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What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh
February 4, 2016

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh

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"What behavior will you promote? What key factors will you address to motivate people?"

Engaging Communities in Preparation for Third Round of Polio Vaccination Campaign
February 1, 2016

Engaging Communities in Preparation for Third Round of Polio Vaccination ...

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"Everyone has a role to play in bringing this vaccine to children. Families need the facts about polio and the value of immunization. Please talk to your friends and neighbors. Teach children about polio at school. Go out into your community to ...

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding
January 27, 2016

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding

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"Several recent projects have implemented innovative methods to reach fathers in culturally appropriate ways that both respect and challenge traditional gender roles. Initial results suggest that fathers' potential contributions to child health ...

Shifting Social Norms to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls: DFID Guidance Notes
January 25, 2016

Shifting Social Norms to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls: DFID ...

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"Although the development community has long recognised the importance of attitudes, norms, and beliefs that justify violence and gender inequality in perpetuating violence against women and girls (VAWG), there has often been a lack of clarity ...

Mapping How Information about Childhood Vaccination Is Communicated in Two Regions of Cameroon: What Is Done and Where Are the Gaps?
January 21, 2016

Mapping How Information about Childhood Vaccination Is Communicated in Two ...

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"By identifying the interventions used in Cameroon and developing an intervention map, we allowed stakeholders to see where they were concentrating their communication efforts and where gaps exist, allowing them to reflect on whether changes are ...

Reporting Development: A Guide for African Journalists
January 11, 2016

Reporting Development: A Guide for African Journalists

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Produced by the European Journalism Centre, this guide was produced to act as a key and timely resource for reporting on development issues across Africa.

World's Largest Lesson
January 5, 2016

World's Largest Lesson

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"If every school in the world teaches children about these goals, we will help them become the generation that changed the world."

The Journalists Initiatives on Immunisation Against Polio and Improved Acceptance of the Polio Vaccine in Northern Nigeria 2007-2015
January 4, 2016

The Journalists Initiatives on Immunisation Against Polio and Improved ...

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"...the JAP not only covered and monitored immunization activities in the media, but also sensitized and educated the grassroots communities, especially parents and guardians in noncompliant communities, about immunization activities."

Climate Governance in Africa: A Handbook for Journalists
December 21, 2015

Climate Governance in Africa: A Handbook for Journalists

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Published by Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa, this handbook offers insights and knowledge about climate governance issues affecting the African continent. It was produced to provide a quick reference for journalists on what are often complex ...

Supplementary Immunization Activities for Measles and Rubella Vaccine in Vanuatu
December 17, 2015

Supplementary Immunization Activities for Measles and Rubella Vaccine in Vanuatu

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In early 2015, the Ministry of Health (MoH) Vanuatu in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIA) for measles and rubella (MR) ...

2015 Human Rights Day: Our Rights, Our Freedoms Always…
December 9, 2015

2015 Human Rights Day: Our Rights, Our Freedoms Always…

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Author: PSAf Executive Director Lilian Kiefer, December 9 2015 - Human Rights Day, which is observed internationally every year on 10 December, reminds us of our responsibility to promote and protect human rights for all. In the same way every ...

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV Behaviour Change for Adolescents in Africa
November 23, 2015

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV ...

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"MTV Shuga is a ground-breaking TV show that portrays the lives and loves of a group of young people.

Love in the time of Ebola
November 12, 2015

Love in the time of Ebola

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Author: Yvonne MacPherson, November 12 2015 - It's not a stretch of the imagination to consider the potential risk posed by global health threats to us all. We've just seen how Ebola impacted the region of West Africa and scared people much ...

Media Briefs on Ending Child Marriage in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Zambia
November 5, 2015

Media Briefs on Ending Child Marriage in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and ...

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Published by Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf), this series of Media Briefs for Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Zambia was produced to provide the media with information about child marriage. As stated in the guides, "Child marriage is a ...

The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communications Implementation Kit
November 4, 2015

The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior ...

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The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Social and Behavior Change Communications (SBCC) Implementation Kit provides a selection of Essential Elements and tools to guide the creation, or strengthening, of SRH social and SBCC ...

The potential of reforming state broadcasters in divided societies: advancing an unfashionable argument
November 3, 2015

The potential of reforming state broadcasters in divided societies: ...

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Author: BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning James Deane, November 3 2015 - Most commentaries on 21st-century media focus on the impact of new technologies, social media and, above all, the increasing global ubiquity of mobile ...

