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Every Newborn: An Advocacy Toolkit and Guidance Manual for Ending Preventable Deaths
February 16, 2018

Every Newborn: An Advocacy Toolkit and Guidance Manual for Ending ...

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"You may be acting as a lone crusader or as part of a larger advocacy effort. Either way, you share an objective with all other advocates: to have your story move audiences from apathy to empathy to action." Offered by Every Newborn, this guide ...

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play
February 15, 2018

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play

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"Australia’s first International Cyber Engagement Strategy lays out three simple... goals to harness the opportunities of the digital age and accelerate sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific..." From the Institute of Development Studies ...

Building Trust, Managing Risk: Vaccine Confidence and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
February 15, 2018

Building Trust, Managing Risk: Vaccine Confidence and Human Papillomavirus ...

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The Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the HPV Prevention and Control Board at the University of Antwerp hosted a symposium on vaccine confidence and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, ...

Health Information System Strengthening: Standards and Best Practices for Data Sources
February 14, 2018

Health Information System Strengthening: Standards and Best Practices for ...

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The purpose of this guide is to help health authorities and health information officers align health information system (HIS) data sources with standards and best practices, to ensure that reliable data produce comparable statistics at all levels ...

Programme Reporting Standards for Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
February 14, 2018

Programme Reporting Standards for Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, ...

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"A standardized way of reporting on the implementation processes as well as contextual factors throughout the programme would allow for easier synthesis of this information, and facilitate communication between researchers and practitioners." ...

Use of Social and Behavioral Research and Data in Immunization
February 9, 2018

Use of Social and Behavioral Research and Data in Immunization

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In this presentation, Lora Shimp, Senior Immunization Technical Officer and Technical Lead at John Snow, Inc. (JSI), provides examples of the use of social and behavioural research and data in immunisation. She begins by asking, What works in ...

Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents
February 8, 2018

Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents

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"Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, neurological, social, and sexual development marked by the growing significance of peer networks, individual behavioral choices, and increased risk-taking behavior. It is also a pivotal period for the ...

Smart Service Provider's Guide to ICT and Sex Work
February 6, 2018

Smart Service Provider's Guide to ICT and Sex Work

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From the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), this a resource for service providers who want to better understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) have impacted sex workers and the prevention of HIV. The guide reviews ...

Using Farming Families' Perspectives to Inform Recommended Priority Practices
February 6, 2018

Using Farming Families' Perspectives to Inform Recommended Priority Practices

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"Regardless of specific practices being promoted, UPAVAN videos should model good decision-making and positive communication styles. Additional opportunities to help farming families build communication, planning, and joint decision-making skills ...

mHealth Data Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality
February 5, 2018

mHealth Data Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality

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From MEASURE Evaluation, these two documents - (i) mHealth data security, privacy, and confidentiality guidelines and (ii) an accompanying checklist - have been created in response to the recognition that, as healthcare organisations turn to ...

Evaluating Behavior Change in International Development Operations: A New Framework
February 2, 2018

Evaluating Behavior Change in International Development Operations: A New ...

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Affirming that putting people at the centre of the development process helps us understand their choices and constraints, institutions like the World Bank Group work with client countries on interventions that, at their core, aim at changing ...

BRAC Road Safety Programme
February 1, 2018

BRAC Road Safety Programme

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Road traffic injuries are estimated to be the eighth leading cause of death globally and the leading cause of death for young people aged 15-29. In Bangladesh, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) BRAC initiated its Road Safety Programme in ...

Gender and Adolescence: Why Understanding Adolescent Capabilities, Change Strategies and Contexts Matters
January 30, 2018

Gender and Adolescence: Why Understanding Adolescent Capabilities, Change ...

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Adolescent transitions shape both girls' and boys' lives, but often in highly gendered ways. Advancing understanding of these gendered dimensions of adolescent experiences is a core aim of Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), a ...

Preventive Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children and Adolescents in High-Income Settings
January 29, 2018

Preventive Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children and Adolescents ...

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"Little attention has been given to the importance of family level processes (such as family relationships, communication, and resilience) in interventions for refugee children despite a body of literature indicating the importance of such ...

Evidence-based Policy Making for Youth Well-being
January 26, 2018

Evidence-based Policy Making for Youth Well-being

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) observes that, of the 1.2 billion youth population aged 15-24, close to 90% of these young people live in developing countries. If properly nurtured, they can act as engines for ...

Storytelling for Social Change: Leveraging Documentary and Comedy for Public Engagement in Global Poverty
January 26, 2018

Storytelling for Social Change: Leveraging Documentary and Comedy for Public ...

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"Stand Up Planet's strategic use of comedy as an entry to exploring serious social issues provides a viable model for how entertaining, humorous documentaries can stimulate public engagement with global poverty."

Académie de l’Artisanat -  Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their Reproductive Future and Their Financial Life
January 26, 2018

Académie de l’Artisanat - Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their ...

