Welcome to our REDRESS community engagement and involvement (CEI) webpage where you can stay up to date with all our CEI activities.
Please click here to see a blog about why CEI is important to REDRESS and how it informs our work.
REDRESS defines CEI as “the meaningful, respectful, and fit-for purpose involvement of a range of community members in one or more aspects of the research project.”
Within REDRESS we work with a number of key communities to achieve meaningful CEI and have identified five initial priority areas for community engagement which are pictured below:
1. Establishing community advisory boards within each implementation county and at national level
2. Establishing a Ministry of Health technical advisory board which includes key stakeholders from relevant divisions within the MoH
3. Involving people affected, and other community actors as peer researchers
4. Using participatory methods to elevate and listen to community voices
5. Sharing learning with other NTD actors and the general public in Liberia and beyond
We hope you enjoy exploring the webpage and finding out more about community engagement within REDRESS. Please click on our interactive icons below to explore some of our CEI knowledge products.
Community Engagement Videos
REDRESS colleagues and those affected by severe stigmatising skin diseases introduce the project
Medicine, Children, and Skin Disease: A moral journey
REDRESS's Dr Laura Dean discusses the stigma and burden of skin disease and what we can do about it as part of the Pint of Science public engagement series
Community Health Worker (CHW) Central Webinar
REDRESS co-researchers discuss their experiences of conducting the REDRESS photovoice study in Liberia
Supporting the Comprehensive Fight against Skin NTDs: Gender and Mental Health
REDRESS UK and Liberia project leads and researchers explain how REDRESS supports the comprehensive Flight against Skin NTDs with a focus on gender and mental health. Video created for ANESVAD workshop.
World NTD Day 2022: Reducing the Burden of Severe Stigmatising Skin Diseases in Liberia
REDRESS colleagues discuss how the project is working to reduce the burden of severe stigmatising skin diseases (SSSDs) in Liberia and the importance of engaging those affected by SSSDs and their communities.
CEI Blog Series
What does Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) mean to REDRESS?
REDRESS is launching our new community engagement webpage, where you can stay up to date with our community engagement and involvement activities. In this blog we introduce more about CEI, why it matters to REDRESS and how it informs our work.
Remembering John Brimah
On World NTD and World Leprosy Day we remember and celebrate the life of John Brimah. John Saah Brimah played a pivotal role in the Reducing the Burden of Severe Stigmatising Skin Disease in Liberia and through the (REDRESS) project. He was the REDRESS co-investigator and patient advocate and was also head of the REDRESS Community Advisory Board
International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Reflections and Advice from Liberian REDRESS Team Colleagues
I sat down with REDRESS colleagues Hannah Berrien, Wede Tate and Colleen Parker to learn more about their journey in science and global health research and delivery and their reflections and advice for women and girls interested in a career in this area