This project supports research uptake activities for a WHO research programme investigating the magnitude and drivers of persistent malaria transmission in different settings around the world. The aim is to help researchers to communicate the key findings of their work to decision-makers and the affected communities.
This project involves ongoing, extensive interaction with the researchers as they move from the research phase and into implementation of their proposed solutions. We provide technical guidance to both the researchers and WHO, and continue to develop and update the communication products developed in this process of dialogue and learning.
Ongoing communication support to a number of interdisciplinary research teams to help share their findings on malaria transmission in different locations around the world.
Website, summary brochures, report, social media, banners, posters, presentations, videos, publication support and on-site support at workshops and meetings.
Our second website for WHO about VBD research projects focused on residual malaria transmission. This included drafting all content, reworking it with the senior researchers, and then adding a number of visual communication elements. We also created infographics using orthomosaics developed by the researchers from drone imaging. The website also hosts news items, publications and other communication products developed by the researchers to share their key findings.
Again using the orthomosaic built by the researchers from drone imaging, we created some small animations designed to draw key messages from the research. These have been shared in various presentations.
We had regular interactions with the international research teams to provide technical guidance as they developed summary brochures for their projects. The documents highlight the research aims, methods and key findings, and suggested recommendations to address the problem in the local context. The brochures have been shared with decision-makers at several international events.
We have designed powerpoint slides, posters and data visualisations to assist the researchers in communicating their key findings at several international conferences.
Lushomo created a number of branding products for a workshop held in Iquitos, Peru in 2019, where researchers gathered to discuss the way forward. The products included an agenda, banners and a flier.
Lushomo also created a series of social media cards that were shared on the research team’s Twitter (@vbd_environment) on World Malaria Day (24 April 2019).
We also provided communication support at the Peru workshop, where we gave the researchers tips on how to improve the reach and uptake of their research. Footage collected at the event and from local Peruvian communities will be used to create several videos, which will be shared later this year.
We also developed a poster with augmented reality functionality, which triggers videos and animations on a digital screen when parts of the poster are scanned with an app. This poster was displayed at a meeting between the research team and the Peruvian Ministry of Health, where it was received with a lot of interest and excitement.