<a href="/ict-4-development/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:307"></a> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/promoted-by-category/307/rss.xml?tid=125 en #authenticate Campaign http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/authenticate-campaign <p><em>"We can no longer accept the use of cell lines that have not been authenticated as a normal part of the research process. Cell authentication is a key element towards improved research fidelity. We need everyone within the life sciences community to get involved."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>#authenticate uses social media in an effort to bring cell line authentication to the forefront of the reproducibility dialogue and to create an online platform through which members of the life sciences community can collectively advance best practices and an overall cultural shift in how biomedical research is conducted. It rallies stakeholders and key influencers to commit to actions such as requiring documentation of cell authentication for journal submissions and publications and educating and training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on the importance of cell authentication in research.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The #authenticate campaign uses information and communication technology (ICT) including:</p> <ul> <li>An <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gbsi.org/work/authenticate/#sign-the-pledge" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">online pledge</a> for individuals and organisations to sign that includes an effort to help "create a movement" by, for instance, advocating cell authentication, advancing protocol adoption, and participating in the ongoing dialogue on the importance of authenticating cells;</li> <li>A <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gbsi.org/work/authenticate/video-competition/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">video competition</a> - "Are you a researcher who has a creative side and works with cells? Help us spread the word about #authenticate in a fun and visual way and you could win [US]$1,500. This video competition is all about demonstrating the importance of authenticating cells through creative videos. Your video can be live action, testimonials, white boards - the style and format is up to you!" (The contest rules are available at the URL above; the deadline is <strong><em>September 11 2015</em></strong>.);</li> <li>Outreach to stakeholders through social media and traditional media;</li> <li>A survey of cell biologists to gather the most current data on: the use of cell authentication tools, the barriers to expanded cell authentication, the need for additional training on the importance of cell authentication; best practices in implementation, and the need for greater investment in new technologies for cell authentication. (A report will be produced from this survey, and a series of recommendations of how to overcome these barriers will be shared with the life sciences community.);</li> <li>Speaking engagements and presence at several life science research conferences;</li> <li>A Champions toolkit providing information and communications tools to individuals and organisations that sign on to the campaign; and</li> <li>An <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/AuthenticateCampaign" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">#authenticate Facebook community</a>.</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Health</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To learn more about cell authentication, see the April 27 2015 blog entry by Dr. Beth Schachter titled <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gbsi.org/blog/2015/04/a-few-things-you-wanted-to-know-about-cell-authentication-but-were-embarrassed-to-ask/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"A few things you wanted to know about cell authentication but were embarrassed to ask"</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Per research cited by GBSI [footnote numbers have been removed]: "It has been estimated that [US]$115 billion is spent annually in the United States on life science research. Approximately half of the total spend is on preclinical research, of which a conservative estimate of 50 percent is not reproducible....A common contributor to this lack of reproducibility is the continued and widespread use of misidentified or contaminated cell lines, which has been reported to range from a conservative low of 14.9 percent to a high of 36 percent." According to Leonard P. Freedman, President of GBSI, short-tandem repeat (STR) is an accurate test to authenticate cell lines that is available and already in use by some researchers at the relatively inexpensive cost of US$100 to US$300.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/authentic.jpg" alt="" title="#authenticate" width="100" height="70" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/carol-miller-gbsi">Carol Miller - GBSI</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Carol Miller to The Communication Initiative on April 16 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gbsi.org/work/authenticate/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">#authenticate Campaign website</a>, accessed June 26 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/authenticate-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/authenticate-campaign#comments United States Global Experiences Advocacy Digital Film and Video MDG 4. Child Mortality MDG 5. Maternal Health MDG 6. Combat Diseases Recognition/Awards Research Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Public Engagement with Science ICT for Development Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:07:42 +0000 kdevries 9355832 at http://www.comminit.com ZMQ's FreedomTB: An Active Compliance System to Combat Tuberculosis http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/zmqs-freedomtb-active-compliance-system-combat-tuberculosis <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 11, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/activecompliance.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="41" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This tool from ZMQ's FreedomTB initiative is designed using a "fully-technology linked" development model that informs the tool design of a mobile phone app, the Active Compliance System, used to combat tuberculosis (TB).