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Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern Nigeria
August 3, 2016

Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern ...

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"The transition plan for the Polio Eradication Initiative in Nigeria must give a prominent role to community volunteers. They have and will continue to have a major influence on supporting routine immunization and maintaining trust of the primary ...

The GREAT Project - Results Brief
July 26, 2016

The GREAT Project - Results Brief

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"We learned that helping adolescents manage key life transitions and encouraging discussion expectations of what it means to be a man or a woman makes a positive difference in their lives."

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones
July 14, 2016

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones

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This Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Spotlight on Health COMpass from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) explores the process and impact of developing an android-based phone app called Gyan Jyoti ("light of ...

Trusted Voices in Challenging Times: Civil Society and Media Leadership (CSML) Program - Final Report
July 8, 2016

Trusted Voices in Challenging Times: Civil Society and Media Leadership ...

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This final report highlights the activities and achievements of the Civil Society and Media Leadership (CSML) Program, which was led by IREX in partnership with The Carter Center and Social Impact. Launched in 2010, this five-and-a-half-year ...

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the Context of Polio Outbreak Response
May 31, 2016

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the ...

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"Overall, the SMS approach did reach a large number of people in a short time compared to conventional methods like interpersonal communication, which in this case would have increased security risks for the community mobilisers." This paper ...

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family Planning in Pakistan
May 10, 2016

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family ...

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"When they are directly and effectively engaged, Pakistani men are ready to participate and share responsibility in family planning." Results from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Family Advancement for Life ...

Quick Investigation of Quality: A User's Guide for Monitoring Quality of Care in Family Planning (2nd Edition)
May 6, 2016

Quick Investigation of Quality: A User's Guide for Monitoring Quality of ...

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This resource offers materials needed to design and implement a practical, low-cost methodology for monitoring quality of care (QoC) in clinic-based family planning (FP) programmes in developing countries. QoC in FP and reproductive health (RH) ...

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in Odisha, India
February 2, 2016

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young ...

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In October 2012, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project began a collaboration with Digital Green (DG) and the Voluntary Association for Rural Reconstruction and Appropriate Technology ...

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategies in Four Countries: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia
September 4, 2015

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and ...

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"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, Rwanda and Senegal." This Health ...

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."

Annexes to: Perceptions of Influence: Understanding Attitudes to Polio Vaccination and Immunisation in Northern Nigeria - Main Research Report
July 23, 2015

Annexes to: Perceptions of Influence: Understanding Attitudes to Polio ...

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This page provides a list with brief descriptions of the 7 annexes. It describes a pilot investigation designed to understand attitudes to polio vaccination and immunisation in Northern Nigeria.

Perceptions of Influence: Understanding Attitudes to Polio Vaccination and Immunisation in Northern Nigeria
July 9, 2015

Perceptions of Influence: Understanding Attitudes to Polio Vaccination and ...

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"The circumstances of household thinking about community, livelihood, health and vaccination are complex. To reduce this protean calculus to a short list of population proportions and individuated causations is to undermine and underestimate the ...

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 ...

Group Dialogue and Critical Reflection of HIV Prevention: An Evaluation of the C-Change Community Conversation Toolkit
January 13, 2015

Group Dialogue and Critical Reflection of HIV Prevention: An Evaluation of ...

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This 53-page report discusses evaluation findings related to the use of the Community Conversation Toolkit (CCT) developed by Communication for Change (C-Change) to foster interactive communication through group dialogues and to prompt engagement ...

Understanding Attitudes to Immunisation in Northern Nigeria: Research to Support the Polio Endgame and Routine Immunisation Strengthening
January 9, 2015

Understanding Attitudes to Immunisation in Northern Nigeria: Research to ...

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This presentation captures the strategies underlying a polio eradication research project that is grounded in the belief that the key to understanding what causes children to be missed by vaccines and continuing suboptimal programme performance ...

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 ...

Understanding the Role of mHealth and Other Media Interventions for Behavior Change to Enhance Child Survival and Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Evidence Review
September 18, 2014

Understanding the Role of mHealth and Other Media Interventions for Behavior ...

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"Health professionals, governments, and researchers have implemented a number of interventions to address the health of children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), often focusing on improving the coverage and quality of interventions of ...

