Friday, March 27, 2015

AfriComNet Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa 2015

The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2015 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa.

The purpose of the AfriComNet Awards are to:
  • recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals/organisations in the field of strategic health communication;
  • encourage innovation and quality in strategic communication;
  • enhance appreciation of strategic communication as a necessary tool for effective health and development programmes; and
  • acknowledge programmes, tools, and productions that advance strategic communication and can be adapted and applied elsewhere.

Winners will be awarded in the following categories;
  • Best Mass media intervention, campaign, or production
  • Best Multi-channel communication intervention or campaign
  • Best Interpersonal/community initiative/intervention
  • Best Social marketing initiative, strategy, or campaign
  • Best Popular/folk media initiative
  • Best Health-related series
  • Best social/new media initiative

Two finalists in each of the award categories will be notified by April 30, 2015 about their selection. The finalists will receive a fully paid trip to the Awards Ceremony at a location to be confirmed and get an opportunity to make presentations about their initiatives to a group of health communication practitioners prior to the ceremony.

Deadline Date: 
April 15, 2015

Application Info: 
To submit to the awards:
  • Complete a soft copy of the nomination form and email it to AfriComNet at, clearly indicating the category in the subject line.
  • Include two printed (hard) copies of the completed nomination form and supporting materials should be sent to AfriComNet.

Click here to download the nomination form. Forms can also be requested by email from AfriComNet secretariat information desk at

Click here for more information about the award and nomination procedures.

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