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Talking about Vaccines in a 'Fact-Resistant World'
November 21, 2017

Talking about Vaccines in a 'Fact-Resistant World'

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Author: Stephanie Desmon, October 31 2017 - Scientific evidence doesn't seem to carry the same weight it used to. In the new era of "alternative facts," it can be especially difficult to effectively communicate with people in order to convince ...

Coping with conflict: making media to support children in Syria
November 21, 2017

Coping with conflict: making media to support children in Syria

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Author: BBC Media Action's Assistant Project Manager in Syria Julie Boutros, originally posted November 19 2017 - As the world marks Universal Children’s Day, Julie Boutros describes how we're helping children in Syria survive and cope with the ...

Impact Evaluation of the Marketing Innovation for Health Project in Bangladesh
November 20, 2017

Impact Evaluation of the Marketing Innovation for Health Project in Bangladesh

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Marketing Innovation for Health (MIH) is an integrated social marketing project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Bangladesh that is designed to provide comprehensive health and family planning education, ...

Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked: Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia
November 17, 2017

Home-Based Record Redesigns That Worked: Lessons from Madagascar & Ethiopia

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This document from JSI's Coordination and Implementation of Child Health Record Redesigns Project summarises two home-based records (HBR) redesign efforts in Madagascar and Ethiopia, including the background and rationale for considering a ...

An Evidence Map of Social, Behavioural and Community Engagement Interventions for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
November 15, 2017

An Evidence Map of Social, Behavioural and Community Engagement ...

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This document provides an evidence map of existing research into a set of selected social, behavioural, and community engagement (SBCE) interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH). The product of a collaboration ...

SHIKHA Project: Final Report
November 15, 2017

SHIKHA Project: Final Report

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The final report for the SHIKHA Project, conducted in the Barisal and Khulna divisions of southern Bangladesh from October 2013 to September 2016, describes how the project used a proven behaviour change strategy to improve infant and young child ...

Using human-centred design to achieve your goals
November 14, 2017

Using human-centred design to achieve your goals

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Authors: Radharani Mitra, originally posted November 7 2017 - This blog was originally posted on India Development Review (IDR’s) Practice blog. One can’t talk about design without quoting Steve Jobs. "Design is a funny word," he said, "Some ...

Working with Individuals, Families and Communities to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health: A Toolkit for Implementation
November 8, 2017

Working with Individuals, Families and Communities to Improve Maternal and ...

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This toolkit from the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA), World Health Organization (WHO), was designed to support countries to integrate and operationalise key themes of empowerment and community engagement in ...

Using Behavior Change Approaches to Improve Complementary Feeding Practices
November 6, 2017

Using Behavior Change Approaches to Improve Complementary Feeding Practices

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This paper applies an implementation framework, based on a behaviour change model, to compare four detailed case studies of complementary feeding programmes carried out in Bangladesh, Malawi, Peru, and Zambia. The paper examines commonalities and ...

Ballot for Sanitation
November 3, 2017

Ballot for Sanitation

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One of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stipulates that, by 2030, all countries across the world should have access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and should end open defaecation (OD), paying special attention to ...

Behavioral Economics and Developmental Science: A New Framework to Support Early Childhood Interventions
November 2, 2017

Behavioral Economics and Developmental Science: A New Framework to Support ...

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"Parents play an integral role as active agents on behalf of their children. Simplified, program participation and engagement are often assumed to be the result of an active evaluation by parents about costs versus benefits. This evaluation is ...

When a King Has Good Counsellors, His Reign is Peaceful: Video and Facilitator's Guide
November 2, 2017

When a King Has Good Counsellors, His Reign is Peaceful: Video and ...

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To draw leaders’ attention to the problem of stunting and their role in improving young children’s nutrition outcomes, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project in Ghana produced a 24-minute ...

Transfers, Behavior Change Communication, and Intimate Partner Violence: Postprogram Evidence from Rural Bangladesh
October 27, 2017

Transfers, Behavior Change Communication, and Intimate Partner Violence: ...

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Transfer programmes have been shown to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV), but little evidence exists on how activities linked to transfers affect IPV or what happens when programmes end. The researchers assessed post-programme impacts on IPV ...

Communication for Development and Social Change: Influencing Social Norms for an Inclusive Society in Montenegro
October 27, 2017

Communication for Development and Social Change: Influencing Social Norms ...

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"The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities call upon the governments to ensure that all children, irrespective of their abilities, enjoy their rights. However, children with ...

Reaching Every Child: Sharing Approaches to Improve Child Health
October 26, 2017

Reaching Every Child: Sharing Approaches to Improve Child Health

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This report summarises the proceedings of a September 22 2017 gathering of more than 70 child survival champions who gathered in Washington, DC, United States (US) to share successful approaches used across a spectrum of child health challenges ...

Child Marriage, Adolescent Pregnancy and Family Formation in West and Central Africa - Patterns, Trends and Drivers of Change
October 26, 2017

Child Marriage, Adolescent Pregnancy and Family Formation in West and ...

