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K4Health Newsletter | DecemberSupplement
Volume 8 | Issue 12

Health Workers & Heroes 
Community health workers are a critical resource for much-needed family planning and other health services among friends, family, and neighbors in hard-to-reach places. Family Planning Voices has spoken with community health workers from the slums of Nairobi to rural Indonesia and with directors of programs that rely on them. Read what they have to say about the vital role community health workers play in people’s lives.
 
Meet the heroes.

 

Promoting South-to-South Learning Exchange in the Caribbean 
In partnership with Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP), K4Health hosted a South-to-South Learning Exchange with representatives from The Bahamas, Barbados, and Guyana. Participants learned how Jamaica AIDS Support for Life has successfully collaborated with the Jamaican Ministry of Health to deliver comprehensive HIV services, including treatment, to vulnerable populations. This case study recaps the different knowledge management approaches used for an effective learning exchange.
 
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eLearning Course: Mother-to-Child-Transmission of HIV 
Effective interventions exist to eliminate mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and breastfeeding. Yet preventing MTCT remains a challenge. The majority of the estimated 150,000 new HIV infections in children in 2015 were from MTCT.

The Global Health eLearning Center recently updated our course on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). The course presents an overview of a comprehensive approach to programming and essential interventions.
 

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Immediate Postpartum Family Planning: A Key Component of Childbirth Care  
Offering modern contraceptive services as part of the care provided during childbirth increases postpartum contraceptive use and is likely to reduce pregnancies that are unintended or too closely spaced. WHO recommends that women receive information on family planning and the health and social benefits of birth spacing during antenatal care, immediately after birth, and during postpartum and well-baby care, including immunization and growth monitoring.

This new High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIP) brief summarizes the evidence and provides implementation tips for proactively offering family planning as part of care during and immediately after childbirth, often referred to as the immediate postpartum period.
 

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New Editor-in-Chief for Global Health: Science and Practice  
Stephen Hodgins, MD, MSc, DrPH was recently promoted to Editor-in-Chief of our open-access online journal, Global Health: Science and Practice. As Associate Professor at the University of Alberta School of Public Health and previous Senior Technical Advisor at Save the Children, Steve brings strong research and program expertise in many health areas, particularly maternal and child health. Jim Shelton, a key founder of the journal, says he is ready to pass the reigns, but will continue to be active on the journal as Editor-in-Chief Emeritus for the near future. Read more about other additions to our editorial team.

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Using Digital Technology to Educate and Engage Youth in Fighting Zika  
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST

Why aren’t young people in Latin America receiving the basic information they need to protect themselves against the Zika virus—and how can global health workers fill this gap in knowledge? Youth experts at UNICEF and the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region will share and discuss their research on the topic conducted using U-Report polls and live chats.

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Measuring the Impact of Stories and Storytelling
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST

Stories are vitally important to global health efforts. Learn a new methodology for measuring the impact of storytelling in this engaging webinar. Researchers will share findings from a recent evaluation of Family Planning Voices, a global storytelling initiative led by Family Planning 2020 and K4Health, and reflect on their innovative evaluation approach.
 

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How to Monitor & Evaluate Knowledge Management in Global Health 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST

Join the Global Health Knowledge Collaborative for a webinar to debut its new Knowledge Management Indicator Library. This web-based resource, adapted from the popular Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating Knowledge Management in Global Health Programs, will allow researchers and non-researchers alike to download clearly-defined, measurable, and observable indicators for their M&E needs.

 

