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AFRO-NETS> The Drum Beat - 44 - Support Materials
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> The Drum Beat - 44 - Support Materials
- From: Warren Feek <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 00:26:50 -0500 (EST)
The Drum Beat - 44 - Support Materials
The email and web network from THE COMMUNICATION INITIATIVE partner-
ship - The Rockefeller Foundation, UNICEF, USAID, The CHANGE Project,
WHO, BBC World Service, CIDA, Johns Hopkins University Center for
Communication Programs, The European Union, Soul City, The Panos In-
Information, ideas, linkages and dialogue on communication, develop-
ment and change.
Director: Warren Feek
This special issue of The Drum Beat highlights a number of materials
available in support of your work.
1. "Faith and AIDS" is a special report by the Public Media Network
and the AIDS National InterFaith Network - USA with support from the
Ford Foundation. It addreses many communication related issues in-
cluding community based responses, inter-faith and secular responses,
barriers to change, and lives in transformation.
2. "Vibrations" is a bi-annual publication of Sound Partners for Com-
munity Health, a programme of the Benton Foundation, funded as a na-
tional initiative of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Focus is on
alliances between public radio broadcasters and local organisations
that aim to inform and involve citizens in making decisions about
Contact Beth Mastin
3. "Spreading the Word: Practical Guidelines for Research Dissemina-
tion Strategies" by Darren Saywell & Andrew Cotton reviews the in-
terim findings from the 1st phase of a DFID funded project concerning
the development of practical guidelines for research dissemination
strategies. Results from a review of literature, case study analysis
and interviews with key informants are discussed.
4. Family Health International (FHI) has prepared 3 checklists for
a) To rule out pregnancy. Designed to help clinic-based health work-
ers determine whether non-menstruating women can safely use oral con-
traceptives or intrauterine devices.
b) To determine eligibility to use combined oral contraceptives
(COCs). Designed for use by community-based health workers.
c) To determine eligibility to use the injectables DMPA or NET-EN.
Designed for community-based health workers.
Available in English, French and Spanish. For more information
5. 3 ITrain Internet training modules for instructors and students
are available for free at:
1) Website construction - a 2 day course focused on the basics of de-
veloping and maintaining a website.
2) Effective Internet Searching - designed to teach advanced Internet
3) List Facilitation - designed to help train effective list facili-
tators. Teaches practical facilitation skills and includes checklists
for the list facilitator. Highly interactive.
Contact Steve Song
6. Hopkins Report: Violence Against Women Widespread - based on a
comprehensive overview, the report calls on the world's health care
community to respond to physical and sexual abuse as a major public
health concern and a violation of human rights. "Although health
workers should be part of the solution, at this point they are often
part of the problem," notes co-author Ellsberg. "They often violate
confidentiality, trivialize the abuse, or blame the victim." Bureau-
cratic delays and indifference add to the problem. "Frequently, women
feel re-victimized by the very system that is supposed to help them."
Full text at:
http://www.jhuccp.org/pr/l11edsum.stm Contact PopRepts@jhuccp.org
7. 1st volume of the Electronic Journal on Information Systems in De-
veloping Countries (EJISDC) can be viewed at:
No subscription required.
Communication Chat - on-line discussion and support fora facilitated
by The Communication Initiative
We are commencing the following fora - please register as outlined if
you are interested in being part of this process.
EVALUATION/RESEARCH - for the community of people active or inter-
ested in evaluaiton and research on communication, development and
change themes. Email <firstname.lastname@example.org> In the body of the
email put - subscribe evaluation
CONSULTANTS - a support and information service for communication,
media, change and development consultants. Email <major-
email@example.com> In the body of the email put - subscribe consult-
WEB-DEVELOPERS - for people engaged in developing web sites and using
other new technologies on international development themes and for
development goals. Email <firstname.lastname@example.org> In the body of the
email put - subscribe web-developers
8. Men and Reproductive Health - Johns Hopkins Center for Communica-
tion Programs has released the "HIM" (Helping Involve Men) CD-ROM
which provides 497 documents totaling over 11,000 pages of health
statistics, reports on activities of NGOs and development agencies
active in health, breaking news on epidemics, disasters and emergen-
cies with health implications in Nigeria. Interested readers and sub-
scribers are invited to check past, present and future postings of
the bulletin on the AFRO-NETS Listserve site.
Contact Yemi Abodunrin
9. "Meeting the Cairo Challenge: Progress in Sexual and Reproductive
Health" - this document for decision-makers and program planners de-
scribes national programs and model projects related to implementa-
tion of the 1994 ICPD Programme of Action. It highlights successful
strategies, emerging opportunities, lessons learned, and obstacles to
taking a comprehensive approach to provide sexual and reproductive
health care. Also available as a summary report.
Contact Family Care International
10. The 1999 South African Health Review provides a comprehensive and
in-depth analysis of developments in the health sector throughout
1999. Subjects covered include health legislation, health sector fi-
nancing, relationships between the private and public health care
sectors, state-aided hospitals, establishing the district health sys-
tem, district health information systems, drug policy, distribution
of human resources, traditional healers, occupational and environ-
mental health services, HIV/AIDS and STDs, tuberculosis, trauma and
injury, mental health and others. Access through:
http://hst.org.za/sahr/ Contact email@example.com
11. Healthy People 2010 was launched at the "Partnerships for Health
in the New Millennium" conference. The conference edition of the new
Healthy People 2010 goals and objectives is available online, in
print, and on CD ROM.
Contact Adriane Griffen
12. Volume 5, Number 1 of the Journal of Health Communication is
available online via the CatchWord service. Subscribers can view this
13. Environmental-journalists e-group, administered by Asia Pacific
Forum of Environmental Journalists (APFEJ) based in Sri Lanka, pro-
motes education, understanding and awareness of the environment
through the reporting of local, regional and international environ-
mental and development issues. These egroup messages are being dis-
tributed to over 5000 print & electronic media officers/journalists
in nearly 120 countries. This is not a discussion group and no at-
tachments will be mailed. For free subscription, send a blank e-mail
14. "Adolescents and Sexual Health" is a selection of reviews of
videos intended for sexual and reproductive health education in Afri-
can countries. This videography aims to assist people working with
adolescents in choosing and using film material for youth groups by
providing summaries and comments on suitable audiences, viewing con-
texts and the message and quality of films. Films reviewed are avail-
able in African languages, English and French; reviews are either in
English or French as appropriate. The videography is modelled on a
bibliography of information and training materials on adolescents'
sexual health with the same title, and will be updated regularly.
Soon available on the internet. For a free copy contact
Vacancies - there are a number of new vacancies on the Communication
Initiative web site
or direct at
We have noticed the bias towards health in the materials outlined
above. To balance this we would be most interested in learning of
communication, change and development materials that come from other
experiences and issues.
The Drum Beat Editor
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