The Centre for Research in English Language and Linguistics has for two years running (2012 and 2013) conducted a workshop in 'Communication for Effective Public Health' for public health professionals from Nigeria and Ghana funded under the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship scheme.
The aim of the programme is to critique official monolingualism and raise a network of professionals in sub-Saharan Africa whose approach to public health recognises multilingual resourcing as a tool for capacity building and development. Liberalisation of language policy obviously ensures that useful public health information reaches far greater numbers of people especially in the rural areas.
The 2014 batch of fellows were at the University from February 16 to April 6th, 2014
|The Commonewealth Professional Fellows arriving at B'ham NEC Conference 2014|
|Commonwealth Professional Fellows welcome with Head of Department Paul Sutton, 2014|
|At Commonwealth Professional Fellows farewell lunch 2014|
|The Head of Whitelands, Dr Garner hosts the 2013 Commonwealth Professional Fellows and the Professor Tope Omoniyi, coordinator of the programme|
|Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Programme lunch at Whitelands|
|2012 Commonwealth Professional Fellows in conference mode|
|2012 Commonwealth Professional Fellows|