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
Project Report: The Silent Plague: raising awareness of antibiotic-induced hearing loss in Nigeriaby Adebolajo Adeyemo, Mesh Editorial Team
In this article, Dr Adebolajo Adeyemo describes his community and public engagement project, supported by the DELTAS Africa CPE Seed Fund, in which he aimed to raise awareness of aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss through the creation of a Nollywood movie, in Nigeria.
Project Report: Scrutinized: Harnessing adolescence advocacy to end TB in Botswanaby Lucy Mupfumi, Mesh Editorial Team
This project from Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, supported by the DELTAS Africa CPE Seed Fund, used storytelling and film to explore perceptions and attitudes to HIV/TB in schools in Gaborone, Botswana
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
Project Report: Right to Food Project - In their Voicesby 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.
Arting Health for Impact: Street art engaging communities in Botswana, South Africa and Indiaby Abraham Mamela, Mesh Editorial Team
An international collaborative public engagement partnership using street art to engage local communities in Botswana, India and South Africa.
Bangles and Bindhis: Engaging communities about child marriage in southern Nepalby Mesh Editorial Team
A film engages Nepalese communities about the health implications of child marriage
Event: The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases Festivalby Mesh Editorial Team
Project Report: The Lucky Specialsby Mesh Editorial Team
Mwangi Chege, participant of the 2017 Wellcome Trust workshop "It’s Complicated: navigating scientific complexity in public and community engagement" reflects on learning from the workshop. In particular, the Kenyan premiere of The Lucky Specials, a feature film designed as both entertainment and engagement with audiences about Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis and the importance of drug adherence.