Stakeholders could have been more involved in the initial phases of the clinical trial conducted within our community. This had effect on the recruitment, as we struggled to find participants. We noticed that the community was not familiar with research and decided to have information sessions whereby research was explained and the specific research protocol that we were going to conduct. When another research was initiated by our company, recruitment became easier, as the community was no longer doubtful about research and had a better understanding of what it means to participate in a research.

Kind regards, The Ndlovu Research Centre team