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Communicating in a Crisis like Ebola: Facts and Figures
February 11, 2016

Communicating in a Crisis like Ebola: Facts and Figures

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"A critical look at the complications and experiences from the perspective of communications and social science holds lessons for future public health responses to infectious disease outbreaks."

Eradicating Polio in Nigeria
February 8, 2016

Eradicating Polio in Nigeria

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"The success of Nigeria's federal and state governments, Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is all the more impressive given the climate of disinformation, intimidation, and violence..."

Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South
February 5, 2016

Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South

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"There is a multiplicity of voices, methodologies and theoretical traditions in the interdisciplinary fields of research that investigate the role of ICTs 'in', 'for', and sometimes 'and' development. This volume includes many illustrations of ...

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh
February 4, 2016

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh

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"What behavior will you promote? What key factors will you address to motivate people?"

Blog Spotlight from IDDS Lahore in Pakistan
January 29, 2016

Blog Spotlight from IDDS Lahore in Pakistan

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Author: Kendra Sharp, January 22 2016 [cross-posted from International Development Innovation Network (IDIN), linked below] - How fitting that the day we celebrated Martin Luther King [MLK] Jr. Day in the U.S. was the day we had our second site ...

Mobile for Development: Transforming Global Healthcare through Mobile Technology
January 21, 2016

Mobile for Development: Transforming Global Healthcare through Mobile Technology

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According to this report, as mobile connectivity continues to grow through increased technological innovations, the health sector will have many opportunities to meet rising patient demand with mobile health interventions. As a result, mHealth ...

Mapping How Information about Childhood Vaccination Is Communicated in Two Regions of Cameroon: What Is Done and Where Are the Gaps?
January 21, 2016

Mapping How Information about Childhood Vaccination Is Communicated in Two ...

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"By identifying the interventions used in Cameroon and developing an intervention map, we allowed stakeholders to see where they were concentrating their communication efforts and where gaps exist, allowing them to reflect on whether changes are ...

Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!)
January 20, 2016

Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!)

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Launched in 2014, the Tiphunzire! (Let's Learn!) project is working to create empowering learning contexts for marginalised girls in rural central and southern Malawi in order to keep girls in school. The project is training young female teachers ...

Introduction of Mobile Health Tools to Support Ebola Surveillance and Contact Tracing in Guinea
January 20, 2016

Introduction of Mobile Health Tools to Support Ebola Surveillance and ...

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"An informatics system consisting of a mobile health application and business intelligence software was used for collecting and analyzing Ebola contact tracing data. This system offered potential to improve data access and quality to support ...

Connected Women : Mobile Skills Toolkit 2015
January 6, 2016

Connected Women : Mobile Skills Toolkit 2015

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“The ability to use a mobile phone and its non-voice and core functions – has been identified as a barrier to women’s awareness and usage of mobile services across low- and middle-income countries.” The Groupe Speciale Mobile Association ...

Nigeria's seven lessons from polio and Ebola response
January 6, 2016

Nigeria's seven lessons from polio and Ebola response

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Author: Ayodeji Oluwole Odutolu (co-authors: Ritgak Dimka, Mayowa Oluwatosin Alade), cross-posted from the World Bank blog Investing in Health (see below), January 5 2016 - Amid the devastating effects of West Africa's Ebola outbreak to human ...

ICT & SDGs - How Information and Communications Technology Can Achieve The Sustainable Development Goals
January 6, 2016

ICT & SDGs - How Information and Communications Technology Can Achieve The ...

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"...the SDGs represent a complex, global-scale problem-solving exercise that cuts across all sectors of the economy and that must engage all sectors and all parts of the world. The entire world has adopted the SDGs; now we will have to deploy all ...

Supplementary Immunization Activities for Measles and Rubella Vaccine in Vanuatu
December 17, 2015

Supplementary Immunization Activities for Measles and Rubella Vaccine in Vanuatu

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In early 2015, the Ministry of Health (MoH) Vanuatu in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIA) for measles and rubella (MR) ...

Digital Health in Demand Generation Toolkit
December 15, 2015

Digital Health in Demand Generation Toolkit

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"In addition to the local buy-in and collaboration established before project initiation, it is important that individuals from or familiar with the community and local context are a part of your team; involved in the design, development, ...

Digital Health RMNCH Toolkit
December 15, 2015

Digital Health RMNCH Toolkit

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"Digital health is versatile and can be used to help assess and prime the market [for commodities]; it is also a feasible way to reach traditionally underserved populations (e.g., hard to reach, marginalized)."

