Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Health Communication and Education Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Canadian Society for International Health
Acronyme : CSIH
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Canadian Society for International Health, a national voluntary organization, facilitates and supports health and development activities around the world through the mobilization of Canadian and other resources. CSIH advocates for health policy and programming which contributes to global objectives of health for all, equity, and social justice and builds partnerships with Canadian and other institutions and organizations.
Adresse : One Nicholas Street, Suite 1105
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1N 7B7
FAX: (613) 241-3845
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Personne ressource : Ron Elliott
Courriel : yppp@csih.org
Pays : Vietnam
Ville : Hanoi
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : Vietnam office has the following programs at the moment:
-Tobacco control
-Gender, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS

In each program there are one or more projects. Many of these projects seek to promote positive change in target populations to reduce morbidity and mortality; public education is a major component of these projects. The following two examples present examples of the typical public education approaches.

1. Reducing social acceptability of smoking in Vietnam: The project seeks to reduce the social acceptability of smoking by improving public awareness about the health consequence of smoking and passive smoking and by improving the behavior of smokers and non-smokers using the combined approaches of media campaign and community support programs. Many TV spots, radio spots, posters and leaflets are to be developed for use in this project.

2. Promoting gender equality and male responsibility in reproductive and sexual health: This project aims to increase men's responsibility in RH, their perceptions of masculinity to include positive factors such as taking economic responsibility for the family, supporting others, being an active member of the household, and being a good role model for and being actively involved in the raising of children. The project will have to develop several IEC materials to disseminate to the community.

In Canada
The interns will spend two weeks in Canada at the HealthBridge office in Ottawa prior to leaving for Vietnam. They will receive briefings on the project and guidance on their responsibilities overseas. They will also be required to learn about their host organization prior to travelling overseas and explore opportunities for public engagement and international linkages to follow up on upon their return to their home community in Canada.

On their return to Canada, the intern will spend another two weeks at the HealthBridge office sharing their experience of the project work on the groung and raising awareness in some form of public engagement.

The Health Communication and Education intern will work as a member of the various project teams to:

1. Identify needs for appropriate information, education and communication materials.
2. Undertake research (mostly through the internet but also by contacting other organizations and HealthBridge partners is other countries) to identify Information Education Communication materials already available on the relevant subjects.
3. Develop communication campaign programs and the content of information, education and communication materials.
4. Design and test the programs/materials as required.
Organisation d'accueil : HealthBridge
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : HealthBridge (formerly PATH Canada) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that aims to identify, understand, and bridge gaps in public health including gaps between needs and technologies; evidence and policies; policies and practice.