Breaking Down Barriers to Community Engagement in Diagnostics Research

Hi All,

We don’t hear much about community engagement in diagnostic research, and this paper by Erica Lessem and Stacey Hannah is one of the few that I have seen on this issue:

If anyone has engaged the community in designing and/or implementing diagnostics research, it will be great to see some examples.


This is an interesting read, we have recently been challenged (PhD students and postdocs funded by the African Academy of Sciences) to engage with communities aligned to our research. l will be engaging HIV-infected adolescents on TB/HIV and hope to share lessons learnt along the way. Would be keen to hear similar experiences from people who have worked on community engagement projects.