Health Education and Community Mobilization Module: Acknowledgements


Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation is one of the 13 Blended Learning Modules for the Ethiopian Health Extension Programme. Together with the practical skills training sessions that accompany each of the supported self-study texts, this programme will upgrade the Health Extension Workers who complete the curriculum to Health Extension Practitioners at Level-IV of the Ethiopian Occupational Standards. The upgrading programme is sponsored by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs). The FMOH gratefully acknowledges the receipt of funding for this programme from the Ethiopian Office of UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), The Open University UK, the Alan and Nesta Ferguson Foundation Trust UK, and AMREF (the African Medical and Research Foundation). We are also thankful for the support of the Ethiopian Offices of Jhpiego and the World Health Organization (WHO) for freely enabling their experts to participate in the development of this Module.

Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation is in two separate Parts and was produced by a team of Ethiopian experts, who were trained and supported by experts in blended learning pedagogy from the HEAT (Health Education and Training) Team for Africa at The Open University UK. The contributors of original material are:

  • Mr Abdulnaser Abagero, FMOH
  • Dr Binyam Ayele (Module Academic Coordinator) EPHA
  • Mr Zewdie Birhanu, Jimma University
  • Dr Tom Heller, HEAT Team, The Open University UK
  • Sr Atsede Kebede, FMOH
  • Mr Dejene Tilahun, Jimma University.

The Academic Editor of Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation is Dr Tom Heller, with contributions from Dr Anita Rogers and Professor Pam Shakespeare, all from the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University UK. The other members of the HEAT Team are:

  • Lesley-Anne Long, HEAT Programme Director
  • Dr Basiro Davey, HEAT Deputy Director (Ethiopia)
  • Alison Robinson, HEAT Programme Coordinator
  • Dawn Partner, HEAT Senior Production Assistant
  • Jessica Aumann, HEAT Programme Assistant
  • Ali Wyllie, HEAT Lead eLearning Adviser.

We acknowledge the vital contributions of the Programme Coordinators within Ethiopia:

  • Ato Mohammed Hussein Abeseko, UNICEF Ethiopia and the Federal Ministry of Health
  • Ato Tedla Mulatu, AMREF Ethiopia.

The cover design for Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation is by Chris Hough, Learning and Teaching Solutions, The Open University UK. The cover photographs are reproduced with the permission of I-TECH/Julia Sherburne (large photo) and Henk van Stokkom (small photo).

The opinions expressed in this Module are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of the donor organisations whose generous support made the production of Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation possible.