The CE4AMR: One Health Approach network have co-developed this handbook which aims to support anyone who is interested in using Community Engagement (CE) approaches to address the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
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
Project Report: Understanding silenced and gendered health experiences and the impact on accessby Devi Leena Bose, Paromita Saha, Kashma Goyal, Joyeeta Mukherjee, Saif ul Hadi
This reports on the The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative's community consultation workshop which aimed to contribute to a better understanding of gender contestations with regards to access to health and participation in biomedical research. They describe how they used body-maps, sharing circles and roadblock/hurdle mapping excercises to explore the topics of the workshop.
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.
Project Report: The PANChSHEEEL Projectby Prof Monica Lakhanpaul, kartiksharma, The PANChSHEEEL Team
PANChSHEEEL (Participatory Approach for Nutrition in Children: Strengthening Health, Education, Environment and Engineering Linkages) is an interdisciplinary cross-sector project designed to explore health, education, engineering and environment factors that influence infant and young child feeding practices and nutrition in India.
Report: The Explorer Series - Exposing young audiences to the excitement and value of Science in Indiaby Sarah Iqbal, Yukti Arora, Hina Lateef Nizami
The report describes the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance's The Explorer Series project, which was a touring speaker event designed to bring the excitement and value of science to school students. It also shares tools and tips for similar work
Final report and project reflections from 'It’s OK to Talk', an adolescent and youth-focused programme started in 2016, which aimed to increase awareness about mental health and wellbeing, so that more young people feel able to engage in dialogue on mental health.
Arting Health for Impact: India brought together Artists, Scientists and Communities for health
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
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.
Engagement with Human Infection Studies: Panel Discussionby Noni Mumba, Amrita Sekhar, Mary Chambers, Mesh Editorial Team
Inclusion of disabled voices in engagementby Patrick Collier, Mesh Editorial Team
Project Report: Actors & Doctors: Staging Public Health Mattersby kartiksharma, Dr Mallika Sarabhai, Sarah Iqbal
This theatre project aimed to increase awareness of and engagement with complex public health concerns such as mental, environmental and sexual health. Implemented in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, by the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts
Project Report: It's OK to Talk: Insights from a Youth Mental Health Public Engagement Programme in Indiaby Mesh Editorial Team
It’s OK to Talk is an adolescent and youth-focused programme started in 2016, which aims to increase awareness about mental health and wellbeing, so that more young people feel able to engage in dialogue on mental health, and seek help. The It's Ok to Talk programme comprised three core activities: It's Ok to Talk website, events and workshops, and a social media campaign.
Wellcome Trust International Engagement workshop report: Telling Stories: How the public can engage with science (India 2009)by Mesh Editorial team
This report is a synthesis of discussions held at the Wellcome Trust International Engagement Workshop: 'Telling Stories'. Points raised touched upon the practical and theoretical challenges involved in translating science to diverse audiences, using creative methodologies in public engagement, and working with diverse and vulnerable groups. This report is a synthesis of the discussions, key points and key questions raised at the workshop.
Participatory Theatre and Health Behaviours in Informal Settlements, Gujurat, Indiaby Mesh Editorial Team
An overview of a project which used participatory theatre methods to disseminate messages about health promoting behaviours within informal settlements in Gujurat, India. The project was evaluated using 'quasi-experimental' quantitative methods.
Acting Healthy Project (2007 – 2008)by Mesh Editorial Team, jignesh patel
Project Report: Using Traditional Arts to Engage School Students on Environmental Health Issues in Delhi, Indiaby Rachita Gupta, kartiksharma, Banalata Sen
Our Environment, Our Health was conceived to raise awareness among school students of India’s pressing environmental health challenges. The approach enabled students to learn, discuss and respond to environmental health issues through a process of creative inquiry and puppetry
This brief report provides you with an overview of PRIDE’s activities at the Durga Puja Festival in New Delhi, India, to raise awareness among young people about mental health.
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.
Project Report: The Vaidya’s Oath: Public Engagement with Microbial Resistance through Dramaby Arundhati Raja
A case study of The Vaidya’s Oath project which engaged audiences and school children with antimicrobial resistance.
Project Report: Dharavi Biennale, Mumbai, Indiaby Georgia Bladon
In 2012 the Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards supported a project based in the informal settlement of Dharavi in Mumbai, India, one of the largest ‘slums’ in the world. The project gives the local community an opportunity to engage with relevant health issues through a series of art projects, culminating in a large art and health festival in February and March 2015 — the Dharavi Biennale. This work grew out of a successful small award and received £130,000 over three years.