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April 1, 2016

Factors Impacting the Effectiveness of Community Health Worker Behavior Change: A Literature Review

" Social and behavior change communication (SBCC), which uses communication to positively influence the social dimensions of health and well-being, is an important strategy for improving health...

March 9, 2016

World Malaria Day Photo Contest "End Malaria For Good"

Ahead of this year's World Malaria Day on April 25 2016, the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) is looking for photos that support the theme of "End Malaria For Good," to showcase stories of...

February 16, 2016

Engaging School Children as Change Agent to Create a Malaria Control Culture: A Case Study of the Malaria Control Culture Project in Uganda

This presentation formed part of the Malaria in the Not So New Millennium technical panel, and was designed to: highlight the contribution of the Malaria Control Culture project in improving...

February 14, 2016

The Soul Beat 260: The Open Knowledge Hub - Creating Opportunities for Greater Knowledge Sharing

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February 10, 2016

Establishing Village Health Clubs to Improve Community Health Worker Motivation and Performance

"The Village Health Club intervention, when the key elements are in place, can be an effective approach to achieving behaviour change, while strengthening and supporting the role of the VHT [as...

February 3, 2016

Using SBCC to Create Demand for Mosquito Nets in the Private Sector

"Malaria Consortium Uganda set out to create a ‘malaria control culture’ in Eastern Uganda, Tororo District, through a 3-year project." According to this presentation for the International SBCC...

September 28, 2015

2015 Social Media Awards: Malaria Heroes

The 2015 Social Media Awards is being organised under the theme 'Malaria Heroes' to recognise individuals who use social media (in this case Facebook or Twitter) to promote and showcase the global...

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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Vaccine Refusals Spur Outbreak Fears

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Maria Danilova
Publication Date
March 25, 2009
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Associated Press

This article in the Globe and Mail newspaper reports that a widespread scare about vaccine side effects in Ukraine has led to a sharp drop in immunisations that could result in disease outbreaks spreading beyond the former Soviet republic. Hundreds of thousands of fearful Ukrainians have refused vaccines for diseases such as diphtheria, mumps, polio, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, whooping cough, and others in 2009, according to official estimates.

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Global Health Council Weekly Update, March 30 2009.

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Interpersonal Communication and Counseling for Clients on Tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS

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September 2009

This training curriculum for tuberculosis (TB) health care workers in Ukraine introduces principles of interpersonal communication and counselling of clients on TB and HIV. It provides a framework for the development of experience in TB and HIV counselling skills in a three-day workshop.

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Stop TB Partnership website, December 28 2010.

Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe

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The Norwegian Fritt Ord Foundation and the German ZEIT Foundation are cooperatively announcing a competition for press prizes to journalists and media in Russia and Eastern Europe.

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October 17, 2010

Civil Society Forum Contest

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July 12, 2009

CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism

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The Central European Initiative (CEI), in cooperation with the South East European Media Organisation (SEEMO), invites applications for the CEI Award for Outstanding Merits in Journalism, with a foc

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May 31, 2010

A Communication Approach on the Ukrainian Forest

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Lars Tallert
Petter Bolme
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
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Sida

This study analyses the communications aspects of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)-financed Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan (UFSMP) project in the Ukrainian forest se

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Sida Communication for Development report A Communication Approach to the Ukrainian Forest, January 2005.

Lessons Learned from SIAs: Magnification of the Opportunities and Risks to Routine Immunization Programmes

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Rebecca Martin
Publication Date
February 19, 2009
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Communicable Diseases Unit, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe

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Emails from Ellyn Ogden and Rebecca Fields to The Communication Initiative on February 25 2009 and March 2 2009, respectively.

Civil Society Perspectives on TB/HIV

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Highlights from a Joint Initiative to Promote Community-Led Advocacy

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August 1, 2006
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Impact Data - Nasha Ulitsa (Our Street) Radio Drama

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December 1, 2002
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InterMedia carried out 4 focus group discussions with 32 young (15-19 year-old men and women) in Simferopol and Sevastopol, Crimea. During the 2-hour discussions - one with young Ukrainians and Russians and one with young Crimean Tatars in each city - participants were asked how close they felt to other ethnic groups before and after they had listened to the entire radio drama series.

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  • After listening to "Our Street", the participants' perceptions of distance (on a 6-point Bogardus scale) between the groups in question decreased, in some cases measurably. Mean changes in attitudes towards other ethnic groups (where 1 represents the closest possible relationship - kinship by way of marriage - and 6 represents the most distant relationship - living in the same city or region) were recorded. Groups 1 and 3 consisted of Russians and Ukrainians; Groups 2 and 4 consisted of Crimean Tartars only.
    • The results varied by group but, on average, the Ukrainian and Russians felt somewhat closer to Tatars after hearing the drama series. For example, in Group 1, the mean perceived distance was 2 before listening and 1.8 after. In Group 3, that number improved from 2.8 to 2.
    • The change in attitudes of the Crimean Tatars toward the Russians and Ukrainians was even more pronounced: the Tatars viewed the Russians and Ukrainians in a more favorable light. For example, prior to listening, Group 2 members on average rated Russians at 2.9 on the scale; afterward, they felt closer to this group (1.9). Among this same group, there was a similar change in perception of distance toward Ukrainians (from 2.8 to 1.9). In Group 4, the perceived distance toward Russians improved from 2.4 to 1.5; this number shifted from 1.9 to 1.6 with regard to Ukrainians. Evaluators explain that some of this change may be attributed to the way the radio drama plot unfolded, especially those moments where a few Russian-Ukrainian characters helped the Tatars in difficult situations.
  • After listening, some focus group participants took an interest in ethnic groups other than their own and expressed a desire to understand them better. One participant (Group 1) said, "I have never even thought about the Tatars having been deported...now I felt the situation from their side - how painful and hurtful it is. Now I understand them better."
  • Listeners seemed to recognise the importance of comprehending a situation before responding to it, and of trying to resolve a conflict peacefully rather than attempting to overcome the opponent. Many respondents said the serial gave them new methods and skills for resolving conflicts (although others did not discover any methods in the programmes), as follows:
    • "In principle, there is just one method here: Treat people well." (Group 1)
    • "One doesn't have to use fists to resolve something; one can do it peacefully." (Group 1)
    • "I would no longer get too excited if something was wrong. I'd stop and think." (Group 1)
    • "One shouldn't give way to emotions - this won't lead to anything good; this leads to aggression." (Group 1)
    • "When someone starts insulting you, be silent and count to 10." (Group 2)
    • "Problems shouldn't be resolved by determining who is the better drinker or the faster racer." (Group 3)

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June 18, 2015

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February 11, 2015

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February 10, 2015

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January 22, 2015

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Rate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?/Valorar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS)?
Excellent/Excelente
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Very good/Muy bueno
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Average/Promedio
16%
Poor/Pobre
4%
Bad/Malo
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Total votes: 45

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