Building Capacity to Enhance Ethics and Human Rights Protection of Participants in Biomedical Research

2012 Training Courses on Good Clinical Practice in Tanzania

In collaboration with AIFA, UNICRI has recently implemented a training and technical cooperation project aimed at the promotion of ethics, law and the human rights of participants in clinical research of drugs in developing countries.

In June 2012 UNICRI and AIFA organized a training course in Tanzania, upon request from the Government and in collaboration with the Tanzanian National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital in Rome.

The course, entitled "Good Clinical Practice: the promotion of international harmonization for the respect of ethical principles, human rights, and justice," was held in Mwanza, Tanzania, from 11 to 14 June, 2012.

The aim of the course was to increase the expertise of officers and professionals working in the field of pharmaceutical clinical research with human participants and strengthening knowledge of ethical, scientific, and regulatory aspects of Good Clinical Practice Guidelines. It included lecturers from prominent universities and research institutions in Africa and officials from African and European pharmaceutical regulatory agencies. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare delivered a message at the opening of the course.

The training activities took place across four days, with each day divided into a theory and a practice session. The theory sessions were dedicated to all trainees, while the practice sessions saw the groups divided into two parts: The first was the Investigators, Assessors, Ethics Committees and Regulatory Group, while the second was the GCP Compliance Group.

The course laid the groundwork for establishing an African-European network of professionals trained in the international standards of clinical trials. Further action will include the delivery of the training modules to other professionals in Tanzania as well as to other countries in the region.

UNICRI received very positive feedback on the organization and the contents of the course and is, in collaboration with NIMR, planning to prepare a web-based course to make course materials permanently available to professionals in the country

Dino Amadori,
Scientific Director, IRCCS –IRST
The natural history of tumors as a basis for controlled clinical trials: breast and cervical tumors and specific methodological aspects of clinical trials
Angela Del Vecchio
AIFA
GCP inspections
Umberto Filibeck
UNICRI-OPBG
Melba Gomes
WHO/TDR
Guidelines &Documents on the ethical aspects of clinical trials
Anna Maria Lepore
OPBG Clinical & Research Services
External Control/assessment (QA and Audit)
Yohana JS Mashalla
University of Botswana, Botswana
Informed Consent Process and Cofidentiality
Charles Mgone
EDCTP
Role of EDCTP in ethics and regulatory capacity building
Godwin D. Ndossi,
Consultant Nutritionist, Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center, United Republic of Tanzania
The activities and future development of GCP inspections in Tanzania
Ramadhani Abdallah Noor
Harvard School of Public Health, United Republic of Tanzania
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Aceme Nyika
Ethics Coordinator, P.H.P. Africa, Republic of Zimbabwe
Maria Luisa Paoloni
OPBG Clinical & Research Services
Carlo Tomino
AIFA
Carlo Torti
University of Brescia, Italy
Randomized and controlled studies, blind and double-blind studies, non inferiority and superiority studies, BE and BA studies. Peculiarities of developing settings
Willem Verweij, IGZ
The Netherlands

Training Course
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