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Public Health Research course

Center for Bioethics and Research in partnership with Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) announces a new course in public health research. The conduct of research activities is a critical mission of public health experts, as many of the usual functions performed in routine practice involve surveillance and process improvement. While public health research is subject [...]

Bioethics Seminar – August 2017

Bioethics Seminar Dept. of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Wednesday 23rd August, 2017. The New WHO Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Public Health Surveillance: Implications for Action in Nigeria. The Monthly Bioethics Seminar of  the West African Bioethics Training Program (WAB), for August 2017 was held in the tutorial room of the [...]

Re-introduction to MSc Bioethics Program

This is a re-introduction to the Masters’ degree in Bioethics at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. This program which was started in 2004 with support from the United States Fogarty International Center has trained 41 students from Nigeria and other West African countries to date. Graduates from our program have progressed to doctoral programs in [...]

My Experience as a WAB Scholar

I am Onochie Ikechukwu Okoye, a bioethicist and ophthalmologist from Nigeria. My principal duties at my parent institutions (University of Nigeria and University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku –Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria) include clinical services, teaching, training, research, administration and community work.For some reasons beyond my comprehension, I had always nursed some measure of interest in [...]

Journal articles published by WAB Faculty Members and Students

African Cultural Concept of Death and the Idea of Advance Care Directives. Ekore RI1, Lanre-Abass B  Indian J Palliat Care. 2016 Oct-Dec; 22(4): 369-372. Abstract An advance care directive is a person's oral or written instructions about his or her future medical care, if he or she becomes unable to communicate. It may be in [...]

BeOnline Journal – Accepting Manuscripts for Review and Publication

BeOnline, the Bioethics Online journal of the West African Bioethics Training is an open-access online journal. This journal contributes to the global discourse on bioethics with the focus of adding the voice of Africans and research in Africa to the debate about clinical and research ethics, primarily in Africa and in the world at large. [...]

Onsite/Institutional based step-down training

The following onsite trainings were conducted by West African Bioethics Training Program faculty members from January 2016 to date. Institution Date Attendance Participants Training type The Federal Medical Center, Abuja. Mar. 4 - 5 57 Members of the Ethics Committee and staff of the hospital. Health Management and Ethics Course IRRUA Specialist teaching hospital, Edo [...]

Mid 2016 News Update

Students and Faculty Training Rev. Fr. Olakunle Ewuoso - a graduate of W.A.B, received partial scholarship to attend Santander Scholarship workshop on theories and application organised by the Center for Ethics Education New york, from the 24th – 26th May 2016. He published an article on Bioethics Development in Nigeria, the article has been published [...]

New courses in Research Administration and Coordination

The Center for Bioethics and Research (West African Bioethics Training Program) announces new courses in Research Administration and Coordination As modern research grows in size and complexity, researchers, research organizations and institutions continue to appreciate the need for staff who have training in Research Administration and Research Coordination. In order to meet this need, we [...]

TaSkR VII Workshop

Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR VII) Epidemic Ethics

Randomised controlled trials for Ebola: practical and ethical issues

Randomised controlled trials for Ebola: practical and ethical issues 2 months ago, when the numbers known to have died from Ebola in west Africa could still be counted in hundreds, WHO made an important statement about investigational drugs and vaccines. This crisis is so acute, WHO declared, that it is ethical to offer interventions with [...]

Sales of forms for the 2014/15 Academic session still ongoing

Sales of forms for the 2014/15 Academic session still ongoing This is to inform you that application form for the University of Ibadan postgraduate school for the 2014/15 session is still ongoing. Individuals who are interested in the MSc. Bioethics program should please apply through the UI postgraduate school website: http://pgschool.ui.edu.ng/ Please note that application [...]

Bioethics Seminar Meeting – A Neuroethical Justification of Psychoactive Enhancements: A Contextual Examination of Creativity

Bioethics Seminar Meeting – A Neuroethical Justification of Psychoactive Enhancements: A Contextual Examination of Creativity The July 2014 Bioethics seminar meeting was held on Thursday, 31st July 2014 at the Seminar room, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan. In attendance were West African Bioethics (WAB) Training Program faculty and students, as well as consultants [...]

NIH awards two new grants to explore the understanding of genomics research in Africa

NIH awards two new grants to explore the understanding of genomics research in Africa Two grants totaling more than $300,000 will support studies on genomic literacy among Africans as it relates to research conducted in Africa by African investigators. The three-year grants are part of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program, funded [...]

WAB collaborates with Global Health Reviewers

WAB collaborates with Global Health Reviewers to trail and assess the “Reviewing Genomics Research” Course with ethics committees in Nigeria. The ‘Reviewing Genomics Research’ course is available online, free of charge, and in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Please read the story about the “Reviewing Genomics Research” course here and how to register at: http://www.cggh.org/collaborations/global-health-reviewers