Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

April 2017 Blog Posts (4)

Vaccine hesitancy

Hi everyone,

Mary Chambers at OUCRU is starting to work in some rural communities where there is vaccine hesitancy.  She is looking for literature on CE around this issue, and also whether anyone has examples of consent forms for vaccine trials in children?

Her questions are:

1.    Do you know anyone who is working on this subject that she can get in touch with?

2. Can anyone please send her advice, literature tips, or any other suggestions on this…


Added by Dina Rippon on April 27, 2017 at 20:46 — No Comments

Project update: Ethical concerns over the analysis and storage of excised human tissue

We work across 2 hospitals in Kwa-Zulu Natal to better understand the HIV and TB co epidemic at the site of infection. In interactions with surgeons several questions were raised about the research and surgical consent process has on each other and a patient’s willingness to consent to these processes.  This project is therefore focused around a surgical health care worker’s perspective of the consent process. We have applied to our local ethics committee for approval to start this study at…


Added by Khadija Khan on April 25, 2017 at 10:06 — 1 Comment

Update from Malawi

I’ve now been in post at MLW for over 15 months, so Dina’s encouragement to write a blog was a good prompt to reflect on what we’ve done in that time. I have three main areas of work with GHBN links: evaluating science communication activities, supporting GHBN bursary projects, and wider ethics research. I’ll say a little about each in turn.

Part of my role involves supporting monitoring and evaluation of MLW’s science communication. Regina and others in the Science Communication team…


Added by Kate Gooding on April 7, 2017 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Fieldworkers' study at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust

My study’s focus is on ethical challenges faced by fieldworkers, it is one of its kind here in Malawi because so far there’s no study that has targeted fieldworkers.  The study has delayed for a while due to other reasons beyond my control but at present am happy to share that it’s progressing.  Fieldworkers, Study Coordinators and Principal Investigators are involved, the main objectives are to understand ethical issues surrounding Fieldworkers in their day to day work, their…


Added by Elvis Moyo on April 7, 2017 at 14:12 — 1 Comment

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