From 18th to 22nd July 18 000 healthcare professionals, policy makers and social entrepreneurs will convene in Durban, South Africa for AIDS 2016, the 21st annual International AIDS conference. Themed ‘Access Equity Rights Now’, the conference will be focused on providing care to and engage with communities of marginalised people; left behind in the race to provide ART - sex workers, men who have sex with men, young people, and transgender people. Issues such as tackling stigma and discrimination and providing support for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) will be a priority at the conference and this group will serve as a location to host further discussion around some of the topics that feature.
Discuss the preperations and outcomes of the September 2016 Ethics and Politics of Community Engagement in Global Health Research conference in Oxford, UK. This group will host pre-workshop discussions as well as the pre-workshop reading and post-workshop follow up. Further details of the event can be found on the event page (click here). If you would like to start a topic or comment on something you have seen on the event page, please do so. This discussion is join by request only. If you had comments on one of the papers and did not have the opportunity to voice them during the session please add them as comments in the relevant topic groups so that they can be taken forward.
The overall goal of this workshop is to synthesis approaches, methods, frameworks and theories used to evaluate community/public engagement and reflect on the usefulness of these approaches in strengthening practices across diverse settings and contexts. Further reading on evaluation approaches, methods, frameworks and theories: https://mesh.tghn.org/evaluation/
This group will take forward discussions started at the ‘Evaluating Global Health Films’ workshop held in June (a collaboration between TORCH |the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and Medical Aid Films) – and continuing at the forthcoming Global Health Film Festival workshop ‘Breaking new ground – what’s the evidence for film in transforming Global Health?’ on Friday 11th November at the Barbican at 13.15pm. This group will host pre-workshop discussions as well as the pre-workshop reading and post-workshop follow up. Further details of the event can be found at http://www.globalhealthfilm.org/programme
The purpose of this space is to collect and discuss experiences and case studies relevant to stakeholder engagement for projects carrying out research on novel vector control methods. These discussions will feed into the process of outlining best practice principles for stakeholder engagement, which will be drafted at a workshop taking place in April of this year.
This group has been created to allow group members to introduce themselves. Please use this group for any social chat, general questions and to describe what it is that you would most like to get out of this site, and from the network as a whole.
I am a social impact innovator, sustainable development practitioner working at the intersection of women health and livelihoods. I am here to connect and learn more about public engagement in health research.
This Discussion Group will host a series of discussions throughout, and following, the Mesh July 2016 evaluation month. This will be your chance to ask questions, share insights, debate methods, and contribute to new evaluation resources for the community.
What are your experiences of evaluating social media components of engagement work? Is there anything you have found particularly useful that you could share with the community? Users have recently added a ...
**PLEASE NOTE THIS CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED** UNICEF Communication for Development is seeking comment on draft documents outlining proposed minimum standards for community engagement and indicators for measurement for development and humanitarian practice. The ‘Development of Minimum Quality Standards and Indicators for Community Engagement Project’ emerges from a growing consensus on the need for improved evaluation and measurement of the impacts of community engagement, particularly in the wake of lessons learned during the 2014 – 16 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa. Through a wide-ranging consultative process, and building on current practice and evidence, UNICEF is currently developing a framework for community engagement that will support implementation of high quality, evidence-based community engagement in the development and humanitarian sector. Click the topic below to take part. The consultation will close on 17th December 2018. Please note, you will have to be a member of Mesh to join this consultation - click 'register' at the top of this page to join.
Newsletter Provocations Newsletter Provocations Monthly discussions based on a resource shared on Mesh this month Join our discussion and share your thoughts. Whether you are an engagement practitioner or researcher or have other relevant experience we welcome your input. Please feel free to site any relevant projects or publications and we may include these in a future feature.
A space to share experiences, literature and resources around working in communities where there is vaccine hesitancy. Join if you have something to share, are doing similar work or have questions around the issue.