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Empowering Women and Girls to Improve Nutrition: Building a Sisterhood of Success
August 22, 2017

Empowering Women and Girls to Improve Nutrition: Building a Sisterhood of ...

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"Women are both disproportionately affected by malnutrition (60% of the world’s 800 million malnourished people are women) and critical actors in findings lasting solutions.... Nutrition justice will only be achieved when women are empowered and ...

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan
June 21, 2017

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan

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"Since 2012, BBC Media Action has been funded by DFID to produce a range of programmes and deliver capacity-strengthening activities aiming to support improved reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) in South Sudan. This report ...

Advocacy for Stronger Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies and Programs for Decentralized Government Models: Lessons Learned From Alive & Thrive
June 6, 2017

Advocacy for Stronger Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies and Programs ...

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"With the [Vietnamese] government's move toward decentralization, Alive & Thrive identified an opportunity to influence localized nutrition policies through the annual Provincial Planning for Nutrition (PPN) process. PPN is an annual process ...

Partnering with Women's Associations to Advocate for Stronger Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies and Programs: Lessons Learned From Alive & Thrive
May 24, 2017

Partnering with Women's Associations to Advocate for Stronger Infant and ...

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"In many countries throughout the developing world, women’s associations can be influential advocacy and education organizations that represent the voices of mothers to government and legislative bodies, while also providing a key communications ...

Engaging Medical Associations to Support Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding: Lessons Learned From Alive & Thrive
May 24, 2017

Engaging Medical Associations to Support Optimal Infant and Young Child ...

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"Medical communities around the world play an important role in educating families about early child nutrition. Creating an enabling environment for mothers and families to adopt optimal IYCF [infant and young child feeding] practices is ...

Rethinking Communication for Maternal and Child Health: Lessons from the Shaping Demand and Practices Project in Bihar, Northern India
April 26, 2017

Rethinking Communication for Maternal and Child Health: Lessons from the ...

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"Between 2011 and 2015, BBC Media Action and its partners implemented a... project to improve family health in Bihar, one of the poorest and most populous states in India. Called Shaping Demand and Practices (SDP), the initiative formed part of ...

 Social and Behaviour Change Communication Insights and Strategy Case Study: Open Defecation in India
February 1, 2017

Social and Behaviour Change Communication Insights and Strategy Case Study: ...

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"This report demonstrates how behaviour change communications [BCC] is key to improving public health in developing countries. Whilst building infrastructure and services is critical, there is also a need to change social and behavioural norms to ...

Cultivate a culture of protecting children at community level
November 9, 2015

Cultivate a culture of protecting children at community level

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Author: PSAf’s Gillies C. Kasongo, November 12 2015 - The fact that there are still community and media reports of children being abused through child neglect, defilement, exploitation and forced labour imply that more needs to be done to ...

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP)
September 2, 2015

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP)

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Running from 2012 to 2015, the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) is designed to improve maternal and child healthcare practices in Tanzania in the areas of antenatal care, exclusive breastfeeding, and complementary feeding. This five-year ...

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 ...

Hungry to learn: The rise of Home Grown School Feeding
September 3, 2014

Hungry to learn: The rise of Home Grown School Feeding

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Author: Sunit Bagree, Partnership for Child Development at Imperial College London, September 3 2014 - An innovative approach helps smallholder farmers and supports children’s education at the same time. What does it take to get a child to attend ...

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 ...

Impact Data - Research Initiative: Test the Impact of a Radio Campaign Addressing Child Mortality
May 28, 2014

Impact Data - Research Initiative: Test the Impact of a Radio Campaign ...

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    "There is a strong correlation between the intervention 'dose' (the number of weeks each message was broadcast) and the impact on behaviours..." Development Media International (DMI) is conducting a 3-year randomised controlled ...

 Community Engagement and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
April 2, 2014

Community Engagement and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

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This document is a draft policy brief that was prepared for the International Conference on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 1-3 2013. As background, the brief states that "most causes of maternal, ...

