This 2019 report was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to catalyse future discussion amongst a broad set of stakeholders about ways of strengthening community and public engagement in global health
Literature: Elements of effective community engagement: lessons from a targeted malaria elimination study in Lao PDR (Laos)by Adhikari et al. , Mesh Editorial Team
This article draws on experience of designing and implementing community engagement in Laos for Targeted Malaria Elimination (TME). It identifies five key elements of effective community engagement for mass antimalarial administration in this setting.
Published Literature: Vaccination communication strategies: What have we learned, and lost, in 200 years?by Mesh Editorial Team
This study, which took place in the U.S, may be of interest to Mesh readers interested in the power of 'community voice' on decision-making in health policy and research.
A toolkit of methods and guidance on collaborative decision making and community planning.
A summary of a report exploring Community Engagement, what it means to global health researchers and its relationship to research ethics.
A collection of easily accessible articles outlining community engagement with global health projects funded by the Wellcome Trust in 2010.
Literature: Beginning community engagement at a busy biomedical research programme: Experiences from the KEMRI CGMRC-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (Kilifi, Kenya)by Mesh Editorial Team
An article published in Social Science & Medicine summarising the rationale for community engagement in research. The article draws upon published literature and local findings to outline the process of community engagement in Kilifi, Kenya and to describe issues emerging from its development and early implementation. It also briefly reviews literature on Community Advisory Boards and a range of related ethical, methodological and contextual issues related to developing effective methods for community engagement.
This paper proposes an ethical framework for Community Engagement. The framework is grounded in the insight that relationships between the researcher and the community extend beyond the normal bounds of the researcher-research participant encounter and are the foundation of meaningful engagement.