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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GHBN Bursary completion

Posted by Chimwemwe Phiri on November 2, 2018 at 10:26 2 Comments

Ethical Approval

Posted by Yemisrach Zewdie on October 17, 2018 at 12:50 1 Comment


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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 first GHBN Africa Regional Meeting was successfully hosted by MLW and held in Malawi from 18-20th September, 2018. For a draft programme, click here.

- The second GHBN Asia Regional Ethics Conference will be hosted by OUCRU-Nepal, and will take place in Nepal from 22-24 January, 2019.

- Summer School 2019 will take place in Vientiane, Laos 19-23 August, 2019

Summer School 2018 information

- 2018 GHBN Bursary Application Form now available.

Previous news items, click here.


Gooding K, Mackwellings P, Peterson I, Parker M, Desmond N. (2018) Six dimensions of research trial acceptability: how much, what, when, in what circumstances, to whom and why? Social Science & Medicine. 2018; 213:190-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.07.040

Mutenherwa F, Wassenaar DR, & Oliveira T de. (2018) Ethical issues associated with HIV phylogenetics in HIV transmission dynamics research: A review of the literature using the Emanuel Framework. Developing World Bioeth. 2018;1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/dewb.12191 ;Mutenherwa_et_al-2018-Developing_World_Bioethics.pdf

Nyirenda D, Sariola S, Gooding K, et al. (2017) ‘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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