Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

September 2018 Blog Posts (3)

A slow learning curve on how long the ethical approval process can take

This has been a very interesting journey for me on many accounts. I am at the moment waiting for final ethical clearance to start my project. I have received preliminary approval, however as phase 2 of the project involves working with healthcare professionals from the Department of Health, I need governance approvals from the Department of Health too which seems to be taking forever. It begs the question of the role and process of obtaining ethical approval in fulfilling ethical research. I…


Added by Nothando Ngwenya on September 26, 2018 at 9:26 — 3 Comments

update on my bursary proposal

Hello, every one I am working on my proposal titled in "Exploring the Experiences and Challenges of IRB members " Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 My proposal was submitted in the Armauer Hansen Research Institute Ethical Review Committee to be reviewed and get some comment to be corrected. Currently I am working on that to get the full approval for starting my research in October, 2018.

Added by Yemisrach Zewdie on September 25, 2018 at 9:05 — 2 Comments

GHBN Bursaries progress blog: Issues surrounding uptake of maternal and neonatal vaccinations in ethnic communities in Dak Lak Province Viet Nam

Greetings from Vietnam.

My GHBN bursary project in Vietnam is a trial with 2 groups of ethnic minority communities with low vaccine uptake in Dak Lak province, central Vietnam. Using quantitative (a survey of 170-200 people) and qualitative (FGDs and IDIs) research methods we aim to explore perceptions and barriers to vaccine uptake. The intervention group (20 communes) will receive increased community engagement activities to strengthen communication skills of the district health…


Added by Thanh Ha Nguyen on September 12, 2018 at 12:26 — 2 Comments

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