The University of Liberia College of Health Sciences is the leading educational institution for developing Liberia’s clinicians, researchers, health policymakers and innovators.
Principal Investigator(s): Bonnie Miller, M.D. Troy Moon, M.D. M.P.H. Marie Martin, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Principal Investigator(s): Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D. Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
The Republic of Mozambique, a Portuguese-speaking country of 28 million people on the southeast coast of Africa, has experienced significant economic growth and distinct progress in improving health indicators over the past two decades. Since the end of a devastating civil war in 1992, health has been a government priority, particularly in response to the crushing burden of HIV/AIDS.
The West African Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015 exposed the fragility of Sierra Leone’s health system and highlighted the need for further investments to ensure its future capability of responding to a disease outbreak of this magnitude.
The growth in research activity projected for the next decade by the Mozambican government and international agencies highlights the continued need for capacity building in research ethics well into the future. With the groundwork laid for systems of basic, translational, clinical and public health research, capacity development in research ethics has been essential to address critical research questions in an ethically consistent way. The four most evident areas in which attention is still needed are:
Building on over a decade of partnership, the Faculty of Medicine at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) are seeking to expand upon the groundwork laid by the longstanding PRISM (Partnership for Research in Implementation Science – Mozambique
Building on the partnership with University of Liberia, College of Health Sciences (ULCHS), the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) will develop a develop a one-year research ethics education program for members of four institutional review boards (IRBs) in Monrovia, Liberia. Research education and training activities will adapt to the Liberian context from the well-established Collaborative Research Ethics Education (Formação Colaborativa em Etica na Pesquisa, FoCEP) Program for Mozambique.
Excerpt from the article Fogarty awards $3.3M in COVID-19 supplements to support research, training published in Global Health Matters by the Fogarty International Center: