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
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
Podcast: Defined roles and Working Together: A Conversation about the Community Engagement, Communications and Social Science associated with a Vaccine Trial during the Ebola Outbreak of 2014-2016.by Sian Aggett, Mesh Editorial Team
Academic Literature: Lessons from the West Africa Ebola Epidemic: A Systematic Review of Epidemiological and Social and Behavioural Science Research Prioritiesby S. A. Abramowitz, D. B Hipgrave, A. Witchard, D. L. Heymann, Mesh Editorial Team
Literature: The Communication and Community Engagement Response to Ebola, 2014-2015: Evidence and Lessons for Future Global Health Crisesby Mesh Editorial Team, D. Nabarro et al, 2017
Report: Generating some Minimum Quality Standards and Indicators for Community Engagement for Development and Humanitarian Practice in a Health Emergency : An Interview with Jamie Bedsonby Mesh Editorial Team
Report: UNICEF Consultation with Partners to Develop Standards and Indicators for Community Engagementby Mesh Editorial Team
Project Report: More Deadly than War: Spanish Flu and the Threat of Pandemic, an exhibition at Torquay Museum, UKby Mesh Editorial Team
Literature: Building the legacy of Ebola: Survivors, health systems and a blueprint for research and developmentby The WHO, Mesh Editorial Team
Academic Literature: Word of Mouth: Learning from Polio Communication and Community Engagement Initiatives - Insights and Ideas to Accelerate Action on Other Development Issuesby USAID Maternal Child Survival Program, Mesh Editorial Team
Project Report: An Exploration of the Lived Experience of African Journalists during the 2014 Ebola Crisisby World Federation of Science Journalists, Mesh Editorial Team
Project Report: World Mosquito Day Community Festival to raise awareness of mosquito vectors in local communitiesby Leonardo Ortega-López, Mesh Editorial Team
Academic Literature: Conventional Wisdom versus Actual Outcomes: Challenges in the Conduct of an Ebola Vaccine Trial in Liberia during the International Public Health Emergencyby Larson et al 2017, Mesh Editorial Team
Academic literature: Trust, fear, stigma and disruptions: community perceptions and experiences during periods of low but ongoing transmission of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone, 2015by Nuriddin et al, 2018, Mesh Editorial Team
Academic Literature: Enablers and Barriers to Community Engagement in Public Health Emergency Preparedess: A Literature Reviewby Ramsbottom, A., et al 2017, Mesh Editorial Team
Academic Literature: 'Super Special Moms': Grassroots, social media support group aids the response to congenital Zika syndromeby Mesh Editorial Team
Literature: From ‘Trial Community’ to ‘Experimental Publics’: How Clinical Research Shapes Public Participationby C. Montgomery & R. Pool, Mesh Editorial Team
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.
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.
This short podcast examines the role provided by engagement practitioners in preparing for and responding to epidemic outbreak.
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.