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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Safer Journeys: NZ drug driving campaign

The NZ Transport Agency has launched a new behavior change program to reduce the harm caused by drugged drivers. Safer Journeys aims to significantly reduce the incidence of drug-impaired driving, with fewer people losing their lives or suffering serious injuries. The same agency that brought us the highly acclaimed “Legend” campaign on drink driving, is nowContinue reading Safer Journeys: NZ drug driving campaign

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