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Ethical issues in intervention studies on the prevention and management of diabetes and hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa

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Shayo, Elizabeth, Van Hout, Marie Claire, Birungi, Josephine, Garrib, Anupam ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2305-3749, Kivuyo, Sokoine, Mfinanga, Sayoki, Nyrienda, Moffat J, Namakoola, Ivan, Okebe, Joseph ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5466-1611, Ramaiya, Kaushik, Bachmann, Max Oscar, Cullen, Walter, Lazarus, Jeffrey, Gill, Geoff, Shiri, Tinevimbo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9092-3268, Bukenya, Dominic, Snell, Hazel, Nanfuka, Mastula, Cuevas, Luis ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6581-0587, Shimwela, Meshack, Mutungi, Gerald, Musinguzi, Joshua, Mghamba, Janneth, Mugisha, Kenneth, Jaffar, Shabbar ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9615-1588, Smith, Peter G and Sewankambo, Nelson Kaulukusi (2020) 'Ethical issues in intervention studies on the prevention and management of diabetes and hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa'. BMJ Global Health, Vol 5, Issue 7, e002193.

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Abstract

Conducting intervention studies in Africa, where medicines supply for chronic conditions is inequitable and patchy, raises major ethical issues.

Here we discuss what should the ethical approach be for a research programme in terms of provision of a steady and sustainable supply of medicines for patients with diabetes and hypertension.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WG Cardiovascular System > WG 100 General works
WK Endocrine System > WK 810 Diabetes mellitus
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002193
Depositing User: Rachel Dominguez
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2020 13:18
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2020 09:37
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/15245

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