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The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communications Implementation Kit
November 4, 2015

The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior ...

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"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 can develop into repeated behaviors and habits ...

Integrating Family Planning and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services
November 2, 2015

Integrating Family Planning and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services

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This  cumulative resource, open to reader contributions, is intended for those who are integrating family planning with maternal, newborn, and child health services throughout the life cycle. The website includes sections entitled: Overview ...

Assessment of Family Planning Use in Bauchi and Sokoto States, Nigeria
September 2, 2015

Assessment of Family Planning Use in Bauchi and Sokoto States, Nigeria

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"The focus of this report is to understand the family planning [FP] context in Northern Nigeria through a literature review. It will also assess changes in modern contraceptive use in Bauchi and Sokoto States between 2009 and 2014 using household ...

Pakistan Health Communication Project
September 1, 2015

Pakistan Health Communication Project

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Pakistan Health Communication Project (HCP), a programme of Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is an initiative (2014-2020) that ...

"Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal
September 1, 2015

"Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal

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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 young couples with one or two children in an ...

Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign
August 14, 2015

Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign

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Moyo ndi Mpamba, Usamalireni (Life is Precious, Take Care of It) is an interactive communications campaign designed to address public health challenges in Malawi. Moyo ndi Mpamba includes a Music4Life Initiative that engages local artists in ...

mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth
July 24, 2015

mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth

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"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."  

Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents
July 23, 2015

Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents

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"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 a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery."

Directorate General of Family Planning Bangladesh Digital Archive of SBCC Materials
July 21, 2015

Directorate General of Family Planning Bangladesh Digital Archive of SBCC ...

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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 ...

Family Planning Law Campaign, Guatemala
July 20, 2015

Family Planning Law Campaign, Guatemala

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"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 ...

Designing a Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy
June 16, 2015

Designing a Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy

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"The planning steps included in this implementation kit provide guidance on how to develop a communication strategy for social and behavior change communication (SBCC).

Evaluation of Season Two of the Television Drama Series, Intersexions
June 12, 2015

Evaluation of Season Two of the Television Drama Series, Intersexions

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Participants in post-broadcast focus groups reported "...that the drama series brought about a new level of consciousness about their personal risk to HIV, in part due to an increased sense of awareness or even suspicion of their sexual ...

Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making
June 2, 2015

Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making

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This High Impact Practices (HIP) Health Communication brief highlights practices in family planning (FP) communication gleaned from interventions that show strategies aimed to maximise FP investments. HIP briefs like this one are ...

Family Planning High Impact Practices List
June 2, 2015

Family Planning High Impact Practices List

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This High Impact Practices (HIP) list highlights practices in family planning (FP) from interventions that show strategies aimed to maximise investments through effective service delivery or systems interventions.  Practices were identified ...

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication	Programs: A Secondary Data Analysis
June 1, 2015

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication Programs: ...

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"Research has demonstrated the multi-level and multifaceted linkages between measures of gender equity/equality and family planning (FP) practices. Yet, major gaps in knowledge about the complex relationship between gender equity and reproductive ...

Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and Development
April 29, 2015

Leveraging the Power of Knowledge Management to Transform Global Health and ...

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  "Good knowledge is essential to prevent disease and improve health. Knowledge management (KM) provides a systematic process and tools to promote access to and use of knowledge among health and development practitioners to improve health ...

How to Conduct Qualitative Formative Research
April 2, 2015

How to Conduct Qualitative Formative Research

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"Formative research is an activity conducted at the beginning of the SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] project design process. It is used to gain insight into the health issue or behavior the project intends to address; relevant ...

Love Me Parents: An Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Safe Motherhood Campaign
March 26, 2015

Love Me Parents: An Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Safe Motherhood Campaign

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"The Wazazi Nipendeni campaign demonstrates the importance of multi-media campaigns in improving safe motherhood outcomes among pre- and post-natal women in Tanzania."

Ideation
March 18, 2015

Ideation

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"Ideation refers to how new ways of thinking (or new behaviors) are diffused through a community by means of communication and social interaction among individuals and groups. It should be used when trying to identify the psychosocial factors ...

Gender Transformative Approaches: An HC3 Research Primer
March 18, 2015

Gender Transformative Approaches: An HC3 Research Primer

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"Gender transformative approaches (GTA) are programs and interventions that create opportunities for individuals to actively challenge gender norms, promote positions of social and political influence for women in communities, and address power ...

Ebola Is Real: Using Theory to Develop Messaging in a Health Crisis
January 6, 2015

Ebola Is Real: Using Theory to Develop Messaging in a Health Crisis

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"Using theory in health messaging doesn't have to be a massive undertaking, and you don't have to be a researcher to do it. What theory does for health communication is provide a road map to your work."

Newman Street Television Programme
December 4, 2014

Newman Street Television Programme

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Launched in October 2014, Newman Street is an entertainment-education (EE) television series in Nigeria promoting family planning and malaria-prevention practices to an audience ranging in age from 18-40. Set in a vibrant urban slum in Nigeria, ...

Getting Closer to People: Family Planning Provision by Drug Shops in Uganda
November 26, 2014

Getting Closer to People: Family Planning Provision by Drug Shops in Uganda

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"Private-sector drug shops are often the first point of health care in sub-Saharan Africa. Training and supporting drug shop and pharmacy staff to provide a wide range of contraceptive methods and information is a promising high-impact practice ...

Community-Based Family Planning (CBFP) Toolkit
November 20, 2014

Community-Based Family Planning (CBFP) Toolkit

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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 ...

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Emergency Contraception
November 12, 2014

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Emergency ...

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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), ...

Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of Four Countries: A Longitudinal Evaluation
November 7, 2014

Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of ...

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"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), ...

Using Entertainment Education to Promote Self-efficacy and Aspirations among Young Malawians: The Tisankhenji Radio Program
November 4, 2014

Using Entertainment Education to Promote Self-efficacy and Aspirations among ...

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This 19-page peer reviewed case study, which appeared in the Cases in Public Health Communication and Marketing Journal, discusses the impact of the Tisankhenji radio programme, which was designed to prevent HIV among young people in Malawi, ...

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
October 17, 2014

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and ...

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"This resource provides an in-depth look at three programs that illustrate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media - specifically using mobile technologies - as part of an integrated strategy to increase demand ...

Spotlight on Injectable Antibiotics for Neonatal Sepsis
October 14, 2014

Spotlight on Injectable Antibiotics for Neonatal Sepsis

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"Injectable antibiotics for newborns remain underutilized and as such, have been identified by the UN [United Nations] Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women’s and Children’s Health as one of 13 commodities that if more widely accessed ...

Using Behavior Change Communication to Lead a Comprehensive Family Planning Program: The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative
April 22, 2015

Using Behavior Change Communication to Lead a Comprehensive Family Planning ...

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"Greater exposure to a comprehensive family planning program in urban Nigeria that emphasized demand generation and communication theory was associated with improved ideation among women (their beliefs, ideas, and feelings about family planning), ...

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