Community Engagement & Involvement
CEI – Community Engagement & Involvement – is central to our African-led research process and prioritisation. However, currently, CEI in research involving all phases of surgery is not yet well established in most African settings.
We aim to establish meaningful community engagement at local, national and pan-African levels allowing use to work together to produce the research which is most relevant to patients. This will involve developing links with civil society, policy-makers and health professionals across partner nations and to ensure that our research impacts patient care.
Our three main activities, informed by the UNICEF CEI standards, are: