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Could mHealth and behaviour change communication help turn the Ebola tide?

Could mHealth and behaviour change communication help turn the Ebola tide?
Author: Willie Ngumi, September 15 2014 - It’s not the first time I’ve heard of Ebola.  Every time the epidemic has raised its ugly head, it has been a fairly safe distance from me.  And like any other human being, I figured it was ...
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Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise")

Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise")
"Radyo Bakdaw has helped bring a sense of normality back to the lives of many in the Guiuan area by bringing the community together to take part in events such as the much loved kareoke sessions." When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on ...
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Projecting Health

Projecting Health
"When communities drive their own messaging, they magnify the power of persuasion among their peers, accelerating the adoption of healthier behaviors that can save the lives of women and children."
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Selfies 4 School

Selfies 4 School
From the global human rights organisation Breakthrough, this information and communication technology (ICT) campaign asks people around the world to share their selfie (a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera ...
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Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources

Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources
"This report focuses on the ways in which youth in Cambodia access and use different types of media and explores media as a source of information for young people. It also looks at how media can have an impact on their levels of civic ...
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Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change

Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change
This group of papers on the use of mobile phones in India for social and behaviour change is the product of research and a two-day multi-stakeholder consultation in May 2013 sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Digital ...
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Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects

Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects
"Since the mobiles for development space is evolving rapidly, the handbook is intended to equip readers with a set of questions to ask when using or considering mobiles, rather than providing a prescription for how to use mobiles in a given ...
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Finance Manager, Global - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Finance Manager, Global - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom
Job Introduction An exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager has become available within Media Action
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Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project

Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project
"[D]igitally literate women can bring about a lot of change in culture, thinking and social welfare." Through collaboration between Google and the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), amongst other partners (see below),  with training ...
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Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Website and Video Channel

Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Website and Video Channel
Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) is a website, YouTube video channel, and training project (see Related Summaries below) aimed to increase knowledge and access of Indian women to information and communication technology (ICT) usage through the ...
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The What and Why of Taking an Evidence-based Approach to mHealth

The What and Why of Taking an Evidence-based Approach to mHealth
Because of the need to scale up mHealth initiatives reported by the Maternal Health Task Force, especially in maternal health, the Maternal Health Task Force held a technical meeting in April 2014 to gain insight into the idea of adequate ...
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Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the Potential, Meeting the Challenges

Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the Potential, Meeting the Challenges
This study on information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as mobile phones, computers, and the internet, examines the ways in which these tools can contribute to child-focused development goals. The United Nations Children's Fund ...
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Using Child Helplines to Protect Children from School Violence

Using Child Helplines to Protect Children from School Violence
"All over the world, irrespective of income levels, class or culture, children are faced with violence and abuse in schools.... In fact, child helplines worldwide receive an average of ten contacts per day, every day, about violence and abuse."
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BBC Media Action's Work on Health

BBC Media Action's Work on Health
This video describes BBC Media Action’s work with media and communication to "provide health information and explore social and cultural norms that affect good health" in economically poor areas and developing countries.
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Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study

Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study
"[W]hile technology has the potential to amplify citizens' voices, it must be accompanied by clear political goals and other factors to increase their clout." Drawing upon case studies from 9 programmes around the world and a citizen ...
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Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013

Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013
"...[T]he media children use can have a profound impact - both positive and negative - on learning, social development, and behavior. The only way to maximize the positive impact of media on children is to have an accurate understanding of the ...
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Global Conversation on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda - Video

Global Conversation on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda - Video
This video explains the origin of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the year 2000 and the ways in which people are interacting to share opinions on the next set of post-2015 goals as the deadline for the first set, the MDGs, approaches.
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Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People

Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People
This BBC Media Action programme provides vulnerable communities with information on emergency services and advice on living amidst disaster and working towards recovery. It is a two-way communication programme, also aiming to give affected people ...
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Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis

Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis
Author: Kathryn Bertram, crossposted from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) website on August 21 2014 - During a capacity building workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone this past June, the mood was understandably tense as Ebola ...
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MediCapt App

MediCapt App
"MediCapt is a mobile application, under development by the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), to help clinicians more effectively collect, document, and preserve forensic medical evidence of sexual ...
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Project Manager, Asia - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Project Manager, Asia - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom
Job Introduction BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places.   We do this through ...
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Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use ...

