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Casualties of War: Polio and the Golden Millimeter
November 15, 2016

Casualties of War: Polio and the Golden Millimeter

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"[T]he [polio] eradication drive might benefit from a shift from a high-profile [immunisation] campaign approach to a more holistic strategy integrated with the local hierarchy of needs in charged ideological settings. In this way it may be ...

Revitalizing the Home-Based Record: Reflections from an Innovative South-South Exchange for Optimizing the Quality, Availability and Use of Home-Based Records in Immunization Systems
November 10, 2016

Revitalizing the Home-Based Record: Reflections from an Innovative ...

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"There is growing interest to invest in improving our understanding of how HBRs function in practice, how they may support good recording practices that benefit facility-based recording systems, how they may support more effective communication ...

Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability: Secretariat Annual Report 2016
November 1, 2016

Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability: ...

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"Civil society organizations [CSOs]...were specifically invited to submit reports focusing on their efforts to improve ownership, leadership and accountability from national and subnational authorities."

A Time of Transition: Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings
November 1, 2016

A Time of Transition: Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings

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"[R]ecent humanitarian action has highlighted the need to more rigorously include the perspectives and consider needs of adolescents in crisis situations." Plan International United Kingdom (UK) and Plan International commissioned this report to ...

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme Context in Five Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Jamaica, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
October 13, 2016

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme ...

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“At a time when AIDS-related deaths are declining rapidly in other population groups, AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 10–19 are not declining and AIDS remains the second leading cause of death in adolescents globally. It is the leading ...

Childhood Immunisation in South Asia - Overcoming the Hurdles to Progress
September 20, 2016

Childhood Immunisation in South Asia - Overcoming the Hurdles to Progress

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"Community engagement relies not just on information sharing and awareness raising but also on a dialogue that enables public health professionals to understand the needs and concerns of caregivers and community leaders. Immunisation programmes ...

Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children
September 14, 2016

Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children

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This "UNICEF report finds nearly 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced; more than half of these have fled violence and insecurity." The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has gathered global data about ...

Statement on the Roundtable on Immunization for Vaccine-Preventable Disease and Polio in Ukraine
September 1, 2016

Statement on the Roundtable on Immunization for Vaccine-Preventable Disease ...

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"Unfortunately, few of the elements of Ukraine's immunization program are at the standard expected or required to protect public healh. Experts agree that a major overhaul of all elements from procurement through to policy and implementation and ...

Polio Will not End Everywhere until Everywhere Ends It: Thirteenth Report of the Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
August 29, 2016

Polio Will not End Everywhere until Everywhere Ends It: Thirteenth Report of ...

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"The IMB's championship of the people factors and the use of social data are bearing fruit, ranging from valuing and training vaccinators, to really understanding why parents are avoiding having their children immunized, to empowering women as ...

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)
August 24, 2016

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)

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"Well-planned communication can help to promote community resilience and reduce vulnerability to a wide range of disasters and emergency situations." From the University of Adelaide, Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU), the ...

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2016/17 [Pakistan]
August 24, 2016

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2016/17 [Pakistan]

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"Our communications strategy was very effective in building community acceptance and demand for vaccination and in particular has positioned our brave 'Frontline Workers' as the true heroes of polio eradication working tirelessly for and within ...

Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for Peacebuilding
August 19, 2016

Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for ...

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"The contribution that education can make to peace depends not only on measures such as the physical reconstruction of schools, the reincorporation of young people into the education system, and school curricula that promote universal values of ...

Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia: Basic Concepts
August 19, 2016

Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia: Basic Concepts

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"The understanding that children and young people can evolve from vulnerable individuals to empowered citizens lies at the heart of child-centred DRR."

Communication for Development Guidelines for Responding to Polio Events and Outbreaks Post Switch
August 18, 2016

Communication for Development Guidelines for Responding to Polio Events and ...

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In light of the fact that a fast, effective response to stop new polio outbreaks in previously polio-free countries is crucial to meet the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)'s aim of global eradication, this document provides guidelines ...

Evidence-Based Engagement of the Somali Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa in Polio Immunization: Overview of Tracking, Cross-Border, Operations, and Communication Strategies
August 3, 2016

Evidence-Based Engagement of the Somali Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa ...

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Building on the experience of the 2013-2014 wild poliovirus (WPV) outbreak in the Horn of Africa, this study examines applied strategies that helped to engage pastoralists of the Somali cluster (Somalia, Somali Region of Ethiopia, and North-East ...

Report on the Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group for the Eradication of Poliomyelitis in Afghanistan [July 2016]
July 27, 2016

Report on the Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group for the Eradication of ...

