Understanding nutrition practices through a behaviour change lens to guide design and delivery of services in Timor-Leste

Infant and young child feeding practices directly affect the nutritional status of children under two years of age and, ultimately, impact child survival. Poor nutrition at this stage can result in greater susceptibility to disease, poorer education outcomes and reduced life opportunities.Continue reading Understanding nutrition practices through a behaviour change lens to guide design and delivery of services in Timor-Leste

It Takes a Family to Raise the Nation: Tulodo and Grand Challenges Canada to develop a family based health and relationship education kit for children in Indonesia

Tulodo Indonesia is pleased to announce support from Grand Challenges Canada to launch the Dolpin project, a family-based health and relationship teaching kit for urban poor children in Indonesia. Continue reading It Takes a Family to Raise the Nation: Tulodo and Grand Challenges Canada to develop a family based health and relationship education kit for children in Indonesia

Kekasih Juara, solusi untuk hidup bahagia?

Banyak orang yang tahu bagaimana caranya menemukan sekolah dengan kualitas yang bagus atau membeli pakaian dengan model terkini. Akan tetapi, ketika harus mencari tempat untuk mencurahkan masalah perasaan saat putus cinta, bertengkar dengan orang tua atau saat di-bully oleh teman. Masih banyak orang yang tidak tahu bagaimana caranya menemukan tempat untuk berbagi perasaannya.Continue reading Kekasih Juara, solusi untuk hidup bahagia?

Perubahan Perilaku Lewat #8GelasSehari

Kadang kita suka meremehkan asupan air dalam tubuh kita. Kenapa? Semakin banyak alternatif yang tersedia yang membuat kita merasa bahwa air putih bukanlah hal yang penting. Padahal minum air yang cukup sangat dibutuhkan untuk menjaga keseimbangan cairan dalam tubuh, menjaga fungsi ginjal, mengontrol kalori dan mengurangi berat badan, serta manfaat lainnya yang tak kalah pentingnya bagi tubuh kita.Continue reading Perubahan Perilaku Lewat #8GelasSehari

The art and science of good storytelling: That Sugar Film

Damon has a lot of questions, especially about sugar. He knows junk food is bad for him but he’s heard different things about how much sugar is really in “healthy” food. And he’s curious about the effects on his body. He decides to find out and share his learning experience by making a documentary – That Sugar Film. Let’s take a look at this form of communications and how it engages its audiences.Continue reading The art and science of good storytelling: That Sugar Film

HPV: kanker tidak hanya perlu vaksinasi tetapi juga keluarga

Jika biasanya isu kesehatan diperingati dalam satuan hari, seperti Hari Kesehatan Jiwa Sedunia (10 Oktober) atau Hari Kesehatan Nasional (12 November), Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia akhir-akhir ini membuat sesuatu yang tidak biasa. Isu kesehatan di Indonesia kini diperingati dalam satuan bulan, seperti Bulan Anak Sehat (Agustus 2016) dan Bulan Eliminasi Penyakit Kaki Gajah – BELKAGA (Oktober 2016). Program terbaru dari Kemenkes RI adalah pelaksanaan pemberian vaksin HPV (human papilloma virus) dalam rangka Bulan Imunisasi Anak Sekolah (BIAS).Continue reading HPV: kanker tidak hanya perlu vaksinasi tetapi juga keluarga

The Zika virus: is there a silver lining to our fear?

Zika, the mosquito-borne virus, has been declared an international health emergency by the WHO. The international agency reports tremendous healthcare costs waiting ahead as the virus travels across continents and countries, seemingly unstoppable. We can imagine the grown-up babies who are suffering from microcephaly – strongly linked with the Zika virus. It will be a hard life for them and their carers because microcephaly has been linked with problems such as developmental delays, intellectual disability, hearing loss, vision problems, and it can be life-threatening. But even this tragedy may have a silver lining.Continue reading The Zika virus: is there a silver lining to our fear?

