This report from the Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance, published in May 2021, describes the results from an online survey carried out in 2020 looking at understanding of, participation in and attitudes towards engagement in their grantees
This paper, published in January 2021 in Frontiers in Public Health, delves into stigma associated with the COVID-19 pandemic among different social groups in the Indian society and the mounting cases of prejudice based on race, class, and religion. It also presents insights into the varied manifestations, and the deleterious consequences of COVID-19 inspired othering brought to its potential targets in India.
The COVID-19 Communication Network is a reliable site for social and behavior change (SBC) professionals, and other responders in need, to access and share high quality communication materials, tools and resources from global partners to address the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.
This study published by Wellcome in 2021 explores the role, benefits and potential of young people’s involvement in health research, with a focus on mental health, infectious diseases and global heating. It provides recommendations on how to meaningfully involve young people in research, and what it means to do that well.
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
Published Literature: Actor-doctor partnership for theatre-based public health educationby kartiksharma, Shivani Mathur Gaiha, Sanghamitra Pati, Mallika Sarabhai
This paper from the Health Education Journal describes an evaluation of the Actors & Doctors: Staging Public Health Matters project. The authors assesed the feasibility, acceptability and impact of the Actor–Doctor project, which was an intervention involving theatre professionals and medical specialists to jointly deliver street theatre based public health education.
Literature: Who Counts? The power of participatory statisticsby Jeremy Holland, 2013 Practical Action Publishing, Rugby, UK
An introduction to the book Who Counts? The power of participatory statistics and some of the case studies within it.