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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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Please note that what follows is an initial introduction to this Summit. More details will follow soon, as will the registration form, the abstracts submission process and form, the official Summit website, and the online communities related to ...

Catalogue of Interventions Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
September 15, 2017

Catalogue of Interventions Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

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This catalogue provides tools and information resources to support European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) countries in addressing the issue of vaccine hesitancy. In addition, it provides examples of individual- and community-level ...

The 'Logical Levels' Behavioural Model Applied to Condom Use
September 13, 2017

The 'Logical Levels' Behavioural Model Applied to Condom Use

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This description of the Logical Levels of Change, a behavioural model by Robert Dilts, details strategies of using it as a framework for designing, reviewing, and enhancing health promotion interventions, illustrated with the example of condom ...

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 ...

Community Engagement in Liberia: Routine Immunization Post-Ebola
September 11, 2017

Community Engagement in Liberia: Routine Immunization Post-Ebola

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"The most frequently made recommendation was the integral use or involvement of the community." In Liberia, as in the other most affected countries in West Africa, the Ebola epidemic led to a disruption in essential health services and resulted ...

Identification of Preliminary Core Outcome Domains for Communication about Childhood Vaccination: An Online Delphi Survey
September 11, 2017

Identification of Preliminary Core Outcome Domains for Communication about ...

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"Vaccination communication interventions impact more than just vaccination status and behaviours. Measuring intermediate outcomes related to the communication's purpose is crucial to unpacking these effects and may assist in understanding the ...

Entering the Conversation of Young Couples Talking About Life Goals
September 6, 2017

Entering the Conversation of Young Couples Talking About Life Goals

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These 3 short video case studies from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) team in Nepal are designed to draw viewers into the experience of peer facilitators as they engage in conversation on health with several young couples - ...

Does Targeting Children with Hygiene Promotion Messages Work? The Effect of Handwashing Promotion Targeted at Children, on Diarrhoea, Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections and Behaviour Change, in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
September 5, 2017

Does Targeting Children with Hygiene Promotion Messages Work? The Effect of ...

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The purpose of this systematic review is to assess if promoting the practice of handwashing with soap (HWWS), designed to reach children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), is effective at increasing handwashing behaviour and ...

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and HIV 101 Workshop Guide
September 1, 2017

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and HIV 101 Workshop Guide

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The key focus of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance's Link Up project is to contribute to the integration of vital sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV interventions for young key populations at country level. The Alliance's ...

Stakeholder Perceptions of Communication about Vaccination in Two Regions of Cameroon: A Qualitative Case Study
September 1, 2017

Stakeholder Perceptions of Communication about Vaccination in Two Regions of ...

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"Understanding stakeholders' (parents', communities' and health workers') perspectives of communication about childhood vaccination, including their preferences for its format, delivery and content, is an important step towards designing better ...

LINKAGES Peer Navigation Toolkit
August 30, 2017

LINKAGES Peer Navigation Toolkit

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The purpose of this toolkit is to help organisations implement peer navigation programmes that will help engage HIV-positive members of key populations in HIV care and support services, retain them in care, and support their adherence to ...

LINKAGES Enhanced Peer Outreach Approach (EPOA) Implementation Guide and Training Curriculum
August 29, 2017

LINKAGES Enhanced Peer Outreach Approach (EPOA) Implementation Guide and ...

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This implementation guide and training curriculum are designed to help organisations implement the enhanced peer outreach approach (EPOA), an approach being piloted by the LINKAGES Project to address the challenge of expanding outreach to key ...

"Mobile Mullah" Supports Polio Vaccination in Kandahar
August 28, 2017

"Mobile Mullah" Supports Polio Vaccination in Kandahar

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According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the support of religious leaders is crucial for the success of polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan - one of the remaining three polio-endemic countries in the world (along with ...

Polio Outbreak Ukraine Report 2015-2016
August 24, 2017

Polio Outbreak Ukraine Report 2015-2016

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"This report...describes strong technical expertise, a creative and data-driven communications campaign, and vibrant teamwork in the face of uncommon political and logistical obstacles." - Giovanna Barberis, UNICEF Representative in Ukraine

A Conversation Guide for Health Equity
August 23, 2017

A Conversation Guide for Health Equity

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"It's worth noting that communities where people are more connected with each other tend to be healthier than ones where they aren't. So in the case of health equity, conversation might do more than enable change. It may, itself, be literally ...

Development of a Set of Community-Informed Ebola Messages for Sierra Leone
August 23, 2017

Development of a Set of Community-Informed Ebola Messages for Sierra Leone

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"[S]ystematic, iterative qualitative research should be fully embedded into the message development process from the outset of the response to any future public health emergency, and the communication of those messages should also be conducted on ...

Ukraine's Health Sector: Sustaining Momentum for Reform
August 23, 2017

Ukraine's Health Sector: Sustaining Momentum for Reform

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"For the last year,...an important linchpin of reform - the health sector - has been the subject of intense new development and debate across Ukraine....The moment of possibility has arrived. A major success in health reform is within reach."

