Engaging Children and Youth with Health Research: Case Studies from Brazil, Kenya and Vietnam

Date: Tuesday 9 April 2024 | 11:00-12:30 GMT

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6817116281525/WN_g1hJcL5kSjyiuM1iLllfQA 

Engaging young people in health research can increase their interest in science while simultaneously familiarizing researchers with the issues and concerns of our communities. Over time, it can bring the population of scientists to better reflect the diversity of our countries and our world, thereby encouraging the practice of research that is relevant to everyone. Ideally, engaging children and youth empowers them by supporting their search for the information they need to make decisions for themselves and their communities. 

These are some of the common commitments of three schools engagement projects in three countries: The Brazilian Health and Environment Olympics hosted by Fiocruz in Rio de Janerio, Brazil; Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam’s Schools and Youth Engagement Programme; and the School Engagement Programme of the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya. 

In this webinar, we will showcase these programmes. Please join us to learn more about this exemplary work and to consider what learnings the experience of schools engagement might have for community engagement practitioners as a whole.