Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

December 2013 Blog Posts (4)

End of Year Update on The reproduction of Knowledge around HIV self-testing through a social network approach.


The project started at slow pace due to the delays that were experienced in trying to get the ethics approval for the activities to start. Initially activities were supposed to start in March but the approval came on 31st May, 2013. This then meant that the main activities started in June. By 1st July a Research Assistant was recruited to help in conducting interviews. By the end of September a total of 60 interviews were conducted marking the end of data…


Added by Rodrick Sambakunsi on December 28, 2013 at 11:04 — 1 Comment

First medical bioethics workshop held in Laos

In July 2013, LOMWRU saw its first Medical Bioethics Workshop in Vientiane. The workshop was jointly organized by LOMWRU, MORU and the Ethox Centre.

Drs Mayfong and Paul who were part of the workshop, provided this report:

“The Ethics Workshop held in Vientiane, Laos between 22nd – 24th July 2013 by the world expert team from the Ethox Centre of

University of Oxford was the first and unique opportunity for Lao health researchers and professionals to learn and share…


Added by Dina Rippon on December 24, 2013 at 8:35 — 1 Comment

Christmas Update!!!

Hello Everyone,

Hope you have all been well.

As earlier reported, we finished our data collection in May 2013 and we managed to hold a total of 5 workshops and 16 small group discussions with 90 people from various community groupings in Kilifi.

We presented some preliminary findings at the Summer school in Bangkok in July of this year as well as at the Oxford Tropical Network Meeting held in Kilifi in early November, 2013.

We have finished our data analysis and…


Added by Maureen Njue on December 20, 2013 at 7:31 — No Comments

Aiming higher for children living without parents

Read Ariella Binik's latest post on the Ethox blog here: http://www.ethox.org.uk/ethox-blog

Added by Dina Rippon on December 12, 2013 at 15:04 — No Comments

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