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Website for Parents: Vaccines for Your Children
April 27, 2016

Website for Parents: Vaccines for Your Children

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Launched during National Infant Immunization Week (April 16-23 2016) by the United States (US)-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this website offers a variety of resources for parents seeking to learn more about childhood ...

How to Report Scientific Findings
April 27, 2016

How to Report Scientific Findings

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This online resource from SciDev.Net is written as a communication guide for journalists reporting scientific research. It explains how and why to interrogate research findings that might appear in press releases. Stories lacking depth and ...

Lao PDR's Polio Outbreak and Response: C4D efforts in reaching the last child
April 26, 2016

Lao PDR's Polio Outbreak and Response: C4D efforts in reaching the last child

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The Complete Background to Lao PDR’s Polio Outbreak and Response‬

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and Evaluation for an Emerging Field
April 26, 2016

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and ...

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"More effective instruments are needed that perform the difficult task of re-connecting broken communities, informing citizens and involving them in processes of reconstruction, and enabling all groups in civil society to have a voice in the ...

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in Medellin, Colombia
April 21, 2016

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in ...

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"Neighborhood-level interventions provide an opportunity to better understand the impact that neighborhoods have on health." This research was done in Medellín, Colombia, to access the effects of transit-oriented development and municipal ...

Health COMpass: Zika Virus
April 21, 2016

Health COMpass: Zika Virus

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This resource-based section of the Health COMpass website, a project of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), is designed to give users full access to information about the Zika virus, an emerging mosquito-borne virus reported in ...

Media in Latin America: A Path Forward
April 20, 2016

Media in Latin America: A Path Forward

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"...a coalition of a dozen leading media watchdog organizations and NGOs [non-governmental organisations] that participated...issued a declaration calling on Latin America's governments to take concrete steps to guarantee freedom of expression ...

Use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests to Improve Malaria Treatment in the Community in Uganda
April 15, 2016

Use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests to Improve Malaria Treatment in the Community ...

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Based on the belief that community health workers can help patients in remote locations access prompt treatment for malaria, including artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), in this study in Uganda, community health workers (CHWs) - ...

Prescriber and Patient-Oriented Behavioural Interventions to Improve Use of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Tanzania: Facility-Based Cluster Randomised Trial
April 15, 2016

Prescriber and Patient-Oriented Behavioural Interventions to Improve Use of ...

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"In a geographical area where previously in some areas over 90% of patients who were prescribed an antimalarial did not have malaria, this study has demonstrated that a combination of prescriber and patient behavioural interventions can, by ...

From Access to Inclusion: Educating Clients
April 13, 2016

From Access to Inclusion: Educating Clients

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"...using media and audiovisual campaigns is a powerful channel in reaching to un- and underbanked populations and providing low-income women with relevant financial education messages that will help them make full use of the financial products ...

Step It Up for Gender Equality Media Compact
April 11, 2016

Step It Up for Gender Equality Media Compact

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Launched in March 2016 by UN Women during a side event of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, this alliance of international, regional, and national media outlets is working as gender champions to galvanise attention and ...

Evaluation of the Behaviour Change Communication and Community Mobilization Activities in Myanmar Artemisinin Resistance Containment Zones
April 7, 2016

Evaluation of the Behaviour Change Communication and Community Mobilization ...

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This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the behaviour change communication and community mobilisation activities carried out under the rubric of the fifth objective of the Myanmar Artemisinin Resistance Containment (MARC) programme ...

Immunization in Practice: A Practical Guide for Health Staff
April 7, 2016

Immunization in Practice: A Practical Guide for Health Staff

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Building on the previous edition (2004) of Immunization in Practice (IIP), which has been translated and used throughout the world, this 2015 update of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s practical information guide is meant to support the work ...

Global Population Speak Out
April 6, 2016

Global Population Speak Out

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"I would like to see people talk about this issue, this radical upward trajectory in our numbers. I'd love to see people discuss that, and then not forget about it the next day when there are 200,000 more people at the breakfast table. I don't ...

