Returning to basics in ethical healthcare practice in Africa

The bioethical principles provide a convenient framework for training healthcare practitioners to avoid the increasing tendency of medical malpractice litigation in Africa and elsewhere. Please...
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Critical Factors for Research Training and Capacity Development in Africa

Scholarship is the pursuit of learning, gaining mastery in one or more disciplines. Scholars distinguish themselves by their accomplishments in publications, research, invention and teaching.   Please...
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Research administration and management should matter within AFREhealth

Background • To do successful research requires research administrative support. • Many institutions do not put enough investments or resources to develop adequate health research support systems. • Research administrators and managers are the unsung heroes in a successful research enterprise. Please...
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Ethical issues in collection and use of human materials during TB clinical research in Uganda

Human biological materials are useful research materials and are usually stored for possible uses in future research because they preserve valuable biological information, save time and resources and are less burdensome to sample sources. However, use of stored human materials may result in issues like disclosure of genetic information about an individual or community which may have dire...
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Strategies to address the Crisis in Medical Litigation

Casualty At least 70% of all patient action against doctors can be traced directly to communication failure. This includes poor communication, patients not treated with respect and dignity, staff arrogance, bullying etc. Always enquire about patient expectations. Please...
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The Research Fairness Initiative Towards equity in global health research

A truly South African university that is academically excellent, innovative in research, critically engaged with society and demographically representative, redressing the disadvantages, inequities and imbalances of the past. Please...
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