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“As designers, we do research to get inspired. When we begin a project, we immerse ourselves in the lives of the people we’re designing for.”

Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide
January 24, 2018

Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide

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"Consider integrating information sharing and discussions into traditionally male spaces such as agricultural projects or development committees....Consider that men and boys often prefer accessing services through non-clinic and informal ...

Impact Examples: Girls' and Women's Empowerment
January 23, 2018

Impact Examples: Girls' and Women's Empowerment

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RESEARCH AND EVALUATION FOCUS IMPACT RESULTS Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) is an entertainment-education film series in Timor-Leste that explores issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, gender equality, ...

Influencing Behaviours and Practices to Tackle Poverty and Injustice
January 22, 2018

Influencing Behaviours and Practices to Tackle Poverty and Injustice

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Convinced that effective behaviour change strategies can play a vital role in combating poverty, injustice, and environmental degradation - whether by helping end gender-based violence, improving health and hygiene behaviours, or reducing ...

Social and Behavior Change Considerations for Areas Transitioning from High and Moderate to Low, Very Low and Zero Malaria Transmission
January 19, 2018

Social and Behavior Change Considerations for Areas Transitioning from High ...

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"In areas with high, moderate, low, and very low transmission alike, use and uptake of malaria interventions rely heavily on community awareness, demand, and acceptance of essential commodities and services."

Music to Advance Sustainable Development - Baixada Never Gives Up
January 19, 2018

Music to Advance Sustainable Development - Baixada Never Gives Up

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The pilot project Music to Advance Sustainable Development kicked off in June 2016 to explore the transformative potential of music to popularise the 2030 Agenda and contribute to active citizenship and accountability in Brazil's Baixada ...

New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: IV - Tobacco industry research sets the gold standard
January 17, 2018

New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: IV ...

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Author: Franklin Apfel [including interview transcript from Derek Yach] February 3 2018 – This blog, one of four, is part of series in which Apfel analyses and McKee comments on Yach’s interview responses on the tobacco industry and his ...

New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: Part III - Redefining the "end game" goal
January 17, 2018

New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: ...

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Author: Franklin Apfel [including interview transcript from Derek Yach] January 31 2018 – This blog, one of four, is part of series in which Apfel analyses and McKee comments on Yach’s interview responses on the tobacco industry and his ...

New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: Part II - “There’s been no progress in 10 years”
January 17, 2018

New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: ...

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Author: Franklin Apfel [including interview transcript from Derek Yach] January 26 2018 – This blog, one of four, is part of series in which Apfel analyses and McKee comments on Yach’s interview responses on the tobacco industry and his ...

New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: Part I - 50 shades of gray frame
January 17, 2018

New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: ...

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Author: Franklin Apfel [including interview transcript from Derek Yach] January 18 2018 – This blog, one of four, is part of series in which Apfel analyses and McKee comments on Yach’s interview responses on the tobacco industry and his ...

Occurrence of Home-Based Record Stock-Outs: A Quiet Problem for National Immunization Programmes Continues
January 17, 2018

Occurrence of Home-Based Record Stock-Outs: A Quiet Problem for National ...

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"HBR stock-outs...may impact continuity-of-care, increase inefficiencies at the point-of-care and reduce the ability of caregivers to be effective health advocates."

The Journal of Development Communication
January 16, 2018

The Journal of Development Communication

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The main objective of The Journal of Development Communication, or JDC, is to examine the role of communication in promoting national and regional development in developing countries worldwide. Launched in 1989, the peer-reviewed journal is ...

International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education: An Evidence-Informed Approach
January 16, 2018

International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education: An ...

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"Countries are increasingly acknowledging the importance of equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to make responsible choices in their lives, particularly in a context where they have greater exposure to sexually explicit material ...

Soul Buddyz Club Impact Evaluation
January 16, 2018

Soul Buddyz Club Impact Evaluation

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Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies
January 12, 2018

Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies

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Created by the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Infectious Hazard Management in collaboration with the WHO Department of Communications, the recommendations in this resource provide overarching, evidence-based guidance on how risk ...

Changing the National Family Planning Policy in Niger: an urgent imperative?
January 11, 2018

Changing the National Family Planning Policy in Niger: an urgent imperative?

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Author: Balkissa Harouna, January 11 2018 - NIGER: a landlocked country in West Africa, with about 17 million inhabitants, holding the world record of the strongest fertility rate: 8 children on average for a woman. This picture is the one most ...

Saving Newborn Lives: Champions Toolkit
January 11, 2018

Saving Newborn Lives: Champions Toolkit

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"In order to engage champions strategically, the most important first step is to ensure that work with champions is linked to advancing a particular advocacy objective." This toolkit, now in its second edition, provides practical guidance about ...

Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse Webinar Series
January 10, 2018

Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse Webinar Series

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This series of webinars is being hosted by the LINEA (Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse) Network, a project of the Gender Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which works to prevent ...

