The ethics of conducting research in the developing world

August 13, 1999

(North-South research partnerships: the ethics of carrying out research in developing countries) BMJ Volume 319 14 August 1999 pp438-41

A doctor from the World Health Organisation in Geneva explores the differing interpretations of ethical standards for conducting medical research in developing countries and highlights the inequitable distribution of funding - ten per cent of global research funding goes to diseases comprising 90 per cent of global burden.

Tessa Tan-Edejer, Medical Officer/Scientist, Global Programme on Evidence for Health Policy, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland

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