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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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Bridging the Gap between Communication Research and Practice: How We See Our ...

Bridging the Gap between Communication Research and Practice: How We See Our Role
This editorial, included as an opening piece to one issue of the Journal of Communication in Healthcare: Strategies, Media, and Engagement in Global Health, examines the challenge that the health communication field (and other fields) face in ...
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Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities ...

Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities Settings
"How can we build health communication and other capacity in disadvantaged settings?"
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Lessons Learned from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Implications ...

Lessons Learned from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Implications for Communication Interventions
"What are some of the communication challenges in engaging people on polio immunization issues?" This is one of the questions asked in this interview of Thomas Abraham, MA, who is affiliated with the Journalism and Media Studies Center (JMSC) at ...
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After the Revolution: Libyan and Tunisian Media through the People's Eyes

After the Revolution: Libyan and Tunisian Media through the People's Eyes
"This paper draws on audience research in Tunisia and Libya since their respective revolutions to understand people's perceptions of the media in the post-revolutionary context." BBC Media Action's involvement in Tunisia and Libya provides the ...
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Assessing the Effectiveness of House-to-House Visits on Routine Oral Polio ...

Assessing the Effectiveness of House-to-House Visits on Routine Oral Polio Immunization Completion and Tracking of Defaulters
"The usefulness of household visitation as a strategy to improving coverage of routine polio vaccination, one of the four pillars of the global polio eradication strategy, has not been documented previously." Recognising that strengthening ...
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Ebola's Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System

Ebola's Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System
Author: Raj Panjabi, October 20 2014 - With war or a disease like Ebola, fear is natural. It seems like people all around you are dying. People you love, people you take care of, people who take care of you. In such a context of enormous grief, ...
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Human Rights for All

Human Rights for All
Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, October 20 2014 - People, the world over, are entitled to universal, inalienable and indivisible rights, by virtue of their common humanity. Everyone is entitled to live and enjoy a life of freedom and dignity ...
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Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and ...

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
"This resource provides an in-depth look at three programs that illustrate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media - specifically using mobile technologies - as part of an integrated strategy to increase demand ...
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Supplement: The Impact of Polio Eradication on Routine Immunization and ...

Supplement: The Impact of Polio Eradication on Routine Immunization and Primary Health Care: A Mixed-Methods Study
"Polio eradication's surveillance, communications, and service delivery systems were unmatched in terms of combining quality with reach....Applying the resolve and dedication that characterizes polio eradication to a wider suite of services could ...
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mHealth and Neonatal Resuscitation: A Review of Interventions, Approaches ...

mHealth and Neonatal Resuscitation: A Review of Interventions, Approaches and Application
"[T]he UNCoLSC’s Neonatal Resuscitation Technical Working Group (TWG) was formed to systematically identify best practices for scaling up interventions, identifying barriers in current implementation and gaps in knowledge, and addressing other ...
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The Final Phase of Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategies for the ...

The Final Phase of Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategies for the Post-Eradication Era
The authors of the more than 60 articles in this supplement to The Journal of Infectious Diseases reflect on the tools, tactics, and alliances that the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners have undertaken as part of the effort to ...
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Reaching out to a community to improve maternal health in Ghana: the story ...

Reaching out to a community to improve maternal health in Ghana: the story of one midwife
Author: John Kuumuori Ganle, October 15 2014  - The story below of a Ghanaian midwife from the Ashanti region illustrates how one person was able to mobilize local community members in rural Piase in the Bosomtwi district to create demand ...
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Spotlight on Injectable Antibiotics for Neonatal Sepsis

Spotlight on Injectable Antibiotics for Neonatal Sepsis
"Injectable antibiotics for newborns remain underutilized and as such, have been identified by the UN [United Nations] Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women’s and Children’s Health as one of 13 commodities that if more widely accessed ...
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Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage with Oxytocin in the Uniject Injection System

Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage with Oxytocin in the Uniject Injection System
This article on postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) prevention and treatment presents the author, Dr. Shirley Villadiego's discussion of programmatic experience in Central America with oxytocin provided in the form of the Uniject™ injection system ...
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Antiretroviral Treatment for Pregnant Women - Animation Video

Antiretroviral Treatment for Pregnant Women - Animation Video
This 5-minute animated video, available in English and French, has been produced to help encourage pregnant women to be tested during pregnancy and to inform them about the process and steps a woman would ideally follow once she finds out she is ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine
This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of chlorhexidine, one of "13 Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for newborn umbilical cord care to prevent infection. The document forms part of a comprehensive Demand ...
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Humanitarian crisis in West Africa (Ebola) - Gender Alert: Sept 2014

Humanitarian crisis in West Africa (Ebola) - Gender Alert: Sept 2014
This document, published by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Gender in Humanitarian Action, offers guidance on how to take into account the different needs of women, girls, boys and men in order to make the ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol
This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of misoprostol, one of 13 "Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) , a leading cause of maternal deaths, along with another underutilised ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate
"A communication strategy provides a 'road map' for local action targeted at behavior change and creates a consistent voice for the messages, materials, and activities developed. It also ensures that activities and products work together to ...
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Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioural Change Among Security and ...

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioural Change Among Security and Defense Forces: Experiences and Lessons from East, West and Central Africa
This 89-page report discusses the experience and impact of working with security and defense force personnel to build capacity around child protection, with specific focus on insights gained from trainings conducted by Save the Children in East, ...
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Impact on Postpartum Hemorrhage of Prophylactic Administration of Oxytocin ...

