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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), ...

Social Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communication for Nutrition
August 28, 2015

Social Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communication for Nutrition

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"Social mobilization, advocacy and communications is a growing priority for SUN countries and increasingly seen as an integral part of the national nutrition strategy.  Countries are at very different stages and employing a variety of ...

ProPAN: Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding - Field Manual
June 5, 2015

ProPAN: Process for the Promotion of Child Feeding - Field Manual

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ProPAN is a tool to design, implement, and evaluate interventions and programmes to improve infant and young child diet and feeding, updated to ProPAN 2.0. It includes 1) this field manual with step-by-step guidelines on how to apply quantitative ...

WASH for Schoolchildren in Emergencies: A Guidebook for Teachers
May 5, 2015

WASH for Schoolchildren in Emergencies: A Guidebook for Teachers

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) created this guidebook for teachers in emergency situations. The guidebook, accompanied by regional flashcards (Africa, Afghanistan/Pakistan, and Latin America), and visual aids, provides teachers with ...

Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP)
January 28, 2015

Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP)

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"There is no point in having a vaccine if you cannot roll it out. This is a story for donors, who increasingly need to know that the money which is going into developing countries is actually having an impact, and this is a very good example of ...

Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities Settings
October 23, 2014

Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities ...

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"How can we build health communication and other capacity in disadvantaged settings?" This is one of the questions asked in this interview of Rafael Obregon, PhD and Benjamin Hickler, PhD, both involved with communication for development (C4D) ...

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Amoxicillin
September 25, 2014

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Amoxicillin

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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 RMNCH, the I-Kit. Materials associated with the I-Kit, like ...

Trial of Zinc for Childhood Diarrhoea in Guatemala
September 25, 2014

Trial of Zinc for Childhood Diarrhoea in Guatemala

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To demonstrate the effectiveness of zinc treatment in reducing child mortality, the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) piloted a programme in 2007 in three districts of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, to add zinc as a mineral supplement recommended for ...

Polio Outbreak in the Middle East: War in Syria Opens the Door to an Old Enemy
July 31, 2014

Polio Outbreak in the Middle East: War in Syria Opens the Door to an Old Enemy

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"'In the beginning people felt afraid. They started to ask us who we are,' says Muhammed, a local volunteer working to immunise children against polio in Syria's Al-Hasakah governate, where heavy fighting has taken place. 'I have taken the ...

UNICEF India's IEC eWarehouse
July 10, 2014

UNICEF India's IEC eWarehouse

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From the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India, this repository of information, education, and communication (IEC) materials offers links to booklets, posters, books, toolkits, flash cards, documentaries, radio public service ...

Enhancing Child Survival and Development in Lower- and Middle- Income Countries by Achieving Population-Level Behavior Change
June 4, 2014

Enhancing Child Survival and Development in Lower- and Middle- Income ...

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This guest editorial from the Journal of Health Communication considers behaviours that can end preventable child deaths and ensure health child development. "These include healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, giving quality antenatal care ...

Immunization in Developing Countries: An Interview with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, Chief of Immunization for UNICEF
April 13, 2014

Immunization in Developing Countries: An Interview with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, ...

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From the "Thought Leaders" series of the News-Medical.Net website, this interview with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, Chief of Immunization for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is a question-answer discussion of the fact that one child in five ...

Harnessing the Power of Communication for Child Survival: A Global Perspective
March 19, 2014

Harnessing the Power of Communication for Child Survival: A Global Perspective

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Delivered at the Call to Action - Child Survival and Development for Every Child in India Summit from February 7-9 2013, Chennai, India, this presentation examines evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care of mothers and children. ...

Female Polio Workers: Their battle against the virus, taboos and poverty
March 8, 2014

Female Polio Workers: Their battle against the virus, taboos and poverty

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Author Jawahir Habib, March 8 2014:      "My husband hit me in the morning, he was asking for money," said a Lady Health Worker (LHW), Nadia, in Kili Shabo area of Quetta (South-west of Pakistan). "I have not received my ...

Every Child Counts
February 20, 2014

Every Child Counts

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Author: Manuel Manrique Castro, from his column in El Mundo de Medellín - translation: Cynthia Selde, published February 12 2014, cross-posted February 20 2014:      For many years The State of the World’s Children report ...

Kicking Polio out of Afghanistan
February 11, 2014

Kicking Polio out of Afghanistan

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Author Umaru Pate, February 5 2014: Professor, Department of Mass Communication, University of Maiduguri and Kaigamma of Adamawa, reflects on his recent experience as an expert panelist reviewing Afghanistan's polio communication programme. ...

Using Polio Eradication Assets to Improve Routine Immunization
February 10, 2014

Using Polio Eradication Assets to Improve Routine Immunization

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The importance of capacity building of vaccinators, effective implementation of robust communication and social mobilisation strategies, real-time monitoring and analysis of data, research-based innovation, and seamless partnership are amongst ...

