This is a collaborative initiative between UNC, the Centre Interdiscipinaire Droit, Ethique et Sciences de la Sante (Namur, Belgium), the Kinshasa School of Public Health, and the Institut National De Sante Publique et Communautaire (Antananarivo, Madagascar). It is supported by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health, and is entitled Strengthening Bioethics Capacity and Justice in Health.
But what is the motivation behind strengthening bioethics capacity, particularly in low-income countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)? And what has global and social justice got to do with bioethics and research ethics?
In short, what is the philosophical vision behind this bioethics capacity building initiative?
Why strengthen bioethics capacity in the DR Congo, Francophone Africa, or low-income countries in general?
Why should justice be central to discussions of research ethics and bioethics in developing world settings?