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Child health research : a foundation for improving child health

DABIS, François
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This report discusses the role of medical research in child health improvement, highlighting how new knowledge has lead to action and action, in turn, to research. Research findings have contributed to reduce child morbidity and mortality by leading to significant achievements in diarrhoea management, breastfeeding promotion, prevention of mother-to-child transmission and remedying vitamin A deficiency. However, research and information systems need now to address four crucial causes of child poor health: low birth weight, nutrition, environmental factors and poverty. Research findings about these crucial risk factors should inform public health programmes and help identify feasible goals. The report calls for more investments to broaden the research capacity of resource-constrained countries to ensure health policies are responsive to local needs

Towards better programming : a manual on hygiene promotion


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This manual is part of UNICEF's guidelines series on water, the environment and sanitation. The manual is based on the experiences of the UNICEF supported Saniya project; a public health communication project in a West African town. The manual presents methodologies to assist development workers in the promotion of behavioural change for safer hygiene practices and to help make hygiene promotion programmes more effective. It is a tool that will contribute towards a reduction in diarrhoeal diseases. The manual desribes a methodology for bottom up programming for hygiene promotion; first finding out what people know about hygiene through formative research in people's knowledge and practices and then combining this state-of-the art expert knowledge and appropriate communication strategies to develop effective and sustainable programming models

Communication case studies for the water supply and sanitation sector

August 1993

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This publication presents eight case studies that demonstrate that effective and sustainable action depends on changes in people; those who make and influence decisions about development priorities and at village level those who change their everyday lives. The cases show that these changes depend on effective communication efforts. They also demonstrate that communication is more than just information, it is a two-way process involving asking and listening


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