In the afternoon of 20th of February a ninety minutes interactive workshop on community engagement was held. The inspiring Erica Sanga, Community Engagement Coordinator at NIMR Mwanza, Tanzania, led the workshop.
During this workshop, participants from different sites shared their experiences and challenges on community engagement activities. Participants discussed their best practices for successful engagement of community stakeholders in SimpliciTB and plans to extend engagement to other (new) sites under the PanACEA Consortium with peer-to-peer guidance and training.
Special emphasis was put on engagement of study participants, their families, and other key community stakeholders, already early in the research process. This also includes improving research literacy and dialogue about the trial with key stakeholders at all levels.