Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes


We are a community for those working on ethics and community engagement across the Wellcome Trust MOPs. We are also home to the "Global Health Bioethics Network" (GHBN): a programme to carry out ethics research and build ethics capacity across the Wellcome Trust’s Major Overseas Programmes (MOPs) in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand-Laos, and Viet Nam, as well as other Wellcome Trust centres, such as the Brighton and Suffolk Centre for Global Health Research.  The GHBN is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award from 2012 - 2022.


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The Global Health Bioethics Network

The GHBN is a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust Africa and Asia Programmes in Kenya, Thailand-Laos, South AfricaVietnam, and Malawi and the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford. We are also partners with the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health ResearchMore...


- The website for the new Wellcome Centre in Ethics & Humanities is here: https://www.weh.ox.ac.uk/  Based at the University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute, the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities responds to a pressing need for ethics and humanities research on the challenges presented by advances in neuroscience, big data, genomics and global connectedness, and by their convergence.

-The sixth annual Global Health Bioethics Network Spring School took place from 25th-29th September at the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban. Topics of conversation included human challenge studies, ethical issues in genomics and infectious diseases, the needs of fieldworkers, and much more. The workshop was a great success. Workshop report is coming soon.

- 2017 Bursary Application Form - Download here: Bursary_application_form_2017.docx

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Nyirenda D, Sariola S, Gooding K, et al. ‘We are the eyes and ears of researchers and community’: understanding the role of community advisory groups in representing researchers and communities in Malawi. Developing World Bioeth. 2017;00:1–9. https://doi.org/10.1111/dewb.12163

Kamuya, D. M., Molyneux, C. S., & Theobald, S. (2017) Gendered negotiations for research participation in community-based studies: implications for health research policy and practice. BMJ Global Health, 2(2). http://gh.bmj.com/content/2/2/e000320

Kombo, B. et al. (2017) “Facing Our Fears”: Using facilitated film viewings to engage communities in HIV research involving MSM in Kenya. Cogent Medicine, 4(1). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2331205X.2017.1330728

Turner, C. et. al. (2017) Beliefs and practices during pregnancy, post-partum and in the first days of an infant's life in rural Cambodia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17:116 Turner_BMC_2017.pdf


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Useful Links

mesh - a collaborative open-access web space for people involved in community engagement with health research in low and middle income countries. It provides an online meeting place where community engagement practitioners, researchers, health workers and others can network, share resources and discuss good practice.

Global health bioethics, research ethics & review - the online community for all those interested in global health bioethics and research ethics.


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