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"Advocacy campaigns around the world have heightened awareness and galvanized actions to stop violence. These involve committed women and girls, men and boys. Yet gaps in laws, implementation of legal protection and essential services remain. Women are still reluctant to report violence. Attitudes in some places tolerate, if not encourage,...

"Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particular, women face difficulties related to unequal gender power relations and stigma."

"The main reasons for low vaccination rates in urban Dili included caregivers' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions as well as barriers at immunization service sites."

The objective of this study, conducted in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, was to identify the key factors that contribute to low immunisation coverage in urban...

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Experiences

"Promoting messages that encourage positive behavior change, be it awareness about HIV/AIDS, educating the girl child, gender equity, safe motherhood, hygiene and sanitation or other key social and health behaviors, Kyunki...is proving to be a beacon of change that is paving a brighter path for the women and children of India."

The Zinc & Health Partnership, a programme of Teck, a diversified resource company focused on mining, works with international organisations to scale up both short-term and long-term solutions to zinc deficiency. It seeks to get "zinc into the diets of the people who need it most.

Launched in 2014 across Southern Africa, the Children and the Media Project is working to provide spaces and opportunities for children to engage with and produce media, as well as to sensitise journalists and media houses about children's rights and how to report fairly and ethically on children's issues.

"Thousands of girls claim they are embarrassed and ashamed to express the everyday injustices and threats of sexual violence they face, in 'Hear Our Voices' - one of the largest studies of adolescent girls’ rights of its kind."

 

Developed by Action Institute for Environment, Health and Development Communication (IEHDC), this 13-part half-hour television talk show seeks to reach young people (age 15-24 years) in urban and rural areas of Zimbabwe in order to create awareness and discussion around sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The primary objective of...

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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 comprises documentaries about real-life stories, studio discussions, bulletins, and special reports. The...

Launched in July 2014, the ICT-Enhanced Advocacy: Mobilising Communities Around Children's Rights project is using SMS (text messaging) to mobilise communities in Malawi around issues affecting children's rights and education. The initiative is designed to provide information, empower the community to voice their concerns, and put a structure...

To demonstrate the effectiveness of zinc treatment in reducing child mortality, the Micronutrient Initiative piloted a programme in 2007 in three districts of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, to add zinc as a mineral supplement recommended for children with diarrhoea. The trial was subsequently expanded in order to bring zinc treatment to the attention...

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life) is a radio show that aims to improve understanding about polio and challenge negative attitudes towards vaccination. Created in response to a polio outbreak in Somalia that started in May 2013 (a country with no outbreaks in the previous 6 years), the 15-minute magazine show is broadcast on the BBC...

"I danced today to demand the female condom so women can control their sexual health...and have access to the female condom worldwide."

As part of the third annual Global Female Condom Day (GFCD), September 16 2014, this social media campaign is inviting sexual health and reproductive justice advocates to use music and dance to...

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Strategic Thinking

"Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particular, women face difficulties related to unequal gender power relations and stigma."

"The main reasons for low vaccination rates in urban Dili included caregivers' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions as well as barriers at immunization service sites."

The objective of this study, conducted in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, was to identify the key factors that contribute to low immunisation coverage in urban...

"As the world marks 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The State of the World's Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the most disadvantaged children. In particular, the report calls for innovation - and for the best and brightest solutions coming from communities to be...

"UNICEF India's television soap opera Kyunki... Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai bears testament to entertainment-education's (E-E) efficacy in fostering positive social and behavioural change."

"The interplay between media and gender norms has long been recognised and a substantial literature explores how media affects girls in the Global North. But against a backdrop of rapidly changing media landscapes - characterised by increasing competition form audiences, sensationalism and expanding access to new technologies - the role that...

Developed to capture the process of producing an entertainment-education (EE) radio programme for children in South Asia, this production book can be used as a guiding framework to replicate similar initiatives by other organisations and institutions seeking to help children "lead the way to positive sustainable social and behavioural change...

"How can government, civil society and UNICEF in three countries of South Asia work to successfully implement policy which includes children with disabilities and special needs in education?"

