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Khushi Baby

Khushi Baby
Developed to address the challenge rural clinicians and parents face in documenting children's vaccination records, Khushi Baby stores children's medical history in a digital necklace. The form of a necklace was selected after talking to hundreds ...
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Radio and WhatsApp: shining a light on early marriage in Sierra Leone

Radio and WhatsApp: shining a light on early marriage in Sierra Leone
Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, July 29 2015 - Skipping home from school one day, a 10 year old girl named Mariama found her dad in an unusually happy mood. Ushering her inside, he ordered her to remove her school uniform and change into plain ...
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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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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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Getting our mojo back with MOELJO

Getting our mojo back with MOELJO
Author: Clare Lyons, July 22 2015 - One good thing that came from an unsuccessful grant application last year was the seed of an idea for what became our MOELJO course (mobile phone skills and election reporting for journalists).
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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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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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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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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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Films for Syrian refugees: Do it Yourself, Do it Together

Films for Syrian refugees: Do it Yourself, Do it Together
Author: BBC Media Action blogger Maha Taki, June 22 2015 - An elderly man, one eye milky blue with age, peers into the camera. Immediately behind him lie neat rows of white tarpaulin shelters, walls flapping in the wind. "Each person builds his ...
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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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Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia
"...the widespread penetration and use of phones in Somalia meant that it was appropriate for reaching hard-to-reach communities and represented a relevant mechanism to deliver health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) information."
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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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Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making

Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making
This High Impact Practices (HIP) Health Communication brief highlights practices in family planning (FP) communication gleaned from interventions that show strategies aimed to maximise FP investments. HIP briefs like this one are ...
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Can CHWs Address Access and Outcome Measurement Challenges in Surgical Care? ...

Can CHWs Address Access and Outcome Measurement Challenges in Surgical Care? Experience from Haiti
This article from CHW (Community Health Worker) Central describes efforts to increase access to surgical care in Haiti and across the globe. As stated by the author, Dr. Alexi Matousek, two main crises affecting surgery are: "lack of access to ...
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What Have We Learnt about CwC Coordination from Previous Experience?

What Have We Learnt about CwC Coordination from Previous Experience?
"The CDAC (communicating with disaster affected communities) Network aims to ensure that communities affected by, and prone to, crisis are better able to withstand and recover from humanitarian emergencies, and are actively engaged in decisions ...
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Innovation Webinar on Health Apps

Innovation Webinar on Health Apps
An invitation from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative: "Join the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) on Tuesday, June 9 at 11am EDT for a webinar on innovative health communication apps and their uses. This webinar is ...
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ICT in the Classroom for Quality Education: Strengthening Learning and ...

ICT in the Classroom for Quality Education: Strengthening Learning and Teaching Methods in Under-resourced Schools in Developing Countries
"IICD believes that equipping teachers with pedagogical tools and access to information can bring about large-scale social changes in entire educational systems. Many of the gaps in education in developing countries can be bridged with the help ...
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Can You Hear Me Now? Why Good Communication Is Critical to the Nepal Quake ...

Can You Hear Me Now? Why Good Communication Is Critical to the Nepal Quake Response
"The need to communicate - and the idea that information is a form of assistance in its own right - is increasingly acknowledged as an urgent but under-supported aspect of disaster response." In this article, Imogen Wall offers examples of the ...
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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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GeoChat

GeoChat
GeoChat is a collaboration tool that allows users to chat, report, and get alerts on their phone. "GeoChat is a[n]...open source group communications technology that lets team members interact to maintain shared geospatial awareness of who is ...
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Verboice

Verboice
Verboice is a free and open-source tool for creating and running projects that interact via voice, allowing users to listen and record messages in their own language and dialect or answer questions with a phone keypad.
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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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Son de Tambora 312 - Infancia y Comunicación para el Cambio Social y de ...

De: La Iniciativa de Comunicación Comunicación y medios para el desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe 
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Ebola: audience research by mobile phone

Ebola: audience research by mobile phone
Author: Dorothy Peprah, April 21 2015 - As we tentatively celebrate the recovery of Beatrice Yardolo, the last known Ebola patient to be discharged from a treatment centre in Liberia, BBC Media Action continues working on programmes and training ...
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8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women
Author: Alexandra Tyers, April 21 2015 - I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a few months ago. Tigo were awarded an ...
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For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence

For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence
In celebration of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, leaders of different religious and faith communities in Panama, members of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), with the support of the United Nations Children's ...
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Escuela Audiovisual Infantil - EAI (Child Audiovisual School), Belén de los ...

