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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 ...

Integrating Participatory Design and Health Literacy to Improve Research and Interventions
November 17, 2017

Integrating Participatory Design and Health Literacy to Improve Research and ...

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"...the lack of intensive participation of the users has been a major impediment to designing, implementing and evaluating more powerful health literacy interventions."

Assessment of Source of Information for Polio Supplementary Immunization Activities in 2014 and 2015, Somali, Ethiopia
November 16, 2017

Assessment of Source of Information for Polio Supplementary Immunization ...

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Considering that communication is considered key for the successful implementation of polio vaccination campaigns, the purpose of this study is to review and analyse the sources of information utilised by caregivers during polio supplementary ...

Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases
November 16, 2017

Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of ...

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"A consumer-focused system would recognize the principles of behavioural economics to encourage and enable people to adopt healthier behaviour across all aspects of their lives. Individuals would be supported in this effort by a network of ...

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 ...

WHO Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Public Health Surveillance
November 14, 2017

WHO Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Public Health Surveillance

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"The communication of knowledge is a double-edged sword: on the one hand, knowledge may clearly empower; on the other, it may lead to injury, stigmatization or discrimination." The World Health Organization (WHO) defines surveillance as "the ...

Perceptions and Experiences of Childhood Vaccination Communication Strategies among Caregivers and Health Workers in Nigeria: A Qualitative Study
November 14, 2017

Perceptions and Experiences of Childhood Vaccination Communication ...

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"Communication about vaccination involves more than the message but is also influenced by the environment and the attitudes of the deliverer and receiver. It is pertinent for health policy makers and programme managers to understand these factors ...

Rights - Evidence - ACTion (REAct) Guide
November 9, 2017

Rights - Evidence - ACTion (REAct) Guide

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"REAct is based on strong community leadership and South-to South learning exchange principles." - Monika Sigrist and Isobel Fergus This guide provides an introduction to Rights - Evidence - ACTion (REAct), a secure, information technology ...

WHO Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV
November 9, 2017

WHO Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of ...

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"Action on the recommendations in this guideline requires a strategy that is informed by evidence, appropriate to the local context, and responsive to the needs and rights of women living with HIV."

Youth Participation in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Decision-Making, Policies, Programmes: Perspectives from the Field
November 9, 2017

Youth Participation in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health ...

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This study presents and analyses evidence the effectiveness of youth participation on HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) decision-making, policies, and programmes as well as the experience of youth participation globally, incorporating ...

Mobile hospitals in Zambia, years after!
November 9, 2017

Mobile hospitals in Zambia, years after!

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Author: Sandra Lombe, November 14 2017 - A few years ago, the government of the Republic of Zambia decided to buy mobile hospitals targeted mainly for rural areas, so they could provide services required, especially surgery. Mobile hospitals are ...

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the HERhealth Model for Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Knowledge and Access of Female Garment Factory Workers in Bangladesh
November 8, 2017

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the HERhealth Model for Improving Sexual ...

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This evaluation of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)'s HERhealth model, conducted by the Evidence Project/Population Council, offers evidence and recommendations for effective programming to improve the health of women workers in garment ...

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 ...

2017 Assessment Report of the Global Vaccine Action Plan
November 7, 2017

2017 Assessment Report of the Global Vaccine Action Plan

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The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) Working Group (WG) facilitates a yearly SAGE independent review of the implementation of the Decade of Vaccines (DoV) Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) and assessment of progress. In 2016, SAGE ...

Working with Young Key Populations in a Hostile Legal, Socio-cultural and Political Environment
November 7, 2017

Working with Young Key Populations in a Hostile Legal, Socio-cultural and ...

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This case study looks at the experience of Alliance Burundaise Contre le SIDA (ABS) implementing the Link Up project in Burundi. Link-Up was a five-country project (2013-2016) that was designed to improve the sexual and reproductive health and ...

