STREAM Clinical trial

Community Engagement

STREAM Community Engagement aims to create opportunity for communication and cooperation among local stakeholders. Through community engagement, local communities can be involved in study implementation. Consequently, they can maximize benefits gained for the local community while giving researchers a realistic perspective of local health system functions that aids in successful study completion. Community engagement improves research literacy in the communities, builds sustainable partnerships, and provides legitimacy to study goals and objectives. Ultimately, this will generate advocacy around study results and help to legitimize the implementation of study results in the local health system. Play the video below to learn about STREAM Community Engagement:

Community engagement training materials and resources have been developed for use by Community Advisory Board members and STREAM Trial staff. You can find them here.

Community engagement is planned for all anticipated future STREAM Trial sites and are currently underway in:

  • Ethiopia

  • Georgia

  • India

    India continues to have the highest TB burden in the world and is included in all three high-burden country lists for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB. STREAM India’s Subrat Mohanty gave a poster presentation at The Union’s 2018 World Conference on Lung Health on the importance of community engagement as part of the STREAM Trial. Click here to download the poster.

  • Moldova

  • Mongolia

  • South Africa

  • Uganda

Blog Posts on Community Engagement for STREAM

STREAM Community Engagement Plan Released at AIDS2016
Georgia: STREAM Community Engagement Launched in Tbilisi
STREAM Uganda Commences Community Engagement Activities
Joint CAB Meeting in South Africa for STREAM

Visit the STREAM Community Engagement Facebook page for regular updates on activities.