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Readiness of ethics review systems for a changing public health landscape in the WHO African Region

  • Marion Motari1Email author,
  • Martin Okechukwu Ota1 and
  • Joses Muthuri Kirigia1
BMC Medical Ethics201516:82

Received: 11 August 2015

Accepted: 23 November 2015

Published: 2 December 2015

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Original Submission
11 Aug 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
8 Sep 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Megan Campbell
24 Sep 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Keikantse Matlhagela
28 Oct 2015 Author responded Author comments - Marion Motari
Resubmission - Version 2
28 Oct 2015 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Nov 2015 Editorially accepted
2 Dec 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12910-015-0078-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo