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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine
This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of chlorhexidine, one of "13 Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for newborn umbilical cord care to prevent infection. The document forms part of a comprehensive Demand ...
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Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships
Chevening Scholarships are the United Kingdom (UK) government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations for outstanding scholars with leadership potential. The scholarships are offered ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol
This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of misoprostol, one of 13 "Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) , a leading cause of maternal deaths, along with another underutilised ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate
"A communication strategy provides a 'road map' for local action targeted at behavior change and creates a consistent voice for the messages, materials, and activities developed. It also ensures that activities and products work together to ...
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Maternal Heath Channel

Maternal Heath Channel
Launched in February 2013, the Maternal Health Channel is a television and radio series that is part drama, part documentary, and part discussion, designed to improve maternal health in Ghana. Produced by Creative Storm Networks, the project ...
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Bringing hope after disaster in Nepal

Bringing hope after disaster in Nepal
Author: Bidhya Chapagain, September 26 2014 - Man Bahadur Lama was sitting in a relief centre when I first met him. Visibly shocked and heavy with grief, he told me he was desperately awaiting government papers which would qualify him for help as ...
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Open Jirga: one man’s amazing Afghan journey

Open Jirga: one man’s amazing Afghan journey
Author: Zabiullah Faizy, September 26 2014  - Abdurrasul Pamiri stunned the studio audience of our discussion programme Open Jirga when he revealed he had travelled eight days from the Pamir Mountains in northern Afghanistan to ask a ...
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A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs

A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs
"Theories are often used to guide the design of messaging content aimed at increasing demand for health services and commodities. However, it not always the case that theories are used to guide the selection of the media through which those ...
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Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A ...

Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A Programming Guide
"Demand generation increases awareness of and demand for health products or services among a particular intended audience through social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and social marketing techniques."
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HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge

HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge
"The role of the media in tackling HIV related stigma is crucial. It is seen as one of the drivers of HIV reduction, yet the media is far from reaching its full potential....Many of our interviewees believe there is fatigue with HIV in the ...
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Ending Female Genital Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress

Ending Female Genital Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress
This 24-page report reflects on and discusses efforts to promote the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) over the last decade. It synthesises lessons learned from interventions and outlines insights to strengthen future ...
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A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive ...

A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia
This Colombian project, begun in 2007 and now ongoing as Revela2, uses theory and evidence, ongoing research and university partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, strengthening of local and regional capacity, local participation, a focus on ...
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World Media Summit (WMS) Global Awards for Excellence

World Media Summit (WMS) Global Awards for Excellence
"The awards encourage all people working in the media sector to keep honing their professional skills and pursue excellence, while inspiring media setups to work with the times in the spirit of innovation." The World Media Summit (WMS) is ...
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UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: ...

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change
This 52-page report reflects on the experience of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, which is being implemented in 15 African countries. A partnership between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and ...
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SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South

SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South
Science journalists from the Global South are being invited to submit their applications for the SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship, which will provide one successful fellow with a cash prize of £3500/$5837, laptop, mentoring ...
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Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the ...

Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents
Edutainment +Mobilization = Social Change is a communication and mobilisation process, based in Colombia and on a multimedia edutainment platform, aimed at facilitating dialogue and behaviour change about sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) ...
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Legal Journalist of the Year Award 2014

Legal Journalist of the Year Award 2014
The Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year Award recognises print (including online), radio, and television journalism in South Africa that demonstrates outstanding work in the field of legal journalism. According to the Webber Wentzel legal ...
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Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources

Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources
"This report focuses on the ways in which youth in Cambodia access and use different types of media and explores media as a source of information for young people. It also looks at how media can have an impact on their levels of civic ...
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Libya's Media Frontline

Libya's Media Frontline
Author:  Anne Reevell, September 8 2014 - A month ago I shut the door on the house that has been my home in Tripoli and, with one suitcase, climbed into a convoy with a dozen or so other "internationals" being evacuated from Libya. I'd been ...
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External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour ...

