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Community engagement strategies for genomic studies in Africa: a review of the literature

  • Paulina Tindana1Email author,
  • Jantina de Vries2,
  • Megan Campbell3,
  • Katherine Littler4,
  • Janet Seeley5,
  • Patricia Marshall6,
  • Jennifer Troyer7,
  • Morisola Ogundipe8,
  • Vincent Pius Alibu9,
  • Aminu Yakubu10,
  • Michael Parker11 and
  • as members of the H3A Working Group on Ethics
BMC Medical Ethics201516:24

Received: 26 August 2014

Accepted: 16 March 2015

Published: 12 April 2015

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16 Mar 2015 Editorially accepted
12 Apr 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12910-015-0014-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Navrongo, Ghana
Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Wellcome Trust, London, UK
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Entebbe, Uganda
Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA
West African Bioethics Training Program, Center for Bioethics, Ibadan, Nigeria
College of Natural Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Sports Science, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
National Health Research Ethics Committee, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria
The Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK