Protection of the individual in biomedical research in Africa

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6993.1537 (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1537
  1. Maurice Manouana
  1. Associate assistant Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Centre Hospitalier Saint-Cyr, Service de Gynecologie-Obstetrique, BP 319, F-47300 Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France

    EDITOR,—Progress in biomedical science is often due to more and more complex experimentation on humans. The limits of this research need to be defined in terms of science and ethics. Biomedical research in African countries, as in many developing countries, is often carried out without a legal basis: in many African countries there is no legislation on scientific research. Western countries have done, or …

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