Arting Health for Impact: South Africa focused on collaborative storytelling and participatory design to engage three communities closely involved with mental health

29th August 2019 • comment

An international collaborative public engagement partnership using street art to engage local communities in Botswana, India and South Africa.

15th August 2019 • comment

This paper may be of interest to readers thinking about the local political and historical context and how this impacts on both science culture and the culture of science communication or public engagement within a country. This article focuses on South Africa although many of the considerations within it are likely to be pertinent in other countries which experienced colonialism. 

15th February 2018 • comment

Project Report: The Lucky Specials

by Mesh Editorial Team
9th June 2017 • comment

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.

10th May 2017 • comment

A participant of the Mesh evaluating engagement workshop (March 2017) gives there reflection on the workshop and the key learning that came from it.

30th March 2017 • comment

A code of ethics created by the San people of Africa for researchers wishing to study their culture.

30th March 2017 • comment

Blood Sugars aims to improve understanding of patient and clinician experiences of types 1 and 2 diabetes – particularly in the context of urban South Africa; as well as to improve communication between patients, clinicians and researchers, helping to create a more detailed picture of the condition and how it might be managed more effectively.

7th November 2016 • comment

In 2013, Art in Global Health set up artist residencies in six Wellcome Trust-funded research centres as a way of teasing out some of the more personal, philosophical, cultural and political dimensions of health research. This exciting project was born out of Wellcome Collection's desire to engage the curious public globally with the health research that the Trust funds - in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam and the UK. 

26th August 2016 • comment

This report is based on conversations that took place at the Wellcome Trust’s fourth international engagement workshop: ‘Engaging with impact: how do we know if we have made a difference?’ The workshop took place in South Africa in October 2012.

28th July 2016 • comment

A blog post addressing the issue of mental illness amongst people living with HIV and the presentation of the community engagement project Project Khuluma which will be presented at the 21st annual International AIDS conference.

21st July 2016 • comment

A summary and evaluation of the Khuluma project which provides psychosocial support for HIV positive adolescents in South Africa using mobile technology.

16th June 2016 • comment

Migration, health and wellbeing in Southern Africa: Co-produced exhibition captures experiences of LGBTIQ migrants and asylum seekers in Johannesburg and migrant men, women and transgender persons who sell sex in South Africa

9th May 2016 • comment

Summary and links to further infomation on the 2015 South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) workshop Fact, Fiction and Media: Re-imagining science engagement and its impact

16th March 2016 • comment