Public community engagement in health research with men who have sex with men in sub Saharan Africa challenges and opportunities
Community engagement, incorporating elements of the broader concepts of public and stakeholder engagement, is increasingly promoted globally, including for health research conducted in developing countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, community engagement needs and challenges are arguably intensified for studies involving gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, where male same-sex sexual interactions are often highly stigmatised and even illegal. This paper contextualises, describes and interprets the discussions and outcomes of an international meeting held at the Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust in Kilifi, Kenya, in November 2013, to critically examine the experiences with community engagement for studies involving men who have sex with men.
Health Res Policy Syst
Molyneux S, Sariola S, Allman D, Dijkstra M, Gichuru E, Graham S, Kamuya D, Gakii G, Kayemba B, Kombo B, Maleche A, Mbwambo J, Marsh V, Micheni M, Mumba N, Parker M, Shio J, Yah C, van der Elst E, Sanders E
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