Audience Reception Analysis of the National Brothers for Life Mass Media Campaign
September 1, 2014

Audience Reception Analysis of the National Brothers for Life Mass Media ...

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This 118-page report shares the findings of a qualitative audience reception analysis of the mass media component of the Brothers for Life campaign, which was launched in 2009 to promote the health and well-being of South African men, with a ...

HIV Communication Capacity Strengthening: A Critical Review
July 24, 2014

HIV Communication Capacity Strengthening: A Critical Review

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This review examines HIV communication capacity strengthening at national, subnational, and community levels: definitions, measurements, implementation, and effects. It also proposes a model to guide HIV communication capacity strengthening. The ...

Understanding Attitudes to Immunisation in Northern Nigeria: A Research Outline
June 19, 2014

Understanding Attitudes to Immunisation in Northern Nigeria: A Research Outline

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"It is vital to understand the full range of factors that influence household decision-making on polio. In order to do so, it is important to go beyond assumptions, to systematically collect data from households and to look for patterns in the ...

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 ...

Malaria Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Indicator Reference Guide
April 15, 2014

Malaria Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Indicator Reference Guide

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"Behavior Change Communication (BCC) has been a critical component of malaria prevention and control strategies. Most programs, however, have not been rigorously evaluated, either due to a lack of funding for such evaluations and/or due to lack ...

March 14, 2014

Compliance to correct dose of chloroquine in uncomplicated malaria ...

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Okonkwo, P. O., C. O. Akpala, et al. (2001). "Compliance to correct dose of chloroquine in uncomplicated malaria correlates with improvement in the condition of rural Nigerian children." Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine ...

March 14, 2014

An assessment of the impact of health education on maternal knowledge and ...

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Oche, M. O., A. S. Umar, et al. (2011). "An assessment of the impact of health education on maternal knowledge and practice of childhood immunization in Kware, Sokoto State." Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 3(10): 440-447.

Medication use and abuse in childhood diarrhoeal diseases by caregivers reporting to a Nigerian tertiary health institution
March 12, 2014

Medication use and abuse in childhood diarrhoeal diseases by caregivers ...

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Uchendu, U. O., A. N. Ikefuna, et al. (2009).

March 12, 2014

Using community volunteers to promote exclusive breastfeeding in Sokoto ...

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Qureshi, A. M., O. M. Oche, et al. (2011). "Using community volunteers to promote exclusive breastfeeding in Sokoto State, Nigeria." Pan African Medical Journal 10: 8.

March 11, 2014

Improving childhood malaria treatment and referral practices by training ...

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Okeke, T. A. and B. S. Uzochukwu (2009). "Improving childhood malaria treatment and referral practices by training patent medicine vendors in rural south-east Nigeria." Malaria Journal 8(1).

March 11, 2014

Knowledge and practice of exclusive breast feeding: Effects of health ...

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Nwosu, U. M. and R. A. Eke (2011). "Knowledge and practice of exclusive breast feeding: Effects of health promotion intervention in Nigeria." Sadece anne sütü, bilgi ve uygulamasi: Nijerya'da saǧliǧin teşviki uygulamasinin etkileri 10(6): 657-664.

March 8, 2014

Health Communication Assessment of Ministries of Health and National AIDS ...

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Chamberlain, D., Adelaja, A., Astatke, H., & Bery, R. (2012). Health Communication Assessment of Ministries of Health and National AIDS Authorities in 6 Countries: C-Change.

Mobilizing men as partners: The results of an intervention to increase dual protection among Nigerian men
February 21, 2014

Mobilizing men as partners: The results of an intervention to increase dual ...

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Exner, T. M., J. E. Mantell, et al. (2009). "Mobilizing men as partners: The results of an intervention to increase dual protection among Nigerian men." Health Education Research 24(5): 846-854. Objective: This quasi-experimental, ...

February 18, 2014

Effectiveness of a video-based motivational skills-building HIV ...

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Essien, E. J., O. Mgbere, et al. (2011). "Effectiveness of a video-based motivational skills-building HIV risk-reduction intervention for female military personnel." Social Science & Medicine 72(1): 63-71.

Building a community-based maternity program
February 17, 2014

Building a community-based maternity program

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Kwast, B. E. (1995). "Building a community-based maternity program." International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 48(SUPPL.): S67-S82.

