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Title: Emerging bioethical issues in health reserach: concerns and challenges in the Africa Region: report of the Regional Director
Authors: Regional Committe for Africa, 51
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: WHO. Regional Office for Africa
Place of publication: Brazzaville
Language: English
Abstract: 1. The 20th session of the WHO African Advisory Committee for Health Research and Development (AACHRD), held in Dakar, Senegal, from 23 to 26 April 2001, noted with concern that, despite the significant increase in the amount of clinical research carried out in the Region in the past decade, especially in the field of HIV/AIDS, the bioethical aspects of these research endeavours have not received due attention by Member States. The Committee recommended that research bioethics be treated as an area for priority intervention in the Region. It is against this background that the Regional Director is bringing issues associated with research bioethics before the Regional Committee so that it can address the challenges faced by the Region. 2. This document presents key concerns and challenges about health research bioethics in the African Region and is meant to inform the Regional Committee of the gravity of the situation. It also makes suggestions for implementation by Member States and WHO. The Regional Committee is, therefore, requested to examine, improve and adopt the suggestions to address the challenges presented by bioethical issues involved in health research in the African Region.
Description: Regional Committee for Africa, Fifty-first session, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 27 August–1 September 2001, Provisional agenda item 8.6
Subject: Bioethical Issues
Health Services Research
Ethics Committees, Research
Regional Health Planning
Context: legislation and jurisprudence
Gov't Doc #: AFR/RC51/19
Appears in Collections:Regional Committee for Africa

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