Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday is a worldwide movement which encourages people to reduce meat in their diet for their health and the health of the planet. The campaign promotes sustainable behavioral change through uptake of the behavior of abstaining from meat consumption on Mondays. The campaign started in 2003, led by Sid Lerner, the founder of The Monday Campaigns, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Source: Monday Campaigns

Date of Publication: September 20, 2022

Choices and Challenges

This interactive tool (Sankey Diagram) helps users visualize and explore trends in contraceptive discontinuation and switching over a two-year period. It presents data from 15 countries across Asia and Africa.

Source: Population Reference Bureau

Date of Publication: September 1, 2022

A Web-Based Game for Young Adolescents to Improve Parental Communication and Prevent Unintended Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (The Secret of Seven Stones): Development and Feasibility Study

This paper describes the development of a web-based online sexual health intergenerational adventure game, the Secret of Seven Stones (SSS), using an intervention mapping approach for developing theory and evidence-based interventions.

SSS is an adventure game which provides sexual health skills training for young adolescents and promotes adolescent-parent communication.

Source: JMIR Serious Games

Date of Publication: August 17, 2022

Saleema Initiative

The Saleema initiative, launched in 2008 by the National Council of Child Welfare (NCCW) and UNICEF Sudan, supports the protection of girls from genital cutting, particularly in the context of efforts to promote collective abandonment of the practice at community level.

Saleema is a word that means whole, healthy in body and mind, unharmed, intact, pristine, and untouched, in a God-given condition.The broad objective of Saleema is to change the way that people talk about female genital cutting by promoting, at the community level, wide usage of new positive terminology to describe the natural bodies of girls and women.

Since the Saleema Initiative began in 2009, the ideal of keeping girls saleema has spread throughout Sudan, and also created interest in neighbouring countries such as Somalia and Egypt.

Source: UNICEF

Date of Publication: October 19, 2021

MomConnect

MomConnect is a free service that builds on the success of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) and aims to use mobile health tools, messaging services and other platforms to create awareness among pregnant women about available health services for their infants.

The service has three objectives:

  1. To register each pregnancy at a government health facility.
  2. To send stage-based, personalised SMSes to each mom in the registry.
  3. To allow women to engage with the health system through help desk tools and services.

Source: Western Cape Government

Date of Publication: August 16, 2021

SBC Palika Package Website

SBC Palika Package is a capcity strengthening support material for developing, advocating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Social Behavior Change (SBC) capacity for local-level health personnel and elected bodies.

This website includes supporting materials for the Package such as:

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: August 11, 2021