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Author: 
Charlotte Bergin
Publication Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Whilst the challenges of providing education to the world's refugee children are contextual, multiple and varied, with sustained attention, sufficient political will, and a commitment to creativity and innovation, they can, and must, be overcome."

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/583af1fb414fb5b3977b6f89/t/59bd539d80bd5e7ca76704cd/1505579941493/Promising+Practices+in+Refugee+Education+Synthesis_Report_FINAL_WEB.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 40-page report in PDF format.</a></div>
Contacts (user reference): 
EWagner
Source: 

"Refugee Education – Your Weekend Long Reads", by Steve Vosloo, ICTworks, November 24 2017, and Promising Practices website - both accessed on November 28 2017; and email from Emma Wagner to The Communication Initiative on November 30 2017. Image caption/credit: Children on the Edge provides low-profile education for Rohingya refugee children on the Myanmar - Bangladesh border. © Children on the Edge

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Author: 
Pauline Paterson
Tracey Chantler
Heidi J. Larson
Publication Date
Monday, August 14, 2017
Affiliation: 

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Paterson, Chantler, Larson); University of Washington (Larson)

"This study is a reminder of the importance of asking parents their reasons for non-vaccination to identify all reasons, including perhaps unexpected ones."

In 2013, the annual influenza immunisation programme in England was extended to children to reduce the burden of influenza, but uptake was sub-optimal at 53.2%. This qualitative study was undertaken to explore the reasons some parents decided not to vaccinate their child against influenza as part of the pilot programme offered in schools.

  <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X17310836?via%253Dihub" target="_blank">Click here to read the article online or to download it in PDF format (5 pages).</a></div>
Contacts (user reference): 
Heidi Larson - ...
Source: 

Vaccine (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.08.016. Image credit: Alamy

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Publication Date
Monday, December 11, 2017

"Making the digital space better for children requires collaboration and cooperation among governments, United Nations agencies and other international children's organizations, civil society, the private sector, academia and the technical community, families and children themselves."

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/SOWC_2017_ENG_WEB.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 215-page report in PDF format.</a></div>
Contacts (user reference): 
UNICEF - Public...
Source: 

Email from UNICEF to The Communication Initiative on December 11 2017; and UNICEF website, December 12 2017. Image credit: © UNICEF/UN036675/Sharma

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Author: 
Mizanur Rahman, PhD
Gustavo Angeles, PhD
Moinuddin Haider, MPH
Kristen Brugh, PhD
Nahid Kamal, PhD
Nitai Chakraborty, PhD
Rashida-E-Ijdi, MSc
Ai Imam, MPH
Publication Date
Friday, September 1, 2017

Marketing Innovation for Health (MIH) is an integrated social marketing project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Bangladesh that is designed to provide comprehensive health and family planning education, products, and services in 19 priority districts of rural Bangladesh. As part of this evaluation, outcome monitoring activities tracked changes in key knowledge and health indicators between the baseline and end line surveys, and the impact evaluation assessed the effect of the MIH intervention on health knowledge and behaviour in intervention areas in relation to what was observed in comparison areas.

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tre-17-4/at_download/document" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the 156-page report in PDF format.</a></div>
Contacts (user reference): 
MEASURE Evaluation
Source: 

MEASURE Evaluation website, November 20 2017. Image caption/credit: A mother and child in Chittagong, Bangladesh. © 2011 Ekramul Hoque/SCIB, Courtesy of Photoshare

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Greetings to Soul Beat Africa Network members,

First of all apologies for the cross posting for those who are also a member of the CI Network as a similar note went to this larger network yesterday.

 
This is just a quick update on the Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviours, Amplifying Voice, WHAT WORKS? 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit  to be held in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, April 16th to 20th, 2018 - hashtag #SBCCSummit.

1. Early bird registration  - Please note that the early bird registration for a reduced conference fee closes December 15, 2017.

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Publication Date
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Created by Sonke Gender Justice in collaboration with Health-E News, this guide is designed to provide journalists and editors in South Africa with guidance on how to report on issues of gender-based violence (GBV) in a sensitive, respectful, and ethical matter.  As stated in the guide, “[R]ates of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa are staggeringly high, with a recent study in 2016 by StatsSA indicating that one in five partnered women have experienced physical violence in the 12 months prior to the survey. Still, GBV remains largely hidden and consigned to the private sphere, thus diminishing the public discussions about violence.

  <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.genderjustice.org.za/publication/reporting-gender-based-violence" target="_blank">Click here to download this guide in PDF format. </a></div>
Cost: 
Free to download
Languages: 

English

Number of Pages: 

56

Contacts (user reference): 
Sonke Gender Ju...
Health-e News S...

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Yesterday’s abstract deadline for the International SBCC Summit resulted in high traffic to the submission website, causing some to be unable to log in and submit their abstracts. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate everyone's patience. Because of this, the deadline to submit abstracts in all categories has been extended to Wednesday, December 6, 11:59 PM EST.
 
Although the deadline is extended, we do encourage you to submit your abstract as soon as possible to make sure it uploads smoothly.

What this means:
If you have successfully submitted an abstract, you have until December 6 to edit or amend it.
If you have NOT submitted yet, you will have two more days to do so.
 
Helpful tips:
Avoid using Internet Explorer; there is a known issue when using this browser.
Firefox is the best browser to use when submitting.

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Author: Stephanie Desmon, October 31 2017 - Scientific evidence doesn't seem to carry the same weight it used to. In the new era of "alternative facts," it can be especially difficult to effectively communicate with people in order to convince them to behave in their best interests. Take the case of childhood immunizations. There has always been a sliver of the population with distrust of vaccines, some of whom have refused to get the recommended shots for their kids. But the conversations that pediatricians are having with the parents of their patients may be even more challenging in this "fact-resistant world" we live in now, says Rupali J.

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Publication Date
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The final report for the SHIKHA Project, conducted in the Barisal and Khulna divisions of southern Bangladesh from October 2013 to September 2016, describes how the project used a proven behaviour change strategy to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices and maternal dietary diversity for pregnant women. As the report shows, SHIKHA achieved its goal of reducing under-nutrition in pregnant women and children under 2 years of age in Bangladesh by communicating about 4 high-impact behaviours: early initiation of breastfeeding; exclusive breastfeeding; complementary feeding; and handwashing. SHIKHA's experience in doing so reveals lessons to inform future health and nutrition policies.

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.fhi360.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/shikha-final-report-nov16.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 47-page report in PDF format.</a></div>
Contacts (user reference): 
FHI 360
Source: 

FHI 360 website, November 15 2017.

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Greetings to Soul Beat Africa Network members,

First of all apologies for the cross posting for those who are also a member of the CI Network as a similar note went to this larger network yesterday.

 
This is just a quick update on the Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviours, Amplifying Voice, WHAT WORKS? 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit  to be held in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, April 16th to 20th, 2018 - hashtag #SBCCSummit.

1. Early bird registration  - Please note that the early bird registration for a reduced conference fee closes December 15, 2017.

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