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UK Social Marketing Conference:14th September 2017

The first UK Social Marketing Conference in ten years will be held in London on the 14th September, 2017 at the Queen Mary University of London.

Ten years after the creation of the National Social Marketing Centre (NSMC) in the UK, the conference will reflect on the successes (and challenges) of the last decade and plot a positive future direction for the discipline.

NSMC trains health promoters in Rustenburg South Africa

The NSMC has now spent over two weeks working with Doctors Without Borders in South Africa to train their health promotion workers to interview women who have been the victim of gender based violence.  The aim of the project is to get more women who have been abused into dedicated clinic's set-up by MSF and the Department of Health in and around Rustenburg.  We are hoping these interviews with people in the target population will provide us with enough insight to develop a fully fledged social marketing programme.

Some reflections on the 5th World Social Marketing Conference

A couple of weeks ago we were in Washington D.C. for the 5th World Social Marketing Conference. It seems like just yesterday that The NSMC was organising the 1st World Conference in Brighton and over the past decade the conference has been held in Ireland, Canada and Australia and now it was the USA’s turn to host the event.

Below, Dr Rowena Merritt of The NSMC, reflects on the conference:

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