1,000 Days for Brain Growth and Development

Alive & Thrive is an initiative in Vietnam aimed at improving infant and young child feeding by increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices.

A series of seven posters were placed in health facilities to reinforce messages received during counseling. They focus on no water in the first six months, exclusive breastfeeding, frequent breastfeeds, timely introduction of complementary foods, feeding iron-rich foods, and the critical 1,000 day window for brain growth and physical development.

This poster reinforces messages about the critical 1,000 day window from pregnancy through the first two years to ensure optimal growth.

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Alive & Thrive

Date of Publication: July 20, 2022

SMART Advocacy Training Facilitator’s Guide

This facilitator’s guide was produced to train Health Advocacy Committees (HAC) as part of Breakthrough ACTION Liberia’s overall capacity development and implementation of community-based advocacy core groups. It offers conceptual and in-depth methodologies, tools, and step-by-step guidance to individuals who will facilitate SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) Advocacy training specific to HACs across project locations.

The manual is structured into four modules with a general training preparation section:

General Training Preparation: This section presents the specific activities facilitators will need to complete prior to the training. It also includes the overall introduction and opening of the training session. Additionally, this section provides the opportunity for participants and facilitators to get to know each other, agree on norms of the workshop, set and clarify expectations and objectives, and understand participants’ prior knowledge of the training content. This section will build trust and set the pace for the rest of the training modules and sessions.

Module One: This module provides an overview of the Breakthrough ACTION Liberia project. In this module, participants will get an overview of the project, as well as the community group concept, the process and importance of group formation and working in a team, and the roles and responsibilities of the HACs. By completing this module, participants will develop an appreciation of the concept of the HAC and identify and develop skills for dealing with the challenges associated with community group work.

Module Two: This module presents the overall concept of SMART advocacy. The module is intended to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of advocacy, the definition of advocacy, its importance, approaches, and the qualities and skills of an advocate. Further, the module provides relevant tools that enable participants to identify advocacy issues; conduct stakeholder analyses; address oppositions including myths, misconceptions, and mindset; develop advocacy messages; and effectively communicate these messages. Finally, the module explores strengthening capacity for effective stakeholders’ engagement and coordination, determining advocacy results, and monitoring and evaluation in advocacy.

Module Three: This module aims to provide information on the accountability and management of HACs. It provides an opportunity to reflect on steps to ensure HACs’ sustainability and the importance of documentation and report writing. Further, participants will have the opportunity to establish a county-level HAC and its leadership and develop a work plan for the HAC.
Module Four: This module aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the training outcomes. Activities under this module include administering the training post-test, conducting the final evaluation, and closing the sessions. Both facilitators and participants will have the opportunity to give and receive overall feedback on the training.

Date of Publication: May 12, 2022

SIMILIAR RESOURCES

Tools

Examples

      Haryana Newborn Action Plan

      As a follow up to the India Newborn Action Plan, the Haryana Newborn Action Plan (HNAP) has been drafted as a state-specific roadmap for reducing preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths and achieving the desired targets for the neonatal mortality rate (NMR) and stillbirth rate (SBR) by 2030.

      The document looks into the current situational analysis of newborn health in the state and the state initiatives for reducing neonatal mortality. It documents the process followed for development of the HNAP and its implementation. Based on the activities undertaken by the state, and available resources it suggests a roadmap for the state to implement evidence-based high impact interventions for achieving the target of Single digit NMR and SBR by 2030.

      Source: VRIDDHI, USAID

      Date of Publication: April 28, 2022

      What are Your Plans?

      This material is from the Healthy Women of Ukraine (HWUP) program. The goal of HWUP, which runs from 2011-2016, is to protect the reproductive health of Ukrainian women and couples by increasing the appropriate and effective use of modern methods of contraception as an alternative to unintended pregnancy and associated abortion. HWUP was a follow-on project to an earlier program, Together for Health, which ran from from 2006-2011.

