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Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A Scoping and Rapid Review
July 20, 2017

Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A ...

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The aim of this review is to understand the nature and scope of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in integrated health programmes, as well as to examine the associated knowledge, attitudinal, behavioural, and health outcomes. The ...

Understanding the Linkages between Social Safety Nets and Childhood Violence: A Review of the Evidence from Low- and Middle-income Countries
July 20, 2017

Understanding the Linkages between Social Safety Nets and Childhood ...

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"...violent behaviours are typically normalized in childhood, putting children who experience or witness violence at a higher risk of experience and perpetration in adulthood....While risk and protective factors for childhood violence have been ...

Gender Inequality and Early Childhood Development
July 19, 2017

Gender Inequality and Early Childhood Development

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This Plan International document reviews linkages between early childhood development (ECD) and gender, in order to address the following questions: "Why is the development that occurs in the early years of such critical importance for the rights ...

Communications, Immunization, and Polio Vaccines: Lessons from a Global Perspective on Generating Political Will, Informing Decision-Making and Planning, and Engaging Local Support
July 19, 2017

Communications, Immunization, and Polio Vaccines: Lessons from a Global ...

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"Central to the success of the communications function in driving this program was its ability to generate a meaningful policy dialogue about polio vaccines and routine immunization. This dialogue was vital to fostering stakeholder participation ...

Polio Communications Global Guide
July 18, 2017

Polio Communications Global Guide

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"Whether you are reacting to the initial report of a poliovirus outbreak and need to get the word out quickly or managing a protracted outbreak and need a more nuanced communication approach that can address campaign fatigue or localised ...

Building Safe Spaces to Support Young Women's Participation in Local Governance in Indonesia
July 18, 2017

Building Safe Spaces to Support Young Women's Participation in Local ...

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"This report illustrates that systematic barriers prevent them [young women] from taking advantage of opportunities to participate in community decision-making structures, and reflects on how one NGO is working to overcome these barriers and ...

Communication for Development in the University Curriculum
July 18, 2017

Communication for Development in the University Curriculum

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"As most of the nations of the world subscribe to the Sustainable Development Goals and their 2030 targets, it becomes increasingly important that the potential of using communication knowledge, skills, ethics, and technology intelligently and ...

Polio Endgame & Legacy - Implementation, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned
July 17, 2017

Polio Endgame & Legacy - Implementation, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

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"All in all, the work summarized in this supplement demonstrates that, with proper support, country immunization programs have a strong capacity to absorb and adapt to new global health initiatives in immunization, which are ultimately designed ...

Effective Messages and Media for Employee Health Campaigns
July 13, 2017

Effective Messages and Media for Employee Health Campaigns

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"...provides empirical evidence that the selection of channels used in a health improvement campaign is an important factor in the success of the desired behavioural outcome."

The Path to 2020: Delivering Transformative, Rights-based Family Planning
July 12, 2017

The Path to 2020: Delivering Transformative, Rights-based Family Planning

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"...dialogue and reflection can lead to positive outcomes..."

When Top Down Visions Meet Grassroots Digital Activism: Notes from Netherlands
July 11, 2017

When Top Down Visions Meet Grassroots Digital Activism: Notes from Netherlands

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"...even in a context where citizen participation becomes a policy principle, the desired format of and the actual opportunities for participation can be problematic." This paper from Making All Voices Count studies the integration of ...

Advocacy, Communication, and Partnerships: Mobilizing for Effective Widespread Cervical Cancer Prevention
July 11, 2017

Advocacy, Communication, and Partnerships: Mobilizing for Effective ...

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"If we can foster sufficient political will, forge links with global health initiatives, and ensure that decision-makers and the public have accurate and realistic expectations of the services, elimination of cervical cancer is within reach. ...

Report of the 33rd Meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio Eradication & Routine Immunization in Nigeria
July 11, 2017

Report of the 33rd Meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio ...

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This report summarises the main findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the 33rd meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) for Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization (RI), which was convened from January 17-18 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.

Lost in Translation: The Misinformed Journey of Migrants Across Italy
July 10, 2017

Lost in Translation: The Misinformed Journey of Migrants Across Italy

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"No matter the timeframe of their stay in Italy, or the purpose of their journeys, refugees and migrants demonstrate complex information needs about their ever-changing situation, which require a dynamic response with buy-in from all implicated ...

The People in the Pictures - Vital Perspectives on Save the Children's Image Making
July 10, 2017

The People in the Pictures - Vital Perspectives on Save the Children's Image ...

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“Debates about the visual representations of global poverty have been going on for many years, yet the experiences and views of those featured have been notably absent.”

Paving the Way for a Healthy Life
July 7, 2017

Paving the Way for a Healthy Life

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"The power of the Wheel and its implementation strategy lies in that it was conceived as a process that actively involves the participation of 1,000 Day families and the community, individually and collectively, rather than serving as a passive ...

Open Data in the Philippines: An Issue of Access and Awareness
July 6, 2017

Open Data in the Philippines: An Issue of Access and Awareness

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...in these existing attempts to elevate citizen engagement and amplify citizen voice through transparency and access to data and information, whose voices are being heard? Whose data is it, anyway? And ultimately, who benefits from the data?"

Training on Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE)
July 5, 2017

Training on Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE)

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This document reports on the implementation of "Training on Child Protection in Emergency" through a partnership between UNICEF and Diyalo Pariwar for members of protection clusters in each of 12 districts (Chitwan, Tanahu, Kaski, Nawalparasi, ...

The Role of Collective Platforms, Services and Tools to Support Communication and Community Engagement in Humanitarian Action
July 3, 2017

The Role of Collective Platforms, Services and Tools to Support ...

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"There is broad agreement in the humanitarian sector, both at the practitioner and leadership level, that communication and community engagement contributes to greater effectiveness and value for money. Despite many organisations and governments ...

Application of Real-Time Global Media Monitoring and 'Derived Questions' for Enhancing Communication by Regulatory Bodies: The Case of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
July 3, 2017

Application of Real-Time Global Media Monitoring and 'Derived Questions' for ...

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"[M]edicine safety and public trust into underlying surveillance systems could benefit from listening more systematically to the public, identifying and challenging misleading or missing information and addressing what different population groups ...

The 12 Essentials for System Change
June 30, 2017

The 12 Essentials for System Change

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"To imagine that meaningful interaction can be retrofitted into the existing, well-established systems and structures falls short of a 'revolution'. Revolutions denote a change in power dynamics, which is happening as people affected by disaster ...

Vaccination Resilience: Building and Sustaining Confidence in and Demand for Vaccination
June 30, 2017

Vaccination Resilience: Building and Sustaining Confidence in and Demand for ...

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"In our noisy social media and peer advice overwhelming environment filled with conflicting vaccine narratives, building vaccination resilience is key to minimizing the development of hesitancy and ensuring that immunization programs are not ...

Afghanistan National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication (NEAP) 2016-2017
June 29, 2017

Afghanistan National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication (NEAP) ...

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This document represents an update for the July 2016 to June 2017 period of the National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP) as developed and continually revised by the Afghanistan Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI). As the Minister of Public Health ...

Powering to Peace: Integrated Civil Resistance and Peacebuilding Strategies
June 28, 2017

Powering to Peace: Integrated Civil Resistance and Peacebuilding Strategies

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"This report explores the complementary ideas and practices that civil resistance and peacebuilding approaches present, each from different points along the conflict transformation spectrum. Both strategies oppose violence in all its forms, and ...

Catalyzing Health Gains through Global Polio Eradication: An India Trip Report
June 28, 2017

Catalyzing Health Gains through Global Polio Eradication: An India Trip Report

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India is using tools developed for global polio eradication to increase broader immunisation rates, enhance disease surveillance, and improve health communication in under-served areas. To examine India's polio asset transition efforts, explore ...

