Comic Books Used for TB Vaccine Trial
The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) is using comic books to explain to participants who might not be familiar with tuberculosis vaccine clinical trials. The group has published a 12 page booklet to explain it. The story focuses on a woman and her choice or enroll her infant in a TB trial.
Science research is still no understood by many in the country. Myths and superstitions still spread about them. The hope is to increase knowledge and understanding about the process.
The booklet is available in Afrikaans, Xhosa and English.