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Research data: COMMUNICATION
2020 Using multi-voiced and creative approaches to enhance COVID-19 messaging: learning from east and southern Africa
The emergence of COVID-19 highlighted the value of effective communication during a crisis, especially in the context of a virus that is not...Download this report
2019 Navigating intimate sexual partnerships in an era of HIV: dimensions of couple relationship quality and satisfaction among adults in Eswatini and linkages to HIV risk
Couple relationship functioning impacts individual health and well-being, including HIV risk, but scant research has focused on emic underst...Download this report
2015 From information to engagement: exploring communication platforms for the government-citizen interface in South Africa
An effective communication interface between government and citizens can strengthen government responsiveness and deepen citizen engagement....
Effective communication between government and citizens is a key component of democracy. Given the differentiated access to communication ch...