The role of the media in tackling disease in the developing world BA Festival of Science University of LIverpool, 10 Septe...
www.scidev.net <ul><li>Science, technology and innovation are essential to meet the challenges of:  </li></ul><ul><li>achi...
www.scidev.net The  communication  of  accurate and accessible information  about science and technology are essential to ...
www.scidev.net <ul><li>This is true of the  communication of information about diseases and their potential treatment  to:...
www.scidev.net Policymakers at all levels need accurate, timely and reliable information about potential role of biomedica...
www.scidev.net <ul><li>This information is needed to: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify allocation of health resources </li></ul>...
www.scidev.net Public understanding  of, and  engagement in ,  biomedical science  ensures  open and democratic debate  ab...
www.scidev.net Public understanding  is also required to handle the potential misuses of biomedical research, and to ensur...
www.scidev.net Effective communication about biomedical science  is an essential requirement for effective development. Co...
www.scidev.net Eliminating the transaction of costs of communicating biomedical information opens up new possibilities and...
 
www.scidev.net What we are and what we do
www.scidev.net To become a basic resource for policymakers and stakeholders concerned with science – including biomedical ...
www.scidev.net <ul><li>Activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Operating a  free-access website  ( www.scidev.net ) containing news,...
www.scidev.net <ul><li>Our website contains </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Feature articles </li></ul><ul><li>• ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capacity-building workshops These are intended to help build capacity in developing countries to  report accurately on sci...
www.scidev.net <ul><li>SciDev.Net  is currently funded by: </li></ul><ul><li>UK  Department for International Development ...
www.scidev.net www.scidev.net For more  information , and to register to receive free weekly email alert , visit us at Tha...
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    1. 1. The role of the media in tackling disease in the developing world BA Festival of Science University of LIverpool, 10 September 2008 David Dickson , Director, SciDev.Net
    2. 2. www.scidev.net <ul><li>Science, technology and innovation are essential to meet the challenges of: </li></ul><ul><li>achieving economic growth , </li></ul><ul><li>reducing poverty , and </li></ul><ul><li>tackling food shortages and disease . </li></ul>Premise (1)
    3. 3. www.scidev.net The communication of accurate and accessible information about science and technology are essential to achieve all of these objectives.
    4. 4. www.scidev.net <ul><li>This is true of the communication of information about diseases and their potential treatment to: </li></ul><ul><li>Policymakers </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens </li></ul>In particular:
    5. 5. www.scidev.net Policymakers at all levels need accurate, timely and reliable information about potential role of biomedical science in tackling diseases and thus meeting development objectives. Policymakers needs:
    6. 6. www.scidev.net <ul><li>This information is needed to: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify allocation of health resources </li></ul><ul><li>Identify research needs </li></ul><ul><li>Construct appropriate regulatory framework. </li></ul>Policymakers needs (Ctd):
    7. 7. www.scidev.net Public understanding of, and engagement in , biomedical science ensures open and democratic debate about the promises that research offers. Public needs:
    8. 8. www.scidev.net Public understanding is also required to handle the potential misuses of biomedical research, and to ensure evidence-based decisions are aken by policymakers. Public needs (ctd):
    9. 9. www.scidev.net Effective communication about biomedical science is an essential requirement for effective development. Conclusion:
    10. 10. www.scidev.net Eliminating the transaction of costs of communicating biomedical information opens up new possibilities and opportunities for communication information about diseases and their potential treatments. World-wide web:
    11. 12. www.scidev.net What we are and what we do
    12. 13. www.scidev.net To become a basic resource for policymakers and stakeholders concerned with science – including biomedical science – and development issues. To achieve this by providing a combination of topical and background information that is both authoritative and accessible Our goal
    13. 14. www.scidev.net <ul><li>Activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Operating a free-access website ( www.scidev.net ) containing news, views and analysis about science in the developing world. </li></ul><ul><li>Organising regional workshops and other activities – including internships – to enhance the capacity of science communicators and others (including researchers) to provide reliable and authoritative information on such issues </li></ul>
    14. 15. www.scidev.net <ul><li>Our website contains </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Feature articles </li></ul><ul><li>• Opinion articles </li></ul><ul><li>• Weekly editorial </li></ul><ul><li>• Dossiers (including commissioned policy briefs) </li></ul><ul><li>• Notices (including lists of meetings, grants and jobs) </li></ul><ul><li>• Links (e.g. to scientific organisations and journals) </li></ul><ul><li>• Feedback from users </li></ul>
    15. 30. Capacity-building workshops These are intended to help build capacity in developing countries to report accurately on science and technology and their contributions to development.
    16. 31. www.scidev.net <ul><li>SciDev.Net is currently funded by: </li></ul><ul><li>UK Department for International Development (DFID) </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish International Development Agency (Sida/SAREC) </li></ul><ul><li>• International Development Research Centre (IDRC) </li></ul><ul><li>• Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs (DGIS) </li></ul><ul><li>• Swiss Development Agency (SDC) </li></ul>
    17. 32. www.scidev.net www.scidev.net For more information , and to register to receive free weekly email alert , visit us at Thank you! Liverpool, 10 September 2008

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