The quarterly SimpliciTB General Assembly (GA) met by teleconference on the 24th October. Once again there was excellent representation of the collaborating groups with 15 attendees from 7 countries. The Executive Group (EG) have met regularly and gave a report on contractual arrangements, finance, collaborations, and capacity development. There was a further call for membership proposals to join the Scientific Advisory Board, Ethics Advisory Board and Capacity Development Committee. It was agreed to include the addition of 4 trial sites at Wits, Johannesburg. The General Assembly will meet again, face to face in Mbeya, Tanzania in February 2020.