Impact on Postpartum Hemorrhage of Prophylactic Administration of Oxytocin 10 IU via Uniject™ by Peripheral Health Care Providers at Home Births: Design of a Community-Based Cluster-Randomized Trial
This study was done to test the safety and effectiveness of the use of trained Ghana Health Service (GHS) community health officers (CHOs) in administering one of the 13 UN Commission's life-saving commodities for women and children, namely ...
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How people behave really matters to health

How people behave really matters to health
Author: Caroline Sugg, October 6 2014 - The Ebola emergency in West Africa shines a fresh light on the way in which peoples' everyday actions are critical to maintaining public health.
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Mapping Maternal Health Advocacy: A Case Study of Zambia

Mapping Maternal Health Advocacy: A Case Study of Zambia
This 16-page summary report discusses findings and insights gained from research conducted by Family Care International on the maternal health advocacy situation in Zambia. It outlines systems for maternal health governance, identifies ...
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Issues Management Guide to Support Countries in Preparing for Unexpected ...

Issues Management Guide to Support Countries in Preparing for Unexpected Situations with Implications for Public Communications
"Unpredictable, unexpected events happen - frequently they are marked by uncertainty, confusion and a sense of urgency. Such events can lead to lack of trust - in organizations, people or immunization services. Having a pre-prepared ...
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Resources for Planning and IPV Introduction

Resources for Planning and IPV Introduction
"Successful IPV introduction relies on effective planning with measurable outcomes and processes. Key components of planning include vaccine procurement and supply, cold chain and logistics, health worker training, communications, and social ...
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"To Build Peace, It Is Hard But Not Impossible. We Have to Do It." - ...

"To Build Peace, It Is Hard But Not Impossible. We Have to Do It." - Children and Young People as Actors in Peace Processes and Peace Building
"This long term process provides a solid foundation for a sustained, genuine and meaningful participation of children and young people in peace processes and peace building."
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The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the Front Line

The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the Front Line
"[C]hildren are already taking an active part in making a difference on climate change. This book contains positive examples from all over the world of young people who are making a difference and offering their special perspective. They are ...
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Investing in girls' education in South Sudan

Investing in girls' education in South Sudan
Author: Manyang David Mayar, October 2 2014 - For Boldit Deng, an unemployed father of five in South Sudan’s Warrap State, the news that his daughter was about to receive 125 South Sudanese Pounds (£25) meant only one thing: he could buy more ...
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A Handbook on Child Participation in Parliament

A Handbook on Child Participation in Parliament
"Enhanced child participation improves parliament by making it more inclusive, more representative and more democratic. Indeed, if parliaments are to serve and reflect the will of all the people, then including children will help engender a ...
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'I now know my rights': preventing bonded labour in rural India

'I now know my rights': preventing bonded labour in rural India
Author: Aashish Yadav, October 2 2014  - After a two year journey and countless stories of success, our bonded labour project is coming to an end.
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The Product Problem: Pathways for Making Misoprostol Available for ...

The Product Problem: Pathways for Making Misoprostol Available for Postpartum Hemorrhage
In March of 2011, Gynuity Health Projects convened a meeting "to clarify pathways for moving forward in accordance with scientific evidence to foster availability of misoprostol and its use for postpartum hemorrhage indications. This included ...
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Citizenship in Practice: Young People Driving Change

 Citizenship in Practice: Young People Driving Change
This 19-page publication shares case studies and insights from Plan United Kingdom (UK)'s governance programme, which "supports young people to engage in and influence government decision-making structures, particularly in relation to the ...
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Stop Violence Against Girls in School: A Cross-Country Analysis of Change in ...

Stop Violence Against Girls in School: A Cross-Country Analysis of Change in Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique
This 84-page report discusses the experience and impact of the 5-year Stop Violence Against Girls in School project, which was led by ActionAid in Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique to empower girls and enable them to enjoy their rights to education ...
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Community Dialogues for Child Health: Results from a Process Evaluation in ...

Community Dialogues for Child Health: Results from a Process Evaluation in Three Countries
This 4-page learning brief discusses the experience of the Malaria Consortium in using a community dialogue (CD) approach as part of integrated community case management (iCCM) to prevent and respond to pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malaria ...
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UNICEF Cholera Toolkit

UNICEF Cholera Toolkit
This Cholera Toolkit was produced to provide United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) staff and partners with practical resources to support the implementation of integrated approaches to cholera prevention, preparedness, ...
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Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in ...

Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
"This mapping examines the use of Communication for Development (C4D) in peacebuilding efforts ....The objectives of this mapping are to identify C4D interventions that might be applicable to peacebuilding and what lessons can be drawn about ...
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Bringing hope after disaster in Nepal

Bringing hope after disaster in Nepal
Author: Bidhya Chapagain, September 26 2014 - Man Bahadur Lama was sitting in a relief centre when I first met him. Visibly shocked and heavy with grief, he told me he was desperately awaiting government papers which would qualify him for help as ...
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Open Jirga: one man’s amazing Afghan journey

Open Jirga: one man’s amazing Afghan journey
Author: Zabiullah Faizy, September 26 2014  - Abdurrasul Pamiri stunned the studio audience of our discussion programme Open Jirga when he revealed he had travelled eight days from the Pamir Mountains in northern Afghanistan to ask a ...
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