: BBC Media Action Research and Learning team, July 27 2016 - BBC Media Action conducted its first ever randomised control trial (RCT) on the impact of our health programming on audiences. In this blog, we explore some of the methodological ...

Gender and Forests: Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging Issues
July 28, 2016

Gender and Forests: Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging Issues

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"This ...book brings together the work of gender and forestry specialists from various backgrounds and fields of research and action to analyse global gender conditions as related to forests."

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Facilitator's Guide
July 28, 2016

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Facilitator's Guide

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"While the media have a major role to play in tackling all types of violence, both traditional and new media in the Arab region continue to perpetuate stereotypes and generalisations about gender-based violence. Ethically flawed, unprofessional, ...

AIDSFree HIV Prevention Knowledge Base
July 27, 2016

AIDSFree HIV Prevention Knowledge Base

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The AIDSFree HIV Prevention Knowledge Base is an online collection of research and tools to help people who plan and implement evidence-based HIV prevention activities find what works in prevention. Each knowledge base topic is introduced with a ...

Gender Assessment of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in Serbia and fYR Macedonia
July 27, 2016

Gender Assessment of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in Serbia and fYR ...

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"The advance of ISIS terrified me. I bid farewell to my husband and sold my business in order escape with my daughter. I wanted her to be able to continue her studies in law and live a good life in peace. After years of conflict and unrest in ...

Charting a New Course: Women Preventing Violent Extremism
July 26, 2016

Charting a New Course: Women Preventing Violent Extremism

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"A gender-aware countering violent extremism program recognizes the differential impacts of violent extremist messaging for women and men. It also seeks to analyze how traditional stereotypes, attitudes and behaviors affect women and men and how ...

Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis
July 25, 2016

Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis

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From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this web-based multimedia package explores social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in the context of a public health crisis. Presented in a gallery-style format, the multimedia ...

Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition
July 25, 2016

Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition

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"Statistics are important in fighting global hunger and malnutrition, but it's critical that we don't forget the names, faces, and stories of those who feel it firsthand." - Stuart Gillespie, IFPRI senior research fellow

Understanding Communication Pathways to Foster Community Engagement for Health Improvement in North West Pakistan
July 25, 2016

Understanding Communication Pathways to Foster Community Engagement for ...

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"This article responds to calls to document with greater clarity community participation strategies used in health promotion research in order to maximise translation potential to other contexts."

Interventions to Strengthen the HIV Prevention Cascade: A Systematic Review of Reviews
July 21, 2016

Interventions to Strengthen the HIV Prevention Cascade: A Systematic Review ...

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"Much progress has been made in interventions to prevent HIV infection. However, development of evidence-informed prevention programmes that translate the efficacy of these strategies into population effect remain a challenge." This paper ...

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)
July 21, 2016

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)

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This HealthCompass portal from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) offers access to social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) "How-to Guides" that are short guides providing step-by-step instructions on how to perform ...

Working with Culturally Diverse Families
July 21, 2016

Working with Culturally Diverse Families

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"Schools with high numbers of children with disabilities who are also English Language learners or from minority backgrounds face unique challenges to student achievement. Research, as well as experience, has shown parent involvement and ...

Sexploitation in Tanzania - how a radio show is helping young people
July 20, 2016

Sexploitation in Tanzania - how a radio show is helping young people

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Author: Gaure Mdee, July 20 2016 - We arrived in Kahama in north-western Tanzania on a cool Thursday afternoon. The town is home to one of the country’s largest gold mines but unemployment here is high. Many people struggle to make ends meet in ...

Interventions for Improving Coverage of Childhood Immunisation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
July 19, 2016

Interventions for Improving Coverage of Childhood Immunisation in Low- and ...

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"Giving information about vaccination to parents and community members, handing out specially designed vaccination reminder cards, offering vaccines through regular immunisation outreach with and without household incentives (rewards), ...

Association of Volunteer Communication Mobilizers' Polio-Related Knowledge and Job-Related Characteristics with Health Message Delivery Performance in Kano District of Nigeria
July 19, 2016

Association of Volunteer Communication Mobilizers' Polio-Related Knowledge ...

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"The success of any community health awareness interventions including polio eradication programs largely depends on health workers having appropriate knowledge and skills, and on their quality delivery of health messages."

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People
July 19, 2016

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People

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Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) in partnership with Sonke Gender Justice is implementing a 2-year gender programme that seeks to transform gender roles and promote more gender-equitable relationships in ...

Voices of Refugees: Information and Communication Needs of Refugees in Greece and Germany
July 18, 2016

Voices of Refugees: Information and Communication Needs of Refugees in ...

