The Kingdom of Bhutan sent two specialists from the Ministry of Health to undergo training by AIJC on health promotion planning using Communication for Development (C4D) as strategy, June 4-15, 2012.
Mr. Leki Dorji, communication supervisor, and Mr. Tashi Tshering, Assistant Information and Media Officer, participated in workshops on the C4D framework, national health promotion strategy planning using C4D, media relations, and capacity development during the 12-day study tour. They also went on field visits to the Department of Health (DOH), UP National Telehealth Center and GMA Network.
The training culminated in the preparation of a draft health promotion strategy plan for implementation in Bhutan.
AIJC communication consultant, Dr. Ofelia Valdecañas, served as key training facilitator and resource person. Other resource persons were Shell Pilipinas communication manager Ronald Jabal, UNICEF communication specialists Kathleen Solis and Michael Gnilo, DOH health education and promotion officer Rose Aguirre, GMA Network community relations head Rod Cornejo, and Inquirer health news correspondent Tessa Salazar.
Resource persons from AIJC include president Ramon Tuazon and directors Ann Lourdes Lopez and Florjannelle Tolentino.