Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

So far so good - an update on my Bursary Project

Hi All,

I am delighted to give you a brief update about my bursary project. At the moment, I am in the process of data collection. Twenty two semi-structured interviews out of the planned forty three have already been conducted. The data that is coming out is so interesting. One thing that is coming out clear from my data is that most Malawians using our primary health care system are so ignorant about issues on bioethics.

 I am anticipating being through with data collection by December.

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Comment by Rodrick Sambakunsi on September 21, 2015 at 14:23

Mphatso just as many have already said, this an important project, coming at a right time. As you have rightly said, a lot of Malawian don't know much about this. Your work will contribute greatly to the discussion about biometrics/bioethics. We are now at a point when we can no longer avoid this, just imagine what is now happening at road traffic directorate, the passport office and some hospitals? It appears even the government is trying to incorporate biometrics in most of its departments but I am pretty sure not a lot has been done in terms of sensitizing the general public.

Keep the momentum and good luck

Comment by Mphatso Mwapasa on September 21, 2015 at 15:43

Many thanks for the encouragement Rodrick!

Comment by Neema Mtunthama on September 24, 2015 at 13:41

Well done Mphatso! I'm excited to hear about the study findings. It appears I won't wait too long. Would appreciate your sharing your data collection experience if there is anything worth sharing.

All the best.


Comment by Dina Rippon on October 7, 2015 at 8:54

Thanks for the update, Mphatso! Great to hear that you're already half-way through your interviews, and already getting interesting results. I really look forward to hearing more. Congratulations on all your hard work! Dina

Comment by Mphatso Mwapasa on October 7, 2015 at 13:45

Many thanks for the encouragement Neema and Dina!

Neema....Just to say that I wouldn't call them study findings per se because I still have a long way to be done with my analysis. May be I would call them 'very preliminary findings'

Comment by Mphatso Mwapasa on October 7, 2015 at 13:49

Rodrick...What you have elaborated is indeed correct. Many thanks for your insights. 

Comment by Phaik Yeong Cheah on October 15, 2015 at 23:01

Good luck, Mphatso!

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