Kenaikan harga belum cukup hilangkan bau rokok di baju bangsa Indonesia

Ganda bulutangkis Indonesia berhasil mengharumkan nama bangsa dengan membawa pulang medali emas dari Olimpiade Rio. Akan tetapi harum tersebut sedikit berbau rokok, karena salah satu sponsor utama adalah perusahaan tembakau. Kecanduan Indonesia terhadap rokok telah menjangkau seluruh lapisan masyarakat. Di sini kita membahas solusinya.Continue reading Kenaikan harga belum cukup hilangkan bau rokok di baju bangsa Indonesia

Pokemon Go Penyelamat Kehidupan

Satu bulan sudah Pokemon Go beredar di masyarakat, namun antusiasmenya tidak kunjung reda. Orang tua, para guru, bos-bos, tidak pernah menyangka akan ada sebuah permainan yang mampu mengubah kehidupan manusia. Anak-anak yang biasanya bermain gadget di sofa ruang tengah, sekarang menjadi lebih rajin mengelilingi kompleks di sekitar rumah mereka. Para pelajar yang biasanya memilih untuk berdiam di perpustakaan atau kantin saat jam istirahat, sekarang menjadi lebih suka mengelilingi lapangan. Karyawan kantor yang biasanya hanya duduk dan bekerja di kubikel mereka, sekarang menjadi lebih suka bolak-balik ke lobi kantor. Semua mereka lakukan demi satu tujuan: berburu Pokemon.Continue reading Pokemon Go Penyelamat Kehidupan

How Indonesia can create a fantastic life without plastic

It might be hard for us to dream of a world without plastic. Life has become so convenient since its introduction. When we’re hungry, we can spontaneously buy food as we pass a supermarket or restaurant on our way home because there will be a plastic bag to help us. When we’re thirsty, we can pop into a mini market to buy a drink in a plastic bottle. Plastics, especially plastic bags, have become an integral part of modern life.Continue reading How Indonesia can create a fantastic life without plastic

Fasting and its impact on Indonesian eating habits: myth and reality

The change in behavior during Ramadhan not only affects the way people spend their money. In Indonesia, as the country with the largest number of Muslims, Ramadhan is the time for families, friends and relatives to gather to break the fast together (in Indonesian it is called ‘Buka Bersama’ or ’BukBer’). So, of course, Ramadhan also changes eating habits. Nielsen conducted research in Indonesia in 2011 and found that during Ramadhan, Indonesians behave the same way as people in UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. They spend more on food.Continue reading Fasting and its impact on Indonesian eating habits: myth and reality

Hello: Awkward friendship moments save lives on the road

A new campaign from the New Zealand Transport Agency focuses on driver distraction, a serious road safety issue all over the world. It is often the initial cause of a chain of events that results in serious injury and too often death. There are many potential causes of driver distraction: objects, events, or activities both inside andContinue reading Hello: Awkward friendship moments save lives on the road

Innovations in Social and Behavior Change in Indonesia

Earlier today at the Luwansa Hotel in Jakarta, Tulodo, together with BeeHives and Simply Sensible, hosted a breakfast seminar  on social marketing focused on innovations in social and behavior change. The hosts conducted a small experiment before the event by testing whether people would take the stairs or the lift from the hotel lobby. TheContinue reading Innovations in Social and Behavior Change in Indonesia

Social franchise to solve toilet trouble

A recent article in The Conversation reveals some of the excellent advances made in addressing the persistent and devastating impacts of a lack of access to sanitation. One interesting one is a business called Sanergy, which profits from providing clean toilet services and the collection and treatment of waste. Sanergy provides the toilets, keeps them clean, removes the waste, treats andContinue reading Social franchise to solve toilet trouble

‘Indonesia is Energy Independent’ campaign

Indonesia’s Ministry for Energy and Mineral Resources has released a new TV campaign as part of its ‘Indonesia is Energy Independent’ (Indonesia Mandiri Energi). The animated TV spot reveals a common tension in public campaigns of this type. The government often needs to fulfil its political priorities to communicate its achievements as well as work toContinue reading ‘Indonesia is Energy Independent’ campaign

Demographic bonus or planet threat? Why Indonesia is at the center of population debates and solutions.

While many conferences come and go, the news that Indonesia will host the 2015 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) is important. It’s important for family planning and it’s important for Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region. Family planning, long neglected in many parts of the world, is now experiencing something of a resurgence, especially in Indonesia. And this comesContinue reading Demographic bonus or planet threat? Why Indonesia is at the center of population debates and solutions.

