New on Mesh

New resources this month include a project report and interview with artist Lena Bui about her project 'Sacred Water' - An artist led participatory
arts project on water and health in Kathmandu, Nepal. 


Contribute to our Discussion: Engagement and belief

In the article  Evaluating public communication of science and technology: The case of the Ebola virus the author found that religious institutions and actors could play three kinds or role in relation to scientific advice to contain the spread of disease:

  • To encouraged the rejection of science
  • To give conflicting messages which leads to 'cognitive polyphasia' (the coexistence of different forms of knowing) 
  • To accept scientific information and work to diffuse this more widely

Does this match your experience in your community and public engagement work? 
 How do you work with multiple beliefs or worldviews? Should 'engagement in global health' seek to correct or accept 'non-scientific' beliefs?

Please share your thoughts and any publications with us for a feature and future special edition newsletter


Free Online Course

Futurelearn E-Course Available online until October 8th 2017: Medical Humanity: Engaging Patients and Communities in Healthcare

This course from Taipei Medical University (TMU) in Taiwan focuses on engaging patients and communities in the development of new healthcare technology and treatments.
Designed for people with some medical, healthcare or social work experience.


Free Digital Storytelling Webinars

If you are in an appropriate time zone two webinars from U.S based organisation 'Story Centre' take place in September 

Introduction to digital story telling 

Monday, September 11, 2017
10:00am -11:00am(PST)/17:00pm-18:00pm (GMT)


Introduction to public health digital storytelling: Digital Storytelling for Global Health and Rights

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
10:00am-11:00am (PST)/17:00pm-18:00pm (GMT)


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