The Compass team undertakes an intensive search to identify and make available quality resources & tools for our users each month. Users are also encouraged to participate in the process by contributing materials & ideas for future packages.
Counseling is an interpersonal exchange in which a service provider and a client engage in a dialog about a health issue. Effective counseling is essential to ensuring quality of care in services. In their vital role as counselors, service providers educate clients about their options, support clients' choices, and encourage clients to speak openly about their concerns and to ask questions.
[UPDATED JUNE 2016] Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARCs) include intrauterine devices (IUDs), contraceptive implants, and contraceptive injectables. For young women, LARCs are ideal methods of contraception, since they are not only safe but are also highly effective, easy to use, and eliminate the need to remember contraception on a daily basis. The use of LARCs among young women is growing.
[UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2016] While much progress has been made against malaria in the last decade, SBCC can be used to reach populations who remain at risk as transmission dynamics change. It can also be used to identify people with asymptomatic infections and monitor their compliance with treatment, as well as informing communities of optimal times for malaria control interventions.
Youth represent the world of tomorrow, and a heightening force in urban environments around the globe today. According to the UNFPA’s State of the World Population’s 2007 Youth Supplement, Growing Up Urban, “[t]he world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history.” Exciting opportunities face adolescents in urban centers.
Many of the communities in the world follow a faith tradition or traditions. The materials we share in this Trending Topic were specifically developed for faith leaders or within specific faith communities. These may be implemented by FBOs, NGOs or secular or non-secular service providers.
Gender roles and relations impact a broad array of health issues. Social norms and expectations of how men and women should behave contribute to problems such as violence against women and the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Discrimination against women and girls also results in the neglect of issues that uniquely affect them, such as maternal mortality, and also results in a lack of attention to the causes and consequences of disease that impact men and women differently. Gender concerns are gaining increasing importance in health communication programs.
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