Social and behaviour change in Papua New Guinea

Tulodo is in Port Moresby for a few days as part of its research project funded by Australia’s DFAT. So far we’ve had useful meetings and found an interesting variety of organisations working on social and behaviour change. Here is a selection of a few with some of their programs and initiatives: Susu Mamas: health services CPL Foundation:Continue reading Social and behaviour change in Papua New Guinea

Cold turkey better than hot pharma for smoking cessation

It turns out most people quit smoking without any assistance, despite the push by big pharma to sell their products and services. While some people think cold turkey implies there are no “interventions”, years of efforts to change behaviours and social norms have probably produced the effect of an intervention on those who choose toContinue reading Cold turkey better than hot pharma for smoking cessation

Tulodo to partner with Kopernik on Fire Up Central Java Clean Cookstove project in Indonesia

As part of Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and World Bank Clean Stove Initiative (CSI), Tulodo is partnering with Kopernik to market cleaner cookstoves to poor households in Central Java. Tulodo’s role on the Fire Up Central Java Cleaner Cookstove project is to design and manage the marketing and community mobilisation activities, include formative research, marketing strategy, stakeholder engagement, capacityContinue reading Tulodo to partner with Kopernik on Fire Up Central Java Clean Cookstove project in Indonesia

New report on use of behaviour change in clean cooking interventions for economic, health and environmental impact

A new report (available below) from a team led by Tulodo’s Nick Goodwin has found promising evidence for the effectiveness of behaviour change approaches in clean cooking interventions. Despite decades of effort, around 2.8 billion people still rely on solid fuels to meet domestic energy needs. There is robust evidence this causes premature death, chronic disease asContinue reading New report on use of behaviour change in clean cooking interventions for economic, health and environmental impact

Change agents make residents feel safer about dengue fever in the Philippines

Research by Fe Espino at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine on dengue prevention in the Philippines shows how community trust is vital to the success of behaviour change programs. In 2010, the number of dengue cases in the Philippines rose from 37,101 in 2006 to 118,868. Dengue fever is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes which are born inContinue reading Change agents make residents feel safer about dengue fever in the Philippines

Change agents at the USF Social Marketing Conference

Tulodo’s Nick Goodwin and Irma Martam attended the recent Social Marketing Conference, hosted by the University of South Florida. Irma was the recipient of the conference’s prestigious Fostering Equity Scholarship and attended the pre-conference Training Academy with social marketing practitioners and researchers from around the world. Nick’s plenary presentation focused on the use of change agents –Continue reading Change agents at the USF Social Marketing Conference

Share It to End It: Singapore bullying film shortens each time it is shared

An innovative approach to video sharing is engaging viewers in Singapore to reduce bullying. Singapore’s CABCY (Coalition Against Bullying for Children and Youth) together with the Harvest Centre for Research conducted nationwide research on bullying in Singapore in 2006. Data was collected from more than 4,000 students aged 7 to 16 years old and the results were surprising —Continue reading Share It to End It: Singapore bullying film shortens each time it is shared

Nurse Nicole gives good advice to flirty men on Tinder

June is Men’s Health Month in the US and to celebrate its 20th anniversary, we bring you the story of a creative way to change men’s health behaviours. According to the Men’s Health Resource Center, men are more likely to go long periods of time without going to the doctor, they’re less likely to adopt preventive health measures,Continue reading Nurse Nicole gives good advice to flirty men on Tinder

PSI and Myanmar telcos to launch mobile health information service

According to the Myanmar Times, Population Services International (PSI) is working with telcos, Ooredoo and Telenor, to launch a mobile health app for pregnant women. This app will provide up to date information about health, antenatal care, health ministry services, nutrition, and even malaria prevention. According to a UN report, under-five mortality rates are estimated at 52 perContinue reading PSI and Myanmar telcos to launch mobile health information service

India’s National ID Cards Use Tech to Eradicate Poverty

India‘s national ID card, “Aadhaar”, has technology that the government says will help eradicate poverty by 2030. The Aadhaar card has 12 digit number and stores identification and biometric data, including a photograph, eye scan, fingerprints and health information that is then stored in a national database. With this highly accurate identification, the Indian government expects the poor will more easily andContinue reading India’s National ID Cards Use Tech to Eradicate Poverty

Brunei’s search for clean, alternative energy fuels students’ drive for innovation

At an alternative energy exhibition, students from energy clubs in various schools in Brunei were set a task to come up with ideas that incorporate green technologies such as solar- and hydro-electricity. One of these was a project called “Family Fitness For Energy”, created by the energy club of Menglait Secondary School. It shows how kinetic energy can be turnedContinue reading Brunei’s search for clean, alternative energy fuels students’ drive for innovation

Meet Siti Aminah – world champion health worker

As a small contribution to World Health Workers Week, 8-12 April, we’re telling you the story (via the Jakarta Globe) of 56 year old midwife Siti Aminah, one of 87,000+ midwives in Indonesia who deserve a prize for the amazing work they do to help poor people. Working in Jakarta’s slum areas, Siti turned her own minivan intoContinue reading Meet Siti Aminah – world champion health worker

