We have several key posts available at the University of Oxford to work on the core Global Health Network team. Read more
Wellcome's recently launched Public Engagement Fund will be open to anyone with a great idea for engaging the public in conversations about health-related science and research. The scheme will be open to applicants based in a low- or middle-income country within Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or East Asia and Pacific.
We have now created a Mesh guide to the funding to pick out the tips and information most useful to those working in these settings.
The scheme, open in January 2017, is for anything from £5,000 to £3 million for up to 5 years. The Public Engagement fund replaces the International Engagement Awards.
Routledge has published the first of its Global Health Communication journal, an open access journal that addresses health questions from multiple perspectives, experiences and cultures.
The journal creates a space for the international research community to advance scholarship around the role of communication processes in global public health, policy and behavior change. Although focussed in description on "communication" the articles in the first issue include multiple examples of high level community engagement work so it will certainly be of interest to the Mesh community.
News from the Field
Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), one of South Africa’s largest independent research institutes,is looking for someone to Head their Public Engagement team; could it be you?
Deadline: 16 February 2017
Fishy Clouds, a puppet theatre show, was created to engage the community on issues of antimicrobial resistance and research with children in Thailand. Fishy Clouds ran for 12 shows during ...
Samala Moyo is an interactive exhibition with an outreach component designed to open the Malawi–Liverpool– Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW) to the local community and creatively explore crucial ...
Please submit your summary here. We expect one per institution attending and the deadline is 21st February. Many thanks.
Deadline: 17th February We will have a session on day two where people can share draft papers to get peer input or request peer input ...
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 engageing with communities which can be found here: https://globalhealthtrainingcentre.tghn.org/elearning/education/research-ethics/engaging-with-communities/1492/