How have you involved community stakeholders in formative research activities in your context? If you haven’t, how could you potentially involve them more meaningfully in the future?

Our Pevention CAB is a great resource and we involved them in formative research activities. They reviewed the study protocol, recruitment materials and helped structure our messaging for the study. The CAB members were very instrumental in identifying and refering us to key stakeholders in the community such as Ward Counselors, members of NGOs and CBOs and community gate keepers from formal and informal settlements. The CAB also suggested upcoming events that presented opportunities for icnreasing awareness of study and the different contraceptive methods that would be available. They met and still meet monthly to provide updates from the community eg myths and misconceptions arising from the community, and we provide them with updates on the study progress.