Children and the Data Cycle: Rights and Ethics in a Big Data World
June 27, 2017

Children and the Data Cycle: Rights and Ethics in a Big Data World

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"With increasing collection of big data and a vocal data science movement calling for more open data and greater utilization of big data within public, private and not-for-profit policymaking arenas, ensuring the protection of and respect for ...

Polio Immunization in Pakistan: Ethical Issues and Challenges
June 26, 2017

Polio Immunization in Pakistan: Ethical Issues and Challenges

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"Beliefs, practices and cultural norms overshadow public health priorities and ethics. Understanding of the context, therefore, is critical to determine the social hindrances in polio eradication and strategize thereon."

Making Women Count - Not Just Counting Women: Assessing Women's Inclusion and Influence on Peace Negotiations
June 23, 2017

Making Women Count - Not Just Counting Women: Assessing Women's Inclusion ...

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"Fifteen years after the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325, women remain significantly underrepresented in peace and transitional processes. A central challenge is the lack of evidence-based knowledge on the precise ...

Citizen Participation and the Rise of the Open Source City in Spain
June 23, 2017

Citizen Participation and the Rise of the Open Source City in Spain

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"Although the scheme may be simple, we believe that it already features most of the components of a new democratic participation in the digital age." This research brief from IT for Change via Making All Voices Count looks at initiatives that ...

Honour and Prestige: The Influence of Social Norms on Violence against Women and Girls in Karnataka, South India
June 23, 2017

Honour and Prestige: The Influence of Social Norms on Violence against Women ...

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"...interventions that integrate a norms approach can contribute to strengthening the rights of women and girls and reducing the violent practices that affect the health and human rights of hundreds of millions globally." Social norms play an ...

"She Cannot Just Sit Around Waiting to Turn Twenty" - Understanding Why Child Marriage Persists in Kenya and Zambia
June 22, 2017

"She Cannot Just Sit Around Waiting to Turn Twenty" - Understanding Why ...

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“Around the world, an estimated 15 million girls are married each year before they turn 18, and UNICEF estimates that 720 million women alive today were married as children.”

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan
June 21, 2017

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan

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"Since 2012, BBC Media Action has been funded by DFID to produce a range of programmes and deliver capacity-strengthening activities aiming to support improved reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) in South Sudan. This report ...

The Comprehensive Approach to Health Systems Management
June 21, 2017

The Comprehensive Approach to Health Systems Management

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"Traditionally speaking, public health planning is often driven by central-level policies and resource allocation that trickle their way down the health system. If you only start at the top, however, you miss the bigger picture." - Betty Cox and ...

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Progress, Lessons Learned, And Polio Legacy Transition Planning
June 21, 2017

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Progress, Lessons Learned, And ...

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"Transitioning will require a dialogue among countries and partners on multiple fronts, including the level of ownership by countries of polio assets and for what new purposes they will be used, and discussion about cofinancing, administration, ...

Key Findings Report: Innovation for Data-Driven Agriculture Workshop
June 20, 2017

Key Findings Report: Innovation for Data-Driven Agriculture Workshop

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"Opportunities and challenges relevant to smallholder agriculture in emerging economies are increasing thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones, sensors, and advanced analytics globally." - Karina Lundahl, Facilitator, Innovation for ...

When Every Child Counts - Engaging the Underserved Communities for Polio Eradication in Uttar Pradesh, India
June 20, 2017

When Every Child Counts - Engaging the Underserved Communities for Polio ...

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"Engagement is the key word, and is central to this focused intervention to enhance acceptance by the minority representing the missed targets, of the shared vision to rid India of polio."

Every Last Virus: Fourteenth Report of the Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
June 20, 2017

Every Last Virus: Fourteenth Report of the Independent Monitoring Board of ...

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"The IMB continues to be deeply impressed with the overall commitment, dedication, and courage of frontline staff and their leaders in each of the three endemic countries. Many crucial areas of these countries are beset by insecurity, danger, and ...

Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity - Global Meeting Report
June 14, 2017

Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion ...

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"UNDP stands ready to support the implementation of the 2030 agenda. Building peaceful, just and inclusive societies is an important component of that global commitment. Achieving that objective will require us to work closely with partners at ...

Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity: A Development Response to Addressing Radicalization and Violent Extremism
June 14, 2017

Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion ...

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"A return to divisive politics (us vs. them) will only lead to more conflicts. Different faiths, political parties, human-rights defenders, media, educational institutions and others need to promote tolerance and respect for diversity (in ...

Zika in Twitter: Temporal Variations of Locations, Actors, and Concepts
June 14, 2017

Zika in Twitter: Temporal Variations of Locations, Actors, and Concepts

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This paper presents a study of recent discourse in Twitter among different communities across the globe regarding a public health emergency of international concern: the Zika outbreak. This analysis demonstrates the significance of 3 types of ...

Impact: A Design Perspective
June 13, 2017

Impact: A Design Perspective

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"We see opportunities to gather data and improve our designs everywhere. Even in situations where things seem uncertain or difficult to quantify, we simply can't hold for the perfect conditions before we iterate then measure the impact of our ...

2017 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan
June 13, 2017

2017 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan

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From Nigeria's National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), this report reviews progress made to date to meet the 2016 National Polio Eradication Emergency Plan (NPEEP) and sets forth intentions for 2017 with regard to Nigeria's ...

Trial of a Novel Intervention to Improve Multiple Food Hygiene Behaviors in Nepal
June 13, 2017

Trial of a Novel Intervention to Improve Multiple Food Hygiene Behaviors in ...

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"This study suggests that it is possible to change entrenched food hygiene habits, even in environmentally challenging conditions such as pertain in rural Nepal." This paper reports on a trial of an intervention to improve 5 food hygiene ...

A Slowly Shifting Field: Understanding Donor Priorities in Media Development
June 12, 2017

A Slowly Shifting Field: Understanding Donor Priorities in Media Development

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"In the current era of resurgent authoritarianism, independent media has become ever more important." This report looks at the trends identified by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of the National Endowment for ...

HIV/AIDS Risk and Prevention Issues Among Inuit Living in Nunavut Territory of Canada
June 12, 2017

HIV/AIDS Risk and Prevention Issues Among Inuit Living in Nunavut Territory ...

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"There is a lack of data on the extent of HIV/AIDS among Inuit....Therefore this study was undertaken to fulfil this glaring void..." Based on the author's own research, undertaken during 3 visits to the Canadian Arctic and the published ...

This Isn't the Life for You: Masculinities and Nonviolence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
June 9, 2017

This Isn't the Life for You: Masculinities and Nonviolence in Rio de ...

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"In neighbourhoods rife with drug trafficking and criminal networks, many youth face pressure to join gangs and participate in a range of everyday violence. Despite overwhelming economic and social pressure, how do some boys and young men manage ...

Engaging Government Health Staff to Promote Nutrition at the Community Level
June 9, 2017

Engaging Government Health Staff to Promote Nutrition at the Community Level

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Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING)/Bangladesh aims to decrease undernutrition among women and children by focusing on the ...

Engaging Government Agriculture Staff to Promote Nutrition at the Community Level
June 8, 2017

Engaging Government Agriculture Staff to Promote Nutrition at the Community ...

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"I enjoy motivating our targeted household to grow nutritious food around the year. I feel that women have much confidence now on the messages I am conveying [to] them. Afterwards, they are practicing that ideal behavior at the household ...

Understanding Social Norms Underpinning Domestic Violence in India
June 8, 2017

Understanding Social Norms Underpinning Domestic Violence in India

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"Though VAWG [violence against women and girls] is a global pandemic, it does not often receive the attention and urgency that is needed to address it. Underlying this lack of political will is the justification and rationalising of violence ...

The Polio Communication Network Contribution to the Polio Outbreak Response in Ethiopia's Somali Region, 2013-2015
June 8, 2017

The Polio Communication Network Contribution to the Polio Outbreak Response ...

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"The PCN experience in the Somali Region, one of Ethiopia's lowest-performing regions for health indicators, provides important communication lessons for the long term relevant to polio eradication and other public health programs."

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