This document summarises an evidence review that was conducted in order to understand the social and behavioural drivers of demand for, and utilisation of, magnesium sulfate (MgSO4), a medication for the prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E). The risk that a woman in a developing country will die of PE/E is...

"Key messages should enable the target audience to self-select, emphasize key emotional and functional benefits of female condoms, and include a call to action. Messages should be based on formative research and tailored to..."

"This report describes how PATH, in collaboration with partners, undertakes distinct activities at each phase of the value chain - from research to scale-up - to shape the global market for basic neonatal resuscitation equipment for developing countries, as well as some potential risks and mitigation plans going forward."

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Digital

"Monitoring measures progress in achieving specific results in relation to a strategy’s implementation plan. Evaluation attempts to determine as systematically and objectively as possible a strategy’s worth or significance."

This is the full version of Chapter 4 in UNICEF’s Advocacy Toolkit (see Related Summaries below). This document...

"As the world marks 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The State of the World's Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the most disadvantaged children. In particular, the report calls for innovation - and for the best and brightest solutions coming from communities to be...

"The interplay between media and gender norms has long been recognised and a substantial literature explores how media affects girls in the Global North. But against a backdrop of rapidly changing media landscapes - characterised by increasing competition form audiences, sensationalism and expanding access to new technologies - the role that...

Produced by Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this activity book and educator's guide form part of Soul City's Soul Buddyz Clubs initiative and is designed to help children and educators take action around child abuse in South Africa. The Soul Buddyz Clubs are mainly school-based clubs that bring together children...

"This report describes how PATH, in collaboration with partners, undertakes distinct activities at each phase of the value chain - from research to scale-up - to shape the global market for basic neonatal resuscitation equipment for developing countries, as well as some potential risks and mitigation plans going forward."

Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdo

REPORTS TO: Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights
LOCATION: London, White City then other London location
GRADE: 9
DURATION:6 months fixed term (maternity cover) with the possibility of extension

This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), the I-Kit. Materials associated with the I-Kit, like this commodity-specific strategy document for...

The Zinc & Health Partnership, a programme of Teck, a diversified resource company focused on mining, works with international organisations to scale up both short-term and long-term solutions to zinc deficiency. It seeks to get "zinc into the diets of the people who need it most.

"These case studies illustrate how UNICEF support is helping countries to strengthen child protection system and promote social change to align social norms and practices with child protection.”

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has provided nine case studies as evidence of results from diverse child protection initiatives,...

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Film and Video

"The interplay between media and gender norms has long been recognised and a substantial literature explores how media affects girls in the Global North. But against a backdrop of rapidly changing media landscapes - characterised by increasing competition form audiences, sensationalism and expanding access to new technologies - the role that...

Author: Kirsty Cockburn, November 14 2014 - Our work to tackle the Ebola crisis reminds us that we all have a part to play.

I played the public service announcement (PSA) to a room full of BBC colleagues in Bristol [United Kingdom]. It was the voice of my colleague Mariama Sesay, based in Freetown. She was...

The Zinc & Health Partnership, a programme of Teck, a diversified resource company focused on mining, works with international organisations to scale up both short-term and long-term solutions to zinc deficiency. It seeks to get "zinc into the diets of the people who need it most.

Launched in 2014 across Southern Africa, the Children and the Media Project is working to provide spaces and opportunities for children to engage with and produce media, as well as to sensitise journalists and media houses about children's rights and how to report fairly and ethically on children's issues.

"Thousands of girls claim they are embarrassed and ashamed to express the everyday injustices and threats of sexual violence they face, in 'Hear Our Voices' - one of the largest studies of adolescent girls’ rights of its kind."

 

"[T]hose who are empowered to decide the SDGs - your governments and diplomatic representatives - sometimes forget how crucial and relevant information is, or they might feel threatened by media. We risk losing this opportunity if we let them decide to drop access to information and media from the agenda."

This website is a repository of materials on the use of the mineral zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) to treat childhood diarrhoeal diseases. The website offers this advice on the use of materials available for free downloading on this website (See video below for a guide to site use): "By using and adapting the...

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 national, regional and local levels of intervention, inter-institutional and multisectorial work, and...