Developing and Implementing Training Materials for Integrated Community Case Management in South Sudan
March 26, 2014

Developing and Implementing Training Materials for Integrated Community Case ...

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This learning paper discusses the adaptation of best practices for delivering training of Community Drug Distributors (CDDs) in the implementation of integrated community case management (ICCM) to the context in South Sudan. In two states of ...

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.

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 ...

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).

January 5, 2014

The effect of free distribution of insecticide-treated nets on asymptomatic ...

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Anyaehie, U. S. B., U. I. Nwagha, et al. (2011). "The effect of free distribution of insecticide-treated nets on asymptomatic Plasmodium parasitemia in pregnant and nursing mothers in a rural Nigerian community." Nigerian Journal of Clinical ...

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 ...

Improving Nutrition through Community Growth Promotion: Longitudinal Study of the Nutrition and Early Child Development Program in Uganda
December 2, 2013

Improving Nutrition through Community Growth Promotion: Longitudinal Study ...

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Alderman, H. (2007). Improving Nutrition through Community Growth Promotion: Longitudinal Study of the Nutrition and Early Child Development Program in Uganda. World Development, 35(8), 1376-1389. doi: ...

Monitoring community response to malaria control using insecticide-impregnated bed nets, curtains and residual spray at Nsukka, Nigeria
December 1, 2013

Monitoring community response to malaria control using ...

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Brieger, W. R., A. E. Onyido, et al. (1996). "Monitoring community response to malaria control using insecticide-impregnated bed nets, curtains and residual spray at Nsukka, Nigeria." Health Education Research 11(2): 133-145.

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 ...

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 ...

Our Tukul and Life in Lulu Radio Programmes
August 1, 2013

Our Tukul and Life in Lulu Radio Programmes

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The Our Tukul radio magazine and Life in Lulu radio drama, both produced by BBC Media Action in South Sudan, are working to address reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health. The programmes are broadcast across the country, and the ...

July 4, 2013

Economic status, community danger and psychological problems among South ...

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Barbarin OA, Richter L. Economic status, community danger and psychological problems among South African children. Childhood. 2001;8(1):115-133.

June 11, 2013

Community-based interventions for improving perinatal and neonatal health ...

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Bhutta ZA, Darmstadt GL, Hasan BS, Haws RA. Community-based interventions for improving perinatal and neonatal health outcomes in developing countries: a review of the evidence. Pediatrics. 2005 Feb;115(2 Suppl):519-617.

May 13, 2013

Community management of intellectual disabilities in Pakistan: a mixed ...

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Mirza, I., Tareen, A., Davidson, L. L., & Rahman, A. (2009). Community management of intellectual disabilities in Pakistan: a mixed methods study. J Intellect Disabil Res, 53(6), 559-570. Pakistan has one of the highest reported rates of ...

May 8, 2013

The promise of a community-based approach to managing severe malnutrition: A ...

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Chaiken, M. S., Deconinck, H., & Degefie, T. (2006). The promise of a community-based approach to managing severe malnutrition: A case study from Ethiopia. Food Nutr Bull, 27(2), 95-104.

Lessons learnt from promising practices in community engagement for the elimination of new HIV infections in children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive: summary of a desk review.
April 2, 2013

Lessons learnt from promising practices in community engagement for the ...

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Ackerman Gulaid, L., & Kiragu, K. (2012). Lessons learnt from promising practices in community engagement for the elimination of new HIV infections in children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive: summary of a desk review. J Int AIDS Soc, ...

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 ...

Detection and management of pneumonia by community health workers--a community intervention study in Rehri village, Pakistan
February 16, 2013

Detection and management of pneumonia by community health workers--a ...

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Mehnaz, A., A. G. Billoo, et al. (1997). "Detection and management of pneumonia by community health workers--a community intervention study in Rehri village, Pakistan." J Pak Med Assoc 47(2): 42-45.

