Bioethics takes root in Nigeria
By Steve Goldstein
When he lectures on research ethics, Nigerian scientist and oncologist Dr. Clement Adebamowo begins by quoting German-born philosopher Hans Jonas, who said the loss of moral values due to a ruthless pursuit of scientific progress “would make its most dazzling triumphs not worth having.”
Examining the bioethics landscape in Nigeria today, it’s difficult to imagine how recently it was a barren plain. Adebamowo recalled a “perfect storm” of events that spurred him to develop the Fogarty-supported bioethics training program located at the University of Ibadan.