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"Communication is integrated across all key components of the programme and there is now a cohesive, solid, integrated communication strategy in place." This report summarises the discussions of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on ...

Report on the Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group for the Eradication of Poliomyelitis in Pakistan [June 2016]
July 26, 2016

Report on the Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group for the Eradication of ...

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"The Pakistan programme is on track and has all the essential elements in place to interrupt virus transmission by the end of 2016." This report summarises the discussions of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Poliomyelitis Eradication in ...

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and Youth
July 26, 2016

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and ...

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"In a country with insecure and inaccessible regions, our pilot project demonstrated the value of Africa's Voices approach as a tool for remote monitoring and real-time citizen feedback - helping to amplify the voices of hard-to-reach communities ...

Association of Volunteer Communication Mobilizers' Polio-Related Knowledge and Job-Related Characteristics with Health Message Delivery Performance in Kano District of Nigeria
July 19, 2016

Association of Volunteer Communication Mobilizers' Polio-Related Knowledge ...

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"The success of any community health awareness interventions including polio eradication programs largely depends on health workers having appropriate knowledge and skills, and on their quality delivery of health messages."

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change
July 6, 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change

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"Participatory Theatre for Change is a creative approach used with and by communities and groups to collectively research and critically analyse their own situation, develop and perform artistic and cultural content that reflects their reality, ...

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Evaluation
June 27, 2016

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change ...

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"Participatory Video (PV) was used in this context because it is an accessible, flexible medium of recording community stories of change. It can capture what surveys, questionnaires and bar charts fail to communicate: the human stories of ...

Polio Eradication and Health Systems in Karachi: Vaccine Refusals in Context
June 1, 2016

Polio Eradication and Health Systems in Karachi: Vaccine Refusals in Context

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"Community and health worker engagement will be key to polio eradication in Karachi, Pakistan."

C4D Ebola Surge Mission: Community Level Learnings from Sierra Leone
April 25, 2016

C4D Ebola Surge Mission: Community Level Learnings from Sierra Leone

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This presentation summarises the experience of a communication for development (C4D) specialist who traveled to Sierra Leone (SL) on an Ebola virus disease (EVD) surge mission to support social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) for the ...

Polio Primer
March 21, 2016

Polio Primer

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In 1988, the forty-first World Health Assembly adopted a resolution calling for the worldwide eradication of poliomyelitis (polio). The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was launched to carry out the task. It was spearheaded by the World ...

Risk Communication and Community Engagement for Zika Virus Prevention and Control
March 11, 2016

Risk Communication and Community Engagement for Zika Virus Prevention and ...

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"These messages and related actions are intended to enhance overall public understanding of and promote community engagement for protection of families and communities against the Zika virus."

Ending Child Marriage in Ethiopia: Shaping/Redefining Communication for Development Actions Based on Lessons Learned from Global and Ethiopian Evidence
March 9, 2016

Ending Child Marriage in Ethiopia: Shaping/Redefining Communication for ...

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"By focusing on increasing female teachers and supporting girls' completion of primary school (or more years of schooling) I believe we could play a catalytic role in changing the perception of valuing girls' education by all, and potentially ...

Polio: The Art & Science of Communicating for Eradication
February 24, 2016

Polio: The Art & Science of Communicating for Eradication

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This presentation examines UNICEF's communication for development (C4D) strategy for reaching the last remaining children with the oral polio vaccine (OPV) globally. A case study of its application in Pakistan, one of the few polio-endemic ...

Annual Report 2014: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan
February 23, 2016

Annual Report 2014: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan

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"Polio program is now at a cross roads to...achieve the objective of stopping the circulation of wild polio virus in Afghanistan....In order to do so all polio partners have started working hand in hand with communities and all influential layers ...

Report of the Second Independent Evaluation of the Response to the Polio Epidemic in Madagascar [Rapport de la deuxième Evaluation Indépendante de la riposte à l’épidémie de Polio à Madagascar]
February 22, 2016

Report of the Second Independent Evaluation of the Response to the Polio ...

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This report in French provides an assessment of the polio situation in Madagascar, including the communication context and plan. As reported here, in October 2014, a case of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) - circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus ...

Polio Outbreak Response Plan: Lao People's Democratic Republic
February 19, 2016

Polio Outbreak Response Plan: Lao People's Democratic Republic

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This document provides a plan - including a communication plan - to respond to an outbreak of polio in 2015 in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), a country that had been polio-free since 2000. In it, the Ministry of Health (MoH), the ...

