Arting Health for Impact is an international, collaborative public engagement partnership between Botswana (Infers Group PTY Ltd), South Africa (Interfer PTY Ltd) and India (Wellcome-DBT India Alliance - an affiliation between the Wellcome ...
The next Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference is being held in Aberdeen in May 2020. Wellcome has partnered with PCST 2020 to provide a limited number of bursaries to support attendance. The deadline for applications is 12th December. Information on eligibility, the application process and where to direct queries can be found here
We are delighted to announce the launch our first Mesh eLearning course on the Global Health Training Centre. This free online modular course includes a wealth of practical tips and examples of inspiring visual methods that you can implement in your community engagement activities. The course was compiled by Gill Black (Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation) and Mary Chambers (Oxford University Clinical Research Unit). Find out more here
Catch the final week of this art exhibition which explores the narratives of people involved in post mortem procedures depicting ethical dilemmas presented by the practice of examining the body across different cultures. A collaboration between Social Scientist Halina Suwalowska and artist Anna Suwalowska, the exhibiton is on at The Jam Factory in Oxford, UK until 25th November 2019.
Featured in Mesh's eLearning directory! The Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol in UK has recently announced the launch of a new entirely-online course to enable you to develop your Science Communication expertise while maintaining existing commitments, wherever you are in the world. They are recruiting students to start the programme in January 2020. Find out more here
Find out what Mesh is and why it exits, how it might be useful to you and take a tour of the site by watching our new video. The webinar was given to the H3Africa Study Co-ordinators and Community Engagement Working Group earlier this year. Please use it at your events!
In this article Marco Haenssgen, Assistant Professor in Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick, proposes a more comprehensive and balanced approach for the evaluation of public engagement, drawing on evaluation criteria commonly used in aid evaluation. Read it here
With an initial focus on malaria research in low- and middle-income countries, the REAL team are carrying out fascinating research work exploring how and why community engagement contributes to both intended and unintended outcomes in different global contexts. Read their full study protocol paper now available on Wellcome Open Research. Please get in touch with Robin Vincent for more information
Innovative engagement projects in Cambodia and Kenya receive Oxford's Public Engagement with Research Award
Congratulations to the community engagement teams at Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) for their Public Engagement with Research Awards
Read more about MORU's drama project, that helped spread the word about vaccines in remote villages in Cambodia, here
Read more about KWTRP's School Engagement Programme, that brings science and health research to Kenyan schools, here
Earlier this year, a themed funfair, led by artists from the Janakpur Women’s Development Centre (JWDC), was held in Janakpur, Nepal. The theme of the funfair, or ‘Mela’, was prevention and control ...
INTRAC has recently launched M&E Universe – a free online platform designed to guide practitioners with different levels of experience and expertise through all aspects of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E ...
We have set this group up, and this specific topic, to ask you to tell us who you are and what you would like to ...
The Practice and Ethics of Participatory Visual Methods for Community Engagement in Public Health and Health Science
This new Mesh eLearning course is now available on the Global Health Training Centre here.
The 8-module course has been developed for use by engagement practitioners who are relatively new to the field of participatory visual methods and want to learn more about what they are and how to work with them. It is most fitting for those who already have some experience in facilitating participatory processes or in using qualitative research methods. The course also aims to support health science researchers who wish to include visual methods when engaging local communities and wider publics in their work.
The Global Health Training Centre offers a free and open access e-Learning resource which has been adapted from the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard University (Harvard MRCT) Ethics Tool Kit.
The resource, which can be found here, includes a module on community engagement which may be of interest to MESH users. The module can be viewed here: https://globalhealthtrainingcentre.tghn.org/elearning/education/essential-elements-ethics/essential-element-7-community-engagement/1869/
The Global Health Training Centre offers free research ethics online training adapted from an e-Learning course and resource package designed and produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) for use by internal staff.
The resource, which can be found here, includes a course on engaging with communities which can be found here: https://globalhealthtrainingcentre.tghn.org/elearning/education/research-ethics/engaging-with-communities/1492/