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Strengthening Training of Front Line Staff

Dear all,

Just to give you a quick update of my bursary project,

The project aimed at finding ways in which fieldworkers can be effectively supported to handle practical and ethical challenges they encounter in their roles. This was to be achieved by

1. Carrying out a telesurvey to collect information on current support supervision, training, practical and ethical challenges and dilemmas FWs face; and performance management strategies and activities from a range of…

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Added by Francis Kombe on December 19, 2014 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

Bill Gates and I

In November 2014, I presented a poster on valid consent for adolescents at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine meeting in New Orleans. The ASTMH annual conference is the biggest meeting for researchers working in tropical medicine attracting…

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Added by Phaik Yeong Cheah on December 12, 2014 at 8:09 — 5 Comments

Assent symposium in Mexico - better late than never!

Hi everyone, please see my blog on the Ethox website about an assent symposium at the World Congress of Bioethics in Mexico -http://www.ethox.ox.ac.uk/ethox-blog

Added by Phaik Yeong Cheah on November 23, 2014 at 10:25 — 1 Comment

Update on Informed consent project in Vietnam.

The prọject to explore options of clinical research stakeholders (patient, researchér, doctor and ethical committee members) in order to create guidance and informed consent sheet template valid in Vietnamese.

interviews, I found the term "Nonclinical trials" is not easy to explain to the patient while it is not a problem to the researcher. Interviews from the researchers are more informative than the one from the patient. Transcription and translation are more time consuming than I…

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Added by Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy on November 15, 2014 at 15:00 — 7 Comments

COMREC Approval --- Bioethics of biometrics within the health care system and medical research in Malawi

Hi All,

I am delighted to inform you all that my research proposal titled “Bioethics of biometrics within the health care system and medical research in Malawi” has just been approved by the College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee (COMREC). In this regard, I am planning to pilot my data collection tools in the next few days.

Regards,

Mphatso

Added by Mphatso Mwapasa on November 10, 2014 at 9:58 — 8 Comments

Young people's voices go global: ethics, collaboration and engagement in international health research

Dear All,

I invite you to read a terrific blog post by Bobbie Farsides about our recent summer school in Malawi!

http://nuffieldbioethics.org/blog/2014/young-peoples-voices-global-ethics-collaboration-engagement-international/

Added by Dina Rippon on October 18, 2014 at 11:18 — 1 Comment

Calling all GHBN Members: Photo Competition!

Picturing gender, ethics and health systems: A photo competition  

The aim of this competition, organised by Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGs), a new cross-RPC partnership between Future Health SystemsReBUILD and RESYSTis to capture the everyday stories of the ways that gender…

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Added by Dina Rippon on July 31, 2014 at 17:02 — No Comments

e-MOPs Activity

Hello!

Welcome to the e-MOPs Activity Blog! This is where I will post links to all the latest activity on e-MOPs. If you'd like to receive automatic updates when new content goes up, please click the 'follow' button at the bottom of this blog.

Please note that if you do not follow this blog you will not receive regular updates of activity on e-MOPs as I will no longer be sending out mass emails summarising new activity.

Today - Weds 30th July 2014, the…

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Added by Dina Rippon on July 30, 2014 at 11:41 — 7 Comments

Strategic media partnerships in health research: Radio listening clubs in Malawi

By Sally Theobald, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

The Malawi Broadcasting Corporation – MBC - has established 122 radio listening clubs across the nation. MBC works through district and traditional structures to establish these clubs, which aim to bring the voices and experiences of Malawian communities to the airwaves. Programme director, Joshua Chirwa, explained how radio listening clubs work to engage different individuals within communities, uplift livelihoods…

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Added by Dina Rippon on July 22, 2014 at 8:50 — No Comments

Ethics & Gender: reflections from the Global Health Bioethics Network Summer School in Malawi by Sally Theobald

Blog post by: Sally Theobald, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

What is the global health bioethics network?

