Health Communications Expert to Decrease Newborn Mortality through Hypothermia Awareness Campaigns

Support Health in Bangalore, India


Skills: 
Brand Design, Communications, Medical Professionals, Medical Support, Nursing
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
6 weeks to 4½ months
Must Speak: 
English
Helpful if Speaks: 
Hindi
Benefits: 
Accommodations, Travel Stipend, Learning Opportunity, Good For Groups
Sponsored By: 

We think this is a meaningful project for the seasoned health communications professional to support health in Bangalore, India in exchange for flights and housing.

Opportunity Details


PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

Hypothermia is a leading cause of death and illness in newborns, especially in developing countries. Hypothermia is often referred to as a silent killer because the warning signs are easy to miss if you are not educated on hypothermia. BEMPU needs a health communications expert to help them to design communication and education materials for doctors, nurses, and parents. These materials will be used in hospitals and community settings with the goal of decreasing death and illness related to hypothermia. The communications tools need to be globally understood by individuals of varying education and literacy levels, and people from various language backgrounds. The Health Communications Expert will also help guide BEMPU with a communications strategy to most effectively reach the widest audience possible.

Public Health and Health Communications is not a widely known field in India – there are few experts in this area. BEMPU seeks a skilled foreign communications specialist to teach their team how to more effectively communicate health issues and solutions. Additionally, there are few existing resources that communicate the consequences of hypothermia in low-resource settings, so BEMPU would appreciate guidance on how best to create these new resources.

DELIVERABLES

Recent WHO reports state by implementing hypothermia prevention, neonatal mortality rates can be lowered by up to 48%.  BEMPU believes when more doctors and families are aware of hypothermia, they will be in a better position to distribute our hypothermia alert device.

The project will be a success when we have developed a communications campaign for a hospital and community setting.

Deliverables for this project will be two awareness communication campaigns, including original resources and materials, as well as a timeline of intervention/distribution and proposed strategy.

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NEEDED SKILLS:

  • Brand Design
  • Communications
  • Medical Professionals
  • Medical Support
  • Nursing

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • English

ADDITIONAL USEFUL LANGUAGES:

  • Hindi

We Provide These Local Benefits


ACCOMMODATION

BEMPU will provide accommodation for the Experteer.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

BEMPU is a successful social enterprise in Bangalore –professionals will be part of a small but ambitious team, and will get the chance to learn about various aspects of their operations—they do our engineering, design, and manufacturing in-house; have their own sales forces; interact with Indian State governments, international governments, and large public health organizations/foundations; and, they have our own public health/clinical arm, which is responsible for various clinical studies to validate, test, and improve our devices. Our professional will be treated like a regular employee and will be able to participate in strategy meetings. She or he will get the opportunity to visit and interact with a number of Indian hospitals and health facilities and get unique on-the-ground experience.

TRAVEL STIPEND

Siemens Stiftung will be the contract partner and cover all travel costs.

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Industry: Medical Devices

Mission: Health

Size: Medium sized organization: 25 - 100 persons


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