"I danced today to demand the female condom so women can control their sexual health...and have access to the female condom worldwide."

As part of the third annual Global Female Condom Day (GFCD), September 16 2014, this social media campaign is inviting sexual health and reproductive justice advocates to use music and dance to...

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) amongst adolescents and youth 12-19  years of age, with emphasis on the 15-19 age group.

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Radio

Author: Caroline Nursey, November 19 2014  - On first sight, Freetown seems little changed from my last visit four years ago - the same rich colours, smiling faces and warm welcomes.

And there are signs of continued recovery from the war and increased prosperity from rapid economic growth - 10% last year -...

"The interplay between media and gender norms has long been recognised and a substantial literature explores how media affects girls in the Global North. But against a backdrop of rapidly changing media landscapes - characterised by increasing competition form audiences, sensationalism and expanding access to new technologies - the role that...

Developed to capture the process of producing an entertainment-education (EE) radio programme for children in South Asia, this production book can be used as a guiding framework to replicate similar initiatives by other organisations and institutions seeking to help children "lead the way to positive sustainable social and behavioural change...

Author: Kirsty Cockburn, November 14 2014 - Our work to tackle the Ebola crisis reminds us that we all have a part to play.

I played the public service announcement (PSA) to a room full of BBC colleagues in Bristol [United Kingdom]. It was the voice of my colleague Mariama Sesay, based in Freetown. She was...

Author: Caroline Nursey, November 14 2014 - When I told them that I was planning a brief visit to Sierra Leone, reactions from family and friends ranged from "You can't!" to hailing me a hero.  In reality my visit entailed nothing at all dangerous - time in the office with our team of international and Sierra Leonean staff, visits to...

Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdo

REPORTS TO: Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights
LOCATION: London, White City then other London location
GRADE: 9
DURATION:6 months fixed term (maternity cover) with the possibility of extension

This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), the I-Kit. Materials associated with the I-Kit, like this commodity-specific strategy document for...

This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), the I-Kit.

Launched in 2014 across Southern Africa, the Children and the Media Project is working to provide spaces and opportunities for children to engage with and produce media, as well as to sensitise journalists and media houses about children's rights and how to report fairly and ethically on children's issues.

"This paper presents the midterm evaluation findings of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (Urban RH Initiative) programs, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that are being implemented in 4 countries: India (Uttar Pradesh), Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal."

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Television

Launched on World Health Day, April 7 2008, and broadcast until the end of 2011, this Hindi entertainment-education (EE) serial was designed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to reach women and frontline workers in India's underserved communities in order to attain social and behavioural change objectives related to the welfare and...

"Promoting messages that encourage positive behavior change, be it awareness about HIV/AIDS, educating the girl child, gender equity, safe motherhood, hygiene and sanitation or other key social and health behaviors, Kyunki...is proving to be a beacon of change that is paving a brighter path for the women and children of India."

"UNICEF India's television soap opera Kyunki... Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai bears testament to entertainment-education's (E-E) efficacy in fostering positive social and behavioural change."

"The interplay between media and gender norms has long been recognised and a substantial literature explores how media affects girls in the Global North. But against a backdrop of rapidly changing media landscapes - characterised by increasing competition form audiences, sensationalism and expanding access to new technologies - the role that...

Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdo

REPORTS TO: Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights
LOCATION: London, White City then other London location
GRADE: 9
DURATION:6 months fixed term (maternity cover) with the possibility of extension

This 7-page executive summary shares the findings of a qualitative evaluation of the first series of Intersexions, a 26-part South African entertainment-education television drama series to communicate health- and HIV-related messages, with a focus on sexual networks. This report presents qualitative research findings about audience responses...

This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), the I-Kit.

"This paper presents the midterm evaluation findings of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (Urban RH Initiative) programs, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that are being implemented in 4 countries: India (Uttar Pradesh), Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal."

Author: Georgis Bashar, October 27 2014 - Ujan Ganger Naiya (Sailing Against the Tide) is a TV drama about teenage sisters in a rural village in Bangladesh. They each marry despite the youngest sister Anika being only 16 and desperate to complete her education. As the drama unfolds, we learn more about the dangers of early pregnancy...

