Webinar: Community Engagement within Research Uptake - Maternal and Child Healthby Mesh Editorial Team
This webinar held in December 2021 explored the role of community engagement within the process of applying research to changes in health policy and practice, focusing on maternal and child health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Funfair in Nepal engages the public on the prevention and control of type 2 diabetes
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.
Project Report: Sacred Water: A Community Arts and Engagement Project in Nepalby Mesh Editorial Team
Vietnamese artist Lena Bui discusses the participatory arts project 'Sacred Water' which took place in 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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
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.