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

2nd June 2021 • comment

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.

19th May 2021 • comment

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.

18th May 2021 • comment

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.

16th November 2020 • comment

This short guide is designed to assist development and humanitarian agencies to think through how risk communication and community engagement activity related to Covid-19 can be carried out without face-to-face interaction with communities.

17th September 2020 • comment

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.

15th September 2020 • comment

Project Report: The PANChSHEEEL Project

by 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.

26th August 2020 • comment

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

2nd May 2020 • comment

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.

25th November 2019 • comment

Arting Health for Impact: India brought together Artists, Scientists and Communities for health

29th August 2019 • comment

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

22nd 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

A film engages Nepalese communities about the health implications of child marriage

14th August 2019 • comment

Funfair in Nepal engages the public on the prevention and control of type 2 diabetes

14th August 2019 • comment

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

22nd October 2018 • comment

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.

14th May 2018 • comment

Vietnamese artist Lena Bui discusses the participatory arts project 'Sacred Water' which took place in 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

25th August 2017 • comment

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

6th June 2017 • comment

A case study of The Vaidya’s Oath project which engaged audiences and school children with antimicrobial resistance.

26th April 2016 • comment