Identity Constructions and Inter-Organizational Collaboration: Islamic Faith-Based Organizations and the Polio Vaccination Stoppage in Northern Nigeria
April 6, 2016

Identity Constructions and Inter-Organizational Collaboration: Islamic ...

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In the context of a Northern Nigerian vaccination stoppage by Islamic faith-based organisations (FBOs) in 2003-2004, this study - informed by literature in communication studies on inter-organisational collaboration (IOC) - focuses on the role of ...

One year on from the Nigerian elections: "no violence, just vote"
April 6, 2016

One year on from the Nigerian elections: "no violence, just vote"

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Author: Osebi Adams, April 6 2016 - This time last year, I wasn’t sure what the future held for me as a young Nigerian. Not because I was worried about a job or a family since I was already working as a researcher for BBC Media Action and ...

Strategies for Improving Polio Surveillance Performance in the Security-Challenged Nigerian States of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe During 2009-2014
April 5, 2016

Strategies for Improving Polio Surveillance Performance in the ...

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To identify areas of polio transmission in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe (3 of the states in the northeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria), polio surveillance must be very sensitive, according to this report. These states, which also have international ...

Polio in Ukraine: Crisis, Challenge, and Opportunity
March 31, 2016

Polio in Ukraine: Crisis, Challenge, and Opportunity

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"How did a modern country with aspirations toward European identity fail so dramatically on something as basic as childhood vaccines? The decline of Ukraine's immunization system is fueled primarily by corruption, coupled with ineffective public ...

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects
March 31, 2016

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects

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"Those involved in media development owe it to the populations they seek to benefit to scrutinise and evaluate their own efforts carefully, ensuring that they continually challenge themselves to improve the work they do."

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit
March 31, 2016

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit

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"By integrating gender into your SBCC strategy, you can make health messages more effective, stimulate equity in gender roles, and improve health outcomes. Since the roles and power relations between men and women affect how an activity is ...

Why Branding Matters for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
March 30, 2016

Why Branding Matters for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)

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From Charles Kojo Vandyck: The last couple of years, my colleagues and I at WACSI [West Africa Civil Society Institute] have initiated passionate discussions about branding and its value added to strengthening the institute’s relevance, identity, ...

Predictors of Knowledge about Tuberculosis: Results from SANHANES I, a National, Cross-Sectional Household Survey in South Africa
March 24, 2016

Predictors of Knowledge about Tuberculosis: Results from SANHANES I, a ...

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"To reduce the burden of tuberculosis in South Africa, media campaigns targeting both rural and urban communities should include conveying accurate information about the disease. Policy makers should also address structural barriers that ...

The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies
March 14, 2016

The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of ...

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The aim of this systematic review is to identify, appraise and synthesise the findings of studies of the effects of risk communication interventions during 4 stages of the disaster cycle: mitigation and prevention, preparedness, response, and ...

Findings from the Use of a Narrative Story and Leaflet to Influence Shifts along the Behavior Change Continuum toward Postpartum Contraceptive Uptake in Sylhet District, Bangladesh
March 14, 2016

Findings from the Use of a Narrative Story and Leaflet to Influence Shifts ...

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"Social and behavior change strategies are key to providing postpartum women and their families with the information they desire, engaging communities in dialogue to shift social norms, and linking women to needed FP [family planning] services. ...

Why Information Matters: A Foundation for Resilience
March 11, 2016

Why Information Matters: A Foundation for Resilience

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“You can make a system work better with surprising ease if you give it more timely, more accurate, more complete information.” - Donella Meadows, Thinking in Systems

Impact Data - Alive & Thrive (A&T) in Ethiopia
March 10, 2016

Impact Data - Alive & Thrive (A&T) in Ethiopia

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"Results indicate that the more ways mothers were exposed to feeding messages - through home visits, village gatherings, and radio spots - the more likely they were to sustain changes in feeding practices."