ReMiND Project: Midterm Evaluation Summary
August 22, 2017

ReMiND Project: Midterm Evaluation Summary

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Using mobile phone-based health technology (mHealth) in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, the Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths Project (ReMiND) aims to increase the adoption of key maternal newborn and child health practices by improving the ...

Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND)
August 22, 2017

Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND)

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"What was really eye-opening was that with the phone, the illiterate ASHA, who seemed overwhelmed and a bit lost, was transformed to someone with increased skills and confidence, who was effective in her work and respected in her community. - ...

Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C
August 21, 2017

Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C

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The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting provides two perspectives: The main document analyses progress in quantitative terms, offering profiles of each of the 17 programme countries. A ...

August 18, 2017

Putting America First Means Eradicating Polio: A Polio 'Hopes and Fears' ...

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The road to polio eradication has been nothing if not torturous. The initiative is credited with spectacular achievements - reducing the number of cases by more than 99 percent, providing vaccinations and other health services to children ...

Women, Faith and Human Rights
August 18, 2017

Women, Faith and Human Rights

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"Religious women advocates of the human rights agenda are rarely heard in global dialogues and negotiations, and when they are present, their voices and perspectives are often on the margins of these intergovernmental fora....This happens in ...

Family Planning Advocacy Through Religious Leaders: A Guide for Faith Communities
August 16, 2017

Family Planning Advocacy Through Religious Leaders: A Guide for Faith ...

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This document guides the efforts of faith-based organisations (FBOs) to equip and encourage religious leaders to advocate for family planning (FP) with their governments, the media, and their own congregations and communities. It was inspired by ...

Vaccination Communication Strategies: What Have We Learned, and Lost, in 200 Years?
August 16, 2017

Vaccination Communication Strategies: What Have We Learned, and Lost, in 200 ...

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"Advocates for childhood vaccination need to employ greater pathos in their communication - simply stating 'these are the scientific facts...' is not, and never will be, enough."

Wi Di Pipul (We The People) Radio Programme
August 16, 2017

Wi Di Pipul (We The People) Radio Programme

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Wi Di Pipul is a radio show that focuses on Sierra Leone’s health, education, and social care sector - reporting problems, as well as discussing and sharing solutions. Produced by BBC Media Action in Sierra Leone, the magazine format programme is ...

Scaling Digital Health in Developing Markets: Opportunities and Recommendations for Mobile Operators
August 15, 2017

Scaling Digital Health in Developing Markets: Opportunities and ...

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"Digital health is taking its first steps in some African, Asian and Latin American markets, with a widespread view that greater use of technology and digital solutions can help address key healthcare issues: expanding healthcare coverage ...

Applying Theory to Practice: CARE's Journey Piloting Social Norms Measures for Gender Programming
August 15, 2017

Applying Theory to Practice: CARE's Journey Piloting Social Norms Measures ...

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"CARE has found that there are persistent gender inequitable behaviors that are not changing despite working on attitudes and providing information, and where good policies are in place. CARE sought out to test whether a deeper understanding of ...

A Practical Guide to Implementing Community-Based HIV-Prevention Services: Experiences Shared and Lessons Learned from South Africa
August 15, 2017

A Practical Guide to Implementing Community-Based HIV-Prevention Services: ...

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This guidance document brings together lessons learned from the community-based HIV and tuberculosis programme implemented by the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, and provides practical information for others who are establishing community-based HIV ...

Toilet: Ek Development Communication Katha
August 14, 2017

Toilet: Ek Development Communication Katha

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Akshay Kumar is fast emerging as a very unlikely bearer of varied and content-driven Hindi cinema. Derided by the reigning Hindi cinema establishment and its audience bank as 'Bharat Kumar 2.0' for his off-screen nationalistic messages and works, ...

Development and Access to Information
August 11, 2017

Development and Access to Information

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"Can access to information create more socially and economically inclusive societies? ....[H]w can we capitalize on the strengths of the information society to help combat poverty and inequality, make governments more transparent and accountable, ...

Speaking up for Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone
August 9, 2017

Speaking up for Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone

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Author: BBC Media Action Sierra Leone's Head of Production, Allieu Sesay, originally posted August 7 2017 - Abass became a voice for Ebola survivors across Sierra Leone. Allieu Sesay tells his ongoing story. Holding his baby daughter in his ...

Integrated Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Programs Implementation Kit (I-Kit)
August 8, 2017

Integrated Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Programs ...

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“Recent years have witnessed a shift from development programs that focus on a single health or development topic, to initiatives that encompass multiple topics within a single program.” This resource brings together current best practices to ...

The Drum Beat 740 - Governance in Community Decision-Making Related to Polio Immunisation
August 7, 2017

The Drum Beat 740 - Governance in Community Decision-Making Related to Polio ...

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Governance in Community Decision-Making Related to Polio Immunisation - The Drum Beat 740August 9, 2017 In this issue:

Building Capacity in Information Management for HIV and AIDS Programs - A Compendium of Tools
August 7, 2017

Building Capacity in Information Management for HIV and AIDS Programs - A ...

