Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program
This training program is supported by the Fogarty International Center, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and directed by Drs. Nancy Kass and Adnan A. Hyder of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. The major objective of the initiative is to establish and support collaborative training partnerships with institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to support the development of institutional capacity in research ethics and bioethics. The institutional partnership provides a combination of individual-level training and mentorship in bioethics for professionals from partner institutions – with training occurring both at Johns Hopkins University and at partner African institutions – and strategic planning to enhance the quality and efficiency of research ethics systems at partner institutions. Thus, the goal is to collaboratively facilitate the pursuit of institutional bioethics objectives to improve local capacity and sustain bioethics initiatives that are identified to be of critical importance in Africa. To date, the program has trained 35 scholars and maintains collaborative partnerships with three African institutions. The training grant was renewed through 2017. (www.fabtp.com) contact: Joe Ali.