Community and stakeholder Engagement in Clinical Trials in LMICs in the Context of Public Health Emergencies: A literature review
Theme | Subtheme: Global health ethics | Community engagement | Pandemics
Duration: July 2018 – Sept 2019
Themes | Subthemes | Tags: Global health ethics | Public health emergencies | Community engagement
Team: Sunita Sheel (Lead) (Jan 2015 onwards), Nikita Surani (Nov 2018 – Nov 2019), Vijay Sawant (June 2018 onwards)
Support team: Mahendra Shinde (Dec 2018 onwards)
Funding support | Amount in INR: Quicksand Design Studio, New Delhi | INR 5 lakhs
Product/s: A Report titled ‘Community and stakeholder Engagement in Clinical Trials in LMICs in the Context of Public Health Emergencies: A literature review’. Nov 2019.
Overview: The report is based on the literature review of the select relevant materials in the area of engagement and participatory approaches to clinical trials in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). It is part of a larger initiative hosted at QuickSand Design Studio and supported by Wellcome Trust aimed at getting deeper insights into opportunities and challenges in relation to future clinical trials in LMICs in the context of the three epidemics namely, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Nipah Virus Disease (NiVD) and Zika Virus Disease (ZiVD), and Snakebite Envenoming (SBE) in Africa, South Asia, and South America given the contours of their specificities and the empirical reality of they having attracted the attention of the global public health peer community and the key entities such as the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past about five years. The continued outbreaks, especially of EVD in African continent have also sustained the interest of the global peer community as matters are concerning.
Past contributions: We have done extensive work in this area since 2000, and more systematically from 2006 onwards.