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November 4, 2015

The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communications Implementation Kit

"The social and cultural context surrounding young people growing up in urban areas is...different, in both positive and negative ways, affecting the health behaviors of young men and women, which...

November 2, 2015

The Drum Beat 699 - Global Voices - Geographically Diverse Selections from CI Bloggers

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September 28, 2015

The Soul Beat 256 - Communication and Media News and Issues

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September 7, 2015

Fighting Fear and Stigma with Accurate Information

"As someone who has worked with and in the media, I ...know that lack of accurate information is a big driver of fear and trauma, which in turn can easily translate into stigma and a withholding of...

September 4, 2015

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategies in Four Countries: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia

"The purpose of this desk review is to identify promising SBCC practices related to malaria case management at both community and service provider levels in the four focus countries: Zambia, Ethiopia...

September 1, 2015

"Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal

The Next Generation "Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal, launched by the Johns Hopkins University Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (JHU-HC3) in August 2015, sought to reach...

July 23, 2015

I-Kit for Ebola Preparedness

This Ebola Communication Preparedness Implementation Kit (I-Kit) is designed to provide national and local stakeholders, as well as programme managers, with "key considerations and a roadmap for...

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Bold female voices: broadcasting under the shadow of Boko Haram

BBC Media Action - 4 min 40 sec ago
At the height of the Boko Haram insurgency local radio stations stayed on air. Three years on from the Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnapping, Rachael Borlase profiles the female broadcasters in Northern Nigeria proudly telling their own stories.

Design thinking and health communication: learning from failure

BBC Media Action - 4 min 40 sec ago
What do you do when your audience is difficult to reach, tough to keep engaged and doesn’t understand concepts you take for granted? Priyanka Dutt offers some words of advice from her team’s experience of running a health communication ‘laboratory’ in Bihar, northern India.

The role of social media in development

BBC Media Action - 4 min 40 sec ago
Why should development organisations care about social media? Rosie Parkyn looks at social media’s potential to enhance development outcomes in the Global South and how this stacks up against the evidence.

Advice from Doctor Who

BBC Media Action - 4 min 40 sec ago
How the social media manager for Doctor Who helped to launch our new TV drama in the Palestinian Territories.

Standing up to crime through radio

BBC Media Action - 4 min 40 sec ago
How a Comic Relief funded radio programme is helping inspire young people through discussion and positive role models in Sierra Leone.

Five questions our data portal can help answer

BBC Media Action - 4 min 40 sec ago
There's a lack of data on what ordinary people think, feel and want in developing countries. Our new Data Portal aims to help fix that. Sonia Whitehead runs through five questions the portal can help answer on governance, media and resilience.

What’s the best way of improving accountability in Sierra Leone?

BBC Media Action - 4 min 40 sec ago
George Ferguson, one of our Country Directors, discusses different types of accountability and which one works best in Sierra Leone.

A voice for women in Afghanistan

BBC Media Action - 4 min 40 sec ago
A small radio station in Afghanistan run by women for women is providing a platform to discuss women’s rights, health and local news – and training the next generation of young female journalists.

Pointing the needle to a future in which gender is not destiny

BBC Media Action - 4 min 40 sec ago
Kathryn Tomlinson reports back from the 2017 NEEDLE Conference, BBC Media Action India’s conclave on media, communication and development. This year’s focus was on gender and the media.

The power of making drama out of a crisis

BBC Media Action - 4 min 40 sec ago
How radio is helping people rebuild their lives after the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Defending the Human Rights of People with Albinism

Open Society - May 26, 2017 - 1:31pm
In many parts of Africa, people with albinism face discrimination and violence just because they look different. But these advocates are fighting to assert their rights.

Community groups are reducing stigma in health-care settings in Asia

UNAIDS _ latest stories - May 26, 2017 - 9:00am
The ARV Users Association and partners are challenging human rights violations in health-care settings across Asia. 

