The first formal meeting of SimpliciTB General Assembly (GA) took place on the 25th of July. We had an excellent representation of the collaborating groups with 20 attendees from 9 countries. The Executive Group (EG) has been established with colleagues from South Africa, Tanzania, and our new partners from Uganda, Mozambique, Malawi and Gabon joining the group. A number of membership proposals were received for the Scientific Advisory Board and the Ethics Advisory Board, up and coming African scientists will form both of these groups. Contractual developments, finance and budgets for the clinical trial were discussed. We are also pleased to inform you that significant progress was made in operationalizing the capacity development and community engagement components of the work.