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Editors: Takafira Mduluza, Sylvester Chima and Stephen E.N. Nsimba
Book Description:
This new book reveals the necessary steps required by researchers from both developing and industrialized areas to conduct biomedical research in resource poor communities. This book goes beyond the ethical consideration and concentrates on issues considered minor by many researchers during planning of their research conduct. The communities considered are diverse both culturally and geographically. The communities are exposed by the authors with several years’ experience working in the area on hierarchy, beliefs and fears, the economical and social aspects. Probably the education levels and how this is developing, impacting on research have been discussed. The boundaries and religions that make each community as an important aspect demarcating Africa into the social structures. Planning and preparing to undertake biomedical research in resource poor communities of Africa goes even deeper than the normal ethical considerations.

Table of Contents:
Preface

List Of Contributors

Abbreviations

Chapter I.-Introduction: Africa And Helth; pp. 1-8
(Takafira Mduluza)

Chapter II.-Conducting biomedical research in Africa - Important ethical issues researchers need to consider; pp. 9-18
(Paul Ndebele)

Chapter III.-Contemporary Ethical Issues and the Regulation of Biomedical Research In Africa; pp. 19-38
(Sylvester Chima)

Chapter IV.-Perspective Of A Historical Africa; pp. 39-45
(Takafira Mduluza)

Chapter V.-Globalization of Health Informed Consent; pp. 47-60 (Takafira Mduluza)

Chapter VI.-Protection Of Human Subject In Biomedical Research In Egypt; pp. 61-72
(Taha El-Khoby)

Chapter VII.-Biomedical Reseaches In Sudan; pp. 73-80
(Nagla Gasmelseed)

Chapter VIII.-The United Republic of Tanzania, East Africa; pp. 81-89(Stephen E.D. Nsimba)

Chapter IX.-Conducting Biomedical Research In Malawi:What Reseaches Need To Know; pp. 91-100
(Joseph Mfuso-Mbengo & Paul Ndebele)

Chapter X.-Republic Of Cameroon; pp. 101-108
(Buama J.Vakunseh, Ndeso S. Atanga, Jane Akoachere)

Chapter XI.-Biomedical Research In South Africa; pp. 109-116
(Aceme Nyika)

Chapter XII.-Biomedical Research In Zimbabwe; pp. 117-130
(Nicholas Midzi)

Chapter XIII.-The Republic Of Ghana, West Africa:Steps In Doing Health Research In Ghana; pp. 131-139
(Collins Stephen Ahorlu)


Chapter XIV.-Concluding remarks: Towards community engagement;
pp. 141-146
(Takafira Mduluza)

Glossary/Annex

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-444-4
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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