Webinar Series: “Community Engagement within Research Uptake”
If research is to deliver its maximum impact and positively change health outcomes, findings from health research should be translated into recommendations that are relevant to communities and can be implemented within policy and practice. Currently, there is a wide separation between teams that undertake health research, those making decisions on health priorities and policies, and those who are delivering healthcare and pushing social change, particularly in resource-limited settings. The Applying Research to Policy and Practice for Health (ARCH) Programme and the Community Engagement HUB Mesh are working in partnership to present the webinar series where inspiring speakers will share their experiences and give their perspectives on the role of community engagement within the process of applying research to changes in health policy and practice.
First Session: Maternal and Child Health:
• Date: Thursday 2nd December 2021
• Time: 13:00-14:00 GMT (16:00 EAT, 19:00 BST)
For this first webinar in our series, we will be joined by two inspiring researchers who will share their experiences of the power of participatory research and engagement to improve health services and well-being in marginalised communities in Kenya and Bangladesh
• Dr Titus Divala: Commonwealth Scholar and Helse Nord RHF Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
• Dr Elizabeth Kimani-Murage - a Public Health Nutrition Specialist and a Research Scientist is the head of the Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit at APHRC.
• Dr Sabrina Rasheed works within Universal Health Coverage, Health System and Population Studies Division of icddr,b in Bangladesh.