Sacarlal J, Muchanga V, Mabutana C, Mabui M, Mariamo A, Cuamba AJ, Fumo LA, Silveira J, Heitman E, Moon TD. Research ethics review at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)/Maputo Central Hospital, Mozambique (2013-2016): a descriptive analysis of the start-up of a new research ethics committee (REC). BMC medical ethics. 2018 May 23;19(19). 37 p. PMID: 29792193 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5967046
Mozambique has seen remarkable growth in biomedical research over the last decade. To meet a growing need, the National Committee for Bioethics in Health of Mozambique (CNBS) encouraged the development of ethical review processes at institutions that regularly conduct medical and social science research. In 2012, the Faculty of Medicine (FM) of University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) and the Maputo Central Hospital (MCH) established a joint Institutional Committee on Bioethics for Health (CIBS FM & MCH). This study examines the experience of the first 4 years of the CIBS FM & MCH.