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Frohe Weihnachten!
Lies die email im browser (mailchi.mp/44019a433957/tschss-bis-nchstes-jahr?e=73670576fd) Hallo Tim
wie immer steht nun schon bald ganz plötzlich Weihnachten vor der Tür. Ich habe mir dieses Jahr besonders große Mühe gegeben, mich gar nicht erst vom “Weihnachtsstress” anstecken zu lassen. Wer meiner Facebook-Seite folgt, hat sicher auch bemerkt, von Weihnachten war da nicht allzu viel zu lesen oder zu sehen. Nicht dass ich mich nicht auf Weihnachten freue. Aber ich dachte mir, die anderen machen schon genug Weihnachtstrubel, da kann ich mir das doch sparen 😀 Ein kurzer Jahresrückblick
Trubel habe ich dieses Jahr sowieso mehr als genug gehabt. Es war viel los, das sowohl privat, als auch in meinem Job. Nachdem ich erst letztes Jahr im September den Blognamen von Lucies Hundefutterblog in Clean Feeding geändert habe, ging es richtig los.
Ich bekam eine ganze Reihe Anfragen, Fachartikel zur Hundeernährung für Zeitschriften zu schreiben, denen ich natürlich sehr gerne nachgekommen bin. Ganz besonders stolz bin ich darauf, dass ich in einer Sonderausgabe zur Hundeernährung als einzige nicht-studierte Ernährungsexpertin mitwirken durfte. Außerdem durfte ich dem Internet-Radiosender Haustierradio ein Interview über Clean Feeding geben, für zwei Bücher Artikel verfassen und ich habe meinen ersten Vortrag gehalten.
Die tollste Anfrage habe ich allerdings jetzt kürzlich zum Jahresende erhalten. Da dieses geplante Projekt aber noch nicht in “trockenen Tüchern” ist, kann ich leider noch nicht darüber berichten.
Auch in meiner Arbeit als Hundeernährungsberaterin habe ich dieses Jahr einen ziemlichen Richtungswechsel vorgenommen. Zum einen habe ich meinen Online-Campus (www.anke-jobi.de/) ins Leben gerufen, der noch viel besser angekommen ist, als ich es erwartet hatte.
Mein Ziel ist es, viel mehr in die präventive Richtung zu arbeiten und für jeden Hundehalter hilfreiches und erschwingliches Wissen zum Thema Hundeernährung anzubieten.
Gleichzeitig habe ich meine individuellen Beratungsangebote stark eingeschränkt und biete nun auch keine Fernberatung mehr für kranke Hunde und Hunde im Wachstum an. Dafür ist mein Beratungsangebot “Gesunder Darm (www.clean-feeding.de/beratungsangebote/) ” entstanden.
Die Gesundheit beginnt im Darm!
Das ist mein Kredo und dieses Angebot möchte ich nun stetig immer weiter verbessern. Dafür ist es mir sehr wichtig, dass ich immer “am Ball” bleibe und mein Wissen ständig erweitere. Denn …
Lernen ist wie Rudern gegen den Strom. Wer damit aufhört, bleibt zurück! Ein kurzer Jahresvorblick
Was steht nun für die Zukunft an? Natürlich möchte ich den Online-Campus Hundeernährung weiter ausbauen und in der Anwendung immer mehr verbessern. Ich möchte den Teilnehmern ermöglichen, viel nützliches Wissen zu erlangen und beim Lernen Spaß zu haben. Und übrigens, falls du schon mal einen Kurs gebucht hast: da der Zugriff für einen einmal gebuchten Kurs ohne zeitliche Begrenzung ist, kannst du auch später von allen Aktualisierungen, die ich vornehme, profitieren.
Am 01.01.2018 startet ein Kurs zur Rationsgestaltung für gesunde Hunde.
In diesem Kurs erkläre ich, wie man den Futternapf aus möglichst vielen frischen Nahrungsmitteln ausgewogen, abwechslungsreich und natürlich bedarfsdeckend füllen kann, ohne dass man dazu ein Konzept benötigt. Du als Newsletter-Abonnent erhältst wie immer einen Rabattcode, mit dem du den Kurs, der wahrscheinlich 25€ kosten wird, vergünstigt für 15€ buchen kannst. Du sparst also 10€.
Dein Rabattcode: NLlecker2018
Der Kurs kann ab dem 01.01.2018 jederzeit über meine Internetseite Clean Feeding (www.clean-feeding.de/online-kurse/) oder über die Kursplattform (www.anke-jobi.de) gebucht werden.
Das Thema Vorträge möchte ich im kommenden Jahr ebenfalls weiter ausbauen. Außerdem habe ich gemeinsam mit einem Partner einen Kochkurs geplant, um Hundehaltern die praktische Seite der Hundeernährung näher zu bringen. Auch das kann ich mir für die Zukunft öfters vorstellen.
Nicht zu vergessen natürlich der Blog Clean Feeding. Dort möchte ich weiter viele nützliche Informationen zur Verfügung stellen. Ich möchte Hundehalter animieren, mehr auf Klasse statt auf Masse zu setzen. Mein größtes Anliegen ist dabei natürlich, den Fleischkonsum zu reduzieren und auf die artgerechte Haltung der Nutztiere zu achten.
Die Nutztierhaltung ist für mich ein echtes Herzensthema!
Es ist ein Thema, das auch immer mehr öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit erhält. Und wie Tim Mälzer, der Starkoch, kürzlich in seinem Lebensmittelcheck gezeigt hat, ist es nicht unbedingt eine Frage des Geldbeutels, was auf dem Teller landet: www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Der-Montags-Check/Lebensmittel-Check-mit-Tim-M%C3%A4lzer-2-W/Das-Erste/Video?bcastId=22834010&documentId=48312126 Mein Weihnachtsgeschenk
Das Jahr neigt sich ja nun dem Ende zu und ein neues Jahr beginnt schon bald. Für mich war es ein tolles, spannendes, aufregendes, lehrreiches und ereignisreiches Jahr, das durch die Leser meines Blogs überhaupt erst zu dem wurde, was es war! Dafür möchte ich mich gerne mit einer kleinen Verlosung bedanken. Silvester steht ja vor der Tür und da ich natürlich weiß, dass das für viele Hunde problematisch ist, habe ich mir gedacht, ich verlose ein kleines Anti-Silvesterstress-Päckchen. Das Anti-Silversterstress-Päckchen Inhalt: * Omega 3-6-9-Öl von Pahema (www.pahema.com/) , das besonders viele gute Laune erzeugende Omega-3-Fettsäuren enthält. * Kräutermischung Glücksgefühle von Hirtengold, die für Entspannung sorgt. * Beutel Fermentgetreide-Leckerchen von Kanne, die die guten Darmbakterien fördern und so Stress lindern können. * EM-Keramik-Halsband, das eine ausgleichende Wirkung auf den Organismus hat von Wuschelknoten (wuschelknoten.de/) . * Kleines Extra: ein Döschen Winter-Pfotensalbe (www.clean-feeding.de/winter-pfotensalbe/) , die ich selber hergestellt habe.
Gesamwert: ca. 60€ Wenn du das Anti-Silvesterstress-Päckchen gerne gewinnen möchtest, antworte auf diese Mail oder schreibe an [email protected] und erläutere mir kurz, warum gerade dein Hund das Päckchen gut gebrauchen könnte. Einsendeschluss ist Sonntag der 17.12.2017 um 18 Uhr. Bitte schicke am besten auch gleich deine Adresse mit, so kann das Päckchen die Reise zum Gewinner gleich am Montagvormittag antreten. Der Gewinner wird von mir außerdem per e-mail informiert. Natürlich ist der Rechtsweg ausgeschlossen. ————————————————————
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South Sudan Humanitarian and Access snapshots – November 2017

