Audio Interviews

Alan Court
Alan Court, UNICEF Director of Programme Division, discusses global health partnerships, evidence-based policies and financial resource leveraging for child survival.
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Peter Salama
Peter Salama, UNICEF Chief of Health, speaks about the coverage and sustainability of community-based health services provision and how they relate to a government’s national health plan.
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Clarissa Brocklehurst
Clarissa Brocklehurst, UNICEF Chief of Water, Environment and Sanitation, explains how community participation is one of the key elements of a comprehensive water supply and sanitation package.
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Jimmy Kolker
Jimmy Kolker, UNICEF Associate Director, HIV and AIDS, discusses the importance of prevention of mother-to-child transmission initiatives as one means of addressing the AIDS epidemic and the place of a community-based approach towards this end.
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Dr. Renee Van de Weerdt
Renee Van de Weerdt, UNICEF Senior Health Advisor for Child Survival, describes why responding to pneumonia, 'the forgotten killer of children', needs more global advocates. She also addresses ways and means to effectively treat this illness at the community level.
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Melanie Renshaw
Melanie Renshaw, UNICEF Senior Health Advisor for Malaria, speaks about the risk malaria poses to child survival, why malaria is considered a disease of poverty and the importance of community-based methods for malaria prevention and control.
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Edward Hoekstra
Edward Hoekstra, UNICEF Senior Health Specialist, Global Measles Programme and Health Emergencies, talks about the ‘Immunization plus’ programme and the success of measles vaccination initiatives.
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Werner Schultink
Werner Schultink, UNICEF Chief of Nutrition, highlights the importance of communication at the community level to bring about changes in behaviour related to infant feeding and child nutrition.
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Nancy Terreri
Nancy Terreri, UNICEF Senior Health Advisor, highlights the significance of neonatal mortality in the context of under-five mortality and the importance of home and community-based care for newborns.
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Rudy Knippenberg
Rudolf Knippenberg, UNICEF Principal Health Advisor, describes the actors and processes involved in "scaling up" a community partnership, and why such broadening and expansion is as much a political decision as a technical one.
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Sandy Cairncross
Sandy Cairncross, Professor of Environmental Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, an editor at Tropical Medicine & International Health and a trustee of WaterAid, speaks about the impact of environmental and behavioural change interventions for disease control.
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Dr. Abhay Bang
Abhay Bang, co-founder and director of SEARCH (Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health), India, addresses Home-Based Newborn Care, a project that demonstrated a remarkable 62 per cent reduction in neonatal mortality in only three years in a poor, rural area in the Gadchiroli District, State of Maharashtra. Aspects of home-based care are now being replicated in other parts of India, as well as in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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