Using Technology for Social Good: An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development
From United Methodist Communications (UMCom), this discussion paper explores the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for economic and social development. It captures "best practice" in the use of mobile phones and ...
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eHealth and Innovation in Women's and Children's Health: A Baseline Review

eHealth and Innovation in Women's and Children's Health: A Baseline Review
"This report shows how, on a daily basis, eHealth innovations are improving access to care and assisting women to take control of their own health...[T]hrough the use of ICTs, health-care professionals and the women and children they care for, ...
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Family Health Map: Immunisation Chart

Family Health Map: Immunisation Chart
"Child health records help ensure every child receives the vaccines they need to live a healthy and productive life. However, many health records are lost or destroyed, not accurately maintained, or are simply too confusing to read."
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mHealth Support Tools for Improving the Performance of Frontline Health ...

mHealth Support Tools for Improving the Performance of Frontline Health Workers: An Inventory and Analytical Review
With the goal of providing a foundation for further investigation into the use of mobile health tools to support the performance and accountability of front-line health workers (FLHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), this mHealth ...
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Role of Social Media and User-generated Content in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Role of Social Media and User-generated Content in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
"Utilizing social media and user-generated content for post-conflict peacebuilding does not simply mean making a Facebook or Twitter account for your organization. Social media involves conversation, and listening as well."
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My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)

My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)
This 3-year programme aims to engage marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services in 8 countries: Afghanistan, Georgia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Viet Nam. Activities in each country are ...
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Transitional Justice: A Handbook for Journalists, Citizens and Activists

Transitional Justice:  A Handbook for Journalists, Citizens and Activists
This handbook from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) for journalists, citizens, and activists takes a look at how Syria could deal with issues of transitional justice when it emerges from the current period of conflict and ...
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Citizen participation cardinal for growth of agriculture sector

Citizen participation cardinal for growth of agriculture sector
Author: Nervious Siantombo, August 5 2014 - Citizen participation is a critical element in the development of Zambia’s agriculture sector, which is the mainstay of the majority of the country’s population.
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Hashtag Journalism

Hashtag Journalism
This Columbia Journalism Review article describes the way journalists use hashtags to identify trends for their topic choices and speculates on whether that is the best way to research what to write about. Hashtags are electronic metadata ...
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Using radio to respond to Ebola in Sierra Leone

Using radio to respond to Ebola in Sierra Leone
Author: Musa Sangarie, July 29 2014 - For the past four years, the BBC Media Action team here in Sierra Leone has been building the skills of radio stations' producers and journalists across the country. We've trained community journalists on how ...
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Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A ...

Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A Meta-analysis
"This meta-analysis was conducted to synthesize evaluations of mass media-delivered HIV prevention interventions, assess the effectiveness of interventions in improving condom use and HIV-related knowledge, and identify moderators of ...
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A Role for Health Communication in the Continuum of HIV Care, Treatment, and ...

A Role for Health Communication in the Continuum of HIV Care, Treatment, and Prevention
"The aim of this article is to explore the role of health communication, an approach within the social and behavioral sciences, across the treatment continuum" for HIV. The article is from the JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency ...
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Validity of Behavioral Measures as Proxies for HIV-Related Outcomes

Validity of Behavioral Measures as Proxies for HIV-Related Outcomes
"... although potentially less subject to reporting bias, biomarkers and biologic outcomes have their own flaws."
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What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum ...

