Update #44: Jan 27, 2003
In This Update:
-NEW EDITION OF 'MAKING HEALTH COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS WORK'
-UPCOMING BOOK ON NIGERIAN YOUTH
-NEW HCMN CO-MODERATOR - PEGGY D'ADAMO
-NEW HCMN MEMBERS:
- DR HECTOR ADDISON
- G. RAMA PADMA
- SHYAM SHRESTHA
- NASRULLAH MURI
- SOHINI ROYCHOWDHURY
- MARIANA AVICO
- CATHERINE EDGERLY
- CHRISTINE HURLIMAN
- PANTELEON UCHECHI ANYANWU
- DAPHNE KOURETAS
- ALODIA SANTOS
- ERIC JANOWSKY
- MARIA CELESTE BUSTILLO
- JARED M. ONWAE
- PATEL GAURANGKUMAR RASIKLAL
- BRYAN COOKE
- DR SANJEEV VERMA
- NIKETA FAZAL
NEW EDITION OF 'MAKING HEALTH COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS WORK'
Since the early 1990s, the Office of Cancer Communications, National Cancer Institute (NCI) at
the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been developing communication messages and
programmes for health professionals, patients, and the public. The purpose of this guide is to
reflect on and share NCI's experiences and those of others who plan health communication
programmes. An excellent resource.
Single copies of the new edition can be ordered from within the US by clicking below.
https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/ncipubs/details.asp?pid=209 and filling out the online form.
If you live outside the US, you can order a single copy for free by mailing or faxing this
National Cancer Institute
Publications Ordering Service
UPCOMING BOOK ON NIGERIAN YOUTH
Segun Ogundeyi, HCMN member from Nigeria, writes that he or she is
presently working on a book for youth in Nigeria and will get in touch
with HCMN when it is completed to help in circulation to members.
WELCOME OUR NEW HCMN CO-MODERATOR - PEGGY D'ADAMO
Please welcome Peggy as co-moderator of the HCMN listserv and
website. Peggy has been working as the librarian here in the Media/Materials
Clearinghouse since 1991and has lots of experience cataloging and sharing
health communication materials. She is also the Networking Coordinator of
a new project here at Johns Hopkins - The Information and Knowledge for
Optimal Health (INFO) Project. As Networking Coordinator, she has the task
of working to strengthen existing networks and communities of practice like
HCMN and the job of helping to develop and manage new networks in the
area of reproductive health.
NEW HCMN MEMBER: DR HECTOR A ADDISON
Integrated Research & Dev't Foundation
Integrated Research and Development Foundation- INTERFOUND is
a non for profit, nongovernmental NGO based in Ghana whose major
concern is to see to the healthy growth and development of people to
ensure accelerated socio-economic development that will eventually
eliminate poverty and diseases.
INTERFOUND wants to share materials it develops with other health
professioanls working tirelessly to improve health globally and hopes
to benefit from the rich experiences of the professional members of
HCMN through suggestions and material exchange.
INTERFOUND hopes to send tapes and publications on HIV/AIDS
for others to also benefit. We currently developing a manual on
the management of STIs in emergency settings.
Title: Associate fellow
Organization: Centre for Economic and Social Studies
Iam currently working as a faculty at Centre for Economic
and Social Studies, Hyderabad, India. I have been working
in the areas of Population, Health and Women. I wish to be
part of the net work for better sharing of the ideas in the
relevent areas of interest there by to enhance a practical
perspective of over all health scenerio. Kindly include
me in the network. Looking forword to be associated with
NEW HCMN MEMBER: SHYAM SHRESTHA
Title : Senior Training Officer
Organization : Mother Infant Research Activities [MIRA ]
Recently, I saw a magazine named HCMN Health Communication
Materials Network. I felt, this is very useful & fruitful magazine for
youth to prevent such fatal and burning problem as HIV/AIDS.
I want to join & contribute for this activities.
Rural Development Association,
C/O P.O. Tangwani,
With great reverences, I state that we heard about your organization. We
deeply appreciate your efforts. Our organization is actively working on
population. We are requestin that you send magazines and publications.
Regional Communication Officer -Asia and Near East
Frontiers in Reproductive Health (FRONTIERS)
The Population Council
As the Regional Communications Officer, Asia and Near
East Region, my work involves supporting innovative research
through the effective dissemination and utilization of research.
Conceptualizing and implementing strategies ranging from
producing global and inter-regional publications, to advocating
through the website to holding dissemination and utilization
workshops/seminars, to making presentations at national and
international forums and developing a network with policy
makers, media, collaborating agencies, funding agencies
and other national and international organizations, my work
aims to improve links between Research and Practice
and create visibility of FRONTIERS' work among its audiences.
