COL's Healthy Communities Initiative
COL aims to increase access to appropriate learning materials and programming by citizens, community groups and healthcare workers, enabling better community responses to maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and other health and development challenges, particularly in remote and resource-poor areas of the Commonwealth. COL’s focus is determined by community needs and national priorities in different regions of the Commonwealth including: • Maternal and child health • HIV/AIDS: awareness, treatment literacy • Malaria, TB, diabetes and other major illnesses • Life skills: parenting, conflict resolution, understanding gender • Healthy lifestyles: nutrition, moderation and fitness • Healthy environments: waste management, sanitation
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Pringle, Ian (2011-09)Ian Pringle, COL's Media Education Specialist, visited Cameroon from the 3rd - 10th September, 2011 during which he held meetings with stakeholders of the Commonwealth of Learning Programme to expand Open Distance Learning ...
Pringle, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014)In this video, Mr. Ian Pringle, Education Specialist, Media, Commonwealth of Learning, presents COL's Healthy Communities Programme Initiative.(Duration: 3:20) 2014
Pringle, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-05-20)The real question guiding our work and my comments today is How do we reach large numbers of people, often in difficult circumstances, and enable them learn the basic health information they need to survive and thrive – ...
Huttly, Sharon; Pringle, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-07-17)Health was the smallest of the four themes but as a relatively new area for COL and PCF this enabled focused discussions on some core topics, frank exchanges about difficulties as well as successes, and an opportunity for ...
The use of potential social structures and entities for HIV prevention education: The role of Queen mothers in Ghana Koomson, Ebenezer (2010-11)Having used varied modes of education to tackle the HIV problem, it was decided to appeal to the queen-mothers at their regional council and have a look on their capacity in pulling people along to pursue things of social ...