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Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls
July 1, 2016

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls

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"Can communications programmes help to change discriminatory gender norms and improve adolescent girls' wellbeing? The short answer is yes. Of the programmes examined in our recent systematic review, most (71%) had positive impacts on norms, ...

Journalist Sprint
June 24, 2016

Journalist Sprint

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In Sri Lanka, Internews' Journalist Sprint programme brings together young journalists of Tamil, Sinhala, and Muslim backgrounds to work together, building understanding of each other's culture and laying a foundation for healing and ...

Understanding Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Eastern Ukraine
June 24, 2016

Understanding Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Eastern Ukraine

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"In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, keeping communities informed about what's happening around them, how to reconnect with their families and friends or what aid services may be available for them, goes beyond saving lives. It is about ...

Media as a Form of Aid in Humanitarian Crises
June 24, 2016

Media as a Form of Aid in Humanitarian Crises

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"For mainstream media, the millions of people whose lives have been upended are mostly data points, illustrations of the misery and upheaval that have swept across Syria, Yemen, Gaza, Iraq, and many places between. Yet for those who are caught in ...

World Comics India
June 22, 2016

World Comics India

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World Comics India, a partner in the World Comics network, conducts comic creation workshops in rural India, particularly focusing on presentation in "remote and disturbed areas." It is a volunteer movement that receives invitations from ...

Improving Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies: IFRC's MHM Kit
June 15, 2016

Improving Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies: IFRC's MHM Kit

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"A key strength of this innovation process is the effort grantees have made to understand and incorporate the varying needs and preferences of beneficiaries and to seek their feedback on the products provided." This case study explores ...

Words of Relief: Translators without Borders' Local Language Translation for Emergencies
June 14, 2016

Words of Relief: Translators without Borders' Local Language Translation for ...

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"Overall, the innovation process has been successful in creating enhanced learning and evidence around the importance of language translation in disaster response, and has succeeded in producing a measurably improved mode of communicating with ...

Ser refugiado es como ser tico [Being a Refugee Is like Being a Costa Rican]
June 13, 2016

Ser refugiado es como ser tico [Being a Refugee Is like Being a Costa Rican]

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"All the messages and materials of the strategy were created and validated with the refugee community..."

Data for Management: It's Not Just Another Report
June 6, 2016

Data for Management: It's Not Just Another Report

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"The vaccine program has taken on a culture of reporting rather than a culture of using the information for continuous improvement....[V]accine supply chain managers are being encouraged to contextualize data for more effective, immediate and ...

Can the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Be Used to Increase Vaccine Acceptance and Trust?
June 3, 2016

Can the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Be Used to Increase Vaccine ...

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"One reason for vaccine hesitancy is lack of trust that vaccine harms are adequately documented and reported, yet few communication strategies have explicitly attempted to improve this trust."

eBilim Mobile Digital Library Project
June 2, 2016

eBilim Mobile Digital Library Project

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"Bilim" means knowledge in the Kyrgyz language, and "e" indicates electronic media. "eBilim" brings together two important components of this project: locally accessible knowledge and current technology and media. With the aim of minimising the ...

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an Imperilled Media Needs Better Support
June 2, 2016

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an ...

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"An independent media is one of the most effective assets we have in efforts to curb corruption and foster accountability. Yet it is deeply imperilled, particularly in fragile states and often poorly understood by the international development ...

Strengthening Media in the Pacific: Country Situational Reports from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
June 2, 2016

Strengthening Media in the Pacific: Country Situational Reports from Papua ...

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"The problem of writing stories about someone known personally to the writer is indicative of many small communities where there are fewer the degrees of separation."

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: A Journalists' Handbook
May 31, 2016

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: A Journalists' Handbook

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"The media can amplify Syrian women's voices, counteract myths, and stimulate dialogue and action." - Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director

Media and Elections: A Guide for Electoral Practitioners
May 27, 2016

Media and Elections: A Guide for Electoral Practitioners

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"[T]he electorate and political actors have the right to freely discuss political issues and public policies and to express opinions. Voters and candidates rely heavily on access to the media to both impart and receive information. This requires ...

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens
May 26, 2016

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens

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"As women farmers are often invisible, it is the responsibility of researchers, practitioners, and extension officers to tailor communication methods to women's needs so that they also can benefit from climate information services and adapt their ...

Media and Conflict in Myanmar: Opportunities for Media to Advance Peace
May 25, 2016

Media and Conflict in Myanmar: Opportunities for Media to Advance Peace

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"To build trust and reduce fear between citizen and state, respondents tended to prioritize media interventions, such as a participatory radio or television talk show that features state and national officials interacting with citizens." This ...

Geojournalism.org
May 24, 2016

Geojournalism.org

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"We've gotten to the point where data and the tools for explaining it are in the hands of journalists and communicators around the world. But to transform the global issues of climate change, deforestation, and air pollution into local, ...

Infomediaries and Accountability
May 20, 2016

Infomediaries and Accountability

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"With growing consensus that transparency does not always or automatically lead directly to accountability - and research pointing to a role for infomediaries in generating accountability from transparent information - there is an emerging ...

Child-Centred Climate Resilience: Case Studies from the Philippines and Vietnam
May 19, 2016

Child-Centred Climate Resilience: Case Studies from the Philippines and Vietnam

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"Including the voices of children is not just about including their views on certain topics. It is about creating a favourable environment that actively promotes their participation throughout the process, as well as engaging adults." This ...

Media and Communication in Governance: It's Time for a Rethink
May 19, 2016

Media and Communication in Governance: It's Time for a Rethink

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This book chapter provides: a framework for thinking through the different development outcomes media support might achieve; arguments for why successful governance strategies are likely to involve a stronger media support focus in future; the ...

The Habitual Brain:  Advances in Creating Disruptive and Sticky Behavior - SBCC Summit 2016 Keynote Speech
May 18, 2016

The Habitual Brain: Advances in Creating Disruptive and Sticky Behavior - ...

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“I'm going to talk about the science of habit and what it can tell us about human behaviour....” This Keynote Speech by David T. Neal was presented at the First International SBCC (Social and Behaviour Change Communication) Summit in February ...

Neenv (Shiksha Ka Sawal) Campaign
May 17, 2016

Neenv (Shiksha Ka Sawal) Campaign

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Launched in May 2015 in Sikar, a district of the Indian state Rajasthan in western India, Neenv (meaning "Foundation "in Hindi) is an initiative to strengthen 30,000+ government schools through citizen audit for quality public education for all ...

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration
May 16, 2016

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration

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"Understanding the decisions to leave is a key part of the success of communication campaigns to deter irregular migration. However there is very little evidence on the impact and effectiveness of these campaigns and anecdotal evidence suggests ...

The Politics of Media Development: The Importance of Engaging Government and Civil Society
May 16, 2016

The Politics of Media Development: The Importance of Engaging Government and ...

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"Without the enabling political conditions for the media to operate freely, media development efforts can achieve only limited success." This report provides guidance on how to engage the public sector - governmental and political systems - in ...

Polio Eradication - Endgame Strategies - Polio Type 2 Withdrawal: National tOPV-bOPV Switch Plan
May 13, 2016

Polio Eradication - Endgame Strategies - Polio Type 2 Withdrawal: National ...

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This guidance document was designed to prepare Sri Lanka's National Switch Coordination Committee (NSCC) and other stakeholders for the April 30 2016 switch day - the day on which, as per the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 ...

Countering Antivaccination Attitudes
May 12, 2016

Countering Antivaccination Attitudes

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"Rather than attempting to overcome vaccination myths by convincing parents of the safety of vaccines, provaccine messages might be more effective if they work to convince parents of the dangers of failing to vaccinate their children." Myths ...

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family Planning in Pakistan
May 10, 2016

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family ...

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"When they are directly and effectively engaged, Pakistani men are ready to participate and share responsibility in family planning." Results from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Family Advancement for Life ...

Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Potential HIV-Related Risks
May 9, 2016

Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and ...

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Given the World Health Organization (WHO)'s recommendation that women should receive correct and full information to enable an informed choice regarding their method of contraception, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) ...

Data for Decision-Making: Empowering Local Data Use
May 4, 2016

Data for Decision-Making: Empowering Local Data Use

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Authors: Lora Shimp, Technical Director, with Heather Randall, Program Coordinator, GAVI-NVI Project, May 4 2016 - As we celebrate World Immunization Week [April 25], it's important to remember that one way to "close the gap" on immunization ...

Immunization Highlights 2015: Report of the WHO Regional Office for Europe
May 4, 2016

Immunization Highlights 2015: Report of the WHO Regional Office for Europe

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This report describes the activities of the Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunization (VPI) programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe in pursuing the goals and objectives of the European Vaccine Action Plan ...

Close the Immunization Gap
May 3, 2016

Close the Immunization Gap

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"No child should be denied the right to immunization for unfair reasons, including economic or social causes. All barriers must be overcome." - Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General Launched during World Immunization Week 2015, this multiyear ...

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 ...

Le We Tap Ebola (Let Us Stop Ebola)
April 27, 2016

Le We Tap Ebola (Let Us Stop Ebola)

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"In order to get to zero Ebola cases, we must all work together. Every Sierra Leonean must take responsibility to ensure that our families, our communities, and our country will end Ebola." "Le We Tap Ebola", meaning "Let Us Stop Ebola", is a ...

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 ...

Community-Led Ebola Action (CLEA) Field Guide for Community Mobilizers
April 25, 2016

Community-Led Ebola Action (CLEA) Field Guide for Community Mobilizers

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"Communities themselves have the power and the agency to halt the spread of Ebola, and their collective actions are the heart of an effective Ebola response." This field guide is a resource book for community mobilisers, field staff, and ...

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 ...

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