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The Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC), SIUT held a successful training on clinical ethics in Africa at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) that was attended by participants from Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya between 23rd April to 3rd May 2019.


Prof. Farhat Moazam, Prof. Aamir Jafarey from CBEC Pakistan, Dr. Evans Amukoye and Prof. Elizabeth Bukusi from KEMRI during the opening of the KEMRI CBEC Clinical Ethics training.

The eight day training, that was officially opened by the Deputy Director, in charge of Research Administration, Dr. Evans Amukoye, brought together 35 participants and was facilitated by a rich faculty from Pakistan and Kenya on the pathos and ethos of clinical ethics. Other than those drawn from Pakistan, the local faculty members came from the University of Nairobi, Moi University, Kenyatta National Hospital the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi Hospital, Kijabe Hospital, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the KAVI, the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) and hosts, KEMRI.

Prof. Farhat Moazam and Prof. Aamir Jafarey, Co-Directors of CK-BTI Programme from CBEC Pakistan joined Prof. Elizabeth Bukusi, the local Principal Director/Co-Director of the CK-BTI Programme at the KEMRI Training Centre.

CBEC was inaugurated on October 8, 2004 in Karachi, and remains the only such centre in Pakistan to date. CBEC was established recognizing the need for ethics related education and research in Pakistan that are relevant and responsive to local cultural and social realities, and the absence of any institution in the country dedicated to this task at a national level.


A group photo comprising of facilitators and participants who attended the Clinical Ethics Training from various institutions from Pakistan, Zambia, Tanzania and hosts Kenya.

 

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