More than 125 students, faculty and staff attended the first formal Springboard for Health Communication learning event Feb. 20 at Modern Sciences and Art (MSA) University in Cairo. The event was sponsored by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in Egypt and MSA, a private university in the city.
The two-hour event featured a guest presentation by HC3 Capacity Implementation Director Uttara Bharath Kumar and Program Officer Trish Davis titled “Communication: Why is it important to your work?” Attendees represented various schools within the University including pharmacy, engineering, mass communication, dentistry and medicine/health.
The presentation gave attendees an overview of how strategic communication can be used to improve health outcomes. They were also linked to relevant HC3 tools and resources such as the Health COMpass and Springboard, an online community of social and behavior change communication professionals. Laptops were made available immediately after the event for registration on the Springboard platform.
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