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“Of the 15 countries where the rate of child marriage is over 30 percent, nine are in West and Central Africa, with Niger having the highest rates in the world. The West and Central Africa region also has the highest adolescent birth rates in the ...

Suaahara - Building Strong and Smart Families
October 19, 2017

Suaahara - Building Strong and Smart Families

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In an effort to improve the nutritional status of women and children in Nepal, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Population (MOH) and other partners, designed the ...

International Practices to Promote Budget Literacy: Key Findings and Lessons Learned
October 18, 2017

International Practices to Promote Budget Literacy: Key Findings and Lessons ...

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"Budget literacy is defined as 'the ability to read, decipher, and understand public budgets to enable and enhance meaningful citizen participation in the budget process.' Budget literacy consists of two main parts: (1) a technical understanding ...

Understanding the Perceived Logic of Care by Vaccine-Hesitant and Vaccine-Refusing Parents: A Qualitative Study in Australia
October 18, 2017

Understanding the Perceived Logic of Care by Vaccine-Hesitant and ...

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"Our research shows that parents who make decisions not to vaccinate their children are simply trying to do their best for their child's health." - Paul R. Ward

Windows into Early Learning and Development
October 17, 2017

Windows into Early Learning and Development

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From the Executive Summary: "The first five years of a child's life is a time of great promise and rapid change, when the developing brain is most open to the influence of relationships and experiences. However, millions of children across the ...

Advocacy Impact Case Studies
October 13, 2017

Advocacy Impact Case Studies

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These case studies of advocacy success from around the world can be used as a resource to demonstrate how global health advocates can develop strategies to achieve policy goals. The series illustrates how PATH's 10-part approach to advocacy can ...

Approaches of the Leo Toto and APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde Programs in Kenya - Case Study on Improving HIV Testing and Services for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV (OVC)
October 12, 2017

Approaches of the Leo Toto and APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde Programs in Kenya - ...

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“In spite of the dramatic success of HIV treatment programs around the world, children remain under-tested, and are thus denied access to lifesaving treatment.”

Successful Strategies for Stopping Polio in India
October 10, 2017

Successful Strategies for Stopping Polio in India

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"The polio program became a national movement." This brief from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), one of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners, shares key approaches implemented by the polio programme in India to ...

Promoting Transparency Through Information: A Global Review of School Report Cards
October 10, 2017

Promoting Transparency Through Information: A Global Review of School Report ...

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"Model report cards that aim to promote accountability include measures of outputs (such as test scores and promotion and graduation rates) and measures of parent perception. The research revealed, however, that most report card initiatives are ...

Peace, Love, Tolerance: Key Messages from Islam and Christianity on Protecting Children from Violence and Harmful Practices
October 10, 2017

Peace, Love, Tolerance: Key Messages from Islam and Christianity on ...

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This book explores approaches to preventing all forms of violence against children from the perspectives of Islam and Christianity. These faiths place great value on children and the importance of raising them in a safe, protective, and morally ...

Stepping Stones with Children
October 6, 2017

Stepping Stones with Children

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The Stepping Stones with Children training package equips organisations and individuals with materials with which they can engage children affected by HIV and their caregivers, using participatory exercises to convey information, explore norms, ...

Behavioral Insights for Development: Cases from Central America
October 5, 2017

Behavioral Insights for Development: Cases from Central America

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This publication summarises five cases in which the World Bank, in collaboration with governments and partners, has applied behavioural insights to different areas of public policy in Central America. These experiences collectively show how ...

Deliver + Enable Toolkit: Scaling-up Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)
October 5, 2017

Deliver + Enable Toolkit: Scaling-up Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

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Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) has gained global recognition as a vital effort to empower adolescents and young people; enable them to improve and protect their health, well-being, and dignity; and support them in developing critical ...

Mother Support Groups: Three-Day Training of Facilitators/Trainers - Facilitator Guide
October 4, 2017

Mother Support Groups: Three-Day Training of Facilitators/Trainers - ...

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Launched in 1991, the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global effort by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to implement practices that protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in ...

The Impact and Cost of Child Marriage Prevention in Three African Settings
October 4, 2017

The Impact and Cost of Child Marriage Prevention in Three African Settings

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"Developing and testing streamlined, and minimum basic interventions is critical in the context of child marriage. The practice prevails in the poorest countries with large numbers of girls affected. Interventions that have the potential to reach ...

Yes! It's Possible
October 3, 2017

Yes! It's Possible

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Created by Rina Dey, Communication Advisor, CORE Group Polio Project, India, this informative and entertaining animated video features one child explaining to another how the international community has partnered together to try to eradicate polio.

Mmata Tswana (My Partner) - Community Caregiver Support Groups to Improve ART Adherence Amongst Adolescents Living with HIV
October 3, 2017

Mmata Tswana (My Partner) - Community Caregiver Support Groups to Improve ...

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“As experts in their own situations and children’s closest supporters, caregivers are crucial to providing psychosocial, adherence and retention support to the children and adolescents that they care for. They are well placed to provide overall ...

