The Art of Health is a Wellcome Trust funded initiative by The Health Research Unit Zimbabwe. The project used the creative arts (e.g. music, drama, art and dance) to effectively engage young people on matters pertaining to their health and well-being.
These resources by Zimbabwe LSHTM Research Partnership have been created as a guide for BRTI researchers/staff conducting the four facilitated sessions for the school science clubs. Zimbabwe LSHTM Research Partnership's main objective for their school programmes is to provide a platform for students with a passion for science to express their ideas and develop projects in a structured fashion as well as to expose them to healthcare and research professionals to inform their career aspirations.
Project Report: Creative Arts and Social Inclusion: Engaging communities with substance misuse and HIV in Zimbabweby Clement Nhunzvi, Mesh Editorial Team
Substance abuse and HIV are highly prevalent, complex and often misunderstood conditions among young people in Zimbabwe. Supported by the DELTAS Africa CPE Seed Fund, Clement Nhunzvi and his team in Zimbabwe used a creative arts competition to engage school children (13-20 years) in social inclusion and stigma reduction when confronting substance abuse and HIV in the community.
The NGBS was a nationwide programme in Zimbabwe engaging secondary school pupils in order to raise awareness on genomics technologies and careers in genomics technology. The project sought to inspire high school students to identify local health challenges, and through community engagement, originate research-based solutions.
An overview of a project in Zimbabwe engaging communities on mental health stigma and discrimination. It worked to help combat stigma and open up collaborative pathways between the traditional/faith based and medical models of mental health treatment
Case study of a project run by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine which enabled adolescents in Zimbabwe to capture their stories and the stories of others living with HIV.