Comics Uniting Nations
March 9, 2016

Comics Uniting Nations

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Comics Uniting Nations is a partnership of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), PCI Media Impact, and Reading with Pictures which seeks to communicate information about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) using comics. The ...

World Malaria Day Photo Contest "End Malaria For Good"
March 9, 2016

World Malaria Day Photo Contest "End Malaria For Good"

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Ahead of this year's World Malaria Day on April 25 2016, the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) is looking for photos that support the theme of "End Malaria For Good," to showcase stories of efforts to reduce malaria illness and death around ...

Mother tongue: boosting maternal health through mobile phones
March 7, 2016

Mother tongue: boosting maternal health through mobile phones

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Author: Bindi Thakka - Our producer looks at the importance of tribal language - and how it can be used to help provide life-saving advice to mothers in India. In India an incredible 1,652 different languages are spoken. Jharkhand, a state in ...

The Nepalese girl whose story touched thousands
March 7, 2016

The Nepalese girl whose story touched thousands

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Author: Bidhya Chapagain - Bidhya Chapagain, presenter of Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) - a weekly debate show broadcast across Nepal on TV and Radio - writes a letter to Ujeli, a 15 year old girl she got to know while visiting earthquake ...

Meeting Postpartum Women's Family Planning Needs through Integrated Family Planning and Immunization Services: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial in Rwanda
March 7, 2016

Meeting Postpartum Women's Family Planning Needs through Integrated Family ...

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The primary objective of this study was to test the effectiveness of integrating family planning (FP) service components into infant immunisation services to increase modern contraceptive method use among postpartum women in Rwanda. Healthy ...

New Masculinity and Family Planning: A Gender Transformative Approach to SBCC in Rural Guatemala
March 4, 2016

New Masculinity and Family Planning: A Gender Transformative Approach to ...

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"SBCC contributes by creating enabling environments that help individuals, health providers, leaders and communities to start a conversation, analyze the information, challenge their own beliefs and traditions, and take well-informed and ...

Involvement of Boys through Interactive BCC/IEC to Enhance Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health in Northern Uganda
March 4, 2016

Involvement of Boys through Interactive BCC/IEC to Enhance Adolescent and ...

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The Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) engaged in a project in the Lira and Alebtong districts of Uganda to involve boys in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) through the use of interactive behaviour change communication ...

Using Participatory Processes to Develop SBCC Materials
March 4, 2016

Using Participatory Processes to Develop SBCC Materials

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"Involving members of the intended audience in the development process results in more effective materials and activities with content and media that are understandable, relevant, and accessible to the intended audience."

Communication for Transformation: Action Media - Global Experiences and Practice
March 3, 2016

Communication for Transformation: Action Media - Global Experiences and ...

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The action media methodology, developed in the 1990s to inform HIV communication between youth in South Africa, has since been reiterated and applied to many countries, diverse audiences, and a range of issues. The approach focuses on how ...

Polio: The Art & Science of Communicating for Eradication
February 24, 2016

Polio: The Art & Science of Communicating for Eradication

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This presentation examines UNICEF's communication for development (C4D) strategy for reaching the last remaining children with the oral polio vaccine (OPV) globally. A case study of its application in Pakistan, one of the few polio-endemic ...

Teaching Journalism for Sustainable Development: New Syllabi
February 23, 2016

Teaching Journalism for Sustainable Development: New Syllabi

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This publication offers a collection of model syllabi that include ideas, methods, and materials related to teaching subjects related to media and sustainable development. It was designed to guide and inspire teachers and planners working in ...

Underage and Underserved: Reaching Young Women Who Sell Sex in Zimbabwe: Abstract
February 23, 2016

Underage and Underserved: Reaching Young Women Who Sell Sex in Zimbabwe: ...

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"A guiding principle of this document is that young women who sell sex are both active agents who shape their own lives and make their own choices, as well as vulnerable due to circumstances beyond their control." This presentation for the ...

