International Community Health Network
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April 24-April 30 was World Immunization Week
Graphic Credit: CORE Group Polio Project
Did you know that polio is 99% eradicated worldwide? CORE Group Polio Project continues to work towards a polio-free world.
April 2018
Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter of the
International Community Health Network!
Sharing the latest news and resources from CORE Group , our membership , and the broader global health community.

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CORE Group Announcements
5 Reasons to Register for the Global Health Practitioner Conference
Explore the conference agenda and learn more about our post-conference workshop on non-communicable diseases.
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Global Engagement Updates
CORE Group attended the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Executive Director, Lisa M. Hilmi; Operations and Accounts Manager, Erin Murray (right); and Knowledge Management Officer, Adrienne Todela (left) attended sessions and meetings, supported CORE Group Polio Project sessions, and hosted an SBC Working Group Meeting with co-chairs Debora Freitas-Lopez of Chemonics and Joseph Petraglia from Syntegral.

The Global SBC Alliance, led by UNICEF, held an initial meeting with interested parties, as well as a Steering Committee meeting. CORE Group sits on the Steering Committee for the Global SBC Alliance. The CORE Group Polio Project led several sessions on global polio activities, success and challenges., as well as the Polio transition moving forward.
CORE Group also joined ChildFund International this month to celebrate 80 years of service. Lisa M. Hilmi (left) is shown with Anne Lynam Goddard, CEO and President of ChildFund International (right).
Member Updates
Maternal and Child Survival Program

Malaria Consortium
  • In 2016, malaria increased, while funding plateaued. 90 percent of malaria cases occur in Africa. Malaria Consortium recently published an article on Devex highlighting 3 Steps to Set in Motion Africa’s Malaria Data Revolution around surveillance, improving data quality, and capacity building.
New Resources
Catholic Relief Services
Individual and community resources are often stretched to the breaking point by war, violence, natural disasters, and HIV and AIDS. These resources use picture codes, personal testimonies, and role plays to help plan community workshops to stimulate dialogue and action.
USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)
This brief addresses commonly asked questions about the implementation of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy programs in the context of 2016 antenatal care recommendations.
World Health Organization
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets will require ensuring access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable care for women and children. This new pediatric framework and standards take into consideration a child's right to health while recognizing that their health, physical, psychosocial, developmental, and communication needs differ from those of adults.
Malaria Consortium
The Acute Respiratory Infection Diagnostic Aids project evaluates community and facility health workers' use of respiratory rate counting aids on children under five in Ethiopia, Nepal, and Mozambique. This brief summarizes recent activities and lists key objectives.
The Evidence Project
This brief aims to help policymakers and program designers bring low-cost child marriage prevention interventions to scale. It introduces the Child Census tool, which can be used to identify locations where the greatest numbers of girls are out-of-school and/or married. This rapid tool assesses the status of both girls and boys allowing a tangible, data-driven justification for programmatic focus on girls.
Featured Opportunities
Deadline for Submissions: May 31, 2018 | NCD Child Secretariat and American Academy of Pediatrics
This contest is an opportunity for adolescents to visually highlight the importance of non-communicable disease prevention and control. The theme for the contest is "Health For Youth = Health For All" in recognition of World Health Day. Artists between the ages of 12 and 21 are invited to submit original drawings, paintings, or videos. First place winners in each category will be invited to travel to New York for an awards ceremony during the United Nations General Assembly in September 2018.
Deadline for Submissions: July 15, 2018 | Bulletin of the World Health Organization
The Bulletin of the World Health Organization will publish a theme issue on noncommunicable diseases. This theme issue will focus on the political economy and experiences in addressing the commercial drivers of noncommunicable diseases, as well as the impact of international trade on government policy on these diseases.
Upcoming Events
May 9, 2018 | Washington, DC | CORE Group's SBC Working Group and SID-Washington's Health and Nutrition Working Group
Various frameworks and tools have been developed or adapted to facilitate the integration of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) into health service delivery. This panel will discuss the ways in which SBCC has been integrated at different levels within a health system, including the processes used for developing an SBCC strategy and set of interventions that are integrated.
May 10, 2018 | Online | CORE Group's M&E Working Group
Project Concern International will share an overview of the "Transformometer”, which was designed to measure the likelihood of transformative impact at project and individual levels. The framework assesses the transformative nature of the project itself, its dosage, actual behaviors being changed, key domains such as gender equity and wellbeing (Lives Transformed Assessment), and participants' perspective.  
May 22, 2018 | Online | CORE Group's SBC Working Group
Thorough, robust gender integration has proven to be a vital component of effective SBCC strategies. This webinar seeks to highlight distinct methods of gender integration throughout the program cycle for comprehensive SBCC using examples and experiences from three diverse organizations - CARE, ACDI/VOCA, and SPRING/Senegal.
June 12-14, 2018 | Washington, DC | InterAction
InterAction Forum 2018 will feature the world's most influential and inspiring organizations, change makers, and executives from the public, private and NGO sectors. Engage with more than 1,000 fellow attendees including leadership from marquee foundations, governments, global industries, the U.N., and national civil society organizations.
June 4 - 7, 2018 | Bethesda, MD | CORE Group
Register now to discuss emerging challenges and gaps in community health, and to explore tools and interventions to address them through skill building, networking, and program learning. As you engage in dialogue and learning with diverse stakeholders, you will contribute to greater programmatic impact through collaboration.
June 27 - 28, 2018 | Washington, DC | Food Aid Quality Review, Tufts University
The Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence Summit will synthesize the current state of research on food assistance for nutrition, facilitate dialogue on key policy and program-relevant findings, and identify priority domains for future research. The summit will bring together researchers, policymakers, implementing partners, donors, and industry. To receive news and updates regarding this event, sign up for the mailing list here.

October 24-25, 2018 | New York City | Ideas42
The summit aims to help attendees use cutting-edge research on human behavior to improve individual and group performance. Registration is now open.
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