Aligning community engagement with traditional authority structures in global health research: A case study from northern Ghana

June 25, 2015

Although literature on community engagement is growing, there is little empirical evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of community engagement (CE) in biomedical research. For 20 years, the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC) in northern Ghana has developed an approach to community engagement that is integrated with local decision making practices and authority structures. This paper describes a qualitative study aimed to understand the CE practices between Kassena-Nankana district and the NHRC.

Tindana, P. O., Rozmovits, L., Boulanger, R.F., Bandewar, S.V.S., Arbigo, R.A., Hodgson, A.V.O. . . . Lavery, J.V. (2011). Aligning community engagement with traditional authority structures in global health research: A case study from northern Ghana. American Journal of Public Health, 101(10), 1857-1867. Full Text.

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