Communications for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) Course

28th February 2017

Health Partners International is pleased to announce the new Communications for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) course in health and social development at Nagoya University, Japan, from 15-26 May 2017.

Students will learn how to develop effective 10-step communication plans that lead to behavioural results in health and social development. This course is intended for Health and Social Development professionals and students to design, supervise, or manage behaviour change communications initiatives.

COMBI approaches have been successfully implemented in programmes run by WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNAIDS. These programmes achieve behavioural results, where conventional programmes only increase awareness and knowledge.

The Nagoya COMBI course is organised by the Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, the Faculty of New York University, Health Partners International, and the COMBI Institute. Also in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

Location: The Tsuramai Campus, Nagoya University, Japan

Date: 15-26th May 2017

Hours: 9am-5.30pm weekdays only

Price: $1800 plus accommodation and meals

Students Contact: Individuals wishing to register or apply should send the completed application form to Dr Everold Hosein (Everold[at] or Sunil Mehra (sumehra25[at] Alternatively you may request an I-pack from

Sponsors Contact: Sponsors wishing to contribute towards a student’s tuition may request an S-pack from Alternatively, pleaseĀ email Dr Everold Hosein ( or Sunil Mehra (

Please note that the course will be taught in English and that international students must arrange appropriate Visas.

For further details, please see the documents below.

To download the application form, please click here.

Nagoya COMBI Announcement Feb 2017 (PDF 836 KB)

Nagoya COMBI Course DETAILS 15-26 May 2017 (PDF 635 KB)