Rwanda Spoke groups attend national CEI meeting in Kigali

The aim of the meeting that took place on the 20th April was to involve the community in clinical trial development, in addition to strengthening Community Engagement & Involvement (CEI) structure in Rwanda. The meeting gave members the opportunity to collectively meet face to face for the first time since the inception of the hub. In Rwanda each spoke group consists of roughly 6 – 8 members with 2 co-chairs (inclusive) consisting of a member of the hub team and member of the community.

During the meeting the committee were able to provide valuable input into the SWANN, PROTECTSurg and DRAGON national trials. Members were also given the opportunity to comment on the provision of post-operative care provided by community healthcare workers through the PIGEON project.

The meeting also enabled members to elect the National CEI Group that will form part of an international committee of representatives from each partner country within the GSU unit.

You can view the official CEI brochure for Rwanda (in Kinyarwanda) by clicking here.

You can also visit the Rwanda Hub page by clicking here or CEI page by clicking here.