We believe its important to contribute to the evidence base that involving children 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.
Our Developing Partnerships
We have links to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and are in going discussions with colleagues in the Hygiene Centre. There is an enthusiasm to test the behaviour design process used in the SuperAmma campaign but focussing on children.
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 advocated for and are helping with the Action Research activities that are a part of the PCAAN programme in Mozambique. Field work will be conducted in November 2015 and we are in the process of building the design.
We advocate for research on children as health messengers 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.
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Academic Partnerships is one of the four core pillars of our work. There are: