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

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Superheroes again Superbugs is a public engagement programme that aims to raise awareness on antimicrobial resistance and promote community action by engaging with students in India

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Report: Ebola Strategic Framework

by International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Mesh Editorial Team
14th January 2019 • comment
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Project Report: Going Viral: The Mother of all pandemics Podcast

by Mesh Editorial Team, Dr Mark Honigsbaum & Hannah Mawdsley
14th January 2019 • comment
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Project Report: Epidalert Case Files

by Epidalert, Mesh Editorial Team
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Academic literature: Community engagement: Leadership tool for catastrophic health events

by Mesh Editorial Team, Monica Schoch-Spana, Crystal Franco, Jennifer B. Nuzzo, and Christiana Usenza
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Academic Literature: Ethics of Randomized Trials in a Public Health Emergency

by London, A. J., et al 2018, Mesh Editorial Team
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On the 15th May, the John Hopkins Center for Health Security hosted Clade X, a pandemic tabletop exercise. The exercise was designed to illustrate high-level strategic decisions and policies needed to prevent a severe pandemic or diminish its consequences should prevent fail. The exercise was streamed live and can still be accessed through this article. 

16th May 2018 • comment

LITERATURE: Engaging 'Communities': Anthropological Insights from the West African Ebola Epidemic

by A. Wilkinson, M. Parker, F. Martineau, and M. Leach, Mesh Editorial Team

This article, by Wilkinson et al. 2017, deconstructs notions of 'community', and the ways it is conceptualised and understood, in order to critically reflect upon methods of engaging 'communities' during the west African Ebola epidemic in 2014. 

15th May 2018 • comment

This short podcast examines the role provided by engagement practitioners in preparing for and responding to epidemic outbreak.

22nd February 2018 • comment

A Case Study: In 2012 the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) was awarded £29,999 from the Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards over three years to implement an engagement project alongside its Vietnam Initiative on Zoonotic Infections (VIZIONS). The project uses simple digital storytelling techniques to bring to the surface the participants’ ideas about personal and public risk and perceptions of disease and transmission.

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