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Volume 19 Supplement 1

Ethics and Global Health


Publication of this supplement has been sponsored by the Global Health Research Capacity Strengthening Program (GHR-CAPS) funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) (Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (Grant # 96123)), the Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN) (Grant # 5225) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Slim Haddad, Béatrice Godard, Robert Huish and Daniel Weinstock

  1. Researchers studying health systems in low-income countries face a myriad of ethical challenges throughout the entire research process. In this article, we discuss one of the greatest ethical challenges that w...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay and Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):45
  2. Global health conceives the notion of partnership between North and South as central to the foundations of this academic field. Indeed, global health aspires to an equal positioning of Northern and Southern ac...

    Authors: Lara Gautier, Isidore Sieleunou and Albino Kalolo
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):49
  3. Research ethics boards (REBs) exist for good reason. By setting rules of ethical behaviour, REBs can help mitigate the risk of researchers causing harm to their research participants. However, the current meth...

    Authors: Mark Daku
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):42
  4. Despite recent developments aimed at creating international guidelines for ethical global health research, critical disconnections remain between how global health research is conducted in the field and the in...

    Authors: Nicole A. D’souza, Jaswant Guzder, Frederick Hickling and Danielle Groleau
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):50
  5. Regardless of national contexts, the institutions responsible for research ethics, founded on international regulations, are all expected to be structured and to operate in a common way. Our experience with se...

    Authors: N’koué Emmanuel Sambiéni
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):47
  6. The world is urbanizing rapidly; more than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas, leading to significant transition in lifestyles and social behaviours globally. While offering many advantages, ...

    Authors: Sohana Shafique, Dipika S. Bhattacharyya, Iqbal Anwar and Alayne Adams
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19(Suppl 1):46

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