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme
"...reviewers have called for more rigorous outcome evaluation designs in the manner conducted here."
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BBC Media Action's Work on Health

BBC Media Action's Work on Health
This video describes BBC Media Action’s work with media and communication to "provide health information and explore social and cultural norms that affect good health" in economically poor areas and developing countries.
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Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak

Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak
Author: Margaret Miller, cross-posted from The World Bank website, August 22 2014 - In the wake of the current Ebola crisis, the 2011 movie Contagion (See the trailer here) directed by Steven Soderbergh has repeatedly been cited as one of the ...
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Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013

Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013
"...[T]he media children use can have a profound impact - both positive and negative - on learning, social development, and behavior. The only way to maximize the positive impact of media on children is to have an accurate understanding of the ...
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Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People

Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People
This BBC Media Action programme provides vulnerable communities with information on emergency services and advice on living amidst disaster and working towards recovery. It is a two-way communication programme, also aiming to give affected people ...
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CBA Ebola Briefing for Broadcasters in Affected Areas

CBA Ebola Briefing for Broadcasters in Affected Areas
Published by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), this 8-page guide is designed to help broadcasters in Ebola-affected areas "to develop a clear strategy to ensure that they are able to provide continuous and effective operations ...
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Rules of the Road of Ethical Journalism - Guide

Rules of the Road of Ethical Journalism - Guide
Published by Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR), this booklet outlines ethical guidelines for journalists. According to the publication, "democracy and the rule of law depend on a free and independent press that can help citizens ...
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Reframing the Evidence Debates: A View from the Media for Development Sector

Reframing the Evidence Debates: A View from the Media for Development Sector
"This working paper is designed to identify what evidence is being used in practice and to highlight what is now needed to move the media for development evidence base forward. It aims to be used as the start of a sectorial conversation to inform ...
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Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones ("Revealed, From All Positions")

Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones ("Revealed, From All Positions")
Revela2 is a multimedia, TV, and social mobilisation edutainment for social change platform for adolescents and youth. The first of its kind in Colombia, it aims to facilitate dialogue and critical reflection about sexuality and sexual and ...
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A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs

A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs
"The three A&T country programs reached more than 11 million mothers of children under two years of age within the first three years of implementation through interpersonal communication and/or mass media."
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The mass media and family planning in Kenya. International Family Planning ...

The mass media and family planning in Kenya. International Family Planning Perspectives
Westoff, C. F., & Rodriguez, G. (1995). The mass media and family planning in Kenya. International Family Planning Perspectives, 21(1), 26-31, 36.
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Social marketing improved the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements ...

Social marketing improved the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements among resource-poor women in Bolivia.
Warnick, E., Dearden, K. A., Slater, S., Butrón, B., Lanata, C. F., & Huffman, S. L. (2004). Social marketing improved the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements among resource-poor women in Bolivia. Journal of Nutrition Education and ...
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Ebola and C4D

Ebola and C4D
"Access to timely and accurate life-saving information is hence absolutely crucial. This is where UNICEF is focusing its efforts moving forward." - UNICEF Representative in Guinea, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoy.
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Impact of Multimedia Communication Campaign “Diz NÃO à Violência Doméstica” ...

Impact of Multimedia Communication Campaign “Diz NÃO à Violência Doméstica” (Say NO to Domestic Violence)
Nearly one-third of Mozambican women aged 15-49 who are married or live in marital union have ever experienced domestic violence, and close to one-quarter have experienced domestic violence within the past 12 months. Young women are particularly ...
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My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)

My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)
This 3-year programme aims to engage marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services in 8 countries: Afghanistan, Georgia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Viet Nam. Activities in each country are ...
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External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behavior ...

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behavior Change Communication Program, as Implemented in Namibia
This report describes the findings from an external evaluation of the Namibia component of the Southern African Regional Social and Behavior Change Communication Program. The programme, which has been implemented in 8 countries in Southern Africa ...
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Quaiyum, A., Tunon, C., Baqui, A. H., Yum, Z. Q., & Khatun, J. (1997). ...

Quaiyum, A., Tunon, C., Baqui, A. H., Yum, Z. Q., & Khatun, J. (1997). Impact of national immunization days on polio-related knowledge and practice of urban women in Bangladesh. Health Policy and Planning, 12(4), 363-371. Abstract
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Piotrow, P. T., Rimon, J. G., Winnard, K., Kincaid, D. L., Huntingon, D., & ...

