The Global Health Bioethics Network (GHBN) is a collaboration between the five Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes (MOPs) in Kenya, Thailand-Laos, South Africa, Viet Nam, and Malawi and the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford. Funded through a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, the GHBN aims to:
- promote and support ethical reflection within MOPs;
- carry out ethics research across the MOPs; and
- improve the capacity of the MOPs to identify and address the ethical issues in their own research.
To achieve these aims, the GHBN carries out a range of capacity-building activities which include: hosting an annual Summer School; providing annual capacity-building bursaries to researchers (Ethics Fellows) across the MOPs; providing education, training and mentorship to Ethics Fellows and other MOP staff; supporting MOP directors and other scientists in identifying and addressing the ethical aspects of their own research; supporting funding applications; and providing collaborative on-line ethics resources to promote cross-MOP discussion. In addition to its capacity building activities, the GHBN also conducts a number of important research projects into practical ethical issues relevant to the scientific and community engagement activities of the MOPs.
If you are interested in being part of the GHBN, feel free to contact the GHBN Coordinator, Dinnah Rippon at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on the GHBN can be found here: www.e-mops.ning.com