What we do / Objectives

  • Providing a forum for regular meetings and discussion on bioethics.
  • Preserving and promoting African traditions in ethics and bioethics within the contemporary discourse of issues in bioethics.
  • Improving communication among research ethics committees (ECs) reviewing health research (including health, behavioural, and social science research) in Africa.
  • Fostering education in bioethics and training of Investigators and members of Ethics Review Committees (ERCs)/Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
  • Promoting and assisting the development of regional, national, and institutional organizations of bioethics in Africa
  • Organizing international meetings and symposia on bioethics related topics
  • Reviewing research proposals for the purpose of research ethics clearance
  • Providing Consultancy service in bioethics and health research