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Our global view

  • Posted by Bella,
  • Director,
  • in Listen up,
  • July '20

Vocal works with partners across the world.

Women waiting to get their children vaccinated at Lungwena Health Centre, Mangochi district, Malawi. Credit: Rodrick Sambakunsi
Women waiting to get their children vaccinated at Lungwena Health Centre, Mangochi district, Malawi. Credit: Rodrick Sambakunsi

International collaboration

Health research is a global endeavour, whether it’s tackling conditions and diseases that affect the global South and the global North, carrying out multinational multi-site clinical trials, working with internationally diverse teams or learning from how we communicate and engage with people in different geographical contexts.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of sharing information and expertise in research on an international level.

Our work involves collaborating with partners across the world. We’re part of the MeSH Community Engagement Network, our Planet DIVOC-91 project involves young people in India and South Africa, and we advise funders on community engagement in low to middle income countries as part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and Medical Research Council Global Effort on COVID-19 initiative.

One for All, All for One?

Immunisation is key to controlling many infectious diseases. People’s perceptions of vaccines are important factors in global health research. We are currently working on an initiative exploring whether promoting the community impact of immunisation can influence people’s attitudes to being vaccinated.

The One for All, All for One? project is a partnership between Vocal, the NIHR Mucosal Pathogens Research Unit, the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Clinical Research Programme. This is funded by Wellcome