Bioethics and Global Health: What Should a Just Future of Health Entail?

The Centre for Global Health (CGH) is proud to present its Crosscutting Theme on Ethics in Global Health. The launch of this new initiative is celebrated with an online event discussing issues and solutions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals in which capacity development in research integrity and research ethics teaching in global health are especially relevant.

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This webinar has been recorded and can be viewed here:

Global health challenges are ubiquitous, yet the Global South (Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, and the developing countries in Asia, including the Middle East) is disproportionately affected in comparison to the Global North due to economic inequities. 

Global health is also transboundary. It covers the health issues of all people in all countries. Though challenges are not limited to countries with limited resources, there is dire need for increased institutional and personnel capacity in various aspects related to ethics in research, education, management and leadership in the Global South. In addition, the opportunity to learn from the responses and approaches applied by policymakers and health-workers despite the constraints. 

This event will address important ubiquitous, transboundary, bioethical cross-cutting issues related to the Sustainable Development Goal 3 - “Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.” Join this live webinar as the Crosscutting Theme leader, Professor Rosemarie Bernabe and invited speakers discuss and reflect on these contemporary topics:

  • Justice, emerging/future technologies and global health;
  • Justice, benefit sharing and global health;
  • Justice, decolonization and global health.



Time Title Speaker
13.00 Welcome Image may contain: Person, Hair, Smile, Head, Jaw.Jeanette H. Magnus | Director, Centre for Global Health, UiO
  Moderator Image of Rosemarie de La Cruz BernabeRosemarie de La Cruz Bernabe | Professor, Centre for Medical Ethics at UiO

The Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource - Poor Settings

Image may contain: Cheek, Smile, Lip, Eye, Jaw.Doris Schroeder |  Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Central Lancashire

Promoting Justice and Benefit Sharing in Global Health

Image may contain: Clothing, Forehead, Glasses, Smile, Vision care.Cristina Torres | Coordinator, The Forum for Ethical Review Committees in the Asian and Western Pacific Region (FERCAP) and Professor of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines

Dilemmas in Clinical Trials in Low-resource Settings

Image may contain: Person, Smile, Chin, Eyebrow, Collar.Ole F. OlesenExecutive Director, European Vaccine Initiative

Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
14.25 Closing remarks Rosemarie de La Cruz Bernabe

More about the Ethics Crosscutting Theme

Published May 25, 2022 11:04 AM - Last modified June 27, 2022 4:37 PM