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"The social, cultural and ethnic diversity of refugees passing through the region, highlighted by their diverse languages and dialects and their differing levels of literacy and ability to access technology, has added to the complexity of their ...

Impact of Peer Education and On-Site Clinical Services for Female Sex Workers in Bangladesh Brothels: A Link Up Evaluation Study
July 18, 2016

Impact of Peer Education and On-Site Clinical Services for Female Sex ...

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"The joint provision of social support, health education, and clinical care within the brothels may be a formidable strategy for addressing the substantial HIV and SRHR needs of young women who sell sex in Bangladesh brothels."

Reducing Provider-Held Stigma and Improving Young Client Satisfaction in Bangladesh: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Reducing Provider-Held Stigma and Improving Young Client Satisfaction in ...

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"The Link Up training package had a positive impact on providers' beliefs and attitudes, and on the quality of care provided to young people living with - or at increased risk of contracting - HIV, including young key populations."

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People Living with HIV in Uganda: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young ...

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This brief presents the findings of an evaluation of the Link Up project's peer support programme in Uganda, which worked with young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) to improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The evaluation ...

A Rights in Crisis Guide to Influencing: The Who, What and Why of Humanitarian Campaigning
July 18, 2016

A Rights in Crisis Guide to Influencing: The Who, What and Why of ...

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This guide, which is designed for people working in humanitarian crisis situations,  explains how the humanitarian system works, who to influence, and what issues to campaign on in order to ensure respect for the rights of women, men, girls, ...

Mass Communication Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Camps
July 15, 2016

Mass Communication Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Camps

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"It is crucial that all populations affected by the Syrian crisis, including those currently staying in the KRI [Kurdistan Region of Iraq] are adequately informed about the services available to them and/or know how to contact aid providers in ...

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe
July 15, 2016

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and ...

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This guidance note provides advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants on the move in Europe on their way to a destination country. Amidst the multiple needs of these ...

Can a Radio Series Change Attitudes and Norms on Violence Against Women?
July 15, 2016

Can a Radio Series Change Attitudes and Norms on Violence Against Women?

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"...impact is likely produced through engaging in the discussions...rather than exposure to the series alone..." In 2015, Oxfam Novib's impact measurement unit conducted a rigorous (randomised) evaluation of an edutainment pilot project aiming ...

An Integrated Peer Outreach and Clinic-Based Intervention to Improve the Sexual Health of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Myanmar: A Link Up Evaluation
July 15, 2016

An Integrated Peer Outreach and Clinic-Based Intervention to Improve the ...

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"Taken together, these findings suggest that the Link Up project was successful at integrating peer outreach and clinic-based components, and building capacity of clinics to provide MSM-friendly services."

Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls
July 14, 2016

Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls

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"The asset-building exercise offers a 'refreshed take' on girls programming, which can engage stakeholders at different levels and with different viewpoints. Together, these views generate an evidence-based dialogue."

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones
July 14, 2016

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones

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This Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Spotlight on Health COMpass from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) explores the process and impact of developing an android-based phone app called Gyan Jyoti ("light of ...

Zamboanga Learning Review on Post-Conflict Community Engagement
July 14, 2016

Zamboanga Learning Review on Post-Conflict Community Engagement

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"Critical here was how we engaged the displaced populations to understand their experiences and listen to their feedback as regards access to life-saving information, as well as opportunities for dialogue, connectivity and community ...

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through Gender-sensitive Social and Behavior Change: Technical Resource Guide and Technical Brief
July 13, 2016

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through ...

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"Many of the core components of malnutrition and hunger - the multigenerational effects, behavioral manifestations, gender inequality - have proven to be insurmountable for traditional interventions."

Purple4Polio
July 12, 2016

Purple4Polio

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Launched in July 2016, Purple4Polio is designed to unite United Kingdom (UK) communities to engage in activities as part of the final global push to eradicate polio for good. As part of the campaign, Rotary International clubs across Britain and ...

Manual for Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaigns
July 11, 2016

Manual for Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaigns

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This manual is meant to be used by immunisation programme managers to develop training sessions in preparation for carrying out oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaigns. It is also intended to serve as a reference guide for health care workers ...

Project-Based Learning
July 11, 2016

Project-Based Learning

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In many instances, a social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) project is asked to design, implement, and evaluate SBCC projects in collaboration with local country-based partners. This collaborative implementation process offers ...

The SBCC Capacity Ecosystem™: A Model for Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity Strengthening
July 11, 2016

The SBCC Capacity Ecosystem™: A Model for Social and Behavior Change ...

