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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 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 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 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...

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This is Our Voice: young people speak up in Sierra Leone

BBC Media Action - 15 min 6 sec ago
New series Dis Na Wi Voice is featuring positive role models to inspire young people in the country and help change negative stereotyping. Read how this teenage mother dropped out of school but managed to return to education.

Bold female voices: broadcasting under the shadow of Boko Haram

BBC Media Action - 15 min 6 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 - 15 min 6 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 - 15 min 6 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 - 15 min 6 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 - 15 min 6 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 - 15 min 7 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 - 15 min 7 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 - 15 min 7 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 - 15 min 7 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 - 15 min 7 sec ago
How radio is helping people rebuild their lives after the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Roads Less Traveled: Or what riding in an ambulance taught me about family planning

Johns Hopkins CCP - 1 hour 14 min ago
This post was written by Sarah Harlan, CCP Senior Program Officer. It sounded straightforward. A trip to the Philippines to interview and photograph people for Family Planning Voices, our storytelling initiative with USAID and FP2020, in which we share the experiences of men and women from around the world who are passionate about family planning. But getting there was far more challenging than we could have imagined. During the two-week trip, two of my Knowledge for Health (K4Health) colleagues and I visited three provinces (Bohol, Oriental Mindoro, and Iloilo) in addition to Manila. To reach those rural areas far from the capital, we rode on almost every form of transportation imaginable. Not for fun, but out of necessity. Let me give you the full picture. On June 2, we started the day in Tagbilaran City, on the island of Bohol. We caught a 6:30 a.m. flight to Manila where, upon landing, we jumped in a van to take us to the ferry. Once we disembarked in the city of Calapan in the rural Oriental Mindoro Province, we took a shuttle, a motorized tricycle (!) and a bus until we finally reached the day’s destination of Baco around 2 p.m. After interviewing and photographing a lively advocate and two inspiring midwives at the Baco Municipal Health Office, we realized that the bus back to Calapan was no longer running. So what did we do? We took an ambulance back to town, the only vehicle going our way. Our ride from Baco to Calapan. The next day, we had a slightly shorter trip, but a much more rural one. If our trip inland to the center of Baco was long, our trip to Pulantubig and San Andres, two small fishing communities near the coast, was winding. The roads were small and largely unpaved. Our driver explained that during the rainy season, the chances we would have reached Pulantubig would have been slim at best. Road near the river in Pulantubig. After the trip, I began putting this into perspective: When community health workers distribute contraceptives and other supplies in these areas, they follow some of the same routes we took. What if it is too rainy or muddy for them to travel? Do women have to travel those roads themselves or else go without contraception? Or do they have to hope they can catch a ride on an ambulance to get their contraceptive shot or pack of birth-control pills? And what about long-acting family planning methods? Those are basically out of the question when the nearest health facility is hours away and the journey is so challenging. One of the interviews in Pulantubig. One of the family planning clients I interviewed in Pulantubig said that she usually doesn’t have trouble getting her contraceptive shot, which her community health worker provides to her every three months. However, sometimes she has to go into town to get it at a clinic. Having myself ridden from Pulantubig “into town,” along those windy and bumpy nausea-inducing roads, I know what a burden that must be for her. But this is the reality for thousands of women in the Philippines – and millions around the world – who need better access to contraception. Providing essential contraceptive services to women and their families is not only a health issue. It is about infrastructure, adequate supplies, and supportive policies for community health workers in rural areas. During my many hours of car, plane, ferry, van, and other rides during those two weeks, I had a lot of time to think. I realized just how important it is to look at family planning holistically. Only when all these systems can come together will we truly be able to provide access to the 214 million women with an unmet need for modern contraception. The post Roads Less Traveled: Or what riding in an ambulance taught me about family planning appeared first on Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.

9th AIDS conference on science opens in Paris

UNAIDS _ latest stories - 6 hours 45 min ago
This year’s conference will prioritize basic science, a prerequisite step to ending the HIV epidemic and feature studies that shine a light on the specific needs of key populations.

News story: International Development Secretary visits Catterick Garrison

DFID - July 21, 2017 - 11:12am
Priti Patel meets members of 32 Engineer Regiment as they prepare to deploy in support of the UN Peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

ENV - Natural Wealth

USAID - Fact Sheets - July 21, 2017 - 10:40am
ENV - Natural WealthNatural Wealth supports the Government of Colombia (GOC) in making important advances in the preservation of the country’s biodiversity on the Caribbean region in the tropical dry forest, and in the grasslands and freshwater ecosystems in the eastern plains of the Orinoquia region.  

RIO - Inclusive Services for the Population Affected by the Armed Conflict Fact Sheet

USAID - Fact Sheets - July 21, 2017 - 10:37am
RIO - Inclusive Services for the Population Affected by the Armed Conflict Fact SheetThe objective of the Inclusive Services for the Population Affected by the Armed Conflict activity is to strengthen the capacity of public institutions, non-governmental organizations, community leaders and community-based organizations to ensure access to sexual, reproductive, and health services for conflict victims and other vulnerable populations.  This includes educating the populations on their rights, and on the services being provided to them.  In addition, the program strengthens local governments’ and communities’ capabilities to combat the spread of Zika and care for those already affected by the virus.   

Lake Chad Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #20 FY2017

USAID - Fact Sheets - July 21, 2017 - 10:29am
Lake Chad Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #20 FY2017Armed attacks in Nigeria and Chad result in civilian casualties and hinder humanitarian access. USAID partners continue providing life-saving health, food, and WASH support across northeastern Nigeria, where more than 13,100 people have spontaneously returned from Cameroon since April. Flooding in Niger results in more than 20 deaths and affects nearly 19,500 people.

Corporate report: DFID accounting officer system statement

DFID - July 21, 2017 - 9:42am
This document sets out the accountability framework for the Department for International Development.

Policy paper: DFID Sudan Profile: July 2017

DFID - July 21, 2017 - 4:05am
DFID Profiles set out how our country programmes contribute to delivering the UK Aid strategy for the financial years 2017/18 to 2018/2019.

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