Afghanistan Polio Communication Review - October 22 to 29 2013
February 6, 2014

Afghanistan Polio Communication Review - October 22 to 29 2013

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"Public awareness was the key for the success we had - in the schools, the mosques - but now keeping polio-free is more important than becoming polio-free." - Governor of Kandahar, Afghanistan

Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy and Communication Strategy Framework 2012-2017
February 5, 2014

Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy and Communication Strategy Framework 2012-2017

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"The strategy focuses on increasing knowledge and perceived importance of sanitation and hygiene practices, with the long term objective of changing the way society thinks so that open defecation is no longer acceptable in India."

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed
January 22, 2014

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed

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This United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report and website present statistics on under-five child mortality rates, which are dropping each year but reportedly not fast enough to meet its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) #4 target figure. ...

Schools & Health Website
December 19, 2013

Schools & Health Website

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"Improving the way news and information on the health, nutrition and education of school-age children around the world is disseminated remains as vital as ever." Lesley Drake, Partnership for Child Development (PCD) The global school health and ...

December 12, 2013

The health benefits of social mobilization: experiences with community-based ...

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Harkins, T., C. Drasbek, et al. (2008). "The health benefits of social mobilization: experiences with community-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness in Chao, Peru and San Luis, Honduras." Promotion & Education 15(2): 15-20. ...

Partnering with Religious Communities for Children
December 4, 2013

Partnering with Religious Communities for Children

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"Long before there was a UNICEF, faith communities were among the greatest advocates for the world’s neediest children, providing guidance, aid and comfort to millions of disadvantaged families. In fact, the Convention on the Rights of the Child ...

Feeding Trust: Nigerian Community Mobilizers Fight Not Just Polio, But Malnutrition
November 26, 2013

Feeding Trust: Nigerian Community Mobilizers Fight Not Just Polio, But ...

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"Clearly, polio eradication efforts must now be seen as a piece of the larger puzzle of child survival. Networks established to end polio are beginning to help provide other life-saving benefits for children."

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study
November 25, 2013

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study

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Amouzou, A., O. Habi, et al. (2012). "Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study." Lancet 380(9848): 1169-1178.

November 15, 2013

World Health Organization/United Nations Children's Fund Joint Statement on ...

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Young, M., Wolfheim, C., Marsh, D. R., & Hammamy, D. (2012). World Health Organization/United Nations Children's Fund Joint Statement on Integrated Community Case Management: An Equity-Focused Strategy to Improve Access to Essential Treatment ...

November 7, 2013

Qualitative research to identify solutions to local barriers to care-seeking ...

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Bedford, J. (2012). Qualitative research to identify solutions to local barriers to care-seeking and treatment for diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia in select high burden countries: Niger (pp. 88): Anthrologica, UNICEF.

October 21, 2013

The Zambian Early Childhood Development Project 2010 Assessment Final Report

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Fink, G., Matafwali, B., Moucheraud, C., & Simmons Zuilkowski, S. (2012). The Zambian Early Childhood Development Project 2010 Assessment Final Report (pp. 41).

Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Communication for Development Strategies to Support and Empower Marginalized Adolescent Girls
October 17, 2013

Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Communication ...

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"The integration of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to the Communication for Development (C4D) toolbox offers an additional means for challenging unequal power relations and increasing participation of marginalized girls in ...

HealthPhone
September 26, 2013

HealthPhone

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"If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million." HealthPhone™ is a resource using the medium of video transmitted through mobile phones that is designed to improve the health of economically poor and vulnerable ...

Sustainable Development Starts and Ends with Safe, Healthy, Well-Educated Children
August 22, 2013

Sustainable Development Starts and Ends with Safe, Healthy, Well-Educated ...

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"Children’s rights and well-being should remain at the centre of the post-2015 agenda...." Anthony Lake

The State of the World's Children 2013: Children with Disabilities
August 22, 2013

The State of the World's Children 2013: Children with Disabilities

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...[T]he inclusion of children with disabilities in society is possible - but it requires first a change of perception, a recognition that children with disabilities hold the same rights as others; that they can be agents of change and ...

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Guidance for School Health Programmes
August 13, 2013

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Guidance for School Health Programmes

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From the Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH) programme, these guidance documents on monitoring and evaluation (M&E), based on country-level feedback, including pilot testing in El Salvador, Ethiopia, Nepal, and the ...

Shattered Lives: Challenges and Priorities for Syrian Children and Women in Jordan
August 6, 2013

Shattered Lives: Challenges and Priorities for Syrian Children and Women in ...

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"As of 4 June 2013, there are 470,573 Syrian refugees in Jordan. 53% are children under 18 years of age. The majority of Syrian refugees live in host communities in Jordan, mainly in the northern and central governorates. Approximately 120,000 ...

Could India's Polio Eradication Success Story Be a Model for Its Other Health Issues?
July 31, 2013

Could India's Polio Eradication Success Story Be a Model for Its Other ...