Lao PDR Polio Communication Strategy and cVDPV Outbreak Response Action Plan 2015 - 16
February 19, 2016

Lao PDR Polio Communication Strategy and cVDPV Outbreak Response Action Plan ...

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"For the polio outbreak response to succeed, a timely and strategic communication response is necessary to mobilize partners, mass organizations, communities and parents. Engaging communities and their leadership in dialogue, especially in the ...

Polio Outbreak Response Assessment - Lao People's Democratic Republic
February 18, 2016

Polio Outbreak Response Assessment - Lao People's Democratic Republic

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From January 23 to February 1 2016, independent consultant Ellen A. Coates participated in the initial external evaluation of the Lao People's Democratic Republic steps taken to interrupt poliovirus circulation and end the outbreak since the ...

Madagascar Polio Program Evaluation Trip Report
February 18, 2016

Madagascar Polio Program Evaluation Trip Report

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"Overall, more efforts will be required to fully realize the recommendations and their potential impact on ending the current [polio] outbreak and preventing future ones. Improvements in the quality and reach of training and supervision are ...

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication, Afghanistan, July 2015 - June 2016
February 17, 2016

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication, Afghanistan, July 2015 ...

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"The engagement and commitment of all partners to achieve the goal is critical as we continue to exert extraordinary efforts to vaccinate every child in the country and particularly in the hard-to-reach areas where the virus continues to ...

Enhancing Adoption of Essential Family Practices in DR Congo Integration and Cross-sectoriality
February 9, 2016

Enhancing Adoption of Essential Family Practices in DR Congo Integration and ...

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The focus of this United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) presentation for the International SBCC Summit 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 8-10, is on essential family practices (EFPs), including use of oral rehydration therapy (ORT), ...

Eradicating Polio in Nigeria
February 8, 2016

Eradicating Polio in Nigeria

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"The success of Nigeria's federal and state governments, Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is all the more impressive given the climate of disinformation, intimidation, and violence..."

The Journalists Initiatives on Immunisation Against Polio and Improved Acceptance of the Polio Vaccine in Northern Nigeria 2007-2015
January 4, 2016

The Journalists Initiatives on Immunisation Against Polio and Improved ...

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"...the JAP not only covered and monitored immunization activities in the media, but also sensitized and educated the grassroots communities, especially parents and guardians in noncompliant communities, about immunization activities."

2015 Assessment Report of the Global Vaccine Action Plan
December 10, 2015

2015 Assessment Report of the Global Vaccine Action Plan

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"Global partners need to strengthen country accountability." The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) Working Group (WG) facilitates a yearly SAGE independent review of the implementation of the Decade of Vaccines (DoV)' Global Vaccine ...

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV Behaviour Change for Adolescents in Africa
November 23, 2015

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV ...

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"MTV Shuga is a ground-breaking TV show that portrays the lives and loves of a group of young people.

Now Is the Time for Peak Performance: Twelfth Report of the Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
November 16, 2015

Now Is the Time for Peak Performance: Twelfth Report of the Independent ...

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"The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has implemented changes to its structure and functioning following the management and governance review that reported in 2014. Decision-making, partnership working, overall leadership, financial ...

Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability: Secretariat Annual Report 2015
November 12, 2015

Global Vaccine Action Plan Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability: ...

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"Civil society organizations [CSOs] were specifically invited to submit reports focusing on their efforts to improve community participation and demand for immunization..."

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio - Final Report
October 29, 2015

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment ...

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"The qualitative data from listening clubs showed that youth believe good communication with their parents has a big influence on their behaviours and can help them to make healthier and more informed decisions."

Triggering Handwashing with Soap in CLTS: Insights on What Works from Malawi
October 5, 2015

Triggering Handwashing with Soap in CLTS: Insights on What Works from Malawi

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"The pilot resulted in change in three key areas: a new and tested set of tools for triggering for handwashing; significantly more households that had built handwashing facilities by their toilets in comparison to villages triggered with the ...

Polio Outbreak in the Horn of Africa: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, & Innovations
September 16, 2015

Polio Outbreak in the Horn of Africa: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, & ...

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"This report...tells a story of government leadership, of engagement and a vibrant partnership between countries and Global Polio Eradication Initiative [GPEI] partners. Other lessons emerging from the Horn range from strengthening routine ...

Children's Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World
September 4, 2015

Children's Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World

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"In regards to children's right to education and participation, children reported that being online enabled them to participate meaningfully. They valued the possibility offered by digital media to broaden their horizons, gain awareness of other ...

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