With the "empowering people. Network – Technologies for Basic Needs", Siemens Stiftung aims to make promising solutions accessible and further their successful implementation on the basis of sustainable entrepreneurship models. 

BEMPU is looking for a

Health Communications Expert (f/m)
for 6 weeks to 4½ months

to Decrease Newborn Mortality through Hypothermia Awareness Campaigns. 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.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

Our social enterprise has a series of innovative products which help prevent infant mortality through wearable devices.

As background, 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.

Great for people with health communication skills!

Interested but not the right length? Like this organization and have an idea how your skills can help? Message us at: match@movingworlds.org

NEEDED SKILLS:

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

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • English

ADDITIONAL USEFUL LANGUAGES:

  • Hindi

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