Bangladesh launches largest ever measles and rubella vaccination campaign

Bangladesh has held the country’s largest ever measles and rubella vaccination campaign, aiming to reach 52 million children aged 9 months to 15 years, according to a UNICEF report. The campaign has seen thousands of vaccinators and volunteers cover more than 170,000 schools and 150,000 immunisation centres over a three-week period. Dr. Purabi Ahmed, project managerContinue reading Bangladesh launches largest ever measles and rubella vaccination campaign

20 of the best videos to support social and behavior change

We’re working on a new advocacy video for a client and have been comparing those with a message on poverty or social change. Here are 20 of our favorites, let us know yours! GetUp Australia: It’s Time (marriage equality) The Girl Effect: The clock is ticking (women and girls) Rainforest Alliance: Follow the frog Global Citizen: Top 5 mythsContinue reading 20 of the best videos to support social and behavior change

Introducing Tulodo’s AgentMaker system

Kochi, India: Irma Martam will introduce Tulodo’s new AgentMaker concept this week at the Global Health Conference on Social Marketing and Franchising. AgentMaker is an innovative mobile platform that enables managers to identify and develop effective change agents to deliver and monitor social and behavior change programs. We’re pretty excited to start this process of bringingContinue reading Introducing Tulodo’s AgentMaker system

Tulodo leads new DFID project on clean cooking

Tulodo’s Nicholas Goodwin and Sarah O’Farrell have recently been awarded a new project, working with the UK’s Dept. for International Development (DFID) on the ‘Behaviour Change Study on Clean Cooking Effectiveness.’ Nick leads the team to research and produce a report on the effectiveness of behavior change interventions on clean cooking globally, including cost effectiveness analysis andContinue reading Tulodo leads new DFID project on clean cooking

Gates Grand Challenges Round 12 grants: Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach

The Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative has issued Round 12 of its Explorations grant program. The latest round includes a new theme for grants: “Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach”. According to Gates, convincing people to take simple steps for their own health should be easy. But encouraging healthy behaviors is not straightforward. LivingContinue reading Gates Grand Challenges Round 12 grants: Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach

Brunei adopts social marketing to address health issues

According to the Brunei Times, the Ministry of Health recently ran  a three-day workshop on social marketing as part of Brunei’s emphasis on prevention of diseases and its increased efforts to promote healthy living. Held at the Health Promotion Centre, Hjh Zahrah Dato Paduka Hj Hashim, Acting Director General of the Ministry of Health noted theContinue reading Brunei adopts social marketing to address health issues

China to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship?

China’s Center for Disease Control has released the “2013 China Tobacco Control Report” which calls for a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. China needs to make significant investments to change both social norms and behaviors around smoking, which will also help create a supportive environment for this new legislation. In China, between 2003 and 2008,Continue reading China to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship?

Indonesia’s Minister for Health calls on Muslims to quit smoking during Ramadhan

Indonesia’s Minister for Health, Dr Nafsiah Mboi, called on smokers, in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, to say no to smoking during the day, as well as the night. During Ramadhan, Muslims were expected to refrain from eating and various other acts during the day. Dr Mboi also encouraged the nation’s Muslims to avoidContinue reading Indonesia’s Minister for Health calls on Muslims to quit smoking during Ramadhan

Menkes Indonesia mencanangkan Imunisasi Lanjutan pada anak batita

Menkes Indonesia mencanangkan Imunisasi Lanjutan pada anak batita (bawah tiga tahun). Imunisasi lanjutan ini diberikan kepada semua anak usia 1,5 dan 2 tahun, guna meningkatkan kekebalan terhadap campak, difteri, pertusis, tetanus, hepatitis B dan Hib. Program penguatan kekebalan dengan program imunisasi lanjutan akan dimulai tahun ini di  empat propinsi, yaitu Jawa Barat, Yogyakarta, Bali dan NusaContinue reading Menkes Indonesia mencanangkan Imunisasi Lanjutan pada anak batita

Australia’s National Preventive Health Research Strategy 2013-2018

The Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA*) has released its National Preventive Health Research Strategy (2013-2018). The model for this strategy is focused on knowledge supported by four interconnected blocks: Research: to support decisions and practice Supportive Systems: policies, funding mechanisms, information sharing, coalitions and data Culture: changing beliefs and patterns of behaviour People: enhancing skills,Continue reading Australia’s National Preventive Health Research Strategy 2013-2018