Young at Heart: How to Be Youth-Centred in the 21st Century
November 3, 2017

Young at Heart: How to Be Youth-Centred in the 21st Century

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This document describes the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)'s journey of youth services and participation. IPPF's Strategic Framework (2016-2022) shows how the Federation is embracing young people as partners and ensuring that ...

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 ...

Efforts to Monitor Global Progress on Individual and Community Demand for Immunization: Development of Definitions and Indicators for the Global Vaccine Action Plan Strategic Objective 2
November 2, 2017

Efforts to Monitor Global Progress on Individual and Community Demand for ...

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"Demand for vaccines and vaccination is a complex concept that is not external to supply systems but rather encompasses the interaction between human behaviors and system structure and dynamics." The Second Strategic Objective (SO2) of the ...

Eradicating Polio: Reaching the Last Child [Webcast]
November 1, 2017

Eradicating Polio: Reaching the Last Child [Webcast]

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The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - a live webcasting series - aims to provide decision-makers with a global platform to discuss policy choices and scientific controversies, allowing participants to leverage their collective ...

GIS Support for the 2016 MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Kinshasa
November 1, 2017

GIS Support for the 2016 MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Kinshasa

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"Based on the interviews, it is possible to conclude that GIS support was a very important enabler - although not a critical factor - in the vaccination campaign. GIS support allowed MSF staff to complete their work more quickly, more safely and ...

Persuading Others to Avoid Persuasion: Inoculation Theory and Resistant Health Attitudes
October 30, 2017

Persuading Others to Avoid Persuasion: Inoculation Theory and Resistant ...

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"Health is an especially robust area for inoculation research. A wide variety of issues fit within the theory's boundary conditions (e.g., the 'right' attitude in place, likely attack messages from peers, media, etc.) The stakes, too, are high, ...

Positioning Demand Generation in National EPI Planning and Implementation Processes
October 30, 2017

Positioning Demand Generation in National EPI Planning and Implementation ...

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Demand generation is a process of communication and engagement to enable, inform, motivate, and empower specific groups to access a health service, and to claim their right to do so. Strategic Objective 2 of the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) ...

Defining and Building a Data Use Culture
October 30, 2017

Defining and Building a Data Use Culture

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"Countries and organizations can improve health outcomes by introducing interventions or technologies that put the right information at the right time in the hands of the right people so they can make better decisions."

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 ...

Chapter 4. VMMC Communication at the Site Level and Demand - Best Practices for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Site Operations: A Service Guide for Site Operations
October 26, 2017

Chapter 4. VMMC Communication at the Site Level and Demand - Best Practices ...

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"VMMC services offer a unique opportunity to engage adolescent and adult males in high-quality HIV prevention communication and services; and to share key messages with males who otherwise might not interact with the health system. Consistent ...

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 ...

The End of the Beginning: First Report of the Transition Independent Monitoring Board of the Polio Programme
October 24, 2017

The End of the Beginning: First Report of the Transition Independent ...

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"Maintaining and capitalising on the valuable tools created in this endeavour will involve the concerted attention of all stakeholders - donors, affected governments, civil society, and others - interested in furthering the causes of global ...

Minga Perú's Strategy for Social Change in the Peruvian Amazon: A Rhetorical Model for Participatory, Intercultural Practice to Advance Human Rights
October 24, 2017

Minga Perú's Strategy for Social Change in the Peruvian Amazon: A Rhetorical ...

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"Minga holds itself accountable to following its own engagement methodology built experientially over the years, which considers constructivism, interculturality, and affective pedagogy at all organizational levels and at every programmatic and ...

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys
October 24, 2017

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys

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"Strategic health communication can help create an enabling environment for men to access the care and services they need as well as support their partners' and families' access to and uptake of services." This brief includes examples, promising ...

Risk Communication Guide for Zika Virus, Dengue and Chikungunya
October 24, 2017

Risk Communication Guide for Zika Virus, Dengue and Chikungunya

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From the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Regional Office South Asia (ROSA), this guide aims to help Country Offices in South Asia support national and local governments' preparedness in the case of disease outbreak. Designed as a ...

