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EH!WOZA

Combining biomedical research, film and art to engage around infectious disease

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ABOUT EH!WOZA


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Eh!woza operates at the intersection of public engagement, youth education, advocacy, and skills development. Projects are primarily youth focussed and driven by a desire to engage people and areas most heavily impacted by infectious disease. This is accomplished by connecting young people to high impact biomedical research conducted locally, and by providing the skills and equipment to produce industry standard health-related media that reflects the individual, social and emotional cost of disease.

The organisation aims to encourage positive health seeking behaviour, engender trust, and ultimately decrease associated stigma. Established in 2013 as an informal collaboration between local artists and scientists, Eh!woza exists today as a trans-disciplinary initiative involving biomedical researchers at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), University of Cape Town (UCT), conceptual artist, Ed Young, social scientists, and youth from Khayelitsha, a peri-urban township situated on the outskirts of Cape Town.

Since its inception, Eh!woza has developed multiple inter-related community and public engagement projects, Eh!woza doccies, MSF/Musos/DR-TB Collab and Eh!woza Schools.

Eh!woza also places strong emphasis on capacity development both among junior biomedical researchers and previous participants of Eh!woza projects to facilitate knowledge. Training concentrates on the conceptual, logistical and creative aspects of Eh!woza work, ensuring critical sustainability as well as a mechanism for creation of media that is situationally relevant, and informs co-production and dissemination of knowledge.

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MEET THE TEAM

Samuel Flans Eh!Woza

Samuel Flans

Tasha Koch, Eh!woza

Tasha Koch

Abongile Njamela Eh!Woza

Abongile Njamela

Lee Burgers Eh!woza

Lee Burgers

Ed Young Eh!woza

Ed Young

Alfa Fipaza Eh!Woza

Alfa Fiphaza

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PEOPLE & PLACES WE’VE WORKED WITH

Molecular Mycobacteriology Research Unit

Research

University of Cape Town

Educational Establishment

Bhekisisa

Centre for Health Journalism

Ikamva Youth

Educational NGO

Médecins Sans Frontières

Humanitarian NGO

Botswana Harvard Partnership

HIV/AIDS research

Wellcome Centre of Infectious Disease Research in SA

Research

Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research

Socioeconomic Research

Interfer

Community Upliftment

WigWam

Production Design

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  • What do you think of the status of infectious disease and science in South Africa?
  • If you could change one thing in your neighbourhood, what would it be?

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  • AubrenaA Posted 25 August 2020 8:05 am

    If I could change one thing in my neighbourhood, it would be the level of active citizenship and involvement of all community members. I would like the conversation about issues to extend beyond a Whatsapp group and spark action from all neighbours.

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