&nbsp;</p> <p>This tool, being scaled up as a project involving 3,000 patients in Mewat District of Haryana in India, links patients and the communities to support treatment of TB using:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.freedomtb.org/ebook/index.html" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here to read an e-booklet about this tool.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/zmq-development">ZMQ Development</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/subhi-quraishi-zmq-development">Subhi Quraishi - ZMQ Development</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.freedomtb.org/ebook/index.html#p=2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ZMQ's e-book</a>, and email from Subhi Quraishi to The Communication Initiative on March 11 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/zmqs-freedomtb-active-compliance-system-combat-tuberculosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/zmqs-freedomtb-active-compliance-system-combat-tuberculosis#comments India Materials Access Digital Community Participation Entertainment Network Voice Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Recognition/Awards Health NGOs Private Sector Featured Global Health ICT for Development Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:28 +0000 jlevy 9354014 at http://www.comminit.com Malaria Response Information Systems: Challenges and Perspectives http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/malaria-response-information-systems-challenges-and-perspectives <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/malaria_1_0.jpg" alt="How to improve the response to malaria?" title="Malaria Response Information Systems: Challenges and Perspectives" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author Dr. Michel Odika, March 5 2015 -<em><strong> Historically…</strong> </em>Many factors have restricted a country’s capacity to use malaria-related data for improving monitoring and evaluation. These include limited human and financial resources, multiple reporting demands from stakeholders (including donors) and the lack of a reliable country-level information system for data related to malaria…</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/malaria-response-information-systems-challenges-and-perspectives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/malaria-response-information-systems-challenges-and-perspectives#comments Congo Blogs: Global Health Policies Digital Network Person-to-Person MDG 6. Combat Diseases Government Departments Research Health NGOs Malaria and Dengue Featured Global Policy Blogs Health ICT for Development Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:48:16 +0000 Dr Michel ODIKA 9353420 at http://www.comminit.com Advocacy for Health Information Systems Instrumental to Institutional Reforms http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/advocacy-health-information-systems-instrumental-institutional-reforms <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/abx2.jpg" alt="Towards better heath information systems..." title="Advocacy for Health Information Systems Instrumental to Institutional Reforms" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Dr Michel ODIKA - February 12, 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/advocacy-health-information-systems-instrumental-institutional-reforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/advocacy-health-information-systems-instrumental-institutional-reforms#comments Congo Blogs: Global Health Policies Digital Community Participation Network Person-to-Person MDG 6. Combat Diseases News/Information Government Departments Research Health Malaria and Dengue Featured Global Policy Blogs Health ICT for Development Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:27:09 +0000 Dr Michel ODIKA 9353396 at http://www.comminit.com Reimagining Mobile in South Africa: Lessons from Year One http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/reimagining-mobile-south-africa-lessons-year-one <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, June 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This 14-page report discusses the processes, successes, and lessons learned by Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action South Africa (MAMA SA) related to using mobile technologies to deliver health information to new and expectant mothers and their families. Working together with a consortium of organisations, MAMA SA is using mobile-based technology channels to provide information, improve access to clinical services, and build proficiency in research. This report reflects on the first year of implementation. <br /></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://mobilemamaalliance.org/sites/default/files/Reimagining%20Mobile%20in%20South%20Africa.%20Lessons%20from%20Year%20One.pdf" 0="s:13:&quot;s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to download the full report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mobilemothers.jpg" alt="" title="Reimagining Mobile in South Africa: Lessons from Year One" width="100" height="88" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/stephanie-bowen-mobile-alliance-maternal-action">Stephanie Bowen - Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/marcha-bekker-praekelt-foundation">Marcha Bekker - Praekelt Foundation</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://mobilemamaalliance.org/node/770" target="_blank">Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action South Africa (MAMA SA) website</a> on September 2 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/mobile-alliance-maternal-action-mama-south-africa">Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) - South Africa</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/reimagining-mobile-south-africa-lessons-year-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/reimagining-mobile-south-africa-lessons-year-one#comments South Africa Southern Africa Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Digital Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination MDG 4. Child Mortality MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Marketing MDG 6. Combat Diseases News/Information Eliminate New HIV Infections Among Children Government Departments New Technology Company HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Global HIV/AIDS - Africa Health HIV / AIDS ICT for Development Africa Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:58:44 +0000 aventh 9350946 at http://www.comminit.com mHealth Support Tools for