Project Baduta
September 29, 2017

Project Baduta

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Launched in October 2013 by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the 4-year Project Baduta focuses on: improving maternal, infant feeding, and care practices at the community level, strengthening the delivery of nutrition services ...

Innovations in Mobile Birth Registration: Insights from Tigo Tanzania and Telenor Pakistan
September 28, 2017

Innovations in Mobile Birth Registration: Insights from Tigo Tanzania and ...

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"The ability to prove one’s identity is essential to securing a number of life-enhancing services such as healthcare, education, financial services, connectivity and social protections."  This GSMA report addresses the need of an estimated ...

"Expanding Our Horizons": Formative Research on Aspirations and Family Dynamics Related to Sanitation and Nutrition
September 28, 2017

"Expanding Our Horizons": Formative Research on Aspirations and Family ...

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This document is a summary of a longer report, originally written in Spanish, sharing the results of an investigation to identify the normative and behavioural factors influencing infant nutrition and feeding and sanitation practices in the ...

Male Engagement in HIV Response - A Platform of Action
September 28, 2017

Male Engagement in HIV Response - A Platform of Action

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"Gender equality and gender-sensitive approaches must be integral parts of the policies and actions that drive the HIV response." This Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) meeting report highlights gender inequalities and harmful ...

Prevention Gap Report
September 26, 2017

Prevention Gap Report

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"All programmes require a strong community empowerment element and specific efforts to address legal and policy barriers, as well as the strengthening of health systems, social protection systems and actions to address gender inequality and ...

Peers and Partners: Empowering Children to Take Civic Action
September 26, 2017

Peers and Partners: Empowering Children to Take Civic Action

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"While threats against civic space are well documented around the world, little is said on how civic space trends are being experienced by children, and how children's rights and abilities to be active agents for change in their countries and ...

Enough: Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls
September 22, 2017

Enough: Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls

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Launched in November 2016 to coincide with the United Nations (UN)-designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Oxfam's Enough campaign focuses on shifting harmful social norms that condone and perpetuate violence ...

ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report
September 20, 2017

ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report

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"ALL IN...recognizes the importance of a holistic, multi-sectoral approach towards addressing risk and vulnerability in adolescents, seeking to drive this fast-track effort through partnerships that combine forces to improve leadership, ...

Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and Impact of Communication and Media for Development, Social and Behaviour Change
September 20, 2017

Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and ...

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Note: What follows is the summary of this report. The full report can be accessed at this link.

Communicating Research Through Data Visualization
September 20, 2017

Communicating Research Through Data Visualization

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This 5-part video series from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) offers an introduction to data visualisations to help researchers better communicate female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) findings to key policy and programme audiences. It ...

Team Leader, Social and Behavior Change - Save the Children - Zimbabwe
September 19, 2017

Team Leader, Social and Behavior Change - Save the Children - Zimbabwe

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The Team Leader will provide technical and program oversight in the design and day-to-day management of implementation of activities in support of Results 3. The Team Leader will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, reporting to the ...

Chief of Party, Social Behavior Change - Save the Children - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
September 19, 2017

Chief of Party, Social Behavior Change - Save the Children - Phnom Penh, ...

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Save the Children seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Social Behavior Change Project. The project will be a five-year award aimed at improving health and child protection behaviors among Cambodians, in support of the ...

Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviour, Amplifying Voice: What Works? The 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit Featuring Entertainment Education
September 18, 2017

Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviour, Amplifying Voice: What Works? The 2018 ...

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - Early Bird Discount closes December 15, 2017 - click here ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION PROCESS for this SUMMIT NOW OPEN - Abstracts submissions close December 4, 2017 WEBINARS were held to support Abstracts Submissions - please ...

IDELA: Fostering Common Solutions for Young Children
September 18, 2017

IDELA: Fostering Common Solutions for Young Children

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"In LMICs [low- and middle-income countries], there is limited guidance on the 'how to' of programs: how to get a return on investment and how to boost children's early development, especially for children from socio-cultural minorities."

Protecting Children on the Move in Asia through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Social Media
September 18, 2017

Protecting Children on the Move in Asia through Information and ...

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"In a region with more mobile phones than people,...digital growth in Southeast Asia presents opportunities for children on the move to make informed decisions prior to migration and could help to prevent children from moving alone or being ...

3 Read '23
September 14, 2017

3 Read '23

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In Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands, Northern California, United States (US), 66% of children are starting school unprepared, and many families are struggling to build their children's literacy. Launched in 2016, 3 Read '23 is an ...

IYCF Digital Image Bank
September 12, 2017

IYCF Digital Image Bank

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"High-quality visual images are an essential component of nutrition and health social and behavior change (SBC) programming but can be difficult to find or produce." In 2010, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and partners developed an ...

Effectiveness of mHealth Interventions for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
September 12, 2017

Effectiveness of mHealth Interventions for Maternal, Newborn and Child ...

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"mHealth research projects are typically under-theorised, poorly specified and vaguely described. This creates challenges for effective evidence synthesis, risks unintended consequences that cannot be explained, makes replication and scaling ...

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