Piotrow, P. T., Rimon, J. G., Winnard, K., Kincaid, D. L., Huntingon, D., & Convisser, J. (1990). Mass media family planning promotion in three Nigerian cities. Studies in Family Planning, 21(5), 265-274. Abstract
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Protecting the Rights of Children: The Role of the Media

Protecting the Rights of Children: The Role of the Media
"The research finds that a wide range of factors currently inhibit media in the three countries sampled from playing a more substantive role in promoting awareness of child rights, as well as in helping children realize their rights and in ...
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A Framework for Media Engagement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and ...

A Framework for Media Engagement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in South Asia
"The broader aim of the framework is to use media as a positive force to improve human rights and ensure universal access to HIV and healthcare services for MSM and TG persons in South Asia."
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McDivitt, J. A., Zimicki, S., & Hornik, R. C. (1997). Explaining the impact ...

McDivitt, J. A., Zimicki, S., & Hornik, R. C. (1997). Explaining the impact of a communication campaign to change vaccination knowledge and coverage in the Philippines. Health Communication, 9(2), 95-118. Abstract: 
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Koul, P. B., Murali, M. V., Gupta, P., & Sharma, P. P. (1991). Evaluation of ...

Koul, P. B., Murali, M. V., Gupta, P., & Sharma, P. P. (1991). Evaluation of social marketing of oral rehydration therapy. Indian Pediatrics, 28(9), 1013-1016. Abstract Evaluation of social marketing of oral rehydration therapy.
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Kincaid, D.L. (2000). Mass media, ideation, and behavior: A longitudinal ...

Kincaid, D.L. (2000). Mass media, ideation, and behavior: A longitudinal analysis of  contraceptive change in the Philippines
Kincaid, D.L. (2000). Mass media, ideation, and behavior: A longitudinal analysis of contraceptive change in the Philippines. Communication Research, 27, 723 Abstract
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Kane, T. T., Gueye, M., Speizer, I., Pacque-Margolis, S., & Baron, D. ...

Kane, T. T., Gueye, M., Speizer, I., Pacque-Margolis, S., & Baron, D. (1998). The impact of a family planning multimedia campaign in Bamako, Mali. Studies in Family Planning, 29(3), 309-323. Abstract
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Islam, M. M., & Hasan, A. H. M. S. (2000). Mass media exposure and its ...

Islam, M. M., & Hasan, A. H. M. S. (2000). Mass media exposure and its impact on family planning in Bangladesh. Journal of Biosocial Science, 32(4), 513-526.
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Gueri, M., Jutsum, P., & White, A. (1978). Evaluation of a breast-feeding ...

Gueri, M., Jutsum, P., & White, A. (1978). Evaluation of a breast-feeding campaign in Trinidad. Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization, 12(2), 112. Abstract
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Do, M. P., & Kincaid, D. L. (2006). Impact of an entertainment-education ...

Do, M. P., & Kincaid, D. L. (2006). Impact of an entertainment-education television drama on health knowledge and behavior in Bangladesh: An application of propensity score matching
Do, M. P., & Kincaid, D. L. (2006). Impact of an entertainment-education television drama on health knowledge and behavior in Bangladesh: An application of propensity score matching.Journal of Health Communication, 11, 301-325. Abstract: 
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The impact of a regional family planning service promotion initiative in ...

The impact of a regional family planning service promotion initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Cameroon. International Family Planning Perspectives
Babalola, S., Vondrasek, C., Brown, J., & Traore, R. (2001). The impact of a regional family planning service promotion initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Cameroon. International Family Planning Perspectives, 27(4), 186-193; 216.
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Impact of an advertising campaign on condom use in urban Pakistan. Studies ...

Impact of an advertising campaign on condom use in urban Pakistan. Studies in Family Planning
Agha, S., & Meekers, M. (2010). Impact of an advertising campaign on condom use in urban Pakistan. Studies in Family Planning, 41(4), 277-290.
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Assessing a thematic condom advertising campaign on condom use in urban ...

Assessing a thematic condom advertising campaign on condom use in urban Pakistan. Journal of Health Communication
Agha, S., & Beaudoin, C. E. (2012). Assessing a thematic condom advertising campaign on condom use in urban Pakistan. Journal of Health Communication, 17(5), 601-623. Abstract
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Towards a Better Coverage of Science in the Visual Media in India

Towards a Better Coverage of Science in the Visual Media in India
"How do we create visual stories to communicate scientific ideas? How do we humanise science and not present it as authoritarian? How do we make programmes go beyond didactic to dialogic? How do we make visually appealing science programmes even ...
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