The Global Health Bioethics Network

The GHBN is a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust Africa and Asia Programmes in Kenya, Thailand-Laos, South AfricaVietnam, and Malawi,  the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford. Additional collaborators include the Ethics Lab at the University of Cape Town, the University of Ghana, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Brazil, and the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research.


The GHBN is more than a decade old!

The final draft of our tenth anniversary booklet can be found here.

Previous news items, click here.


Data management & sharing policy: the first step towards promoting data sharing by Naomi Waithira, Brian Mutinda and Phaik Yeong Cheah. BMC Medicine (2019) 17:80

Who should decide about children's and adolescents' participation in health research? The views of children and adults in rural Kenya by Vicki Marsh, Nancy Mwangome, Irene Jao, Katharine Wright, Sassy Molyneux and Alun Davies. BMC Medical Ethics 2019, 20:41

How should assent to research be sought in low income settings? Perspectives from parents and children in Southern Malawi, by Helen Mangochi, Kate Gooding, Aisleen Bennett, Michael Parker, Nicola Desmond and Susan Bull. BMC Medical Ethics (2019) 20:32


View older articles here

Useful Links

mesh - a collaborative open-access web space for people involved in community engagement with health research in low and middle income countries. It provides an online meeting place where community engagement practitioners, researchers, health workers and others can network, share resources and discuss good practice.

Global health bioethics, research ethics & review - the online community for all those interested in global health bioethics and research ethics.



We are a community for those working on ethics and community engagement across the Wellcome Trust Africa and Asia Programmes. We are also home to the "Global Health Bioethics Network" (GHBN): a programme to carry out ethics research and build ethics capacity across the Wellcome Trust’s Programmes in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand-Laos, and Viet Nam, as well as other Wellcome Trust centres, such as the Brighton and Suffolk Centre for Global Health Research.  The GHBN is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award from 2012 - 2022.