Increasing Support for Reproductive Health Activities Among Religious Leaders in Niger (Accroître le Soutien aux Activités de Santé Reproductive parmi les Leaders Religieux au Niger) - Volumes 1, 2 and 3
January 10, 2018

Increasing Support for Reproductive Health Activities Among Religious ...

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These three dual language reports offer a summary of the human-centred design (HCD) process used by Population Services International (PSI) to engage religious leaders in reproductive health activities in the Zinder region of Niger. Each of the ...

The Father Factor: How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for Better   Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Niger
January 9, 2018

The Father Factor: How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for ...

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"In Niger, where the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project has worked to improve nutrition since 2015, MIYCN [maternal, infant, and young child nutrition] behaviors are influenced by cultural ...

How Does the Time Children Spend Using Digital Technology Impact Their Mental Well-Being, Social Relationships and Physical Activity? An Evidence-Focused Literature Review
January 9, 2018

How Does the Time Children Spend Using Digital Technology Impact Their ...

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"Understandably, parents, teachers and others who have an interest in children's health and well-being become increasingly concerned as children spend more time using digital technology, but are also confused by the lack of consensus on whether ...

Driving Demand for Chlorhexidine: A Human-Centered Design Toolkit for the Development of Demand Generation Materials
January 9, 2018

Driving Demand for Chlorhexidine: A Human-Centered Design Toolkit for the ...

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“A defining characteristic of the human-centered design process is that it prioritizes talking to and collaborating with the people who are most likely affected by the development of a new intervention or program.”

Medic Mobile Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy
January 5, 2018

Medic Mobile Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

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"....Medic Mobile was launched in Nepal in 2013 as a mobile phone-based health monitoring solution using a simple data capture interface appropriate for community health workers (CHWs) with low levels of literacy and technical skills."

MIRA Channel Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy
January 2, 2018

MIRA Channel Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

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Launched in 2012 by the Indian organisation ZMQ Development, MIRA Channel is an integrated mobile phone service providing communication and information tools for maternal and child health care to rural women in low-resource settings. "The ...

What Constitutes Responsiveness of Physicians: A Qualitative Study in Rural Bangladesh
January 2, 2018

What Constitutes Responsiveness of Physicians: A Qualitative Study in Rural ...

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Derived from the fields of medical ethics, human rights, and human development, the concept of responsiveness entails the social actions by health providers to meet the legitimate expectations of patients. Observing that responsiveness plays a ...

Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Package for Men and Adolescent Boys
December 26, 2017

Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Package for Men and Adolescent Boys

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"The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package... aims to increase the range and quality of sexual and reproductive services provided that meet the specific and diverse needs of men and adolescents boys." This service package for ...

No More 'Harmful Traditional Practices': Working Effectively With Faith Leaders
December 26, 2017

No More 'Harmful Traditional Practices': Working Effectively With Faith Leaders

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"[T]his study represents a novel and timely consideration of the role of faith in the perpetuation and/or discontinuation of HTPs [harmful traditional practices], with important lessons for policy makers and development practitioners." From the ...

Understanding Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health-seeking Behaviors in Ethiopia: Implications for Youth Friendly Service Programming
December 21, 2017

Understanding Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health-seeking ...

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"Acknowledging the need for targeted health services for adolescents and youth, the Ethiopian Government has scaled-up and institutionalized youth friendly services (YFS) through intensive capacity building at all levels of the health ...

One Death, Three Stories About Sickness and Starvation in Jharkhand
December 19, 2017

One Death, Three Stories About Sickness and Starvation in Jharkhand

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Author: Jessica Mayberry, November 16 2017 - At Video Volunteers [VV], we spend nearly all our time reporting on stories that don't make headlines; stories of broken systems and petty corruption occurring amongst the relatively ignored ...

Guidance for Managing Ethical Issues in Infectious Disease Outbreaks
December 18, 2017

Guidance for Managing Ethical Issues in Infectious Disease Outbreaks

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"The importance given to communication during an infectious disease outbreak can make or break public health efforts, and WHO takes this very seriously." - Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation This ...

Cleaner, Happier, Healthier: Sesame Workshop's Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Intervention among Low-Income Groups in Bangladesh and India
December 15, 2017

Cleaner, Happier, Healthier: Sesame Workshop's Water, Sanitation, and ...

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This paper evaluates a pilot intervention of Sesame Workshop's "Cleaner, Healthier, Happier" multi-media health communication approach promoting water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours among vulnerable children ...

De Taali
December 13, 2017

De Taali

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"With an entire programme focusing on adolescent empowerment, girls who have been raised in a culture of silence are getting the courage to raise and voice their concerns and opinions." - Supriya Tewari of Breakthrough Launched in 2016, De Taali ...

A novel approach to maternal health in Nigeria
December 12, 2017

A novel approach to maternal health in Nigeria

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Author: Producer Trainer for BBC Media Action in Nigeria Akile Gojo, originally posted December 5 2017 - Earlier this year, after a day of training producers at one of our partner radio stations in Gombe state, I was eating dinner in a nearby ...

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