This series of pre-recorded panel discussions form part of EBODAC's virtual event exploring acceptance and uptake of new Ebola vaccines. They include sessions on 'Trust & Community Engagement' as well as 'Rumour Management'. 

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This seminar, held in October 2020, explores vaccines hesitancy and what effect it will have on the development and roll-out of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Chaired by Katherine Littler, Co-Lead, Global Health Ethics & Governance Unit at WHO.

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Project Report: Right to Food Project - In their Voices

by Elizabeth Kimani-Murage, David Osogo, Hilda Owii, Michelle Mbuthia, Florence Sipalla, Teresia Njoki, Melaneia Warwick, Community Organized Groups, Nairobi

“Right to Food Project” was implemented by the African Population and Health Research Center from 2018 to 2019 in urban Kenya. Different participatory visual methodologies were used to engage with the community members on the right to food. These included graffiti and wall murals, digital stories, photovoice, radio shows, human libraries, participatory educative theaters, open air events and community dialogue.

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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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This article introduces a series of videos exploring experiences of the Zika epidemic from different perspectives. Within the videos we hear from mothers of children born with microcephaly and from researchers in Brazil and the UK.

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Report: Ebola Strategic Framework

by International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Mesh Editorial Team
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Project Report: Going Viral: The Mother of all pandemics Podcast

by Mesh Editorial Team, Dr Mark Honigsbaum & Hannah Mawdsley
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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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