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"An 'ecosystem' speaks to the inherently complex, interconnected and often unpredictable nature of capacity strengthening and to...dynamic human environments....It recognizes that one intervention is almost never enough to make change." The ...

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Ebola
July 11, 2016

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: ...

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“BBC Media Action asserts that lives can be saved if high-quality media and communication is central to planning responses to any future disease outbreak, as opposed to being peripheral to the practical hardware of a response.” This practice ...

Country Case Studies on Promising EFA Practices in the Asia-Pacific Region
July 8, 2016

Country Case Studies on Promising EFA Practices in the Asia-Pacific Region

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In view of the 2015 deadline for achieving the Education for All (EFA) goals, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) created this series of 5 country case studies to share the experiences and lessons learned ...

Overcoming Barriers to Family Planning in Pakistan: Lessons from Stories of Change and a Literature Review
July 7, 2016

Overcoming Barriers to Family Planning in Pakistan: Lessons from Stories of ...

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This report presents findings from stories of change and existing scientific literature on family planning in Pakistan, where 20% of all married women have an unmet need for family planning. Objectives are to: i) give an overview of the barriers ...

Zika Communication Network (ZCN)
July 7, 2016

Zika Communication Network (ZCN)

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This online resource curates evidence-based tools and resources to help health and development professionals minimise the spread of Zika and related negative pregnancy outcomes. ZCN strives to support communities currently affected - and those ...

How can humanitarian broadcasting help support recovery from crises?
July 7, 2016

How can humanitarian broadcasting help support recovery from crises?

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Author: Theo Hannides, July 7 2016 - When disaster strikes – whether in the form of an earthquake, conflict or epidemic – people need the right information to understand what is happening and how they can best respond. In recent years, the ...

'Together we can do it': an action-packed festival
July 7, 2016

'Together we can do it': an action-packed festival

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Author: BBC Media Action's Mahbubul Hasan Manik, July 7 2016 - "This event helped me learn these techniques by heart" one man told me after he finished watching a demonstration of how to build a simple water filter. This knowledge will help him ...

Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Toolkit
July 7, 2016

Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Toolkit

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This toolkit provides the training notes, handouts, sample agendas, and resource templates to initiate a peer mediation programme for youth. Such programmes are based on "a model of education that empowers individuals to prevent, resolve, and ...

Drama for Conflict Transformation Toolkit: Youth Theater for Peace
July 6, 2016

Drama for Conflict Transformation Toolkit: Youth Theater for Peace

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Across Kyrgyzstan, youth participants in IREX's Youth Theater for Peace (YTP) programme, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are using the Drama for Conflict Transformation (DCT) methodology introduced in ...

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for Peacebuilding Programming
July 6, 2016

Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for ...

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"The cross-section between education and peacebuilding programs remains a largely uncharted territory....The nexus between the two sectors requires both new knowledge and evidence about the ways in which education and peacebuilding can ...

Tackling Zika: What health communicators can learn from Ebola
July 6, 2016

Tackling Zika: What health communicators can learn from Ebola

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Author: BBC Media Action's Sophia Wilkinson, July 6 2016 - Since the World Health Organisation declared Zika a global public health emergency in February of this year, much attention has been brought to bear on applying lessons learned during the ...

The role of the media in a divided society
July 6, 2016

The role of the media in a divided society

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Author: BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning James Deane, July 6 2016 - James Deane’s personal reflection on the role of media in divided societies in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. I’ve spent many years ...

Hacking Literacy: How to Engage Local Developers, Content Creators, and Libraries to Improve Reading Outcomes
July 6, 2016

Hacking Literacy: How to Engage Local Developers, Content Creators, and ...

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This guide, developed by IREX, offer step-by-step guidance on how to use local technology and content solutions to improve literacy for early readers. The guide explains the Hacking Literacy model, which leverages existing public libraries as the ...

Reporting on Torture
July 5, 2016

Reporting on Torture

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"Through accurate reporting, journalists can increase awareness of the universal prohibition of torture and of the challenges that may be preventing survivors from obtaining justice. Journalists can also provide important insights into the impact ...

Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths
July 5, 2016

Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths

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"They said the vaccines are made out of pigs, wild animals, (that) our children will behave like wild animals." - Minister of Parliament (MP) Huda Oleru This news article describes one approach to combating resistance to vaccination: passage of ...

Doing Qualitative Field Research on Gender Norms with Adolescent Girls and Their Families
July 1, 2016

Doing Qualitative Field Research on Gender Norms with Adolescent Girls and ...

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"By listening to what girls, their families and community leaders say, researchers can explore how people perceive the norms that pattern lives, and how they are - or are not - changing. These insights can be invaluable in challenging received ...

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