Methods of Engagement

Mesh Community Engagement Network is a collaborative open-access web space and networking project for people involved in community engagement with global health research.
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Active Citizens is a social leadership programme that promotes intercultural dialogue and social responsibility as key leadership competencies in the 21st century. Active Citizens is run by the British Council working with civil society organisations all over the world.
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A RESOURCE GUIDE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND INVOLVEMENT IN GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH Produced by the Institute for Development Studies and the National Institute for Health Research.
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A global mapping of stakeholders working with antimicrobial resistance. This report provides an overview of current key actors in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It takes into account the complexity that AMR poses and the range of societal concerns it impacts on. Produced by ReAct Europe – Action on Antibiotic Resistance 2016-02-18
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With the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF has developed ‘Minimum quality standards and indicators in community engagement’ to provide globally established guidance on the contribution of community engagement in development practice as well as humanitarian action. The objective of the standards is to support implementation of high quality, evidence-based community engagement at scale in development and humanitarian contexts.
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A series of panel presentations and discussions was held in 2020 with leading social scientists working on antibiotic use in different settings. Analysis of the proceedings of these panels, together with a literature review which snowballed from the work of the 76 researchers profiled through the antimicrobials in community of practice, led to a grouping of the key points of entry for recommendations to act on antibiotic use.
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The Zoonotic Behavioral Resource Assessments (ZBRA) toolkit is a repository for research on select zoonotic diseases with an emphasis on risk and prevention behaviors, individual and sociocultural drivers, and the policy and communication environment that influences those behaviors. The purpose of ZBRA is to strengthen behavioral research on priority zoonotic diseases in order to inform evidence-based risk communication and community engagement.


Wallerstein, N., Duran, B. (2006) Using community-based particpatory research to address health disparities.  Health promotion practice. 7(3):312-23. dio:10.1177/1524839906289376.

O’Marea-Eves, A., Brunton, G., Mcdaid, D., Oliver, S., Kavanagh, J., Matosevic, T., Harden, A., Thomas, J. (2013) Community engagement to reduce inequalities in health: a systematic review, meta-analysis and economic analysis. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library Public Health Research.

Dixon, J., MacPherson, E., Manyau, S., Nayiga, S., Khine Zaw, Y., Kayendeke, M., Nabirye, C., Denyer Willis, L., Col de Lima Hutchison, Chandler, C. (2019) The ‘Drug Bag’ method: lessons from anthropological studies of antibiotic use in Africa and South-East Asia, Global Health Action, 12:sup1, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2019.1639388