Annual Report 2014: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan
February 23, 2016

Annual Report 2014: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan

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"Polio program is now at a cross roads to...achieve the objective of stopping the circulation of wild polio virus in Afghanistan....In order to do so all polio partners have started working hand in hand with communities and all influential layers ...

Economic Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS Behaviour Change Communication Programme in Malawi: Abstract
February 22, 2016

Economic Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS Behaviour Change Communication Programme ...

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" Further, to ascertain whether BCC programs are 'good buys' relative to other HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment activities requires an assessment of the resources used for those programs, that is, the application of economic evaluation ...

Outcome Evaluation of the Safe Love Campaign in Zambia Using Propensity Score Matching: Positive Effects on Condom Use and HIV Testing: Abstract
February 22, 2016

Outcome Evaluation of the Safe Love Campaign in Zambia Using Propensity ...

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"HIV in Zambia is spreading fastest among married couples, but issues of trust and fear of partner reprisal facilitate implicit acceptance of multiple concurrent partnerships (MCPs)." The focus of this Communications Support for Health (CSH) ...

Bringing Nutrition Advocacy to Orthodox Church Leaders to Raise Awareness and Change Social Norms on Fasting Practices in Ethiopia, During the First 1000 Days: Abstract
February 22, 2016

Bringing Nutrition Advocacy to Orthodox Church Leaders to Raise Awareness ...

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"During the initial workshop, which was the first of its kind for nutrition, ENGINE outlined the seriousness of Ethiopia’s under-nutrition problem to influence this highly prominent group using the workshop as a platform for consensus building ...

"I Say!": Quantitative and Qualitative Assessments of an Entertainment-Education Couple Communication Game Show in Tanzania: Abstract
February 22, 2016

"I Say!": Quantitative and Qualitative Assessments of an ...

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"In order to increase couple communication around family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV prevention, the Tanzania Capacity and Communication Project (TCCP) developed Aiisseee! (I Say!), an integrated, multi-media, ...

Bhanchhin Aama: The Role of Formative Research in Informing the Nepal Bhanchhin Aama 'Mother Knows Best' Nutrition Campaign: Abstract
February 22, 2016

Bhanchhin Aama: The Role of Formative Research in Informing the Nepal ...

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"One of the key communication interventions is the ‘Bhanchhin Aama’ (BA) or ‘mother knows best’ communication platform, which includes a popular radio drama, hoarding boards (billboards) that promote key messages and are community specific, and ...

Contributions of Western Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health Communication
February 22, 2016

Contributions of Western Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health Communication

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“Modern Western communication research '...is about effects. It could have been otherwise - consider the study of art, for example - but it is not'(Katz, 2001). Often this is a fruitful line of thinking that produces useful solutions to immediate ...

Zika Emergency Puts Open Data Policies to the Test
February 17, 2016

Zika Emergency Puts Open Data Policies to the Test

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Authors: Larry Peiperl (lpeiperl@plos.org) and Peter Hotez (hotez@bcm.edu), February 10 2016 [cross-posted from Speaking of Medicine, the Public Library of Science (PLOS) medical journals' blog, linked below] - The spreading epidemic of Zika ...

Responding to a Poliovirus Outbreak: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for a New Polio Outbreak in a Polio-Free Country
February 17, 2016

Responding to a Poliovirus Outbreak: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) ...

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Based on experience from many countries, these guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) provide rules and recommendations on how to respond to a polio outbreak. The guidelines also present a timeline indicating the key events that need ...

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication, Afghanistan, July 2015 - June 2016
February 17, 2016

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication, Afghanistan, July 2015 ...

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"The engagement and commitment of all partners to achieve the goal is critical as we continue to exert extraordinary efforts to vaccinate every child in the country and particularly in the hard-to-reach areas where the virus continues to ...

Scratch to Sketch: A Roadmap to Develop Effective Messages
February 16, 2016

Scratch to Sketch: A Roadmap to Develop Effective Messages

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"Message development process is a combination of science and art."

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