New Other Networks Page

Mesh aims to bring together those working in Community Engagement with health across low and middle income countries and part of this is connecting you with other networks and knowledge platforms that can help you find collaborators and resources in your field or perhaps inspiration from work in adjacent fields such as international development.  For this reason we have created a new ‘Other Networks’  page. The page shows some of Mesh’s closest partner organisations as well as listing and linking you to some other organisations and networks, which may be of interest.

If you would like to suggest a network to add to this list please get in touch: 

New Resource on Mesh

Red Cross Red Crescent, Community Engagement and Accountability Guidelines and Toolkit

An online resource presenting clear guidelines and practical tools used by the Red Cross Red Crescent programme to support programme managers and staff to identify the most appropriate communication approaches to listen to communities’ needs, feedback and complaints.

Call for Journalists in countries of neglected tropical disease. 

In Low and Middle Income Countries, media can play a critical role in linking research evidence to the public. Journalists who’ve been trained to interpret and communicate research findings can help fuel behaviour change and improved health, which translates into progressive national development.

In December 2017, the 'Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases Coalition'  will release the 5th Progress Report of the London Declaration to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The goal is to increase support for investments in NTD control programmes, thus helping the more than 1.5 billion people worldwide who suffer from these diseases, and to prevent millions more from contracting them.

UCNTD wants to help more journalists explore the issues related to NTD control and prevention. If you are a journalist or a researcher working in an LMIC, and you know a local journalist who covers health issues, UCNTD would like to work with them to produce stories about the 5th Progress Report release and about NTD issues going forward.

If you’d like to help, please contact Rachel Jones, UCNTD Media Consultant, at


News from the Field

Good Participatory Practices Mapping Project (GPP MAP)

FHI360, a nonprofit human development organisation, is conducting a Good Participatory Practices Mapping Project – the GPP MAP. They Are looking for organisations who have been involved in clinical research around HIV, Tuberculosis, Ebola, or Zika to contribute to the development of a framework to support the evaluation Good Participatory Practices (GPP) in clinical trials. FHI360 plan to create a conceptual map to depict the  ways Good Participatory Practice is considered across different  biomedical trials.
To find out more and to participate, by completing their online survey please visit here

RedPop Conference Review Available

Conference Review of RedPop 2017, the 15th congress of the network for popularisation of science and technology in latin america and the caribbean (redpop), buenos aires, argentina, 21–25 august 2017 a meeting point of cultures and innovations.
A report of the event is available
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