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV Behaviour Change for Adolescents in Africa
November 23, 2015

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV ...

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"MTV Shuga is a ground-breaking TV show that portrays the lives and loves of a group of young people.

Pakistan: Polio Communication Capacity Building
November 19, 2015

Pakistan: Polio Communication Capacity Building

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"[P]olio is a disease of illiteracy. We have several segments of the community that to date don't even know what polio is, or how to prevent polio, or about the benefit of vaccinating a child. Otherwise, polio should have been eradicated long ...

Myanmar elections: using media to inform and empower
November 13, 2015

Myanmar elections: using media to inform and empower

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Authors: BBC Media Action's Phyo Wai Lin and Su Myat Mon, November 13 2015 -  "In our state, the children in grade two [age 7] cannot even read Burmese. Why is that?" On Saturday 12 September, an 18-year-old woman from Kachin in northern ...

Love in the time of Ebola
November 12, 2015

Love in the time of Ebola

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Author: Yvonne MacPherson, November 12 2015 - It's not a stretch of the imagination to consider the potential risk posed by global health threats to us all. We've just seen how Ebola impacted the region of West Africa and scared people much ...

The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communications Implementation Kit
November 4, 2015

The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior ...

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The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Social and Behavior Change Communications (SBCC) Implementation Kit provides a selection of Essential Elements and tools to guide the creation, or strengthening, of SRH social and SBCC ...

Water Resource Management under Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal Settlements
November 4, 2015

Water Resource Management under Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal Settlements

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"A basis for participatory consultation has been laid, with the help of data collected through the work of local civil society organisations. The provision of validated data in an easily understood, mapped form provides a good basis for dialogue ...

Innovative Application of ICTs in Addressing Water-related Impacts of Climate Change (ICTWCC)
November 4, 2015

Innovative Application of ICTs in Addressing Water-related Impacts of ...

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"Information and communication technologies (ICTs) not only help advance weather forecasting and climate monitoring, but are also essential in disseminating information to large audiences, for example via portals and mobile phones. This can help ...

Chilika Lagoon
November 3, 2015

Chilika Lagoon

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"The ecosystem based management demonstrates how restoration of Chilika with active community participation not only has positive impact on the biodiversity but can significantly improve the livelihood of the local communities." - Raj Kumar ...

The Climate Change Adaptation and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) - CHAI - Project
November 3, 2015

The Climate Change Adaptation and Information and Communications Technology ...

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"In time, this network of information - made possible by digital technology - may provide many more people with the information needed to manage risk and to make informed decisions that have the potential to improve earnings, while protecting ...

Cross-border Vaccinations in the Horn of Africa
October 30, 2015

Cross-border Vaccinations in the Horn of Africa

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"The CGPP and its cross-border approach show that collaboration can trump competition in achieving a common goal. This collaborative method also demonstrates that resources and systems set up for one effort can be adapted to work on other ...

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio - Final Report
October 29, 2015

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment ...

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"The qualitative data from listening clubs showed that youth believe good communication with their parents has a big influence on their behaviours and can help them to make healthier and more informed decisions."

Supporting Women Farmers in a Changing Climate: Five Policy Lessons
October 27, 2015

Supporting Women Farmers in a Changing Climate: Five Policy Lessons

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"Policies, institutions and services to help farmers develop new approaches to deal with climate change will need to produce results for women farmers as well as men."

The Impact of Climate Information Services in Senegal
October 26, 2015

The Impact of Climate Information Services in Senegal

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"Climate information in Senegal is now considered an agricultural input just like seeds, fertilizers and equipment, which are at the basis of production."

Environmental Reporting and Media Development: Equipping Journalists with the Training and Tools to Cover a Critical Beat
October 23, 2015

Environmental Reporting and Media Development: Equipping Journalists with ...

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"In the coming decades, climate change is poised to disrupt the global economy....Low-income countries stand to lose the most, yet environmental reporting around the world often fails to inform the public on a level that transcends the politics ...

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio
October 22, 2015

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment ...

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Programme Summary: Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio - Tanzania - the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Tanzania in collaboration with the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), the United ...

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings
October 19, 2015

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings

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"This report... focuses mainly on mass communication programming - broadcasting that can reach millions of people when disaster strikes - informing them about what has happened, what to do, how to find missing loved ones and how to protect ...

Public Service Media in Divided Societies: Relic or Renaissance?
October 16, 2015

Public Service Media in Divided Societies: Relic or Renaissance?

