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Why using polio infrastructure to support broader health services could help ...

Why using polio infrastructure to support broader health services could help secure eradication
Author: Svea Closser, May 22 2015 - When polio eradication was proposed in the 1980s, many hoped that polio would be a "banner disease" that would raise awareness of and build enthusiasm for routine immunization (RI). So, RI was made one of the ...
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Early Steps Program

Early Steps Program
Running from February 2014 to July 2015, the Early Steps Program (ESP) is promoting increased investments and greater understanding of the importance of early childhood development (ECD) as a means to strengthen the business sector and economy of ...
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Lessons Learned for Routine Immunisation from the Polio Eradication Campaign

Lessons Learned for Routine Immunisation from the Polio Eradication Campaign
Author: Sue Goldstein, May 21 2015 - "Of the 19.3 million children under-immunized with DTP-3 in 2010, 6.6 million were in Africa and 60% of those children lived in only five countries. The availability of vaccines is not the major problem - it ...
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Relationship between polio eradication and routine immunisation - lessons ...

Relationship between polio eradication and routine immunisation - lessons from the field: Life after Polio
Author: Roma Solomon, May 21 2015 - "What are you doing now that polio has gone? You and your team must be out of a job!" Well, these are easier questions to answer than those we faced when we started working on polio eradication. "You think you ...
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Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: ...

Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Eleventh Report
"There is a real sense of collaboration - between the different parties that govern the country and its provinces; between the civil administration and the military; and, between the [polio eradication] programme's partners." This report from ...
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With the grain or against the grain: a media perspective on the governance ...

With the grain or against the grain: a media perspective on the governance question of our time
Author: James Deane, BBC Media Action Director, Policy and Learning, May 20 2015 - I was prompted to write this post by Brian Levy, the rightly respected governance guru of the World Bank, now Senior Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University.
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Reflecting on development practice the Burkinabé way

Reflecting on development practice the Burkinabé way
Author: Valentina Tartari, May 20 2015 - My name is Valentina Tartari. I am not a journalist, nor an expert on African politics, but an international development graduate with a strong research interest in African communities.
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Tanzania: Times (and weather patterns) are changing

Tanzania: Times (and weather patterns) are changing
Author: Carly Griggs, May 19 2015 - A few months ago as I pulled into Songambele village in Dodoma region, Tanzania, a soft drizzle was setting in. I pulled my jumper on as I stepped out of the car - it was unusually chilly for September. But the ...
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Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education (RISE) and Zanzibar Teacher ...

Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education (RISE) and Zanzibar Teacher Upgrading by Radio (ZTUR)
"...interactive audio programming (IAI) remains a viable and useful intervention format for increasing access to high-quality early education, particularly in the most challenged districts..."
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Health Promotion Education Key to Healthy Community

Health Promotion Education Key to Healthy Community
Author: Sanjay Bhonge, May 20 2015 - That a healthy nation can progress economically and socio culturally is a known fact. Every nation works towards providing health facilities at the grassroots level by implementing various health ...
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How to Conduct a Situation Analysis

How to Conduct a Situation Analysis
"A situation analysis or environmental analysis is the fundamental first step in the social and behavior change communication change (SBCC) process."
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WASH for Schoolchildren in Emergencies: A Guidebook for Teachers

WASH for Schoolchildren in Emergencies: A Guidebook for Teachers
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) created this guidebook for teachers in emergency situations. The guidebook, accompanied by regional flashcards (Africa, Afghanistan/Pakistan, and Latin America), and visual aids, provides teachers with ...
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Polio-Free India: The Role of the Social Mobilization Network (SMNet)

Polio-Free India: The Role of the Social Mobilization Network (SMNet)
By Chris Morry and Kier Olsen DeVries - submitted May 5 2015 Backdrop to the SMNet Story:
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Nepal Earthquake: sharing life-saving information during a crisis

Nepal Earthquake: sharing life-saving information during a crisis
Author: Kirsty Cockburn, May 4 2015 - When Saturday’s devastating earthquake struck, I’d just finished filming with Sajha Sawal, BBC Media Action’s debate programme in Nepal.
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WASH Tools for Implementers Responding to the Nepali Earthquake

WASH Tools for Implementers Responding to the Nepali Earthquake
This blog is cross-posted from the WASH website, linked below, May 4 2015 - In times of disaster, particularly when infrastructure has been compromised and people find themselves together in close quarters, there is an increased risk of ...
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Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and ...

Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and Development
  "Good knowledge is essential to prevent disease and improve health. Knowledge management (KM) provides a systematic process and tools to promote access to and use of knowledge among health and development practitioners to improve health ...
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Assessing Information and Communication Needs: A Quick and Easy Guide for ...

Assessing Information and Communication Needs: A Quick and Easy Guide for Those Working in Humanitarian Response
This guide, developed by Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network Member agencies in collaboration with the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), contains "common tools to assess information and communication needs of ...
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Chapter 2: Lessons Learned from the History of Large-scale CHW Programs

Chapter 2: Lessons Learned from the History of Large-scale CHW Programs
From the CHW Reference Guide, authors Donna Bjerregaard, Initiatives Inc., and Henry Perry, Johns Hopkins University, April 28 2015 - The CHW Reference Guide was produced under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, the United States ...
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What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake?

What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake?
 The Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network has put together a lessons-learned web document on communicating with communities following an earthquake, focused on communication with Nepali communities and connecting ...
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HIV-Related Discrimination among Grade Six Students in Nine Southern African ...

HIV-Related Discrimination among Grade Six Students in Nine Southern African Countries
  "HIV-related stigmatisation and discrimination by young children towards their peers have important consequences at the individual level and for our response to the epidemic, yet research on this area is limited."  
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Engaging Local Media in VMMC Scale-Up: A Case Study from Kenya

Engaging Local Media in VMMC Scale-Up: A Case Study from Kenya
"The media have the ability to put VMMC [voluntary medical male circumcision] on the agenda for public discussion and to keep it there. Accurate, informed reporting of HIV- and VMMC-related issues can improve policies and outcomes, stimulate ...
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Effectiveness of Behavior Change Communications for Reducing Transmission ...

Effectiveness of Behavior Change Communications for Reducing Transmission Risks Among People Living with HIV in 6 Countries in Central America
  This region-wide Central American study aims to estimate prevalence of HIV-related risks (sexual behaviour, HIV disclosure, number of sex partners, and violence) and factors associated with these risks, as well as evaluate a behaviour ...
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Sowing sovereignty of native corn - Sembrando soberanía de maíz nativo

Sowing sovereignty of native corn - Sembrando soberanía de maíz nativo
Author: Mae Londono Rubio, April 20 2015 - [Google translation of the Spanish below] Amid the imposing central mountain range, specifically in the town of Chinavita, Boyacá, [Colombia,] the peasant collective Native Seed Corn held the First ...
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HIV Evidence

HIV Evidence
This group of materials from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs is centred around an evidence database (See related summary below) on ...
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Edutainment for Social Participation

Edutainment for Social Participation
Implemented in 2011 in Colombia by PCI Media Impact and the Fundación Social (Social Foundation), this programme is designed to strengthen the capacities of members of community organisations, especially youth, on the use of the approach and ...
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Educate Girls

Educate Girls
"By empowering village communities to improve the quality of girls' education and infrastructure in their government schools, more girls can be educated on larger scales. If more girls are educated, then their health, income levels and overall ...
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VILAJ Global - Global Village

VILAJ Global - Global Village
In the town of Leogane, Haiti, in 2011, the foundations VOCES and Proyecto Solidario por la Infancia (Solidarity Project for Children) implemented this ongoing programme aimed at protecting and promoting the rights of the child.   Following ...
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Girls Empowered Stories of Change - Digital Storytelling Project

Girls Empowered Stories of Change - Digital Storytelling Project
As part of the global Grassroots Girls Initiative (GGI), launched in 2006 by the Nike Foundation, Firelight Foundation (one of six partners who make up the GGI consortium), worked with three organisations in Malawi and Rwanda to identify and ...
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Tiraarka Qoyska Radio Programme

Tiraarka Qoyska Radio Programme
To help encourage better nutrition, hygiene, and health in Somalia, BBC Media Action implemented a radio-based media and communication project from 2011 to 2013. The radio programme, Tiraarka Qoyska (Pillars of the Family), included a drama ...
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Seven Things This Year Campaign on Mother and Child Health

Seven Things This Year Campaign on Mother and Child Health
Launched in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, in July 2012 and completed in 2014, "Seven Things This Year" was a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) campaign that aimed to engage women and mothers in Myanmar to enhance their role and contribution to ...
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Annual Report 2014: Bernard van Leer Foundation

Annual Report 2014: Bernard van Leer Foundation
This annual report of the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) describes: how they work on child health, safety, and early learning (their strategic plan, decision-making cycle, and the tools used); the progress they have made; and their national ...
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Save the Children: Community Health Worker Training

Save the Children: Community Health Worker Training
This 22-minute-long video-based training resource was created for Save the Children's Community Based Distributors (CBDs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs) in South Sudan in an effort to build capacity to properly fill out treatment registers ...
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Violence Prevention and Education Centres in the Municipality of San Salvador

Violence Prevention and Education Centres in the Municipality of San Salvador
  Under the Joint Programme Violence Reduction and Construction of Social Capital in El Salvador and focused on contributing to the reduction of violence in schools in the municipality of San Salvador, this project was conducted in order to ...
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Learning from Smallpox: How to Eradicate a Disease

Learning from Smallpox: How to Eradicate a Disease
This TED-Ed lesson includes a focus on disease eradication efforts, such as smallpox ("the first and only human disease to be permanently eliminated [in 1980, after decades of global efforts, including household visits]") and polio, which, ...
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How to Conduct Qualitative Formative Research

How to Conduct Qualitative Formative Research
"Formative research is an activity conducted at the beginning of the SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] project design process. It is used to gain insight into the health issue or behavior the project intends to address; relevant ...
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Polio Eradication Initiative of Afghanistan Updated National Emergency ...

Polio Eradication Initiative of Afghanistan Updated National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP)
This document outlines the strategies developed by the Afghanistan Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) programme as part of its revision of the National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP).
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Promotion Strategy of Hygiene Practice in Rural Schools

Promotion Strategy of Hygiene Practice in Rural Schools
Working together, Project Concern International (PCI) and the United Nations Agency for Children (UNICEF) promoted the adoption of three hygienic practices: handwashing with soap, adequate disposal of sewage, and water treatment at the point ...
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Schools Transforming Territories

Schools Transforming Territories
This Colombian project is aimed to strengthen the development of citizen capacities in public schools in Bogotá, through the "audiovisual systematization of significant experiences" of the citizenship construction concepts and peaceful ...
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All for Childhood, Vote for Childhood

All for Childhood, Vote for Childhood
This Peruvian advocacy campaign promoted by the Mesa de Concertación para la Lucha Contra la Pobreza (MCLCP) brings together more than 50 government entities, civil society, and international organisations to engage candidates for public office ...
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