February 15, 2013

Experiences in community participation to promote nutritional education

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Martínez-Salgado, H., G. O. Martínez-Andrade, et al. (1993). "Experiences in community participation to promote nutritional education." Experiencias en participación comunitaria para promover la educación en nutrición. 35(6): 673-681.

Evaluating the community education programme of an insecticide-treated bed net trial on the Kenyan coast
February 15, 2013

Evaluating the community education programme of an insecticide-treated bed ...

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Marsh, V. M., W. Mutemi, et al. (1996). "Evaluating the community education programme of an insecticide-treated bed net trial on the Kenyan coast." Health Policy and Planning 11(3): 280-291.

February 15, 2013

Community-based nutritional intervention for reducing malnutrition among ...

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Malekafzali, H., Z. Abdollahi, et al. (2000). "Community-based nutritional intervention for reducing malnutrition among children under 5 years of age in the Islamic Republic of Iran." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 6(2-3): 238-245.

February 15, 2013

Decrease of malaria morbidity with community participation in central Java

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Pribadi, W., B. Rukmono, et al. (1992). "Decrease of malaria morbidity with community participation in central Java." The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health 23(3): 389-396.

February 15, 2013

Community-based network system and interdisciplinary management for children ...

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Prathanee, B. and B. Chowchuen (2010). "Community-based network system and interdisciplinary management for children with cleft-lip/palate." Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet 93 Suppl 4: S63-70. OBJECTIVE: To ...

February 15, 2013

Impact of a community-based comprehensive primary healthcare programme on ...

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Perry, H. B., D. S. Shanklin, et al. (2003).

February 15, 2013

Expanding immunization coverage in rural India: A review of evidence for the ...

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Patel, A. R. and M. P. Nowalk (2010). "Expanding immunization coverage in rural India: A review of evidence for the role of community health workers." Vaccine 28(3): 604-613.

February 15, 2013

Expanding immunization coverage in rural India: A review of evidence for the ...

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Patel, A. R. and M. P. Nowalk (2010). "Expanding immunization coverage in rural India: A review of evidence for the role of community health workers." Vaccine 28(3): 604-613.

February 15, 2013

Performance of a community-based health and nutrition-education intervention ...

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Pahwa, S., G. T. Kumar, et al. (2010). "Performance of a community-based health and nutrition-education intervention in the management of diarrhoea in a slum of Delhi, India." Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 28(6): 553-559.

February 15, 2013

A community-based programme to provide prompt and adequate treatment of ...

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Pagnoni, F., N. Convelbo, et al. (1997). "A community-based programme to provide prompt and adequate treatment of presumptive malaria in children." Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 91(5): 512-517.

February 14, 2013

Changing community behaviour: experience from three African countries

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Quick, R. (2003) Changing community behaviour: experience from three African countries. International Journal of Environmental Health Research S115-s121

February 14, 2013

A local-ingredient-based, processed flour to improve the energy, iron and ...

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Ouèdraogo, H. Z., T. Traoré, et al. (2009). "A local-ingredient-based, processed flour to improve the energy, iron and zinc intakes of young children: A community-based intervention." International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition ...

February 14, 2013

Malaria education from school to community in Oudomxay province, Lao PDR

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Nonaka, D., J. Kobayashi, et al. (2008). "Malaria education from school to community in Oudomxay province, Lao PDR." Parasitology International 57(1): 76-82. Objective: School-based malaria education has been shown to be effective for ...

February 13, 2013

A community demand-driven approach toward sustainable water and sanitation ...

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Hubbard, B., J. Sarisky, et al. (2011). "A community demand-driven approach toward sustainable water and sanitation infrastructure development." International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 214(4): 326-334.  

February 13, 2013

A community demand-driven approach toward sustainable water and sanitation ...

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Hubbard, B., J. Sarisky, et al. (2011). "A community demand-driven approach toward sustainable water and sanitation infrastructure development." International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 214(4): 326-334.  

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