MCHIP/Kyrgyzstan Immunisation Programme
October 30, 2015

MCHIP/Kyrgyzstan Immunisation Programme

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"We have a literate population that has the capacity to understand information, which is why our medical staff should be competent to communicate with the population on the information they want to know and are capable of understanding." - ...

Lessons on Integrating Scientific and Community Knowledge of Climate Change to Develop Adaptation Plans in Lower Mekong Basin
October 26, 2015

Lessons on Integrating Scientific and Community Knowledge of Climate Change ...

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"Participatory processes employed in the co-development of these [community-based climate adaptation] plans are important to foster two-way learning between NGOs and communities, allowing the resulting adaptation options to gain greater support ...

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings
October 19, 2015

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings

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"This report... focuses mainly on mass communication programming - broadcasting that can reach millions of people when disaster strikes - informing them about what has happened, what to do, how to find missing loved ones and how to protect ...

Public Service Media in Divided Societies: Relic or Renaissance?
October 16, 2015

Public Service Media in Divided Societies: Relic or Renaissance?

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"This briefing focuses on the media of countries that are divided, undergoing crisis or conflict, or where governance is weak. It argues that the role of public service media in such societies - sometimes called fragile states - is increasingly ...

When Do Gain-Framed Health Messages Work Better than Fear Appeals?
October 13, 2015

When Do Gain-Framed Health Messages Work Better than Fear Appeals?

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"Message framing is one of the most researched, yet least conclusively understood, phenomena in health communication. Positive or gain-framed messages are sometimes effective, but negative or loss-based messages (such as fear appeals) are often ...

Comunicación para el Desarrollo: Una Guía Práctica
October 9, 2015

Comunicación para el Desarrollo: Una Guía Práctica

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This manual, produced in Spanish, "Comunicación para el Desarrollo: Una Guía Práctica (Communication for Development - A Practical Guide)" reaffirms the importance of communication to support development processes and social change in Latin ...

World Sight Day: using radio to reach out
October 9, 2015

World Sight Day: using radio to reach out

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Author: Aveseh Asough, October 9 2015 - We were already a few hours into our production training workshop in Benin City in south Nigeria, when a shy, young man arrived in my training room, apologising "Madam, I am so sorry I am late." I soon ...

Learning from Community Communication: For better Mission Indradhanush
October 9, 2015

Learning from Community Communication: For better Mission Indradhanush

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Author: Suchi Gaur, October 9 2015 - I had the opportunity to attend the launch of the Immunization initiative titled "Mission Indradhanush" of the Government of India. With the objective that every child gets immunized for seven (7) vaccine ...

Comics for Public Health: Power of Storytelling
October 9, 2015

Comics for Public Health: Power of Storytelling

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Author: Suchi Gaur, October 92015 - All I can remember of comics from my childhood days are images of me flipping through the fresh pages of Archies, Pinky, Chacha Chowdhary, Biloo, Tintin and Champak amongst many others. And while I sat watching ...

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and Rift Valley Provinces, Kenya
October 5, 2015

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and ...

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"Soap was available to children in a minority of schools, limiting the students' ability to wash their hands, regardless of their knowledge and desire to do so. At home, nearly half the school children reported that soap was unavailable to them ...

Glocal Times No 22/23
October 2, 2015

Glocal Times No 22/23

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Glocal Times (GT), the web magazine published by Malmö University's Master's program in Communication for Development in Sweden, is celebrating ten years of publication. This anniversary double issue gathers the thinking of academics, ...

The post-2015 Global Goals: moving from "what" to "how" will rest on more informed societies
September 28, 2015

The post-2015 Global Goals: moving from "what" to "how" will rest on more ...

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Author: James Deane, September 28 2015 - Ahead of this week's UN [United Nations] summit in New York [United States], BBC Media Action’s Director of Policy and Learning argues for a stronger focus on the provision of information as well as ...

After the Arab Uprisings - The Prospects for a Media that Serves the Public
September 28, 2015

After the Arab Uprisings - The Prospects for a Media that Serves the Public

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"This paper looks at broadcast media in the Arab world four years after the Arab uprising. It looks at how media can help bridge divides in society and create mutual understanding." Alexandra Buccianti

Making the Media Work for You: A Guide for Civil Society Organisations
September 25, 2015

Making the Media Work for You: A Guide for Civil Society Organisations

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Intended for civil society organisation (CSO) communicators, this European Journalism Centre (EJC) resource provides practical, cost-effective strategies for organisations that seek to raise and maintain their visibility and impact both in the ...

Polio Outbreak in the Horn of Africa: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, & Innovations
September 16, 2015

Polio Outbreak in the Horn of Africa: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, & ...

