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Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A Scoping and Rapid Review

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July 20, 2017

Understanding the Linkages between Social Safety Nets and Childhood Violence: A Review of the Evidence from Low- and Middle-income Countries

"...violent behaviours are typically normalized in childhood, putting children who experience or witness violence at a higher risk of experience and perpetration in adulthood....While risk and...

July 20, 2017

Planning and Providing Effective Immunization Services

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July 19, 2017

Using Social Media for Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in the MENA Region: World Food Programme Case Study

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July 19, 2017

Gender Inequality and Early Childhood Development

This Plan International document reviews linkages between early childhood development (ECD) and gender, in order to address the following questions: "Why is the development that occurs in the early...

July 19, 2017

Communications, Immunization, and Polio Vaccines: Lessons from a Global Perspective on Generating Political Will, Informing Decision-Making and Planning, and Engaging Local Support

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July 18, 2017

Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action

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July 18, 2017

Building Safe Spaces to Support Young Women's Participation in Local Governance in Indonesia

"This report illustrates that systematic barriers prevent them [young women] from taking advantage of opportunities to participate in community decision-making structures, and reflects on how one NGO...

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Vaccine Refusals Spur Outbreak Fears

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Author: 
Maria Danilova
Publication Date
March 25, 2009
Affiliation: 

Associated Press

This article in the Globe and Mail newspaper reports that a widespread scare about vaccine side effects in Ukraine has led to a sharp drop in immunisations that could result in disease outbreaks spreading beyond the former Soviet republic. Hundreds of thousands of fearful Ukrainians have refused vaccines for diseases such as diphtheria, mumps, polio, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, whooping cough, and others in 2009, according to official estimates.

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Global Health Council Weekly Update, March 30 2009.

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Interpersonal Communication and Counseling for Clients on Tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS

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September 2009

This training curriculum for tuberculosis (TB) health care workers in Ukraine introduces principles of interpersonal communication and counselling of clients on TB and HIV. It provides a framework for the development of experience in TB and HIV counselling skills in a three-day workshop.

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Stop TB Partnership website, December 28 2010.

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Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe

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The Norwegian Fritt Ord Foundation and the German ZEIT Foundation are cooperatively announcing a competition for press prizes to journalists and media in Russia and Eastern Europe.

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Deadline Date: 
October 17, 2010

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Civil Society Forum Contest

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Deadline Date: 
July 12, 2009

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CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism

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The Central European Initiative (CEI), in cooperation with the South East European Media Organisation (SEEMO), invites applications for the CEI Award for Outstanding Merits in Journalism, with a foc

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Deadline Date: 
May 31, 2010

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A Communication Approach on the Ukrainian Forest

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Lars Tallert
Petter Bolme
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
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Sida

This study analyses the communications aspects of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)-financed Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan (UFSMP) project in the Ukrainian forest se

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Sida Communication for Development report A Communication Approach to the Ukrainian Forest, January 2005.

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Lessons Learned from SIAs: Magnification of the Opportunities and Risks to Routine Immunization Programmes

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Author: 
Rebecca Martin
Publication Date
February 19, 2009
Affiliation: 

Communicable Diseases Unit, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe

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Emails from Ellyn Ogden and Rebecca Fields to The Communication Initiative on February 25 2009 and March 2 2009, respectively.

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Civil Society Perspectives on TB/HIV

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Highlights from a Joint Initiative to Promote Community-Led Advocacy

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August 1, 2006
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Impact Data - Nasha Ulitsa (Our Street) Radio Drama

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December 1, 2002
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InterMedia carried out 4 focus group discussions with 32 young (15-19 year-old men and women) in Simferopol and Sevastopol, Crimea. During the 2-hour discussions - one with young Ukrainians and Russians and one with young Crimean Tatars in each city - participants were asked how close they felt to other ethnic groups before and after they had listened to the entire radio drama series.

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  • After listening to "Our Street", the participants' perceptions of distance (on a 6-point Bogardus scale) between the groups in question decreased, in some cases measurably. Mean changes in attitudes towards other ethnic groups (where 1 represents the closest possible relationship - kinship by way of marriage - and 6 represents the most distant relationship - living in the same city or region) were recorded. Groups 1 and 3 consisted of Russians and Ukrainians; Groups 2 and 4 consisted of Crimean Tartars only.
    • The results varied by group but, on average, the Ukrainian and Russians felt somewhat closer to Tatars after hearing the drama series. For example, in Group 1, the mean perceived distance was 2 before listening and 1.8 after. In Group 3, that number improved from 2.8 to 2.
    • The change in attitudes of the Crimean Tatars toward the Russians and Ukrainians was even more pronounced: the Tatars viewed the Russians and Ukrainians in a more favorable light. For example, prior to listening, Group 2 members on average rated Russians at 2.9 on the scale; afterward, they felt closer to this group (1.9). Among this same group, there was a similar change in perception of distance toward Ukrainians (from 2.8 to 1.9). In Group 4, the perceived distance toward Russians improved from 2.4 to 1.5; this number shifted from 1.9 to 1.6 with regard to Ukrainians. Evaluators explain that some of this change may be attributed to the way the radio drama plot unfolded, especially those moments where a few Russian-Ukrainian characters helped the Tatars in difficult situations.
  • After listening, some focus group participants took an interest in ethnic groups other than their own and expressed a desire to understand them better. One participant (Group 1) said, "I have never even thought about the Tatars having been deported...now I felt the situation from their side - how painful and hurtful it is. Now I understand them better."
  • Listeners seemed to recognise the importance of comprehending a situation before responding to it, and of trying to resolve a conflict peacefully rather than attempting to overcome the opponent. Many respondents said the serial gave them new methods and skills for resolving conflicts (although others did not discover any methods in the programmes), as follows:
    • "In principle, there is just one method here: Treat people well." (Group 1)
    • "One doesn't have to use fists to resolve something; one can do it peacefully." (Group 1)
    • "I would no longer get too excited if something was wrong. I'd stop and think." (Group 1)
    • "One shouldn't give way to emotions - this won't lead to anything good; this leads to aggression." (Group 1)
    • "When someone starts insulting you, be silent and count to 10." (Group 2)
    • "Problems shouldn't be resolved by determining who is the better drinker or the faster racer." (Group 3)

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