Come in. Shake the mud off your boots. Field Notes is a place to relax. It’s where we share what we’re up to. What we’re thinking about. What we’re building.


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People, Pandemics and Present Bias

Dr Jonathan Quick, author of ‘The End of Epidemics’ talked to Common Thread about his vast experiences in global health, his views on the importance of trust and understanding individual behaviour in an epidemic.

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Life in Vietnam: Meet Cha & Do

Cha and Do live in the Yên Bái province of Vietnam. Two very different mothers from the minority Hmong population, they give us a peek into their lives and homes. Designed for interactive learning sessions, these two films offer clues into the small and big things that persuade them and parents like them to vaccinate their children.

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Communication & Transmission

Ben talks with The Stitch about the critical importance of communication and the complexity of working in the Tshuapa Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, considered the global epicentre of Monkeypox transmission.

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A Tajik Video Diary

Common Thread left five cameras with five adolescents living in areas with high rates of stunting across Tajikistan.