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Salt newsletter March 2019

Download the first Salt newsletter of 2019. What place does business have in Creation care, and our role as 'courageous stewards'?

Salt newsletter December 2018

Download the last Salt newsletter of 2018. We're reflecting on our work in Bolivia, the first Salt conference, and more.

Christian Aid Week churches film

Our 2022 Christian Aid Week film featuring Jessica. 

Christian Aid Week churches film (Welsh)

Our Christian Aid Week film, featuring Janet.

Christian Aid Ethiopia newsletter July 2019

Latest updates from Christian Aid Ethiopia on our programmes, including promoting women's entrepreneurship in sustainable energy, meteorological services, drought recovery, veterinary services, education and water projects. Projects featured include the EU-funded Breaking the Barriers project and the DEC drought response.

Salt Network News Summer 22 Edition

The challenge of environmental sustainability and of deeds matching words.

Volunteers week newsletter

Download your Volunteers week newsletter special now and join us in celebrating the many ways your motivations and faith come to life. We simply can't do it without you.

Volunteering newsletter Spring 2022

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Salt Network News: Spring 2022

Read the latest news, articles and events from the Salt Network: Love your employees and transform lives

Salt Network News: Winter Edition 21/22

Stay up to date with the latest news from the Salt Network

Salt Network News: Autumn 2021

Read the latest from the Salt Network

Salt Newsletter June 2021

Salt Newsletter June 2021

Salt newsletter February 2021

Salt Business Network newsletter February 2021.

Salt Newsletter November 2020

Download the Autumn 2020 edition of the Salt Network Newsletter to explore leading with influence.

Salt Newsletter July 2020

Download the latest Salt newsletter for July, covering topics including faith in uncertain times, building diverse businesses, and business with purpose. 

April 2020 newsletter

Download the Salt newsletter for April, covering becoming a leader of impact and more.

Socialise to Immunise: boosting vaccination uptake through Facebook

In Myanmar's Kachin state only 54-60% of children under 2 years have received all basic vaccinations. However, the rates for individual vaccination of children is much higher, such as 91.2% for the BCG vaccine.[i] We know that vaccine hesitancy is a complex issue. The WHO identifies three main driving factors; confidence, complacency and convenience. Conventional methods to increase basic child vaccination rates, mostly target caregivers directly to increase people’s knowledge and thus change attitudes and behaviour. Our own research shows that social networks have a strong influence on immunisation behaviour.[ii] An important factor in this respect is the ‘social bandwagon effect’, meaning that caregivers do what everyone does, adhere to the social-cultural norm regarding vaccination, which can be to either follow or not follow the vaccination schedules. The slightest increase in uptake by influential individuals in a group leads to positive spillover in the wider community.[iii] Our Socialise to Immunise project will be piloting and testing an unconventional approach, using Facebook. This interactive approach, based on the premise that the social norm of vaccination behaviour is strongly influenced by peer pressure (social bandwagon), will involve and connect different stakeholders in the vaccination-demand process: caregivers, household decision-makers, community immunisation champions, community members, health care providers. This approach is innovative as it will trial a digital social network which simultaneously addresses the three driving factors as identified by WHO. This update shows how the first stages of the project are progressing and some learnings we are taking forward. [ii] Shi et al., Voluntary vaccination through self organizing behaviors on locally mixed social networks, Scientific Reports 7, 2017 (2665) [iii] Buttenheim AM, Asch DA. Behavioral economics: the key to closing the gap for MDGs 4 and 5? Maternal and child health journal 2013; 17 (4): 581-5 [i] Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey, 2015-2016

January 2020 Newsletter

Download the Salt newsletter for January covering leadership and models of development.