      Evaluation of the project thus far shows the following;

      • 7.8 million Ukrainians have been reached with the program’s messages
      • More than 25,000 people, mainly youth, have participated in FP/RH education sessions
      • 87% of education session participants plan to use modern family planning methods in the future
      • The number of access points for family planning and reproductive services has increased more than 300% in HWUP partner oblasts
      • More than 2,600 health care providers have been trained in modern family planning approaches and counseling

      This poster is aimed at young people and offers information about the various types of information and services/social network options available on the program’s website.

      Source: Healthy Women of Ukraine Program (HWUP)

      Date of Publication: April 27, 2022

      National Standard Operating Procedures for Risk Communication and Social Mobilization During Public Health Emergencies

      This document is intended to support implementation of the National Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Strategy developed as an outcome of Ghana’s coordinated and collaborative response to communicating with the public and all stakeholders on the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides guidance on what is to be done, by who, where, and when in applying risk communication and social mobilization actions when public health emergencies arise.

      The overall goal of the RCCE Strategy is to create awareness, reduce fear and misconceptions, and empower people to take preventive measures to stop the spread of the diseases. This document provides guidance on what is to be done, by who, where and when in applying risk communication and social mobilisation (RC&SM) actions when public health emergencies arise.

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      Johns Hopkins University - Center for Communication Programs

      Date of Publication: March 31, 2022

      Stratégie nationale de communication pour un changement social et de comportement sur les six zoonoses prioritaires au Sénégal

      This National Communication Strategy for Social and Behavioral Change on the six priority zoonotic diseases in Senegal for the period 2020–2024 is the result of collaboration between various ministerial sectors, civil society organizations, and the country’s technical and financial partners.

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      Secrétariat général du gouvernement haut conseil national de la sécurité sanitaire mondiale secrétariat permanent

      Date of Publication: March 31, 2022

      Stratégie Nationale de Communication sur les risques liés aux cing groupes de zoonoses prioritaires en Côte d’Ivoire

      This national risk communication strategy document was developed in collaboration with One Health stakeholders in Cote d’Ivoire, with support from Breakthrough ACTION. It focuses on the country’s five priority zoonotic diseases and has been structured according to the main phases of health threat management (preparation, response, and recovery).

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      Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

      Date of Publication: March 31, 2022

      Étude sur la cartographie des Acteurs Clés Impliqués dans la Communication de Risque au Mali

      The objectives of this study were to conduct a mapping of key actors involved in risk communication in Mali and to make recommendations for improving multisectoral and multidisciplinary coordination while taking into account the One Health approach. In addition, the study was designed to investigate the involvement and role played by the structures surveyed in the management of the Ebola virus disease epidemic that affected Mali in 2014. The study was carried out by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) through the Breakthrough ACTION project.

      The objectives of this study were to conduct a mapping of Key Actors Involved in Risk Communication (KIARC) in Mali and to make recommendations for improving multisectoral and multidisciplinary coordination while taking into account the One Health Approach (OHA). In addition, the study was designed to investigate the involvement and role played by the structures surveyed in the management of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic that affected Mali in 2014.

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      Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

      Date of Publication: March 31, 2022

      Cartographie des acteurs impliqués dans la communication sur les risques liés aux évènements de santé publique en Côte d’Ivoire

      This is a study conducted in response to the recommendations of the joint external evaluation of the Ivorian health regulations implementation in December 2016. This mapping was done to begin to fill in the gaps in the coordination of risk communication of the actors and structures involved in this form of communication in Côte d’Ivoire.

      The objectives of this study were to (i) inventory all the actors involved in risk in risk communication, at all levels and in different sectors (ii) analyze the position of the organizations inventoried and the interactions they have with other with other risk communication actors (iii) examine the coordination of risk communication activities identify stakeholder expectations, and make recommendations for appropriate improvements in risk communication.

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      Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

      Date of Publication: March 31, 2022