"[T]hose who are empowered to decide the SDGs - your governments and diplomatic representatives - sometimes forget how crucial and relevant information is, or they might feel threatened by media. We risk losing this opportunity if we let them decide to drop access to information and media from the agenda."

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Community Participation

"Advocacy is a core process for addressing the disparities children face, bringing the issue to the forefront of the agenda for decision makers."

This toolkit front United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) provides detailed steps, guidance, and tools for developing and implementing an advocacy strategy to advance children's well-being. "...

"Monitoring measures progress in achieving specific results in relation to a strategy’s implementation plan. Evaluation attempts to determine as systematically and objectively as possible a strategy’s worth or significance."

This is the full version of Chapter 4 in UNICEF’s Advocacy Toolkit (see Related Summaries below). This document...

"Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particular, women face difficulties related to unequal gender power relations and stigma."

Author: Manuel Manrique Castro, November 21 2014 - The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted twenty five years - a quarter of a century ago tomorrow (November 20th). This document contains a number of vital aspirations for humanity, some of which have been achieved, and many others which remain on the list of debts we still owe...

Community-based family planning (CBFP) brings family planning information and services to women and men in the communities where they live. The K4Health Community-Based Family Planning Toolkit shares evidence-based guidance and tools for implementing community-based family planning programs.

The online Toolkit presents selected resources...

"As the world marks 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The State of the World's Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the most disadvantaged children. In particular, the report calls for innovation - and for the best and brightest solutions coming from communities to be...

Author: Caroline Nursey, November 19 2014  - On first sight, Freetown seems little changed from my last visit four years ago - the same rich colours, smiling faces and warm welcomes.

And there are signs of continued recovery from the war and increased prosperity from rapid economic growth - 10% last year -...

"The interplay between media and gender norms has long been recognised and a substantial literature explores how media affects girls in the Global North. But against a backdrop of rapidly changing media landscapes - characterised by increasing competition form audiences, sensationalism and expanding access to new technologies - the role that...

Produced by Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this activity book and educator's guide form part of Soul City's Soul Buddyz Clubs initiative and is designed to help children and educators take action around child abuse in South Africa. The Soul Buddyz Clubs are mainly school-based clubs that bring together children...

Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, November 14 2014 - As I write this blog, the international symposium of MenEngage "Engaging with men and masculinities for development, gender equality and social justice in a globalizing world" is taking place in New Delhi, India (November 10th to 14th, 2014).

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Materials

"Advocacy is a core process for addressing the disparities children face, bringing the issue to the forefront of the agenda for decision makers."

This toolkit front United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) provides detailed steps, guidance, and tools for developing and implementing an advocacy strategy to advance children's well-being. "...

"Monitoring measures progress in achieving specific results in relation to a strategy’s implementation plan. Evaluation attempts to determine as systematically and objectively as possible a strategy’s worth or significance."

This is the full version of Chapter 4 in UNICEF’s Advocacy Toolkit (see Related Summaries below). This document...

"Advocacy campaigns around the world have heightened awareness and galvanized actions to stop violence. These involve committed women and girls, men and boys. Yet gaps in laws, implementation of legal protection and essential services remain. Women are still reluctant to report violence. Attitudes in some places tolerate, if not encourage,...

Community-based family planning (CBFP) brings family planning information and services to women and men in the communities where they live. The K4Health Community-Based Family Planning Toolkit shares evidence-based guidance and tools for implementing community-based family planning programs.

The online Toolkit presents selected resources...

"UNICEF India's television soap opera Kyunki... Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai bears testament to entertainment-education's (E-E) efficacy in fostering positive social and behavioural change."

Developed to capture the process of producing an entertainment-education (EE) radio programme for children in South Asia, this production book can be used as a guiding framework to replicate similar initiatives by other organisations and institutions seeking to help children "lead the way to positive sustainable social and behavioural change...

Produced by Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this activity book and educator's guide form part of Soul City's Soul Buddyz Clubs initiative and is designed to help children and educators take action around child abuse in South Africa. The Soul Buddyz Clubs are mainly school-based clubs that bring together children...

