Community Engagement within Research Uptake: Maternal and Child Health

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.

ARCH and Mesh are working in partnership to present the “Community Engagement within Research Uptake” webinar series exploring the role of community engagement within the process of applying research to changes in health policy and practice. This first event will focus on maternal and child health. 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.

Chair: Dr Titus Divala, Commonwealth Scholar and Helse Nord RHF Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Dr Elizabeth Kimani-Murage, Public Health Nutrition Specialist, Wellcome Engagement Fellow and Head of the Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit at APHRC in Kenya
Dr Sabrina Rasheed, Associate Scientist within Universal Health Coverage, Health System and Population Studies Division of icddr,b in Bangladesh.