Improving the Performance of Frontline Health Workers: An Inventory and Analytical Review http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/mhealth-support-tools-improving-performance-frontline-health-workers-inventory-and-analy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hima Batavia </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nadi Kaonga </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, March 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>mHealth Alliance</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the goal of providing a foundation for further investigation into the use of mobile health tools to support the performance and accountability of front-line health workers (FLHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), this mHealth Alliance report outlines research that involved a 3-pronged approach:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.mhealthalliance.org/images/content/publications/1822-Inventory-and-Landscape-Report-v6-JH-screen-spreads.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for the 32-page report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mhealthpic.jpg" alt="" title="mHealth Support Tools for Improving the Performance of Frontline Health Workers: An Inventory and Analytical Review" width="100" height="77" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/mhealth-alliance">mHealth Alliance</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://c4dnetwork.ning.com/this-week-s-member-forum-postings/new-publication-mhealth-support-tools-for-improving-the-performan?xg_source=msg_mes_network" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Communication for Development Network</a>, posted April 23 2014 and accessed August 6 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/mhealth-support-tools-improving-performance-frontline-health-workers-inventory-and-analy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/mhealth-support-tools-improving-performance-frontline-health-workers-inventory-and-analy#comments East Africa India Global Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Access Children Community Participation MDG 4. Child Mortality Voice Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Situation Analysis Questions News/Information Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Featured Health Communication - Africa Global Children, Equity and Development Digital Health Health ICT for Development Africa Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:23:08 +0000 kdevries 9350297 at http://www.comminit.com World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2014 http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/world-summit-youth-award-wsya-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/e-power_cd_140117.png" alt="" title="World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2014" width="100" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"If you use digital technologies to create content addressing socially relevant issues, this could be your chance to bring your project to a stage of global recognition."</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, June 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For more information, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://youthaward.org/content/contest" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">click here</a>.</p> <p> <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://youthaward.org/content/contest_rules" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> to go directly to the contest rules.</p> <p> To apply, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://register.icnmdb.at/Youthaward/2014/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">click here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Previous Winners:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://youthaward.org/taxonomy/term/65/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to read about the 2013 winners.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/node/278841">World Summit Youth Award</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Youthaward Newsletter 2/2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://youthaward.org/content/contest" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WSYA website</a>, February 28 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/world-summit-youth-award-wsya-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/world-summit-youth-award-wsya-2014#comments Global Awards 2014 June Digital MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger MDG 2. Universal Primary Education MDG 3. Gender Equality MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Economic Development MDG 7. Environment News/Information Education MDG 8. Global Partnership Recognition/Awards Environment Health HIV AIDS New Technologies United Nations Youth Featured Global ICT for Development Africa Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:12:55 +0000 kdevries 9312746 at http://www.comminit.com Developing a Text Messaging Risk Reduction Intervention for Methamphetamine-Using MSM: Research Note http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/developing-text-messaging-risk-reduction-intervention-methamphetamine-using-msm-research <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cathy J. Reback </div> <div class="field-item even"> Deborah Ling </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Shoptaw </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jane Rohde </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 14, 2010</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Friends Research Institute, Inc. (Reback, Ling), Department of Family Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles (Shoptaw), Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS Programs and Policy, (Rohde)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The aim of this study was to conduct formative work to develop a text messaging intervention to reduce methamphetamine use and high-risk sexual behaviours among out-of-treatment men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM who use methamphetamine experience high risks for HIV infection.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2905770/?tool=pubmed#__ffn_sectitle" 0="s:21:&quot;s:13:&quot;s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;&quot;;&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/indexmsm.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/cathy-j-reback-friends-research-institute-inc">Cathy J. Reback - Friends Research Institute, Inc.