The Treatment Community Advisory Board (CAB) was formed in 2005 to focus on PHRU’s adult and paediatric treatment clinical trials. The fifteen-member CAB is representative of the general community, traditional healers, healthcare workers, former trial participants and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs). As is the tradition of all PHRU CABs, the Treatment CAB drafted and adopted its own constitution for governance and decision-making and continues to participate in regularly offered trainings. These trainings, designed to equip CAB members with the necessary skills and knowledge to be effective in their role, include topics as diverse as HIV/AIDS information, stages and treatment, research literacy, community involvement and individual study protocol trainings.
Treatment CAB members meet monthly to review study protocols, participate in trainings, receive updates, and plan and organise various activities aimed at:
- Educating the community through outreach initiatives;
- Disseminating study results on completion of trials; and
- Establishing and maintaining relationships between PHRU and the community.
CAB recruitment, facilitated by a recruitment committee, takes place through open invitations to local NGO and community-based organizations.
For more information on our community advisory boards and how you can get involved, please contact:
Ms. Nomampondo Barnabas
Perinatal HIV Research Unit
12th Floor New Nurses Home
Tel: 011 9899737