OCHA Humanitarian and Access Snapshots | South Sudan | November 2017

OCHA Humanitarian and Access Snapshots

South Sudan | November 2017

OCHA South Sudan's Humanitarian Snapshot.
HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In November, fighting between armed forces was reported in Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Unity and Western Equatoria.
  • Inter-communal violence in Duk County (Jonglei), left 45 people dead and displaced over 2,000 people from Duk Payuel to Poktap.

OCHA South Sudan's Humanitarian Access Snapshot.
HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nine humanitarian workers were killed in November, making it the most dangerous month since December 2013.
  • Six security incidents forced the relocation of 47 aid workers and suspension of aid
    activities in different locations.
  • A total of 103 humanitarian access incidents were reported in November, compared to 116 in October.

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This month, I will share with you one of my favorite quotes to reflect upon while you are preparing for the holiday festivities:
“Life is a perfect adventure; a game that cannot be won or lost, only played.”  [iPEC]

I find this so freeing! If I can’t win – or loose – then I can let go of trying to control the outcome, and just experiment and experience all there is to gain from the situation. It is much more fun to feel the excitement of “not knowing” once we stop trying to invent what “should” happen. You become free from need.
 

 
 

This holiday season, whether you are preparing something special, spending time with family or loved ones, or just figuring out what you can create on your own, try to let go of the “shoulds,” of the expectations, and give yourself the freedom to experience what life has to offer. Be your true self, let your Core Values shine and let yourself be surprised. There is no need to try to control it all. Remember, without expectations, there cannot be disappointment!

So, enjoy the festivities, let go and play full out … and, make it count!

Merry Christmas! And, may your New Year be Empowering, filled with Joy, Peace and Wisdom!
 

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Let us know how we can improve the EIP-AGRI website, publications and social media to better support your activities. Complete this short survey before 31 December 2017.

