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Antje Becker-Benton Johns Hopkins University, USA

Antje Becker-Benton, a native of Germany, has been working as a Health Communication Specialist with the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHU/CCP) since 1997. She is currently seconded as Behavior Change Communication Advisor to the CORE Initiative, focusing on HIV/AIDS communication for faith-based and community-based programming. Ms Becker-Benton has been involved in HIV/AIDS work since the early 1990s, is experienced in developing strategic communication programs at the regional, national and community level and has worked with youth programs in various African countries. She lived and worked on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in 1996, to develop a youth for- youth radio talk show and local media campaign for the JHU/Center for American Indian and Alaskan Native Health. During her stay in South Africa from 2000–2001, she developed communication strategies for Daimler/Chrysler’s AIDS workplace program and for Bush Radio. Ms Becker-Benton holds Masters degrees in Political Science (Free University, Berlin) and Health Education/Promotion (JHU) and has published a “Guide to Community Health Communication,” for the GTZ in 1997.