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"This briefing focuses on the media of countries that are divided, undergoing crisis or conflict, or where governance is weak. It argues that the role of public service media in such societies - sometimes called fragile states - is increasingly ...

When Do Gain-Framed Health Messages Work Better than Fear Appeals?
October 13, 2015

When Do Gain-Framed Health Messages Work Better than Fear Appeals?

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"Message framing is one of the most researched, yet least conclusively understood, phenomena in health communication. Positive or gain-framed messages are sometimes effective, but negative or loss-based messages (such as fear appeals) are often ...

Comunicación para el Desarrollo: Una Guía Práctica
October 9, 2015

Comunicación para el Desarrollo: Una Guía Práctica

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This manual, produced in Spanish, "Comunicación para el Desarrollo: Una Guía Práctica (Communication for Development - A Practical Guide)" reaffirms the importance of communication to support development processes and social change in Latin ...

mHealth for Behavior Change Communication Brief: Why mHealth Messaging?
October 9, 2015

mHealth for Behavior Change Communication Brief: Why mHealth Messaging?

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"Mobile messaging has been shown to be successful for many health behaviors, including medication adherence, chronic disease self-management, and disease prevention."

Youth Chhlat, Cambodia
October 7, 2015

Youth Chhlat, Cambodia

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"Youth Chhlat is a cross-media life skills programme that enables and encourages young people to engage with gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues. It combines a computer-based eLearning system with a mobile phone ...

Your StoryTeller
October 6, 2015

Your StoryTeller

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Your StoryTeller is an initiative to create a story collection designed to extend the reach of community radio (CR) stations through interactive "Animated Audio-Visual Storytelling" on tuberculosis (TB) awareness and treatment. It is a project of ...

Glocal Times No 22/23
October 2, 2015

Glocal Times No 22/23

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Glocal Times (GT), the web magazine published by Malmö University's Master's program in Communication for Development in Sweden, is celebrating ten years of publication. This anniversary double issue gathers the thinking of academics, ...

SDG ICT Playbook: From Innovation to Impact
September 29, 2015

SDG ICT Playbook: From Innovation to Impact

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"Used well, technology can help us realize the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals] for our collective benefit. Nonprofit organizations are often at the forefront of addressing the SDGs. But for many nonprofits, understanding which technologies ...

Making the Media Work for You: A Guide for Civil Society Organisations
September 25, 2015

Making the Media Work for You: A Guide for Civil Society Organisations

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Intended for civil society organisation (CSO) communicators, this European Journalism Centre (EJC) resource provides practical, cost-effective strategies for organisations that seek to raise and maintain their visibility and impact both in the ...

TechNet Resource Library (TRL)
September 21, 2015

TechNet Resource Library (TRL)

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The TechNet Resource Library (TRL) is an online repository of journal articles, documents, tools, videos, websites, and other immunisation resources.

Polio Outbreak in the Horn of Africa: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, & Innovations
September 16, 2015

Polio Outbreak in the Horn of Africa: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, & ...

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"This report...tells a story of government leadership, of engagement and a vibrant partnership between countries and Global Polio Eradication Initiative [GPEI] partners. Other lessons emerging from the Horn range from strengthening routine ...

10 Myths About Girls' Empowerment and Mobile Learning
September 11, 2015

10 Myths About Girls' Empowerment and Mobile Learning

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Author: Linda Raftree, September 9 2015 - I had the chance to share some thoughts at UNESCO's recent Mobile Learning Week. My presentation explored some myths about girls empowerment and mobile learning and offered suggestions of things to think ...

Communication for Development Approaches in the Australian NGO Sector and Academia
September 11, 2015

Communication for Development Approaches in the Australian NGO Sector and ...

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"When planning a development intervention, it is crucial to put forward the question: how do we build the C4D component of this programme? While it may not be possible to see a shift in the whole sector, we can begin by taking small steps ...

Dr Anita guides the way
September 6, 2015

Dr Anita guides the way

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Author: Ankita Sukheja, September 6 2015 - There’s palpable excitement as government officials and health experts gather in a hospital hall in Uttar Pradesh to welcome a very special guest. There's chatter about a certain Daktrani ('lady doctor' ...

Klahan9 Cambodia
September 6, 2015

Klahan9 Cambodia

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"Klahan9 (which means 'Brave9') is a... multi-media initiative on TV, radio, online. It aims to support young Cambodian people to improve their life by providing information about employment, economic security/opportunities and negotiating with ...

Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age
September 4, 2015

Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age

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"How can we give children and young people voice in the debate that explores the impact of digital access and use and their rights?"

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