Disability and HIV
October 23, 2017

Disability and HIV

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"Persistent discrimination against and exclusion of people with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities, increases their vulnerability, including their risk of HIV infection." This report from the Joint United Nations ...

Gender and Sexual Diversity Training: A Facilitator's Guide for Public Health and HIV Programs
October 20, 2017

Gender and Sexual Diversity Training: A Facilitator's Guide for Public ...

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"...addressing norms and attitudes related to sexual orientation and gender identity are important components of gender integration..." With a focus on how gender and sexuality affect all people, this curriculum was developed specifically for ...

HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC
October 20, 2017

HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC

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"When family planning SBC and service delivery partners align, programs are more effective and lead to better population and reproductive health outcomes." In 34 countries around the world and at the global level, the Health Communication ...

Monitoring Human Rights in Contraceptive Services and Programmes
October 19, 2017

Monitoring Human Rights in Contraceptive Services and Programmes

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"The World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to the mainstreaming of gender, equity and human rights, and also works to develop evidence-based norms, standards and tools for scaling up equitable access to quality care and services within a ...

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 ...

Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies
October 18, 2017

Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through ...

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This brief summarises the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed at supporting health systems and service delivery for family planning around the world. Digital health has been identified as a ...

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

Mass Media: Reaching Audiences Far and Wide with Messages to Support Healthy Reproductive Behaviors
October 17, 2017

Mass Media: Reaching Audiences Far and Wide with Messages to Support Healthy ...

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This brief describes the evidence on and experience with mass media programming in family planning, finding such programming can influence individual behaviours by providing accurate information, building self-efficacy, and promoting attitudes ...

Evaluation of the HERhealth Intervention in Bangladesh: Baseline Findings from an Implementation Research Study
October 16, 2017

Evaluation of the HERhealth Intervention in Bangladesh: Baseline Findings ...

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"Women working in global supply chains, many of whom are young and undereducated migrants, have limited health knowledge and often lack access to critical health services and products. Myths and misconceptions, especially stigmas around ...

Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 Targets
October 16, 2017

Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 Targets

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"This report clearly demonstrates the power of the 90-90-90 targets....It shows that innovations are possible at every level - from communities to research laboratories, from villages to cities. It illustrates the power of political ...

UNAIDS Data 2017
October 16, 2017

UNAIDS Data 2017

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"Accurate and credible data on the HIV epidemic are the cornerstone of the AIDS response." - Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) collects and publishes information on the state of 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 ...

October 13, 2017

Polio Eradication Hopes and Fears: What Next? - A Polio 'Hopes and Fears' ...

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Authors: Heidi Larson and Will Schulz: In August 1980, just three months after the World Health Assembly declared smallpox to be officially eradicated, D.A. Henderson stood up to address a gathering at the Fogarty Center in Washington D.C. His ...

YouthPower Learning Event: Positive Youth Development for HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming: What Do We Know?
October 13, 2017

YouthPower Learning Event: Positive Youth Development for HIV/AIDS and ...

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What does Positive Youth Development (PYD) look like in HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programming in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)? What is evidence of the effectiveness of a PYD approach in improving HIV/AIDS and ...

Stronger Health Advocates Greater Health Impacts: Markets Matter Advocacy Guide
October 13, 2017

Stronger Health Advocates Greater Health Impacts: Markets Matter Advocacy Guide

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"Increasing political will and building robust policy environments for healthy markets won't happen without a strong network of advocates, influencers, and decision-makers joining forces to address the shortcomings in access to health products." ...

Using Mobile Phones to Improve Vaccination Uptake in 21 Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Review
October 12, 2017

Using Mobile Phones to Improve Vaccination Uptake in 21 Low- and ...

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"There is reason to be optimistic regarding the potential for mobile phones to increase vaccination coverage in LMIC."

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2017-2018 [Pakistan]
October 12, 2017

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2017-2018 [Pakistan]

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"Our focus remains on the basics of vaccination to ensure our heroic vaccinators are met with success on the doorstep and inside every home."

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.”

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