Eliza Govender

by Admin on 20 November 2009

Eliza Govender (née Moodley) is a lecturer for the Culture, Communication & Media Studies department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. She is also the Program Manager for the new Centre for Communication, Media and Society, funded through Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa. She has extensive field experience work with HIVAN, The Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking in Research and Development. Her interests include community development, with further interests in entertainment education for health promotion. She is currently a PhD candidate, investigating the role of Faith Based Organizations in HIV/AIDS prevention using entertainment education as a strategy for social change.

The Centre for Communication, Media and Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has established itself as the premier centre for development and communication research and post-graduate study in the region over the past two decades. The centre has been at the forefront of health communication and research, having had direct involvement with many key programs related to initiatives around the HIV/AIDS pandemic.