Community Engagement in Clinical Research. Elvis A.K.A Moyo
Definition • CE is a process whereby an organization strive to build a good relationship with communities where it operates/impacts. • Longtime practice • An approach now globally promoted • Funders require an inbuilt CE programme
NATURE OF CE You will have time to ask any question • CE is more of a dialogue: • communities get our • message. • They listen and then after ask questions/ bring in their • suggestions on the subject
WHY CE? • Raising Awareness • Community/Stakeholders feedback • Builds trust and organizational profile • Promote study procedures & results
Targeted Audience • Participants • Community leaders – T/As, Chiefs, Pastors etc • Health Centre Staff –Clinicians, nurses, HSAs • Stakeholders operating in the catchment area/ having a same area of focus • School children and Urban population as the whole • Mediaetc
MLW CE Structure • Guiding strategy outlining CE activities summarized into two; • Main programme activities • Urban/School Science cafes • CAGs • Radio Programme • Staff forum(s) • Targeted National Health Events (Stakeholders)
MLW CE Structure cont….. • Study Specific activities This involves briefing communities concerning a specific study. • Briefings with Community leaders • Briefings with health centre staff • Open day community briefings • Health talks
WHO CAN DO CE? • Nurses • Drivers • Field workers • Researchers • EVERYONE CAN DO
The role of nurses in CE!!!!! • The consent process is vital in CE • National health events • Health talks/ study briefings
Science Communication welcomes any new constructive ideas as to how best Community Engagement can be improved and also involve as more nurses as possible.
CE restores trust in communities • Yes we are! • Now we are safe!