Intended for healthcare professionals


North-South research in developing countries must respond to community's priorities

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1496
  1. David Wilson, medical coordinator (
  1. Médecins sans Frontières, Bangkok 10240, Thailand

    EDITOR—Edejer observes that North-South research collaboration is plagued by differing interpretations of ethical standards of doing research in developing countries, an example being the controversy over the Bangkok trial of short course zidovudine for perinatal transmission of HIV-1.1

    One aspect of this controversy concerned the standard of care offered to patients participating in the study: should it be the best current treatment in the country of the sponsoring institution or the best local treatment? Médecins sans …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution


    * For online subscription