New Journal For Community Engagement: Global Health Communication

Routledge has recently published the first of its Global Health Communication journal, an open access journal that addresses empirical and theoretical health questions from multiple perspectives, experiences and cultures. 

The journal aims to support the development of 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.

Latest Articles Include:

Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern Nigeria, Anne McArthur-Lloyd, Andrew McKenzie, Sally E. Findley, Cathy Green & Fatima Adamu

Evidence-Based Engagement of the Somali Pastoralists of the Horn of Africa in Polio Immunization: Overview of Tracking, Cross-Border, Operations, and Communication Strategies, Rustam Haydarov, Saumya Anand, Bram Frouws, Brigitte Toure, Sam Okiror & Bal Ram Bhui

Editor-in-Chief: Scott Ratzan, MD, MPA, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine

Managing Editor: Wendy Meltzer, George Washington University Center for Global Health

Publication from "The Art of Health: exploring creative engagement with health research" now online

We are delighted to present the publication from the Art of Health: Exploring Creative Engagement with Research workshop held in Mumbai earlier this year. 

The insightful report reflects and builds upon a workshop that explored the use of creative and artistic methods in engaging communities with science and health research.

Over the three day residential workshop exciting projects were showcased, debates were held, and delegates were given the opportunity to creatively participate in this fascinating topic and examine the distinctive contribution of artistic practices to public and community engagement. The report captures many of these discussions of the challenges and benefits of collaboration, and reflections on relevant approaches to evaluation.

And we are Launched!

On the 21st September we held our first launch of Mesh at the Ethics and Politics of Community Engagement Conference in Oxford, UK, followed by a second event at the Global Health Bioethics Network's Bioethics and Engagement Summer School in Kilifi, Kenya.

After months of development Mesh is ready for the wider world and we look forward to sharing and developing it with you.

A video of the launch is coming soon.

In Bangkok? Catch the Puppet Theatre on Antimicrobial Resistance and Research with Children

If you are in Bangkok, Thailand between October and December 2016 you may be interested in catching a performance of a new innovative puppet theatre piece developed by the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) and B-Floor. Theatre Production The piece has been designed to engage the public and health care providers with issues surrounding animicrobial resistance and research with children.

For more information and dates visit our upcoming events page.

Image credit: credit Nicky Almasy