#STOPHIVAIDS in the Russian Federation

UNAIDS _ latest stories - May 26, 2017 - 7:15am
The campaign is part of the Russian Government’s State Strategy and Implementation Plan on HIV until 2020 and beyond. 

Global health partners reflect on priorities for the new WHO Director-General

UNAIDS _ latest stories - May 26, 2017 - 5:30am
The panellists shared recommendations for a stronger WHO, from pandemic preparedness to United Nations reform.

Springboard Launches in Zambia

Health Communication Capacity - May 25, 2017 - 11:18am
The Zambia Ministry of Health’s Deputy Director of Health Promotion, Environment and Social Determinants, Dr. Wezy Kaonga, recently shared that social and behavior change communication (SBCC) should mean much more than billboards, posters and leaflets, TV and radio spots. “As much as these have their role as well, it is time for the SBCC community to think strategically and learn from global examples on what else can work in today’s environment within the Zambian context”. Cartoon of the launch posted on Springboard by local artist, Derrick Nasando To help meet this challenge, Springboard Zambia launched on May 11, 2017, with approximately 40 people in attendance from 24 different organizations representing the government, donors and civil society. The launch of Springboard in Zambia provides provide the SBCC fraternity in Zambia a platform to discuss SBCC related issues and solicit for technical guidance where need arises along with the ability to connect with a global community of health communication practitioners. The event was facilitated by Johans Mtonga, Director of the Zambia Center for Communication Programs (ZCCP), a local NGO that focuses on SBCC. The gathering was welcomed by Mrs. Rose Masilani, Chief Communication Officer for Social Development. She was followed by Ms. Loyce Munthali, Family Planning Advisor from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). While many factors contribute to challenges faced by Zambia’s health sector, Ms. Munthali noted, a set of complex cultural dynamics also cause many Zambians to routinely practice behaviors that lead to adverse health outcomes, which highlights the importance of SBCC initiatives. She emphasized that “[Springboard] is meant to bring together the network of practitioners to help all of us do better work. In addition, we are able to share, learn and connect with one another so that we can help answer other people’s questions and ask questions ourselves to this vast network.” Mr. Mulonda Mate then formally launched Springboard Zambia, on behalf of Dr. Kennedy Malama, the Ministry of Health’s Director of Health Promotion, Environment and Social Determinants. Mr. Mate stated, reading Dr. Malama’s remarks, “I hope our community of social and behavior change practitioners will now join in, network better with each other and with their colleagues in the rest of the world.” Click here to view Mr. Mulonda Mate’s full opening statement. Over the hour that followed, Ms. Uttara Bharath Kumar, the Director of Capacity Implementation for the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), shared a presentation on HC3 Tools and Materials and facilitated a discussion. Among the important health areas addressed by HC3 within the tool kit are family planning, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, HIV and AIDS, Ebola, malaria, Zika, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. She encouraged the SBCC community to get acquainted with the tools and see how they can be localized to suit the Zambia context. Henry Mashoka of ZCCP shared his thoughts by saying, “Today was a very special day as Zambia – the Springboard Zambia launch will offer a platform for all SBCC specialist to up the game and am hopeful that we conduct business ‘unusual’. I, for one, feel advantaged with this platform as I know I will be linked with others around the world and perfect the art of SBCC.”   The post Springboard Launches in Zambia appeared first on Health Communication Capacity Collaborative - Social and Behavior Change Communication.

Young people demand sexual and reproductive health and rights information

UNAIDS _ latest stories - May 25, 2017 - 9:45am
Young people call to double efforts in scaling-up access to quality sexual and reproductive health and rights information.

Yemen Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #9

USAID - Fact Sheets - May 25, 2017 - 8:25am
Yemen Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #9International donors participate in high-level pledging event for Yemen crisis on April 25. US Government agencies commit an additional $94 million in humanitarian funding for the Yemen response. UN officials warn parties to conflict against launching a military offensive in the vicinity of Al Hudaydah Port, noting humanitarian concerns.

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