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"This report...tells a story of government leadership, of engagement and a vibrant partnership between countries and Global Polio Eradication Initiative [GPEI] partners. Other lessons emerging from the Horn range from strengthening routine ...

Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years
September 8, 2015

Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years

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This report - and its accompanying case studies on Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Paraguay -  constitute a resource examining "the 50-year period starting in the mid-1960s that ...

Fighting Fear and Stigma with Accurate Information
September 7, 2015

Fighting Fear and Stigma with Accurate Information

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"As someone who has worked with and in the media, I ...know that lack of accurate information is a big driver of fear and trauma, which in turn can easily translate into stigma and a withholding of sympathy for those affected by the traumatic ...

Dr Anita guides the way
September 6, 2015

Dr Anita guides the way

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Author: Ankita Sukheja, September 6 2015 - There’s palpable excitement as government officials and health experts gather in a hospital hall in Uttar Pradesh to welcome a very special guest. There's chatter about a certain Daktrani ('lady doctor' ...

Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age
September 4, 2015

Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age

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"How can we give children and young people voice in the debate that explores the impact of digital access and use and their rights?"

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategies in Four Countries: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia
September 4, 2015

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and ...

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"The purpose of this desk review is to identify promising SBCC practices related to malaria case management at both community and service provider levels in the four focus countries: Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Senegal."

The Volunteer Community Mobilizer: Promotion of ANC Attendance, Uptake of PMTCT Services
September 3, 2015

The Volunteer Community Mobilizer: Promotion of ANC Attendance, Uptake of ...

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Programme Summary: The Volunteer Community Mobilizer: Promotion of ANC Attendance, Uptake of PMTCT Services, Anambra and Benue states, Nigeria, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - launched in June 2014.

Myanmar: seeing emergency information in a new light
September 2, 2015

Myanmar: seeing emergency information in a new light

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Author: Becky Palmstrom, August 10 2015 - In the light of recent floods in Myanmar, also known as Burma, Becky Palmstrom reflects on how the country has strengthened its preparations and response to natural disasters since 2008’s Cyclone ...

September 1, 2015

Pakistan Health Communication Project

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Pakistan Health Communication Project (HCP), a programme of Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is an initiative (2014-2020) that ...

September 1, 2015

EVIH-T - Haiti

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Launched in November 2013 and ongoing through 2017, this social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) campaign was carried out as part of the National AIDS Control Program’s (NACP) efforts in Haiti to create a collective, national response to ...

Documenting Vaccine Introductions: A Guide for Developing Case Studies and Human Interest Stories
August 31, 2015

Documenting Vaccine Introductions: A Guide for Developing Case Studies and ...

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"During each vaccine introduction, national immunization programs learn valuable lessons about what works and what doesn't work. Unfortunately, in the resource-scare world of global public health, documentation of programs and strategies is often ...

Social Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communication for Nutrition
August 28, 2015

Social Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communication for Nutrition

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"Social mobilization, advocacy and communications is a growing priority for SUN countries and increasingly seen as an integral part of the national nutrition strategy.  Countries are at very different stages and employing a variety of ...

Kate Wedgwood - Country Director, Girl Hub Rwanda - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 18, 2015

Kate Wedgwood - Country Director, Girl Hub Rwanda - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"We've taken the positive aspects of Rwanda culture and reframed them to address the girls' needs and unique challenges." Kate Wedgwood Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Brands, Media and Communications: Powerful Tools to Shift Social ...

Efua Dorkenoo - Programme Director, End FGM/C Social Change Campaign - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 14, 2015

Efua Dorkenoo - Programme Director, End FGM/C Social Change Campaign - DFID ...

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"Community is the foundation on which Africa builds its society and shapes its culture." Efua Dorkenoo Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Brands, Media and Communications: Powerful Tools to Shift Social Norms for Girls"

Hekate Papadaki - Grants and Development Manager, Rosa Fund - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 13, 2015

Hekate Papadaki - Grants and Development Manager, Rosa Fund - DFID Girl ...

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"We are working with the diaspora community in the UK. We heard... on Monday that we have 137,000 women living with FGM in the UK and approximately 60,000 girls born to those women." Hekate Papadaki Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress ...

Sonali Khan - Vice President, Breakthrough - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 12, 2015

Sonali Khan - Vice President, Breakthrough - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"I carry the burden of numbers....if we are not able to scale up, the whole question of urgency (on CEFM) will not be met." Sonali Khan Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Reaching Millions, Not Hundreds: Experiences in Scaling Up ...

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