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April 27, 2017

Combining Intensive Counseling by Frontline Workers with a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Has Large Differential Impacts on Complementary Feeding Practices but Not on Child Growth: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation in Bangladesh

"As the global momentum for investing in nutrition ramps up, there is an urgent need for demonstrated large-scale solutions for improving the most fundamental of nutrition actions, i.e., home-based...

April 27, 2017

Social Franchising and a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Increased the Prevalence of Adequate Complementary Feeding in Vietnam: A Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation

The Alive & Thrive (A&T) initiative, carried out in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, applied principles of social franchising within the government health system in Vietnam to improve the...

April 26, 2017

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

"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...

April 25, 2017

Design thinking and health communication: learning from failure

Author: BBC Media Action India Country Director Priyanka Dutt, originally on April 20 2017 - What do you do when your audience is difficult to reach, tough to keep engaged and doesn’t understand...

April 25, 2017

Social Accountability Initiatives in Health and Nutrition: Lessons from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

"[T]he scholarly interest in accountability forms part of a recent tendency to document wider emergent forms of citizen action and community-driven development."

April 24, 2017

A Guide for Public Health Advocacy: Tools and Lessons Learned from Successful Infant and Young Child Feeding Advocacy in Southeast Asia

"[I]n the case of maternal and child nutrition, advocacy can create permanent shifts that forever change the type of support and opportunity a family has to choose the best feeding practices." This...

April 21, 2017

Strategic Communication for Zika Prevention: A Framework for Local Adaptation

"Effective behavioral communication is essential as it empowers families and communities to make informed decisions regarding Zika prevention measures to protect themselves and their families."

April 20, 2017

Health Specialist, Evaluation of Health System Strengthening (HSS) Project, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM) - MSI - Pakistan

Project Summary:  In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide performance...

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April 19, 2017

Location: Working out of Oxfam’s Humanitarian Department, UK (subject to right to wrok in the UK)/home – based
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April 18, 2017

The Open Society Foundations’ Public Health advances a human rights approach to health, with an emphasis on social inclusion and reclaiming the...

April 18, 2017

Author: BBC Media Action's Acting Head of Health and Resilience Sophia Wilkinson,...

April 11, 2017

Studies have shown that harmful gender norms that promote male dominance over women prevent women from practicing safer sex, limit their use of...

April 10, 2017

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With headquarters in Kinshasa and field offices in the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, Haut Katanga...

April 6, 2017

This short film explains the "theory of change" that lies behind BBC Media Action’s health programmes: how they expect media and communication to...

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