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  • Clear the Air is a joint project of three leading air quality groups: the Clean Air Task Force, National Environmental Trust and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. The Clean Air Task Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring clean air and healthy environments through scientific research, public education and legal advocacy. The National Environmental Trust was established in 1994 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to applying modern communications and public education techniques to environmental education and advocacy. The U.S.

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  • Within developing countries, health sector reform, often including decen- tralized priority setting, increases the information and advocacy burden for inclusion of SRH concerns. Central functions (like operating logistic systems and service quality control) require high-level commitment and a supportive policy and regulatory framework. The international discussion on SRH emphasizes an outcome-oriented public health approach but people react to multiple dimensions. Strong pas- sions and intensive debates continue on a range of issues: abortion, adolescent SRH and even family planning.

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  • In 2005, the baseline country studies pointed to a lack of connection between advocacy for reduction of maternal mortality in national-level planning and the necessary linkage to effective programmatic responses through resource allocation, capacity- building and human-resource development. The 2011 case-studies suggest that this problem persists: despite a closing of the gap between policy and programmes, the limited progress with improving health outcomes has shown the importance of strengthening health systems – particularly for maternal and newborn health.

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  • This book has been in the making since 2002, when the Ford Foundation generously gave a grant to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) for a project to explore the linkages between trade liberalization, women’s employment, and reproductive health and rights at the macro- and micro-levels.

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  • In September 2006, as a result of advocacy by international and national non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the United Nations (UN) General Assembly finally adopted the target of universal access to reproductive health. This health key issues guide explores issues relating to universal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services using a rights-based approach. The guide examines factors that inhibit access to and use of SRH services, and discusses methods for removing barriers to care and improving access.

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  • Differentiated thyroid cancer is the fastest‐growing cancer in women; it increased 2.4% per year during 1980 to 1997 and 6.5% per year during 1997 to 2006 in the USA according to the National Cancer Instituteʹs Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER). On the other hand, the refinement of new approaches for surveillance of patients with an established diagnosis of thyroid cancer is leading to the observation that many patients, previously thought to be cured, have evidence of minimal residual disease, a condition with which we still do not know how to manage properly....

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  • While important progress on the MDGs has been made, it has been uneven between and within countries. Gender disparities remain manifested in many sectors with progress differing by region and country. The growing number and diversity of actors, approaches and flows in development cooperation in recent years have also significantly impacted progress on the MDGs and other IADGs.

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  • As indicated above, while YouthAIDS highlighted PSI’s ability to manage consumer brands, this same discipline had not been applied to the corporate “PSI brand.” PSI’s core audience was defined as those who influence resource decisions for public health investments in developing countries. As a result, PSI had focused its branding and outreach efforts with multi- and bi- lateral government donors. PSI had not been historically marketed to a broader audience and was not well-known to the general public.

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  • Communities can play a lead role in assessing and reducing community-level advertising and marketing of unhealthy foods. Important lessons regarding community-based research and advocacy to address marketing of unhealthy products can be borrowed from the alcohol and tobacco control movements. Community-based efforts to decrease excessive advertising and availability of alcohol and tobacco products, particularly in low-income communities, provide a useful case study in how communities can influence marketing practices. ...

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  • How can the obstacles to men’s participation be overcome? How can policy-makers and program managers encourage men’s participation? Most people who have studied the sub- ject agree that the two major avenues to increasing men’s participation are communication and advocacy.

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  • During the last decade consumer groups, parents and teachers’ bodies, and public health advocacy organisations have called for greater control on the marketing of foods and beverages to children. A number of authoritative reports have highlighted the need to restrict such marketing to ensure that children are not unduly influenced to consume foods high in fats, sugar and salt. A 2009 review of regulations (the PolMark study1) suggested that successful regulation required government leadership with specified timelines and clear, measurable objectives.

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  • A few years ago, I read a lengthy article in a prominent law journal about the constitutional power to declare war. The article ably presented opposing views regarding the enduring debate between those who argue for congressional pre-eminence over war-related decisions and those who believe that the president possesses great war-making discretion. But, the author offered a startling categorical finding that he said “all scholars have missed”: namely, that “the Founders denied the President a veto over congressional decisions to wage war. . . ....

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  • People expect effortless, engaging interaction with desktop and web applications, but producing software that generates enjoyable user experiences is much harder than many companies anticipate. With Effective UI, you'll learn proven user-experience strategies that will satisfy your clients and customers, drive business value, and increase brand strength. This book shows you how to capture the collaborative and cooperative spirit among designers, engineers, and management required for building engaging software.

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  • In Africa music is a powerful mode of communication, transcending national borders, cul - tures, and languages. Men’s attention can be attracted by using an entertainment format— the “enter-educate” approach—which has proved effective in many countries. The term Enter-Educate is a contraction of the words entertainment and education and describes any communication presentation that delivers a pro-social educational message in an entertain- ment format.

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  • Advocacy efforts recognize that, in order to build support for family planning and other reproductive health, a variety of different audiences and approaches must be used. To increase men’s participation in reproductive health, advocacy activities can be used to address a variety of legislative, institutional, religious, and cultural barriers. At the commu- nity level, opinion leaders and religious leaders often have negative perceptions of family planning.

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  • The NLSS was followed by the Nepal Labor Force Survey (NLFS), the first of its kind carried out by the CBS during 1998/99 with technical support from the International Labor Organization (ILO) through funding made available by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), providing comprehensive information on employment statistics. In January 2000 the Household Consumption Survey of Rural Nepal (HCSRN) was planned and launched, utilizing government resources and internal technical capability.

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  • - They can be used individually or as a package. They are cross-referenced with each other for ease of use. Countries may wish to go through each of the modules systematically or may use a specific module when the emphasis is on a particular area of mental health. For example, countries wishing to address mental health legislation may find the module entitled Mental Health Legislation and Human Rights useful for this purpose. - They can be used as a training package for mental health policy-makers, planners and others involved in organizing, delivering and funding mental health services.

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  • Reasonable as they might seem, the stakeholder arguments with respect to practitioneroriented research do not hold up under scrutiny. There is no self-evident relationship between lack of theory in a discipline and the ability to undertake research/consultancy for industry in marketing or elsewhere (Grey, 2001). There is mounting evidence, and there has been for some time, that marketing knowledge in its current form is not particularly valued by business.

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  • The increased rates of obesity have become a public health concern because obesity is associated with chronic disease and adverse health outcomes (Institute of Medicine 2005). Furthermore, because obesity is now a characteristic of populations and not only of individuals, researchers, government health organizations, and advocacy groups characterize obesity as an epidemic (Institute of Medicine 2005, 2006a; World Health Organization 2003).

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  • This upcoming two year masters program aims to promote health systems and public health research and implementing solutions in institutional and fi eld settings. It will prepare health professionals to work in socially, culturally and economically diverse populations by being attentive to needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. It will work towards imparting qualities of leadership among public health professionals and eff ectively use communication skills for health advocacy.

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