Polio Eradication: Nigeria Must Keep its Eye on the Prize

Author: Nellie Bristol, July 24 2015 - July 24 marks a significant milestone in the global effort to eradicate polio: Nigeria, one of the countries where wild poliovirus has proven hardest to...

Field Guide: Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools

"The Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools is designed to improve the effectiveness of hygiene behaviour change programmes for children and complements UNICEF's broader child-friendly schools...

A Short Technical Update on Self-Testing for HIV

"HIV self‑testing may provide people with an additional pathway to HIV prevention, care and treatment." This document is designed "to synthesize experiences, research and policies on HIV self‑...

mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth

"mCenas! engaged young people aged 15-24 with an SMS-based role model story, in which characters were shown overcoming common barriers to contraceptive use faced by youth."  

Our Valuable Voices: Community Digital Storytelling for Good Programming and Policy Engagement

"...[R]eflection, dialogue, debate and mobilisation are priorities for strengthening community voice and ownership."

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life ): Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of Polio Vaccination Campaigns?

"I wouldn't have allowed those vaccinators with the medical jackets who knock on my door, to enter my home, if it were not for the programme." - Father, Galkayo

Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents

"Wazazi Nipendeni (Love me, Parents) is a national safe motherhood social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaign that aims to encourage Tanzanian women and their partners to take steps for...

Communication and Social Mobilization in Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaigns

"Effective communication techniques - in the form of advocacy, social mobilization, and social and behavioral change - are key to a successful mass vaccination campaign. At a minimum, the Yellow...
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"This issue of Outlook examines the scope and impact of misperceptions about contraception, the science behind debunking misperceptions, and approaches that programs are using to address this persistent problem."

This social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) digital library of both print and audio-visual materials was developed by the Information, Education, and Motivation (IEM) Unit of the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) of...

"This animation - produced in collaboration with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF, and Yoni Goodman - brings to life key messages that help people see and understand how Ebola spreads and how to protect...

"Don't take the place of adolescents and young people in decision-making, but listen to us and support us, and together we will end AIDS." - Cédric Nininahazwe, executive director of the Burundian National Network of young people living with...

Authored by the Common Road Map Steering Committee of MA4Health, this document  "articulates a shared strategic approach to support effective measurement and accountability systems for a country’s health programs." The Roadmap outlines...

"An increasing reliance on quality health data is key to post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals."

 

In June of 2015,  the World Bank and partners (See link in Partner section below) held the MA4Health summit - Measurement...

Author: Valentina Baú, July 20 2015 - The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have represented a crucial framework in international development since their establishment in the year 2000. Two of their key strengths have been their ability to...

"Indigenous Guatemalans have faced a multitude of barriers to access and use of family planning services....While the Guatemalan family planning law was a historic advancement towards empowering all Guatemalans to access and use of family...

Social mobilizers raise awareness of Ebola prevention and treatment

Author: J. Dawson, July 21 2015 - The Western Area Surge in Sierra Leone in December 2014 demonstrated that community mobilization and the supply of services are interdependent – one cannot be successful without the other. More than...

"Advocacy is defined as: A strategic effort to achieve change by creating political commitment and an 'enabling' environment. In immunisation, this means, for example, ensuring decision makers have the information and evidence to make good...

"While the [polio eradication] programme has gained information as to why these children have remained unvaccinated, it has yet to fully elaborate on how it will address the causes of persistently missed children, and thus reduce their...

"...[M]ass media, branding and programme communication activities should reinforce, not distract from, improved operational performance of vaccinators...""

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Media Poetics and Cattle Ranching: Making Community Radio Relevant to Language and Power

Author: 
Clemencia Rodriguez
Publication Date
February 1, 2009
Affiliation: 

Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma

This article explores the ways in which community radio is being used to challenge cultural assumptions in Colombia's "cowboy country".

Source: 

Posting to the OURMEDIA listserv, March 4 2009; and Upstream Journal Jan/Feb 2009, Vol. 22 No. 3.

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