 Impact of a Mass Media Campaign on Bed Net Use in Cameroon
February 13, 2014

Impact of a Mass Media Campaign on Bed Net Use in Cameroon

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This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity ...

February 10, 2014

Breast-feeding promotion in a diarrhoea programme in rural communities

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Davies-Adetugbo, A. A., K. Adetugbo, et al. (1997). "Breast-feeding promotion in a diarrhoea programme in rural communities." J Diarrhoeal Dis Res 15(3): 161-166. Objective: Breast-feeding promotion is an important intervention for the ...

February 10, 2014

The Ife South Breastfeeding project: Training community health extension ...

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Davies-Adetugbo, A. A. and H. A. Adebawa (1997). "The Ife South Breastfeeding project: Training community health extension workers to promote and manage breastfeeding in rural communities." Bulletin of the World Health Organization 75(4): ...

February 10, 2014

Promotion of breast feeding in the community: Impact of health education ...

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Davies-Adetugbo, A. A. (1996). "Promotion of breast feeding in the community: Impact of health education programme in rural communities in Nigeria." Journal of Diarrhoeal Diseases Research 14(1): 5-11.

February 7, 2014

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV at Maiduguri, Nigeria

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Chama, C. M., B. M. Audu, et al. (2004). "Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV at Maiduguri, Nigeria." Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 24(3): 266-269.

February 3, 2014

USAID Evidence Summit Partners

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January 31, 2014

Urban malaria treatment behaviour in the context of low levels of malaria ...

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Brieger, W. R., H. R. Sesay, et al. (2001). "Urban malaria treatment behaviour in the context of low levels of malaria transmission in Lagos, Nigeria." African journal of medicine and medical sciences 30 Suppl: 7-15.

January 31, 2014

Promoting prepackaged drugs for prompt and appropriate treatment of febrile ...

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Brieger, W. R., L. A. Salako, et al. (2002). "Promoting prepackaged drugs for prompt and appropriate treatment of febrile illnesses in rural Nigerian communities." International Quarterly of Community Health Education 21(1): 19-40.

January 31, 2014

West African youth initiative: Outcome of a reproductive health education ...

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Brieger, W. R., G. E. Delano, et al. (2001). "West African youth initiative: Outcome of a reproductive health education program." Journal of Adolescent Health 29(6): 436-446.

January 31, 2014

The EPI in Borno State, Nigeria: impact on routine disease notifications and ...

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Bondi, F. S. and M. A. Alháji (1992). "The EPI in Borno State, Nigeria: impact on routine disease notifications and hospital admissions." Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 95(6): 373-381.

January 31, 2014

The Imo State (Nigeria) Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project, 1. ...

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Blum, D., R. N. Emeh, et al. (1990). "The Imo State (Nigeria) Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project, 1. Description of the project, evaluation methods, and impact on intervening variables." Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical ...

 Evaluating the Impact of a Joint Communication Campaign on Multiple Sexual Partnerships in Mozambique: Interim Report
January 31, 2014

Evaluating the Impact of a Joint Communication Campaign on Multiple Sexual ...

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This 56-page document reports on an evaluation of the impact of a mass media behaviour change communication (BCC) campaign in Mozambique that focused on integrating a strategy to reduce multiple sex partnerships (MSP) and concurrent partnerships ...

January 27, 2014

Sustainable poverty amelioration through early life education in a ...

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Abosede, O. A., P. C. Campbell, et al. (2010). "Sustainable poverty amelioration through early life education in a peri-urban community of Lagos, Nigeria." African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine 2(1).

Guide to Monitoring Scale-up of Health Practices and Interventions
January 23, 2014

Guide to Monitoring Scale-up of Health Practices and Interventions

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This guide was developed as a "how-to" resource to provide programme implementers with a low-cost and replicable approach to monitoring the process of scaling up and institutionalising innovations in health. The goal is to assist country ...

Encouraging Men’s Participation in HIV and AIDS Prevention and HIV Testing Services: Evaluation of the Men As Partners® (MAP) Approach in Côte d’Ivoire
January 16, 2014

Encouraging Men’s Participation in HIV and AIDS Prevention and HIV Testing ...

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This 45-page report shares insights from a mid-project evaluation of The RESPOND Project's work in Côte d’Ivoire to build the capacity of local and international organisations to use the Men As Partners (MAP) approach to encourage men’s ...

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