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Projects

Advocacy Training and Planning Workshops

Building on years of experience, Gillespie Communication is equipping non-profit teams around the world with enhanced advocacy skills and strategic plans for their advocacy work. Drawing from the renowned resources of Spitfire Strategies, a variety of academic and non-profit tools...

Online Advocacy in Africa

Do you know what the top website in Nigeria is? Not Google or Yahoo or Hotmail, but Facebook! People in Africa’s most populous country are connected, and more and more people are joining this massive network every day. The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) is pioneering...

Addressing the Global Health Workforce Crisis

Health workers are the heart and soul of health systems, yet a chronic shortage persists -- an estimated 4.2 million health workers are needed worldwide, with 1.5 million needed in Africa alone.

Advocacy Report and Project Documentation for Red Cross

In Kenya, malaria is the leading killer of children under five. While the drugs are currently available, timely access to the medication is not always possible, especially in rural communities. A child can die from malaria in as little as 24-hours after the first symptoms appear, so accessibility to appropriate and effective treatment can be a...

Adolescent Health Program Evaluation in Northern Nigeria

In Africa’s most populous country, Ku Saurara! (Listen Up!), a project of Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, educated and empowered a generation of young people toward positive reproductive health behaviors. Tackling subjects like family planning, which were once considered taboo in northern Nigeria, Ku...

Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Communication

Following the catastrophic earthquake of January 2010, the international relief effort in Haiti was tremendous. Bonnie served as the lead on-the-ground communicator for the American Red Cross during the emergency response phase, as well as being the primary field spokesperson and photographer, generating success stories covering all facets of...

Malaria Progress and Impact Report Series

The Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series is a collection of comprehensive reports benchmarking progress towards the 2010 goals for malaria control.

Building Coalitions for Effective Advocacy

Successful advocacy often require efforts beyond that of an individual group or organization, and forming and growing a coalition becomes essential to achieving a common goal. When Bonnie served as Advocacy Director at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, she also chaired the international...

Measles Initiative Campaign Documentation

Before global health leaders formed the Measles Initiative in 2001, more than 750,000 children worldwide died from measles each year, particularly in developing countries. The Measles Initiative emphasized mass vaccination campaigns as an effective strategy to ensuring at-risk children were protected. On average, Measles Initiative...

Website Redesign and Online Outreach

When Bonnie joined the Voices for a Malaria-Free Future team at Johns Hopkins, the project website was primarily, well, purple, and the content was slim. An extreme web makeover was indeed in order and, together with web guru Liz Linton, they transformed the Voices site into a visually appealing and tremendously useful resource.