TASK’s Community Engagement Team’s various activities ensure community participation in clinical research and ultimately assists in approved new drug regimens being widely known and adopted by those who need them.

We establish strategies to engage trial participants and their communities.

One of these strategies is to support Community Advisory Board (CAB) structures.

These structures create a bridge between researchers and the community.

This relationship creates opportunity for community input into trial implementation and by the Clinical Research Organization (CRO) having knowledge and understanding into community perceptions and concerns, they can address them in the research process and facilitate smoother implementation of clinical programs.

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WATCH: Virtual World TB Day

This World TB Day TASK and the Community Advisory Board raised awareness virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Achievement Excellence award to TASK CAB

CAB leadership officially handed over the Community Achievement Excellence award to TASK CAB – in honour of Vela Mhlola.

CAB Orientation on research and TB advocacy.

CAB invited a TB Advocate from TB Proof Mr Goodman Makanda to speak on “Being a TB Advocate and an Activist in the Community” The CAB discussed the relationship between Research and CAB, Looked into enhancing the CAB’s visibility in the Community and resources needed to execute their tasks effectively.

Community Advisory Board (Role of CAB in the community) Workshop.

The Mfuleni and Delft Community Advisory Board held their first meeting on the 25th of January to discuss the 2020 Outreach plans and had a refresher workshop on (The role of CAB in the community ) One of the major objectives for this year is to teach the community about the importance of research and involve…

CAB Training

The CAB has continuous training in order to keep up to speed with different rules and regulations concerning research and community participation in research.

Tri-Partner Quarterly Meeting

CAB and local clinics meeting to discuss clinical trials and patients participation in research. In attendance were CAB members and nurses from:Blue downs Clinics, Delft CHC, Belhar Clinic, Delft south Clinic, Mfuleni clinic and Symphony clinic.

CTU CAB Council

The CTU CAB (Community Advisory Board), TASK, DTTC and FAMCRU met to discuss better ways to build a bridge between research and the communities at their annual Community Advisory Board Clinical Research Sites event.