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"...when the mother...saw Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's television ads telling parents that just 'two drops of medicine' could help keep a child alive for life, Ms. Khatoon took her infant to the nearest pharmacy and asked how to vaccinate ...

Infant and Young Child Feeding Programme Review - Case Study: Uganda
May 27, 2013

Infant and Young Child Feeding Programme Review - Case Study: Uganda

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This 47-page case study is part of a review of the Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programme, which was conducted as a joint effort between the United Nations Childrens Fund's (UNICEF) Nutrition Section and the Academy for Educational ...

May 17, 2013

Case Study: Uganda Infant and Young Child Feeding Programme Review

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UNICEF. (2009). Case Study: Uganda Infant and Young Child Feeding Programme Review (pp. 47). Methods: This case study is one of six in a review of the contributions of UNICEF and its partners to infant and young child feeding (IYCF). The Uganda ...

Immunisation Registry and Information System within TFYR Macedonia's E-Health Framework
April 8, 2013

Immunisation Registry and Information System within TFYR Macedonia's ...

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As part of this information and communication technology (ICT) for development project, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Skopje provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Institute of Public Health to design ...

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study
April 2, 2013

Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study

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Amouzou, A., Habi, O., Bensaid, K., & Niger Countdown Case Study Working, G. (2012). Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study. Lancet, 380(9848), 1169-1178. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(12)61376-2

Successful Polio Eradication in Uttar Pradesh, India: The Pivotal Contribution of the Social Mobilization Network, an NGO/UNICEF Collaboration
March 22, 2013

Successful Polio Eradication in Uttar Pradesh, India: The Pivotal ...

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"Community mobilization coordinators played a critical role in reducing community resistance to vaccination."

CORE Group Polio Project: Examples of Videos, Brochures, Training Tools and Community Mobilisation Materials
February 21, 2013

CORE Group Polio Project: Examples of Videos, Brochures, Training Tools and ...

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This 18-slide PowerPoint presentation - which is connected to a PDF document that may be accessed through a link below - describes and shares communication materials from the CORE Group India. The material focuses on its efforts to mobilise ...

February 12, 2013

Prevention of malnutrition among young children in rural Bangladesh by a ...

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Roy, S. K., S. P. Jolly, et al. (2007). "Prevention of malnutrition among young children in rural Bangladesh by a food-health-care educational intervention: a randomized, controlled trial." Food Nutr Bull 28(4): 375-383. BACKGROUND: As a result ...

Impact of pilot project of Rural Maintenance Programme (RMP) on destitute women: CARE, Bangladesh
February 12, 2013

Impact of pilot project of Rural Maintenance Programme (RMP) on destitute ...

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Roy, S. K., F. Bilkes, et al. (2008) Impact of pilot project of Rural Maintenance Programme (RMP) on destitute women: CARE, Bangladesh. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 67-75 BACKGROUND: The rate of malnutrition among women in Bangladesh is high, but ...

REACH: An effective catalyst for scaling up priority nutrition interventions at the country level
February 12, 2013

REACH: An effective catalyst for scaling up priority nutrition interventions ...

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Pearson, B. L. and B. Ljungqvist (2011). "REACH: An effective catalyst for scaling up priority nutrition interventions at the country level." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 32(SUPPL. 2): s115-s127.

February 11, 2013

The contribution of child health days to improving coverage of periodic ...

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Oliphant, N. P., J. B. Mason, et al. (2010). "The contribution of child health days to improving coverage of periodic interventions in six African countries." Food Nutr Bull 31(3 Suppl): S248-263. BACKGROUND: Child Health Days have been ...

February 8, 2013

Improvement in mothers' immediate care-seeking behaviors for children's ...

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Fujino, Y., S. Sasaki, et al. (2009). "Improvement in mothers' immediate care-seeking behaviors for children's danger signs through a community-based intervention in Lusaka, Zambia." Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine 217(1): 73-85.

Campaign to Eradicate Preventable Childhood Deaths - Video
February 8, 2013

Campaign to Eradicate Preventable Childhood Deaths - Video

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In this Latin American campaign public service announcement, soccer [football] star Lionel Messi, a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Ambassador, makes an urgent call to intensify child survival efforts to save the lives of thousands of ...

The Wrong Way to Fight Polio
January 28, 2013

The Wrong Way to Fight Polio

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"In order to avoid further tragedies, donors should work more closely with local people to improve the health of children in general, rather than strive for some romantic victory over a single virus alone."

January 17, 2013

The effect of prolonged and exclusive breast-feeding on dental caries in ...

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Kramer, M. S., I. Vanilovich, et al. (2007). "The effect of prolonged and exclusive breast-feeding on dental caries in early school-age children. New evidence from a large randomized trial." Caries Res 41(6): 484-488.

January 17, 2013

A randomized breast-feeding promotion intervention did not reduce child ...

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Kramer, M. S., L. Matush, et al. (2009). "A randomized breast-feeding promotion intervention did not reduce child obesity in belarus." Journal of Nutrition 139(2): 417S-421S.

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