John Libbey Eurotext

Médecine et Santé Tropicales


Ethics of health research partnerships in Global South : PhD students in learning Volume 27, issue 2, Avril-Mai-Juin 2017


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1 IRD UMI 233, U1175 Inserm, Université de Montpellier, Unité TransVIHMI, Montpellier, France
2 Département des sciences naturelles, École normale supérieure, Bujumbura, Burundi
3 Centre de recherche et de formation à la prise en charge de Fann (CRCF), Dakar, Sénégal
4 Centre de recherche sur les maladies émergentes et réémergentes (Cremer), Yaoundé, Cameroun
5 Programme d’appui au monde associatif et communautaire (Pamac), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
6 Centre de recherche sur les filarioses et autres maladies tropicales (CRFilMT), Yaoundé, Cameroun
7 Centre de traitement ambulatoire (CTA), Dakar, Sénégal
8 Centre Muraz, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
* Correspondance
  • Key words: ethics, partnership, research, Global South, PhD student
  • DOI : 10.1684/mst.2017.0676
  • Page(s) : 122-5
  • Published in: 2017

In view of the worldwide epidemic processes that require and result in simultaneous research in several countries and in an increasingly more structured scientific community, especially in countries of Global South, it is essential to establish partnerships between researchers, policy-makers, local supervisors, and communities in both the North and the South. The objectives of this essay are to: 1) present the context and issues linked to research in the framework of a North-South partnership; 2) describe the development of appropriate responses to improve consideration of ethical aspects; and 3) discuss the current role of young researchers in this era of multiple partnerships and share the observations and thoughts of PhD students in one research unit.