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2905770/?tool=pubmed#__ffn_sectitle " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Open AIDS Journal</a>, 2010; 4: 116–122, accessed December 4 2013.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/developing-text-messaging-risk-reduction-intervention-methamphetamine-using-msm-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/developing-text-messaging-risk-reduction-intervention-methamphetamine-using-msm-research#comments United States Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Digital Epidemiology Young Men who have Sex with Men Empower MSM Sex Workers Transgender Harm reduction Incentives for Change Services Structural Prevention Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Research HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Featured Global HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research Health HIV / AIDS ICT for Development Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:42:51 +0000 jlevy 9310906 at http://www.comminit.com Role of Community Radio for Achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in Rural Bangladesh http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/role-community-radio-achieving-millennium-development-goals-mdg-rural-bangladesh <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/pic_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="79" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: AHM Bazlur Rahman, November 12 2013&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In Bangladesh, 14 community radio stations aim to ensure empowerment and the right to information for the rural community. They are broadcasting altogether 120 hours of programs per day on information, education, local entertainment and development motivation activities. Around 536 women &amp; youth are now working with those stations throughout the country as rural broadcasters.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/role-community-radio-achieving-millennium-development-goals-mdg-rural-bangladesh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/role-community-radio-achieving-millennium-development-goals-mdg-rural-bangladesh#comments Bangladesh Access Blogs: Media Development Blogs: Shifting Media Landscapes MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Children Community Participation MDG 2. Universal Primary Education MDG 3. Gender Equality Network MDG 4. Child Mortality MDG 5. Maternal Health Community Media Development Assistance MDG 6. Combat Diseases Economic Development MDG 7. Environment News/Information Radio Education MDG 8. Global Partnership Environment Gender Health HIV AIDS Malaria and Dengue Natural Resources Management Reproductive Health Risk Management Women Global ICT for Development Media Development Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:31:06 +0000 9310288 at http://www.comminit.com +CLICK: Harnessing Web-based Training to Reduce Secondary Transmission Among HIV-positive Youth http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/click-harnessing-web-based-training-reduce-secondary-transmission-among-hiv-positive-you <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AIDS Care 2009 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christine Margaret Markham </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ross Shegog </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Amy Dolph Leonard </div> <div class="field-item even"> Thanh C. Bui </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Mary E. Paul </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 1, 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas (<em>Markham, Shegog, Bui</em>), Allergy and Immunology Department, Baylor College of Medicine (<em>Leonard, Paul</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This journal article shares findings of a United States (US) study to pilot-test "+CLICK", a web-based, sexual risk reduction intervention for HIV-positive youth. The theory-based application, developed for perinatally and behaviourally infected youth aged 13 to 24, provides tailored activities addressing attitudes, knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy related to sexual risk reduction. The study suggests that interventions such as +CLICK may provide a viable adjunct to traditional clinic-based education. </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://sph.uth.edu/tprc/files/2011/12/Harnessing-web-based-training-to-reduce-secondary-transmission-among-HIV-positive-youth.pdf" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here to download this 15-page paper in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/uti.jpg" alt="Image credit: itu.int website" title="Image credit: itu.int website" width="100" height="92" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/christine-markham-phd-university-texas-school-public-health">Christine Markham, PhD. - University of Texas School of Public Health</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/university-texas-prevention-research-center">University of Texas Prevention Research Center </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/center-health-promotion-and-prevention-research">Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://sph.uth.edu/tprc/files/2011/12/Harnessing-web-based-training-to-reduce-secondary-transmission-among-HIV-positive-youth.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">+CLICK: Harnessing Web-based Training to Reduce Secondary Transmission Among HIV-positive Youth </a> on August 1 2013. <em>Image credit:</em> itu.int website</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/click-harnessing-web-based-training-reduce-secondary-transmission-among-hiv-positive-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/click-harnessing-web-based-training-reduce-secondary-transmission-among-hiv-positive-you#comments United States Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital Journal Literature Services Empower Young People Sexuality Education and Lifeskills MDG 6. Combat Diseases Testing and Counselling News/Information Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Private Sector Treatment, Care and Support Youth Global HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research Health HIV / AIDS ICT for Development Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:33:09 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9305717 at http://www.comminit.com