This resource provides "the latest news, resources, multimedia and blogs on the use of chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care - a safe and effective intervention to prevent neonatal infection. This intervention is low cost and can be integrated into existing newborn care programs and platforms."

This website supports campaign efforts for World Pneumonia Day (WPD), November 12 2014, a day to raise awareness of the effects of pneumonia, particularly on infants and children, and encourage dissemination of prevention and treatment information and resources. It includes a page for support in planning WPD campaign efforts that includes:...

From the Healthy Newborn Network (HNN), this resource section of their website, focusing on antenatal corticosteroids (ACS), is overseen by the Antenatal Corticosteroids Working Group (see contact information below).

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The Communication Initiative Network: Review, Search, Connect, Share

♦ 88,000 people engaged or with an interest in media and communication for development, social and behavioural change - growing on a daily basis.

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♦ The network is active across the full range of Development priorities: health, gender, environment, HIV/AIDS, democracy and governance, media development, chlldren and equity, early child development, young people and much more.

♦ They work across across the full range of communication and media/social and behavioural change strategies: entertainment, news, information, digital, community action, campaign, dialogue, story-telling, conversation, mobile, radio, television, local communication and many other approaches.

♦ The network is across 200 countries and territories. 30% are in NON-OECD countries. 70% are communication, media, social and behavioural change focused. 30% are policy makers, funders and technical experts in other areas of Development - from economists, epidemiologists, water engineers, health system strengthening folks and much more.

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I'm a writer with over a decade's experience and a Masters in peace studies from the University of Bradford. My main issues are human rights, development, and gender mainstreaming.

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Currently studying my MMED in Community Medicine (Public Health) at University of the Witwatersrand. 

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I m intersting to part of this website, meanwhile i will get diffent kind of information in this regards and any other information will be spreaded by me to others.

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Enthusiastic Go-Getter, Photographer and News Junkie. Building resilient global communities through engagement & education. I work in the intersection of evaluation, food security and human...

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Mr. Steinglass is MCHIP's Immunization Team Leader, as well as Immunization Senior Advisor for John Snow, Inc. (JSI), and Project Director for two JSI-managed projects funded by the BMGF—Africa...

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Dr. Titus Tossy is a Lecturer of ICT at Mzumbe University Faculty of Science and Technology. Dr. Tossy has 14 years of teaching experiences in higher learning institutions in Africa and UK....

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I am a social scientist specialising in immunisation and infectious diseases. My research focuses on health communication in both public and clinical settings.

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Emily Baughman is a health communication and education specialist with special interest in emerging communication methods in developing countries.  She is interested in behavior change...

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Being raised in a third world country positioned in between one of the largest global powers and a continent in turmoil, I have seen too much the diversity that exists with the opportunities...

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The Health International Network System and Institute (HINS), based in Wisconsin, United States, is a network of retired and active university professors and other professionals dedicated to the...

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Experience in agriculture and natural resource management, developing and producing educative TV programs. Interests are development communications in agriculture, health, environment using media...

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Ebola News Feed

“This is the difficulty with the diagnosis of Ebola”
Nov 24 2014 - 12:12pm
- Abu Bakarr Kargbo, Freetown Dr. Brima Kargbo (CMO) explains the problems with the current process of Ebola testing: “Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the difficulty with the diagnosis of Ebola: you can only test positive when you start to show the...

“It’s very difficult losing your friend to Ebola. I hear the ambulance – it scares me”
Nov 24 2014 - 12:10pm
[Chernor Maju Bah]Amjata Bayoh speaks to Chernor Maju Bah, a 21 year old student from Freetown about how Ebola has affected his daily life. “When I first heard about Ebola, I heard that there was a sickness in Guinea called Ebola but I never took it...

Liberia: Journalists Pile On to Bash Ebola-Fighting Doctor
Nov 24 2014 - 10:41am
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -This is a story about an American physician many in Liberia regard as a hero. It is about his volunteer group, called Heartt – Health Education and Relief through Teaching – which has helped train hundreds of medical professionals who built a post-conflict health system that enabled impoverished Liberia to lead Africa in reducing deaths of children under five.