What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care? A Brief Primer and Case Study from New York City
From the Abstract:  "This article responds to key questions related to health communication that are commonly asked in the HIV/AIDS arena: 'What is health communication?'; 'What is its role beyond HIV prevention?'; and 'How can it be used to ...
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Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV Prevention and ...

Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV   Prevention and Care Programs
This JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes supplement addresses clinicians and public health scientists in the field of HIV prevention and treatment who might value information on health communication.
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Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience

Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience
"Engaging developing-world universities, NGOs [non-governmental organisations], national policy activists and others in research about ICTs in development was the special IDRC niche."
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Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award

Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award
"The initiative comes in the wake of the disclosure of 'diversity' figures by major tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn, which reveal that, across the board, the number of women in tech jobs is well under 20 per cent, ...
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UNESCO's National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports

UNESCO's National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports
Begun with the first National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment in 2009, this ongoing series of country reports assesses media development based upon a wider United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ...
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Assessment of Media Development in Palestine

Assessment of Media Development in Palestine
This report, available in English and Arabic, aims to inform and support the development of Palestine’s media sector through the conduct of a comprehensive assessment of the media environment, based on international legal standards and good ...
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Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology

Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology
"Information and communication have always opened opportunities for the poor to earn income, reduce isolation, and respond resiliently to emergencies. With mobile phone use exploding across the developing world, even marginalized communities are ...
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Giving Youth a Voice: Bangladesh Youth Survey

Giving Youth a Voice: Bangladesh Youth Survey
"From a governance and policy angle, youth is certainly a most crucial and critical phase of life. It implies a new social generation which needs to be integrated into society as citizens, knowing about their rights and duties."
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Modern Mobility: The Role of ICTs in Child and Youth Migration

Modern Mobility: The Role of ICTs in Child and Youth Migration
This 46-page report discusses how children and young people are using information and communication technologies (ICT) before and during migration, as well as how organisations supporting children and youth are using ICT in their work. According ...
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Responsive Parenting: A Strategy to Prevent Violence

Responsive Parenting: A Strategy to Prevent Violence
"This edition explores the approaches and evidence for the effectiveness of a range of programmes that have been developed to educate and support parents in becoming more responsive to their children."
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Effective Approaches for Programming to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability to ...

Effective Approaches for Programming to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability to HIV Infection, HIV Risk, and HIV-Related Morbidity and Mortality: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews
"HIV programming for adolescents should focus on interventions of proven effectiveness and address underlying factors driving incidence and lack of effective treatment and care in this age group."
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Transforming family health in India: lessons learned

Transforming family health in India: lessons learned
Author: Radharani Mitra, June 26 2014 - Over the past three and a half years, a large team of over 250 people has been hard at work on an ambitious project that aims to improve family health in Bihar, one of the poorest and most populous states ...
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Lessons Learned From a Review of Interventions for Adolescent and Young Key ...

Lessons Learned From a Review of Interventions for Adolescent and Young Key Populations in Asia Pacific and Opportunities for Programming
This review was initiated to identify interventions on HIV prevention in the Asia Pacific region with demonstrated or potential impact for adolescent and young key populations (YKP), "looking at the role of individual and structural factors in ...
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Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR)

Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR)
"Can you tell a development story in an original and unprecedented way? Is your story inquisitive and engaging? Does it combine critical thinking with good 'old school' fact checking and an exploration of new technology developments? If so, then ...
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The Rory Peck Trust Resources for Freelancers

The Rory Peck Trust Resources for Freelancers
"Our goal with this resource section is to provide a path to information on safety, security, and professional development that's both informative and evolving over time." Rory Peck Trust has created a series of resource pages featuring topics ...
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Taking Knowledge for Health the Extra Mile: Participatory Evaluation of a ...

Taking Knowledge for Health the Extra Mile: Participatory Evaluation of a Mobile Phone Intervention for Community Health Workers in Malawi
"To evaluate the mobile phone intervention, a participatory evaluation method called Net-Map was used, an approach built on traditional social network analysis."
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