OXFORD UNIVERSITY CLINICAL RESEARCH UNIT - VIETNAM
THE WELLCOME TRUST UK
As part of Fact & Fiction Films, we won multiple International Public Engagement Grants from The Wellcome Trust UK to run public engagement projects. In collaboration with Oxford University Clincial Research Unit Vietnam (OUCRU-VN) we ran media projects throughout Vietnam that focused on health and science: Health in the Backyard, Place of Change and GameLAB.
HEALTH IN THE BACKYARD
Health in the Backyard is a public engagement project in connection with the zoonotic research being conducted at OUCRU. It explored perceived health risks of animal workers and the result was over 60 community generated films where each participant, wrote, photographed, voice-recorded and edited their own film with the assistance of the project facilitators. Topics ranged from drinking and eating fresh animal blood, prevention methods and materials, experiences with avian bird flu, antibiotic use and treatment methods for sick animals.
The films were used as points of discussion at community forums, as supporting material for researchers and as a case study at international public engagement conferences.