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"Local capacity to manage HIS and M&E functions is essential, so that countries can produce accurate, timely, and complete data to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate program activities."

Measuring Social Impact in the Clean and Efficient Cooking Sector: A How-To Guide
August 4, 2017

Measuring Social Impact in the Clean and Efficient Cooking Sector: A How-To ...

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"Are entrepreneurs who distribute your clean and/or efficient cookstoves/fuels experiencing any benefits, like enhanced communications skills or expanded networks, as a result of their work with you? Are the users of your cookstoves/fuels using ...

Placing Human Behavior at the Center of the Fight to Eradicate Polio: Lessons Learned and Their Application to Other Life-Saving Interventions
August 3, 2017

Placing Human Behavior at the Center of the Fight to Eradicate Polio: ...

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"For the field of public health, the lesson to place human factors - how people think, make choices, and behave - at the center of disease control initiatives is a lesson that the world cannot afford to overlook again." This report, included in ...

Utilising Social Media to Support HIV/STI Prevention: Evidence to Inform a Handbook for Public Health Programme Managers
August 1, 2017

Utilising Social Media to Support HIV/STI Prevention: Evidence to Inform a ...

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This European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) report describes and analyses the social media space and the opportunities it presents for programmes to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among youth (aged ...

Why We Use Media for Development: BBC Media Action Microsite for Development and Media Practitioners
August 1, 2017

Why We Use Media for Development: BBC Media Action Microsite for Development ...

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This BBC Media Action micro website "...outlines our approach to media for development projects and uses examples of our work around the world to show how media is vital in enabling people hold power to account, improving public health and ...

Heroines of Health
August 1, 2017

Heroines of Health

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With the aim of raising awareness, this documentary by filmmaker Lisa Russell, MPH provides an intimate look into the lives of three women working on the frontlines of global health. It portrays the sacrifices and inspirations behind their work ...

Emergency Toolkit for Food Security and Nutrition Protection: Cholera Disease Preparedness Community Group Module
July 31, 2017

Emergency Toolkit for Food Security and Nutrition Protection: Cholera ...

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CORE Group has developed this module to improve preparedness for and response of communities in countries at risk of a cholera epidemic. It is a tool to teach people about cholera and change their behaviours. The module consists of four lesson ...

Evaluation of Social Mobilization Network (SMNet)
July 28, 2017

Evaluation of Social Mobilization Network (SMNet)

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A key finding of this independent assessment of India's Social Mobilization Network (SMNet) is that the organisation was effective in reducing polio vaccine refusal rates, reaching underserved communities with health messages, and helping these ...

Immunization Review Meetings: "Low Hanging Fruit" for Capacity Building and Data Quality improvement?
July 28, 2017

Immunization Review Meetings: "Low Hanging Fruit" for Capacity Building and ...

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"Research has shown that peers can learn well from one another, share ideas and build knowledge and skills through adult learning methods like review meetings."

Determinants of Performance of Supplemental Immunization Activities for Polio Eradication in Uttar Pradesh, India: Social Mobilization Activities of the Social Mobilization Network (SM Net) and Core Group Polio Project (CGPP)
July 26, 2017

Determinants of Performance of Supplemental Immunization Activities for ...

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"Social mobilization activities can improve the performance of mass vaccination campaigns." The primary strategy that has been employed to interrupt transmission of wild poliovirus in India is to improve supplemental immunisation activities ...

ICT-facilitated Accountability and Engagement in Health Systems: A Review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for Accountability Projects
July 26, 2017

ICT-facilitated Accountability and Engagement in Health Systems: A Review of ...

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“Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little ...

How to Integrate Children's Participation in Health and Nutrition Programming
July 26, 2017

How to Integrate Children's Participation in Health and Nutrition Programming

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This guide has been developed for Save the Children’s health and nutrition staff and partners so they can better support the meaningful participation of children and young people in health and nutrition programmes. As defined by Save the ...

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children
July 25, 2017

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

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This World Health Organization (WHO) document "identifies a select group of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children. They are: implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent ...

Community Mobilisation through Women's Groups to improve the Health of Mothers and Babies: Good Practice Guide
July 25, 2017

Community Mobilisation through Women's Groups to improve the Health of ...

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"This 'good practice' guide, based on the experience of a project in India and Bangladesh called Saving Mothers and Children, describes an approach that has the potential to reduce maternal and newborn deaths, and to address other health ...

REALIZE: Social and Behavioral Change for Gender Equity and Diversity
July 25, 2017

REALIZE: Social and Behavioral Change for Gender Equity and Diversity

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This manual offers a set of field-friendly activities that are designed to build awareness, facilitate critical reflective dialogue, and explore potential action to improve gender equity and diversity (GED). The activities are also meant to help ...

The Power of Song in the Struggle for Health and Development Outcomes in Africa: Lessons for Social and Behaviour Change Programmes
July 24, 2017

The Power of Song in the Struggle for Health and Development Outcomes in ...

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"Evidence from political and social contexts has shown that music has been used as a channel to persuade, control or advance social causes."

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