To the Soul Beat Africa Malaria network,
Part of Soul Beat Africa’s aim with the Malaria themesite http://www.comminit.com/malaria-africa/category/sites/africa/malaria is to put people in touch with training opportunities around malaria, with a specific focus on malaria and social and behaviour change communication (SBCC). We have done quite extensive research on the web looking for organisations that provide training opportunities related to malaria in Africa and have found very little overall, and even less related to communication.
For that reason, we have created this discussion group within the Malaria networking space to explore this further. We would love to hear from you but are especially looking for your input on the following questions:
Do you think this reflects the reality out there or are we missing something? Could there be, for instance, a lot of internal training happening or field training that isn't widely advertised?
If you think we're correct and there isn't much training happening, what do you think are the reasons for why there are so few opportunities related to malaria in general, and around malaria and SBCC specifically.
We'd also like you let us know what kind of training you think is most required for those working in Malaria prevention and treatment.
- SBCC - Advocacy - Media - Medical Science - Programme Management - Other
- Finally, if you know of any training opportunities taking place in Africa or for Africans, especially those related to communication, please share them with us.
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We look forward to hearing from you.