Agroforestry, a sustainable farming system to boost productivity and profitability

“Agroforestry as a set of land use practices can address the current challenges facing both agriculture and natural resource management. However, more needs to be done to implement this multifunctional approach […]. Grassroots innovations have to be analysed and shared through networking initiatives at all scales.” Fabien Balaguer (France), expert from the EIP-AGRI Focus Group on Agroforestry. Read the Focus Group’s final report and factsheet.

Innovation in the supply chain: creating value together

DG AGRI is organising an EIP-AGRI workshop ‘Innovation in the supply chain: creating value together’ in France on 6 and 7 February 2018. The participants will meet other farmers, researchers, advisory services, innovation support services, etc. who are working on Operational Groups or research projects on this topic. The event will include field visits to inspirational supply chain projects. Follow the results here.

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#Pathogenproject, #WiNetWork & #Afinet some of the Innovative projects represented at the #EIPAGRI workshop Organic is Operational in Hamburg LINK

Operational Groups growing in experience

Spanish dairy farmer Felix Ajuria, involved in an EIP-AGRI Operational Group (OG) says: “My advice to farmers is to believe in OGs and get involved.” Farmers, researchers, advisers and others cooperating in over 400 OGs across Europe are currently working through the different project phases and are coming up with efficient ways to share their findings. Read more.

Find out all the latest stats on expected Operational Groups per country here

The future of food and farming

The European Commission has released a communication on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020 entitled “The future of food and farming”. It highlights the challenges that agriculture and rural areas are facing. It shows how cooperation on research and innovation at EU level and learning from each other will enable us to develop better knowledge and adopt innovation faster to overcome these challenges. Read the communication.

AFINET thematic network

AFINET is a Horizon 2020 thematic network aimed at increasing agroforestry in Europe as a sustainable land use system. AFINET has created a network of nine Regional Agroforestry Innovation Networks (RAIN) from across Europe. More than 180 stakeholders took part in the first RAIN meetings in September 2017. Discussions showed that European agroforestry stakeholders have common needs, regardless of their regional diversity. More information.

EMPHASIS Science with Farmers: call for early adopters

Farmers and other professionals working with farmers, apply to this call to receive exclusive tailored counselling, practical support about the most recent innovation techniques in pest management. You will learn plant pathogen diagnosis techniques, monitoring, containments, control and integrated management measures developed by EMPHASIS – Horizon 2020 project. Apply before 28 February 2018.

Strict management protocols – cutting antibiotic use in pig farming

A Dutch farmer has achieved the enviable goal of reducing antibiotic use to almost zero while improving pig performance. Kees van der Meijden has taken a series of management steps: “All of these steps provide us with cleaner air, higher animal health, a better working environment for the employees and fire protection.” Find out more.

Agroforestry: a win-win for nature and the farmer

Strong winds, sandy soil and low rainfall made German farmer Thomas Domin’s fields vulnerable to wind erosion. He found a solution in agroforestry which provides climate and soil solutions as well as extra profits. Thomas explains: “The poplar trees are harvested as ‘energy crops’ and we now sell high quality round wood.” Read more.

Digital technologies help fruit growers optimise returns

German researchers, fruit growers and horticulturists are working in Operational Group AQUA C+ to optimise irrigation in their orchards. Fruit-grower Anke Wollanik: “Remotely inspecting my apples in real time allows me to more accurately decide how much watering is needed at specific times. This will greatly impact the quality and yield.” Read on.

Read the EIP-AGRI factsheet ‘Shaping digital (r)evolution in agriculture’ and find out more on EIP-AGRI digitisation activities

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Info Week on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2

In November, the European Commission organised the Info Week on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2. Participants were provided with useful tips for successful proposal preparation. A brokerage event helped participants find potential project partners. There were also thematic days on Bioeconomy and another on digitising agriculture and the food chain. Find the sessions captured on video here.

EIP-AGRI brochure on Horizon 2020 – 2018 Calls

Just to remind you that the EIP-AGRI Horizon 2020 brochure has just been updated. It highlights all the new agriculture and forestry related calls from the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020. Download the brochure.

Did you know that there have been a number of updates on the subject of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) in Europe following the EIP-AGRI seminar in June? Search online through more than 450 digital innovation hubs (DIH) from all over Europe, read the AIOTI report on DIHs: ‘Democratising digital technologies in agriculture’, find out about the horizon 2020 calls relating to DIHs… click here to find out more.

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