Amplifying the Communicative Power of Public Health Researchers in Tanzania

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African public health researchers represent one of the most dynamic communities of knowledge-creation. Drawing together diverse methodologies and theoretical frameworks across disciplinary domains in the medical, social and life sciences, their research responds to the emerging problems for the societies in which they live. However, despite their inherent potential for impactful, translational and pathbreaking research, this frontier scientific cohort lacks consistent training in the communication skills that will enable their insights to circulate more widely and contribute to policy making and scientific innovation on a global stage. Building on a long-standing collaboration between KCL and Tanzania's Ifakara Health Institute and through intensive writing workshop combining co-curricular design, editorial expertise and peer-to-peer feedback, story-telling practice based exercises, participants will acquire the techniques necessary to develop their ideas into fundable research proposals, produce high-quality outputs for diverse audiences, and generate lasting public health benefits for Tanzanian populations and beyond.

Workshop Team: Professor Ann Kelly, King’s College London; Dr Irene Richard Moshi, Ifakara Health Institute and The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST); Dr Emmanuel Wilson Kaindoa, NM-AIST; Dr Grace Mhalu, NM-AIST; Professor Dickson Wilson Lwetoijera, NM-AIST; Professor Ivan Turok, Human Sciences Research Council.

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