Escuela Audiovisual Infantil - EAI (Child Audiovisual School), Belén de los Andaquíes
This project, centred on community participatory communication, was created to give the children of Belén de los Andaquíes (Caquetá), Colombia, a place to "expand the project of living" through storytelling and media, in order to move away from ...
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I Decide - Yo Decido

I Decide - Yo Decido
To help strengthen the systems of protection for children and youth in Guatemala, since 2013, the organisation Young Guatemala Peace Association, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), has undertaken a number of ...
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Voces Moviles (VozMob) - Mobile Voices

Voces Moviles (VozMob) - Mobile Voices
On this digital/mobile platform, young and adult Latino immigrant workers in Los Angeles, California, United States (US), can create stories about their lives and communities directly from a cell phone. Vozmob appropriates technology to promote ...
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Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response

Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response
"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.
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MIRA Channel

MIRA Channel
MIRA Channel, a mobile health initiative produced in India, "is an integrated mobile phone channel to provide health information to rural women and connect them with public health services using mobile phones in low-resource settings. The ...
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Three Examples of Why Content Is King and Context Shapes the Package

Three Examples of Why Content Is King and Context Shapes the Package
Author: Damalie Wasukira, March 25 2015 - Without understanding context, one can't communicate effectively. Considering context in communication means you consider the framework of related facts, conditions and circumstances within which the ...
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Social Media and Global Health

Social Media and Global Health
Author:  Silvio Waisbord, March 18 2015, cross-posted from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) website: In this guest post, Silvio Waisbord, Ph.D. of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs ...
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Yo decido

Yo decido
Para contribuir a fortalecer los sitemas de protección a favor de la infancia y la juventud en Guatemala, desde 2013 la organización Paz Joven en alianza con UNICEF ha emprendido una serie de estrategias para que los gobiernos locales lleven a ...
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Mobile Videos for Early Childhood Care and Development Project

Mobile Videos for Early Childhood Care and Development Project
Since July 2012, Plan International has been using mobile phone videos to reach out to remote communities in Uganda to share best practices in supporting the early childhood care and development (ECCD) needs of young children. In collaboration ...
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ZMQ's FreedomTB: An Active Compliance System to Combat Tuberculosis

ZMQ's FreedomTB: An Active Compliance System to Combat Tuberculosis
This tool from ZMQ's FreedomTB initiative is designed using a "fully-technology linked" development model that informs the tool design of a mobile phone app, the Active Compliance System, used to combat tuberculosis (TB).  This tool, being ...
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Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: ...

Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project
This 30-page paper, commissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), discusses how communication can be used in emergency contexts to improve humanitarian responses, with particular focus on the ...
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Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up

Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up
This 83-page report discusses a study to assess the impact of the Shamba Shape Up (SSU) television edutainment programme on small-scale agriculture in Kenya and to research how the programme influences farmers' activities. Led by the University ...
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Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan ...

Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP), July 2013 - June 2014
"...Polio program in Afghanistan has identified 6 key intervention areas that will be essential to assure the implementation of strategies [including]:...Communication directed to increased community demand and ownership..."
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Vojo Brasil

Vojo Brasil
Vojo es una plataforma móvil desarrollada en el Instituto del Centro de Tecnología para Medios Cívicos de Massachusetts.
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Voces Moviles (VozMob)

Voces Moviles (VozMob)
Es una plataforma para que jóvenes y adultos trabajadores y trabajadoras inmigrantes latinos puedan crear historias sobre sus vidas y comunidades directamente desde su teléfono celular. VozMob se apropia de la tecnología para promover la ...
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Global Polio Eradication Emergency Action Plan

Global Polio Eradication Emergency Action Plan
From the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the Global Polio Emergency Action Plan (EAP) aims to boost vaccination coverage in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the 3 remaining polio-endemic countries. It builds on India's success in ...
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Evaluating Social Media Components of Health Communication Campaigns

Evaluating Social Media Components of Health Communication Campaigns
Author:  Emma Schwartz of NetHope Solutions Center, originally posted December 15 2014, cross-posted February 5 2015 - [Health Communication Capacity Collaborative] HC3’s held its seventh Health Communication Innovation Webinar on Dec. 9 ...
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