Africa: Africans Launch 'Rival' Ebola Song
Nov 24 2014 - 10:32am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Some of Africa's top musicians launched on Monday an alternative Ebola appeal song to Band Aid's new recording of "Do they know it's Christmas' with proceeds also going to fight the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa this year.

Bad road network affects Ebola response
Nov 24 2014 - 9:57am
- Abu Bakarr Kargbo, Freetown In spite of the tremendous effort made by international partners to help the government and people of Sierra Leone fight against the Ebola outbreak, bad road network is currently causing stumbling blocks in hard to reach communities. The operation of ambulances are said to be a problem in the Koinadugu District, in northern Sierra Leone, which is slowly becoming an...

Interactive timeline: the Ebola crisis, Sierra Leone
Nov 24 2014 - 9:49am
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Eight Radar reporters worked with Sky News to…
Nov 24 2014 - 7:55am
Eight Radar reporters worked with Sky News to record audio segments from the heart of the Ebola crisis. Use the horizontal scroll bar in the image below to cycle through reporter biographies, and click the audio player to hear their individual stories from Sierra Leone: .errordiv {padding:10px;margin:10px;border:1px solid #555555;color:#000000;background-color:#f8f8f8;text-align:center;width:...

Sierra Leone: Ebola Survivors Speak of Hopes and Fears
Nov 24 2014 - 7:48am
[IFRC]Patricia James is the unofficial spokesperson for this particular group of five Ebola survivors being discharged from the Red Cross Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. She is vivacious, engaging and very caring, fussing around the other survivors to reassure them that they are indeed going home.

Nigeria: How N1.9 Billion Ebola Fund Was Spent
Nov 24 2014 - 5:45am
[This Day]Contrary to the perception among the state governments that the N1.9 billion approved by the federal government last August to contain the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) would be distributed among the states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), it has emerged that the money was used by the Federal Ministry of Health for the procurement of vehicles, isolation tents,...

West Africa: Ebola - 'We Are Seeing the Curve Bending in Enough Places to Give Us Hope,' Says Ban
Nov 24 2014 - 4:14am
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015, but he emphasized that results to date are still uneven, and announced that the Organization's top health officials will head to Mali, where the situation is still a cause of "deep concern."

UBA Liberia Ltd Donates Additional US$300,000 to the Fight against Ebola in Liberia
Nov 24 2014 - 3:52am
In the wake of the gains made in the fight against Ebola, the United Bank of Africa (UBA) Liberia Limited has made additional donation of US$300,000 to the Government of Liberia to help in its fight. According to an Executive Mansion release, the Bank’s chief executive officer (CEO) and manger of the Liberia branch said the amount being the second intervention by UBA was in further demonstration...

Liberia and Lebanon in Excellent and Steadfast Partnership Says Foreign Minister Ngafuan
Nov 24 2014 - 3:50am
Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has hailed the excellent relationship, and steadfast partnership subsisting between Liberia and Lebanon through bilateral and multilateral arrangements. Speaking at the occasion marking the 71st Independence celebration of Lebanon on Friday, November 21, 2014, in Sinkor, Minister Ngafuan said Liberia stands ready to honor its obligation as a responsible...

Dutch Naval Vessel Brings in 3.6 Million Euros Ebola Donation Arrives In Liberia
Nov 24 2014 - 3:46am
A Dutch Naval Vessel carrying a consignment of medical supplies and ambulances will arrive at the Freeport of Monrovia on Monday, November 24, 2014. The vessel is bringing the consignment as part of contribution of eight European Countries including Belgium,France,Denmark ,Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Netherlands and Spain to Liberia’s fight against Ebola. A ceremony to mark the official turnover of...

West Africa: Ebola Crisis Update
Nov 24 2014 - 2:31am
[MSF]Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 5,420 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. One person in Spain and three people in the USA have recovered; one person in the USA has died. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have...

Liberia: Ebola Hampers HIV/Aids Care
Nov 22 2014 - 4:05pm
[IRIN]Monrovia/Dakar -Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.