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 ...
Are you proud of a piece of work where you’ve engaged the public, patients or community groups with research? Could your project be an inspiration to others? Wellcome are searching for examples of great public engagement, large and small, from across the globe. Please tell them about your work or nominate another strong example here. The deadline for submissions is 8 November 2019
Featuring powerful images from Shoklo Malaria Research Unit’s (SMRU) Suphak Nosten, In Our Voices combines visual and written stories to narrate the lives of people living along the Thai-Myanmar border and highlight their health concerns and challenges. The photo exhibition is running until 27 October 2019 at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre. Find out more about the opening event and partners here
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
Researchers at the National Institute of Health in U.S. are exploring the practical and ethical challenges faced by ‘community research workers’ or ‘field workers’ in health research programmes. They're in the process of reviewing the literature and are appealing for help. Does your programme have a different title for this role? Do you have policies or reports about their work that you could share? Please get in touch with Annette Rid at the Department of Bioethics, NIH (email@example.com)
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 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/