This webinar held in September 2022 explored a digital diaries project which was part ofthe COVID-19 Social Science and Public Engagement Action Research (SPEAR) project. It looked at the experiences and impacts of COVID-19 for healthcare workers and vulnerable communities in South and Southeast Asia
Podcast:The Nairobi Ideas Podcastby The Mawazo Institute
The Nairobi Ideas Podcast by The Mawazo Institute gives a public platform to the Africans who are making an impact with their Big Ideas. This season explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent.
Guide: Ethical dimensions of community engagement and involvement in global health researchby Erica Nelson, Bridget Pratt, Dorcas Kamuya, Noni Mumba
This learning resource, from the UK's NIHR published in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies, discusses the ethical dimensions to consider when engaging communities and involving patients in global health research. It was published in July 2021 reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project Report: COVID-19: Where Art and Science Meetby Kim Waddilove, Victoria Kasprowicz
Report on the Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence's (SANTHE) COVID-19: where art and science meet project. The project, supported by the DELTAS Africa CPE Seed Fund in 2020, brought scientists and young African creatives together to explore the COVID-19 infodemic
Guide: Essential Principles & Practices for GPP Compliance: Engaging stakeholders in biomedical research during the era of COVID-19by Mesh Editorial Team
This tool from AVAC in intended to help guide stakeholder engagement in COVID-19 research. Built from the Good Participatory Practice Guidelines for Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials (GPP), it responds to needs expressed by both researchers and advocates.
Guide: WHO R&D Good Participatory Practice for COVID-19 clinical trials: a toolboxby Mesh Editorial Team
This toolbox was developed in 2020 for the World Health Organisation COVID-19 Research Roadmap and provides a synthesis of key action points from the WHO GPP-EP guidelines. This “how to” guide gives an overview, tips and resources and will be updated as new resources are completed and approved.
Policy Briefing: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: ethical considerationsby Mesh Editorial Team, Nuffield Council on Bioethics
This policy briefing from The Nuffield Council on Bioethics sets out the key ethical considerations relevant to public health measures being introduced to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.
This paper, published in January 2021 in Frontiers in Public Health, delves into stigma associated with the COVID-19 pandemic among different social groups in the Indian society and the mounting cases of prejudice based on race, class, and religion. It also presents insights into the varied manifestations, and the deleterious consequences of COVID-19 inspired othering brought to its potential targets in India.
U.S-based non-profit AVAC, is offering a useful set of webinars and resources looking at how rapid COVID-19 research can benefit from the lessons learned in the fight against HIV - including the importance of applying good participatory practice guidelines to ensure research is effective and inclusive
Guide: WHO guidelines on Good Participatory Practice for Trials of Emerging Pathogens (GPP-EP)by Mesh Editorial Team, Dr Catherine Hankins
GPP-EP were prepared in 2016 by the WHO to support prevention and treatment trials of emerging (and re-emerging) pathogens that were likely to cause severe outbreaks. The guidelines address how to engage community stakeholders and promote ethical standards throughout the research process.
Guide: WHO Working with Community Advisory Boards for COVID-19 related clinical studiesby World Health Organisation, Mesh Editorial Team
This toolbox was developed for the World Health Organisation COVID-19 Research Roadmap and shares information on establishing and working with different types of Community Advisory Boards/Groups (CAB/Gs) in the context of COVID-19 clinical studies.
Guide: COVID-19: Guide to community engagement at a distanceby BBC Media Action, Shongjog, Mesh Editorial Team
This short guide is designed to assist development and humanitarian agencies to think through how risk communication and community engagement activity related to Covid-19 can be carried out without face-to-face interaction with communities. Download the guide in Bangla or English
Guide: WHO COVID-19 Global Risk Communication and Community Engagement Strategy – interim guidanceby World Health Organisation, Mesh Editorial Team
WHO's COVID-19 Global Risk Communication and Community Engagement Strategy, December 2020 - May 2021 is underpinned by a socio-behavioural trends analysis and builds on the learnings from the response to-date. The shift presented in the document is towards the community engagement and participatory approaches that have been proven to help control and eliminate outbreaks in the past.
The COVID-19 Communication Network is a reliable site for social and behavior change (SBC) professionals, and other responders in need, to access and share high quality communication materials, tools and resources from global partners to address the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.
Guide: The COVID-19 Communication and Community Engagement HUBby The Communication Initiative Network, Mesh Editorial Team
Comminit.com aims to convene the communication and media development, social and behavioural change community for more effective local, national, and international development action. They have a dedicated COVID-19 hub with shared materials and knowledge
Guide: Compass COVID-19: Resources for Social and Behaviour Changeby The Compass, Mesh Editorial Team
The Compass is a curated collection of social and behavior change (SBC) resources. This special Trending Topic of SBC resources contains links to a vast array of data, infographics and guidance on topics such as risk communication, rumours and misinformation and stigma.
Guide: Empowering meaningful community engagement and involvement in global health research - critical reflections and guiding questionsby Erica Nelson, NIHR
This learning resource, from the UK's NIHR published in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies, offers a brief set of reflections to help guide decision-making within the context of collaborative research approaches. It was published in March 2021 reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic.
SSHAP (the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform) is a programme of work focusing on the social dimensions of emergency responses. Their site has an excellent resource page with COVID-19 as a search topic
Published Literature: Reflections on running an International Public Health Film Competitionby Mesh Editorial Team, kartiksharma
This paper describes an International Public Health Film Competition held in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and shares learning from the process for future film festivals
Unicef's Vaccine Misinformation Management Field Guide was published in December 2020 and offers guidance for addressing a global infodemic and fostering demand for immunisation.
Developed in Kenya, this toolkit can be used to support engagement with vaccine studies and particularly for COVID-19. These illustrated slides give a simplified scientific explanation of vaccine development, including the sequence and timeline for clinical studies, ethical review and randomisation.
Project Report: Bate Papo Vacina! (Let’s get vaccinated!)by Emily Lawrence, Jenny Payne, Bvudzai Magadzire
This blog style project reflection from Village Reach gives an introduction to the different aspects of their research project exploring barriers to vaccination in Mozambique.
This interactive Mesh learning webinar held in September 2020 explored the possibilities for community engagement with health research when we cannot meet in person. Find the recording here
This short guide is designed to assist development and humanitarian agencies to think through how risk communication and community engagement activity related to Covid-19 can be carried out without face-to-face interaction with communities.
This article addresses community engagement around the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa in April 2020 and proposes a free-to-use mobile app as well as a longer-term Community Engagement Nerve Centre for the country
Funfair in Nepal engages the public on the prevention and control of type 2 diabetes