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African Health Advocates Trained in Media Skills

*Edited text originally from KANCO News

 

Last week, health advocates in Africa working in the HIV and TB sector were trained on media skills to improve their advocacy efforts on TB and TB-HIV.

The training – held in Nairobi, Kenya – attracted twelve participants from nine countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Ethiopia, Cameroon, South Africa, and Nigeria. Two three-day training sessions were held with a six-member group.

The training was delivered by facilitators from ACTION, a professional international trainer from 20 Seconds Media, and the Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO).

Participants were equipped with skills to speak out more effectively on TB issues and to increase the profile of the disease in the media and political arenas of various African countries. These efforts will be essential to achieving the resources needed to accelerate the response to TB, and to ensuring a robust Global Fund replenishment in 2013. 

At the end of the training, participants promised to commit to advancing advocacy on TB, TB-HIV and Global Fund issues in-country and globally.

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