Informed consent and clinical trial participation: Perspectives from a Ghanaian community

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dc.contributor.author Akrong, L.
dc.contributor.author Horstman, K.
dc.contributor.author Arhinful, D.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-08T15:19:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-08T15:19:32Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.identifier.isbn 9781137456038; 9781137456021
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137456038_2
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/25429
dc.description.abstract Clinical research continues to expand globally. Lower-income countries have become popular destinations for research institutions and pharmaceutical companies in which to conduct clinical trials (Ballantyne 2010; Emanuel et al. 2004; Glickman et al. 2009). To illustrate, Ghana, a country relatively new to clinical research (Ogutu et al. 2010; Ghana-Michigan Collaborative 2010), reported having thirteen registered clinical trials in operation in 2012, according to the government¡¦s Food and Drug Board that regulates this work (Food and Drug 2012). Of these trials, twelve were sponsored by non-African institutions, with the remaining one funded by a Tanzanian research institution (Food and Drug 2012).1 The pharmaceutical industry is aware that running trials in the lower-income countries is more cost effective than in higher-income countries (Petryna 2007; Schuklenk 2010). In lower-income countries like Ghana, participants are often targeted as preferable, ¡§treatment-naïve¡¨ trial candidates, meaning individuals who have not been exposed to drugs that could potentially interfere with clinical trial results (Frimpong-Mansoh 2008; Mbuagbaw et al. 2011; Petryna 2007). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Making Global Health Care Innovation Work: Standardization and Localization en_US
dc.subject Clinical Trial Participation en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Food and Drug Board en_US
dc.title Informed consent and clinical trial participation: Perspectives from a Ghanaian community en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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    The Department of Immunology conducts research in the field of immunology of infectious and non-infectious diseases. The Department has the overall goal of contributing knowledge to better diagnosis, management, control and prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases in Ghana and worldwide. This is consistent with the overall strategy of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and in line with the strategy of the College of Health Sciences of the University of Ghana.

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