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"In my next life I want to be a boy"
October 20, 2016

"In my next life I want to be a boy"

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Author: Ragini Pasrichan, October 20 2016 - Why we chose “real people” instead of actors to feature in our Public Service Announcements (PSAs), TV adverts sharing simple solutions to prepare for cyclones, flooding and drought. “In my next life I ...

Public Health Communication has to be 'Mainstream'
August 29, 2016

Public Health Communication has to be 'Mainstream'

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Author: Anshuman Rawat, August 24 2016 [cross-posted from Anshuman Rawat's blog site, linked below] - A cursory study of health communication would reveal that when it comes to catching eyeballs, the catchy promotions of, for example, private ...

Communication and the polio endgame
July 28, 2016

Communication and the polio endgame

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Author: Caroline Sugg, Head of Special Projects at BBC Media Action, July 28 2016 - The sense of excitement in the public health community is palpable. While experts on polio warn against celebrating too soon, it looks as if this crippling ...

Tackling the Silent Killer With Open Source Health Communications: A Campaign to End Child Pneumonia
June 27, 2016

Tackling the Silent Killer With Open Source Health Communications: A ...

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A campaign to end child pneumonia by reaching mothers and health workers with life-saving information Authors:

Lao PDR's Polio Outbreak and Response: C4D efforts in reaching the last child
April 26, 2016

Lao PDR's Polio Outbreak and Response: C4D efforts in reaching the last child

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The Complete Background to Lao PDR’s Polio Outbreak and Response‬

Polio Eradication: Nigeria Must Keep its Eye on the Prize
July 28, 2015

Polio Eradication: Nigeria Must Keep its Eye on the Prize

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Author: Nellie Bristol, July 24 2015 - July 24 marks a significant milestone in the global effort to eradicate polio: Nigeria, one of the countries where wild poliovirus has proven hardest to extinguish, has reported no cases of the disease for a ...

Relationship between polio eradication and routine immunisation - lessons from the field: Life after Polio
May 21, 2015

Relationship between polio eradication and routine immunisation - lessons ...

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Author: Roma Solomon, May 21 2015 - "What are you doing now that polio has gone? You and your team must be out of a job!" Well, these are easier questions to answer than those we faced when we started working on polio eradication. "You think you ...

WASH Tools for Implementers Responding to the Nepali Earthquake
May 4, 2015

WASH Tools for Implementers Responding to the Nepali Earthquake

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This blog is cross-posted from the WASH website, linked below, May 4 2015 - In times of disaster, particularly when infrastructure has been compromised and people find themselves together in close quarters, there is an increased risk of ...

Health Camps: Expanding Access to Healthcare during Polio Immunization Campaigns in Northern Nigeria
March 9, 2015

Health Camps: Expanding Access to Healthcare during Polio Immunization ...

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Author: Nikhil Patil, March 9 2015 - Non-compliance to polio immunization is a major challenge to effectively reaching 100% coverage of the vaccine across Nigeria and eliminate polio transmission. One solution to address non-compliance has been ...

The Impact of Polio Eradication Activities on Routine Immunization in Three Northern Nigerian States
March 4, 2015

The Impact of Polio Eradication Activities on Routine Immunization in Three ...

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Author: Anne McArthur, March 4 2015 - I’ve been working on immunization programs for the past 14 years, including seven years as Immunization Advisor to the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria/Maternal Neonatal and ...

Slipping through the sieve?  Equitable Sex Ratio at Birth as a Post 2015 Target
February 12, 2015

Slipping through the sieve? Equitable Sex Ratio at Birth as a Post 2015 Target

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Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, February 12 2015 - There are several gender-specific targets suggested by different UN agencies as part of post-2015 Development Agenda which are beyond those included in the MDGs.  However, they do not include the ...

How people behave really matters to health
October 7, 2014

How people behave really matters to health

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Author: Caroline Sugg, October 6 2014 - The Ebola emergency in West Africa shines a fresh light on the way in which peoples' everyday actions are critical to maintaining public health.

Communication and education for peace in military-controlled South Sudan - Part II
May 19, 2014

Communication and education for peace in military-controlled South Sudan - ...

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Author: Kerida McDonald, UNICEF Senior Advisor, May 19 2014 - Juba, South Sudan - Without the luxury of coffee to start the first day of our mission in Mingkaman we joined the early morning community leaders meeting which provided a perfectly ...

Communication and education for peace in military-controlled South Sudan - Part I
May 19, 2014

Communication and education for peace in military-controlled South Sudan - ...

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Author: Kerida McDonald, UNICEF Senior Advisor, May 19 2014 - Juba, South Sudan - Last month, traveling on roads punctuated by armed soldiers, I attended a workshop on Conflict Sensitive Programming and Peacebuilding Message Development in Juba ...

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 ...

Reasons and Remedies of the OPV Refusal Cases in Polio NIDS in FATA, Pakistan
April 22, 2013

Reasons and Remedies of the OPV Refusal Cases in Polio NIDS in FATA, Pakistan

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Background on FATA [Federally Administered Tribal Areas], Pakistan's Polio refusal cases:

Re-vamping UNICEF’s Africa Communication for Development Strategy
March 21, 2011

Re-vamping UNICEF’s Africa Communication for Development Strategy

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