The HCMN will provide me a platform to exchange news,
views and ideas and will provide me an opportunity to share
my work with other communicators in the field of health
My name is Mariana Avico, I would like to join HCM
because instead of I am graphic designer I have been
working in health communication for 8 years. I need
to share my experience with other people in the world
working in it.
SEMA Project Coordinator
Michigan Inter-Tribal Council (MITC)
I work with a grant from the CDC on tobacco issues and Native
Americans in MI. I am always looking for media resources
especially Native American specific material. I would appreciate
being able to take part in the HCMN. N.A. use tobacco ceremonially;
this is very sacred to them. They are also very concerned about
the abuse of commercial tobacco products and have the highest
smoking and lung cancer rates in MI. I would share any N.A. specific
clipart related to tobacco and hopefully find pieces
that I could use.
Project HOPE Switzerland
Project HOPE is an international NGO with the mission to provide
Health Opportunities for People Everywhere by participating in the
sustainable improvement of health systems in low and middle-income
countries. We develop projects together with our programme offices
upon request from the beneficiary countries, raise the funds and
coordinate their implementation and do the necessary follow-up
Prince Panteleon Uchechi Anyanwu
Our organization is a non-profit whose primary aim is to spread the good news
to people who are still having doubts that the deadly disease AIDS is not real
or does not exist. We also send materials to those who have been infected
by the disease. As a foundation, we also visit hospitals almost every week to
share relevant materials with the sick. Our organization is serving as a
resource to those in need of help. We will continue to spread the good news
until the entire world is free from HIV/AIDS syndrome. We need help from
the international community to continue reaching people in NIgeria and
Africa. Thank you and God bless you as we all join hands to gether to
scrape away HIV/AIDS in the world.
Daphne Kouretas, Information Systems Assistant
I work for two programmes at Healthlink Worldwide, which is
based in London and works with partner organisations to improve
the health of poor and vulnerable communities by strengthening
the provision, use and impact of information. The two programmes
that I work for are: Source, a resource centre that holds health-related
material relevant to developing countries; and Exchange, a
government-funded programme concerned with health communication
in the context of development.
NEW HCMN MEMBER: ALODIA SANTOS
Health Communication House, IPHM
The Institute of Public Health Management (IPHM) aims to improve
the health care system in the Philippines and Asia by focusing on
the improvement of the health MANAGEMENT. We provide solutions
and technical assistance through training, consultancy and research.
The Health Communications House is in-charge of developing the
various materials needed for these endeavors.
I provide technical assistance in health to Peace Corps staff and
volunteers in the Inter-America and Pacific region as a health
specialist in the Center for Field Assistance
Field: General health
I carry out training on different themes. Right now the emphasis
is on sexual and reproductive health. In the next months I will be
participating in training for young people on AIDS prevention.
Field: Reproductive Health, General Health, Domestic Violence
We do counselling and guidance, treatment of diseases and we do
attend to expectant mothers.
NEW HCMN MEMBER: PATEL GAURANGKUMAR RASIKLAL
Patel Gaurangkumar Rasiklal
Shree Vidyottejak Parishad
Nr. the bank., Chhipadi, District - Kheda.
Field: Reproductive Health, Adolescent Health, General Health
We run an institution named "Shree Vidyottejak Parishad" which has been
founded under Bombay Act-1950 (India), Section-29, This Parishad tries its
level best to solve authentic and basic problems of students all over India. It
also works for the solution of valuable problems of society, serious dieases and
also value based general health. Hence, Shree Vidyottejak Parishad wants to
hold a Cancer, AIDS and general health exhibition cum seminar with pictures
and information for the students, youths and citizens of India at district level
and then state level in 2003 March-April. It aims to bring awareness about
cancer, aids and general health all over the India.
Field: Reproductive Health
OUR WORK: helping communities to identify their problems.
OUR ACHIVEMENT: HIV/AIDS,STDs, Child health, awareness
Field: Reproductive Health, Adolescent Health, General Health, Infectious Diseases
I teach class on Health Communications & the Media in MPH program
Dr. Sanjeev Verma
Institute of Health Systems
H.A.C.A. Bhawan, Near Police Control Room,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh - INDIA 500082
IHS, Hyderabad is a NGO involved in the field of public health with activities
ranging from training, health research, to providing consultancy for health
initiatives and Health sector policy reform
We assist other NGOs working in the field to achieve their project
goals by creating appropriate communication strategies and IEC
materials to distribute to their target groups.
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