We describe the core work of Children for Health as having four pillars:
Pillar 4: Academic Partnerships
We believe it is important to contribute to the evidence base that involving young adolescents as health activists is an effective and important approach in health education, is one that leads to behavioural change and that it has benefits for all children and their families.
In our work to optimise programmes we advise on monitoring and evaluation strategies and, in the programme with Save the Children India and Nigeria, we are looking at the use of mobiles to assist with the monitoring of the programmes.
We have links to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). There is an enthusiasm to test the behaviour design process used in the SuperAmma campaign.
We have also worked on a proposal with the LSHTM Eye Health team. We are wishing to explore the potential for children to contribute to the WHO – SAFE strategy to prevent trachoma.
We helped with the design and implementation of action research activities that are part of the PCAAN programme in Mozambique. We helped to design and conduct and evaluation of the PCAAN programme alongside the University of Zambezia and developed a case study. Please contact us for this case study.
We advocate for research and facilitate connections between partners and academic departments whenever we can.
Every year we teach on the International Health module attended by medical students at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge.
We are interested in the scope for mobile to be used to collect field information on the progress of health education programmes in paces which are hard to reach and we are working on using mobile for data collection with our colleagues in Mozambique and with the support of Frontline SMS.
Contact us to find out more.