This discussion paper is a follow-up to the Council’s 2002 report on the ethics of research related to healthcare in developing countries.
It explores the practical implications of new and revised guidelines from several international organisations, which were discussed at a workshop in Cape Town in February 2004.
Developing countries urgently need research to help relieve the burden of disease. It is vital that wealthier countries help sponsor this research, but rigorous ethical safeguards are needed to prevent the exploitation of those who take part.
This report defines the ethical standards for healthcare research in developing countries.read more »
A detailed report of the Council’s 20th anniversary symposium ‘Global health: responsibility, ethics and policy’ has been published.
At the symposium, which took place on 22 June 2011, speakers from around the globe discussed topics such as ethics and responsibility in global health, non-communicable diseases, the role of emerging biotechnologies in global health, and social determinants of health.read more »
Aissatou Toure (Head of Immunology, Pasteur Institute, Senegal) talks on global health inequalities and the role of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics at its 20th anniversary symposium on global health on 22 June 2011.
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An international line-up of speakers and 130 guests discussed current initiatives and future challenges in global health inequalities at the Council’s 20th anniversary symposium on Wednesday 22 June in London.read more »
Baroness Onora O'Neill presents the Council's 2011 public lecture on clinical ethics, public health and global health at the Royal Society of Arts in London, 19th May 2011.read more »
Baroness Onora O’Neill gave the Council's Annual Lecture at the Royal Society of Arts on Thursday 19th May 2011.
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There is an urgent need for externally sponsored research in developing countries. However, rigorous ethical safeguards must be in place to prevent the exploitation of those who take part in the research.read more »