COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Community Engagement

The study was discussed extensively in the design phase with community representatives, particularly in Kilifi Kenya. The issues raised in these meetings were incorporated in the protocol and in the consent. One of the central concerns of community engagement is to conduct the studies in ways that do not harm participants or  families, while advancing science that could benefit the community.

Fig. Presentation in KiSwahili using maize as a metaphor to explain genetics to the community. 

 

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