 The Global Health Bioethics Network is a collaboration between the five Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes (MOPs) in Kenya, Thailand-Laos, South Africa, Vietnam, and Malawi and the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford. Funded through a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, the Network aims to: promote and support ethical reflection within MOPs;…

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Added by Dina Rippon on July 15, 2014 at 20:49 — 1 Comment

2014 Summer school : exciting and invigorating!

So now am back in office in Kilifi, and can't help but reflect on the activities of last week; the summer school in Malawi - although it was winter (and not summer in Malawi). Apart from the cold - and some of us had very thin layers of clothes and on occasion horded around other seeking a bit of warmth - it was absolutely amazing; Malawi is a beautiful country, and the people are amazing; the summer school had an array of programme that provided diversity in topics and commonality in focus…

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Added by Dorcas Kamuya on July 14, 2014 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Project on Strengthening research frontline staff(field workers) capacity as a means to enhance CE- Updates

Dear all,

I am indeed privileged and honored to post to e-mops the first update with regards to this project. Having been awarded last year, the bursary project broadly set out to understand the ways and approaches through which research frontline staff can be effectively and appropriately supported through support supervision, training and performance management in international health research centers in Sub Saharan Africa.



To achieve this, the project was rolled out in two… Continue

Added by Francis Kombe on July 6, 2014 at 21:48 — No Comments

Benefits and payments update

Hi everyone,

Hope you have all been keeping well.

It’s been a while since my last bursary update. As a quick reminder, my project was aimed at exploring the views of community members regarding benefits and payments provided in research studies in Kilifi through a consultative process. We aim to use the findings of this study to inform the development of programme guidelines regarding how benefits and payments are planned and implemented in Kilifi.

We completed our data…

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Added by Maureen Njue on June 27, 2014 at 13:17 — No Comments

Bioethics of biometrics among policy makers, implementers and users within the health care system and medical research in Malawi

I am delighted inform you all that preparations on implementing my bursary‘s study titled Bioethics of biometrics among policy makers, implementers and users within the health care system and medical research in Malawi” are going very well. I am very optimistic that I will submit the protocol to the College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee (COMREC) for an ethical review by the end of June. At the moment, I am obtaining letters of permission from the three study sites…

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Added by Mphatso Mwapasa on June 22, 2014 at 11:50 — No Comments

THE REPRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE AROUND HIV SELF-TESTING THROUGH A SOCIAL NETWORK APPROACH

This is probably my last blog before the actual results are produced, so far we have managed to transcribe 40 interviews which will form the basis for the analysis of the data. As indicated in my last update, transcribing took a lot of time to complete since there was only one person assigned to do all the 40 interviews.

 

In my last update, I also indicated some of the challenges that we encountered during data collection. The challenges came in as we were unable to trace a…

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Added by Rodrick Sambakunsi on June 9, 2014 at 17:51 — No Comments

New Publication!

I am sure that everyone will be delighted to hear that following Khin Maung Lwin's success last month, a second paper by a bursary holder has just been published. Many congratulations to Phaik Yeong Cheah on the publication of her paper on Assent and Consent in research with children in low income settings http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6939/15/22

Added by Michael Parker on March 14, 2014 at 17:57 — No Comments

New GHBN publication!

I am sure that everyone will be delighted to hear that following Khin Maung Lwin's success last month, a second paper by a bursary holder has just been published. Many congratulations to Phaik Yeong Cheah on the publication of her paper on Assent and Consent in research with children in low income settings http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6939/15/22

Added by Michael Parker on March 14, 2014 at 17:57 — 1 Comment

Tak Community Ethics Board turns 5

The Tak Province Community Ethics Advisory Board (T-CAB) celebrated its 5th birthday on 18 January. Established 8 Jan 2009, T-CAB is made up of Karen border community members. Mainly facilitated by Drs.Khin Maung Lwin and Phaik Yeong Cheah, T-CAB is an important sounding board for MORU¹s Shoklo Medical Research Unit (SMRU}, which consults T-CAB on health and research…

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Added by Dina Rippon on January 21, 2014 at 13:11 — No Comments

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…

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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…

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

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