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How Hospitals Can Improve the Health of Whole Communities Community Development Education General Health Policy 

How Hospitals Can Improve the Health of Whole Communities

In developing countries, millions of people suffer from preventable health problems including infectious diseases, malnutrition and complications of childbirth. In many parts of the world, people lack access to clean water and adequate food which are both key components of good public health. In fact, one billion people in developing countries live on less than one U.S. dollar, 2.5 billion...
New Research seeking to improve imagery in NGO campaigns Community Development Ethics in development General Media Multimedia NGOs Social media Youth 

New Research seeking to improve imagery in NGO campaigns

Critics have often accused NGOs of using pity in their fundraising campaigns. Negative images used in campaigns to evoke empathy and guilt have been labelled as poverty porn, others accuse positive campaigns of stereotyping, oversimplification of stories or failing to highlight structural causes. Sometimes it seems as though NGOs can’t do right for want of trying. With NGOs under constant...
Community Economic Development Projects: Sustainability through M&E and Communication Alternatives in development Community Development Foreign Aid General Trade 

Community Economic Development Projects: Sustainability through M&E and Communication

Introduction Though the discipline of community economic development (CED) is, undoubtedly, interdisciplinary in nature, it does encompass key characteristics. For instance, CED fundamentally refers to a community oriented process that provides enhanced local social conditions and economic opportunities. The combination of social and economic development within a community is meant to bring about a higher sense of well-being which, more...
Write Clearly. Proofreed Karefuly. Alternatives in development Blogs Book review Career Advice Community Development 

Write Clearly. Proofreed Karefuly.

(excerpted, in part, from my recently-released book, The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur) Plain speaking is not a social sector rule. It’s not even a cultural norm. As change agents, we are engulfed in gobbledygook and the poison pills of jargon, acronyms and buzzwords—a fusillade of shopworn words and vocabulary traps. Never in the history of humankind have so many words created...