Johns Hopkins Health Education in South Africa (JHHESA)



  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • HeadquartersSouth Africa
Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of all South Africans. In achieving its broader objective, JHHESA uses a strategic evidence based communication approach which includes dynamic mass media and interpersonal communication initiatives. Its communication strategies are designed to support the of South Africa's HIV and AIDS and STI National Strategic Plan. JHHESA is affiliated to the internationally acclaimed Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health's Centre for Communication Programs, based in Baltimore (U.S.A), which is a globally respected public health communication organization.   Vision To improve the health and well-being of all South Africans.   Mission JHHESA strives to make this vision a reality through: Designing and implementing strategic communication programs that seek to influence social and individual behavioral change or maintenance; Enhancing access to information and the exchange of knowledge that improves health and health care; Developing programming that is evidence informed through conducting research that guides program design, evaluation, tests theories and advances knowledge in health communication. Providing technical support to South African partners to design, implement, monitor and evaluate strategic social and behavioral communication interventions.   Communication Programs JHHESA and its partners undertake concerted campaigns to get people to internalize their risk of HIV by getting them to change behaviors that put them at risk.  The campaigns direct the audience to relevant choices that will reduce their risk of HIV infection in particular:  Increase people's perception of risk to HIV infection in relation to their behaviours (Alcohol, transactional sex etc) and sexual partnerships Encourage the development of risk reduction strategies. Reduce the number of multiple and concurrent partners Promote correct and consistent condom usage with all partners. Increase the number of people who undergo HCT and TB testing   JHHESA uses the Social Ecology Model and Communication for Social and Behavioral Change, the Meta Theory as well as the strategic communication P-Process, including analysis, strategic design, development and testing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and preplanning.

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Job openings over the past year

4total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Managing Director
    South Africa
  • Program Officer II / HIV-AIDS Services Communication Advisor

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Company Offices
  • South Africa (headquarters)
  • Pretoria
  • Block D, Equity Park 257 Brooklyn Road Brooklyn
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