Archive for the ‘2004 Former Trainees’ Category

Dr. Mantoa Mokhachane

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Dr. Mokhachane is a pediatrician and consultant for the Neonatal Unit at the Chris Hani Barahwanath Hospital, University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB.B.Ch), Fellow of the College of Medicine (FCP.Paed.SA), and MMed of Pediatrics at the University of Witwatersrand. Dr. Mokhachane’s interest in bioethics was sparked by the unfortunate situations that she has witnessed in her country, including various atrocities regarding human rights and ethical issues. The recognition of these issues motivated her to become a member of the National Medical Research Council Ethics Committee and the Ethics Committee of Research on Human Subjects at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her particular area of interest in research ethics is human rights and the idea of equality in a diverse community. She is interested in pursuing a study about informed consent in cross-cultural settings. Dr. Mokhachane is also interested in conducting research about orphans in a community where children are not legally adopted by the extended family.

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Mr. Bornwell Sikateyo

Monday, July 12th, 2004

Dr. Sikateyo is a Director for the Research Resource Centre (RSC) of the Southern Africa Consortium for Research Excellence (SACORE) at the Department of Public Health in the School of Medicine at the University of Zambia. Prior to this appointment he was a Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Specialist at the Central Board of Health in Zambia where he was the national focal point person for research and helped establish the National Health Research Ethics Committee (NHREC).

He earned his Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc. Ed) at the University of Zambia and his Post Graduate Diploma and Masters of Science in Applied Information Technology (MSc) at Vrije Universiteit in Brussels in Belgium. He earned a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in biomedical research ethics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) under the University of London.

Dr. Sikateyo’s interest in research ethics has been a result of his previous position at the Central Board of Health where he has witnessed the miscommunications that occur during recruitment for research studies. However, although ethics issues might be posed philosophically, from his experience as a researcher, he was of the view that they are questions that could not be addressed in the abstract. He is committed to restoring the integrity of health related research studies by ensuring that the dignity and health of participants is preserved and certifying that the study provides useful knowledge that will improve human welfare. Therefore, for his PhD he developed a study that would help to illuminate these ethical tensions in order to give empirical texture to the philosophical themes. In so doing, he hoped that his study would point to the potential gaps in the logic of ethical reasoning.

Following his recent appointment at the RSC, Dr. Sikateyo has been mandated to establish a Bioethics Unit in the Department of Public Health at the University of Zambia, where he is also an Honorary Lecturer of biostatistics epidemiology and research ethics. The Bioethics Unit is being established under the section of Health Policy & Management. As a step towards this process, Dr. Sikateyo joined the School of Medicine immediately as an Honorary Lecturer in addition to his responsibilities at SACORE and is in the process of locating grants and faculty that could support this process. The University of Zambia has decided to increase annual enrolment in the Department of Public Health by about 100% this year which will bring the annual total of students who need ethical guidance to 62 coupled with the PhDs that are already enrolled.

Dr. Dya Eldin Elsayed

Monday, July 12th, 2004

Dr. Elsayed earned his diploma of medicine and surgery at the Medical Institute in Kiev, USSR and his MD (Community Medicine) at the University of Khartoum. His involvement in research ethics was pushed by the formation of a National Ethics Reviewing Committee in 2001, to which he was elected. As a member of then formed Committee, Dr. Elsayed has played an important role in determining the objectives of the committee and establishing the guidelines to enable the committee to successfully perform its jobs.

Dr. Elsayed now works for Alzaiem Alazhari University in Khartoum North, Sudan where he is Associate Professor of Community Medicine and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences. He teaches epidemiology and research and medical ethics for both undergraduate and graduated students. He is a member of ethics review committee at the university. With this committee he has helped organize seminars, give speeches, and lead discussions on research ethics. His main interests are with human rights, welfare, and human dignity safeguard.

Dr. Elsayed conducts research in medical and research ethics. He is an author of numerous articles on research and medical ethics. He publishes his works in local and international scientific journals. Recently he published a book entitled “Manual for Research Ethics”.

Dr. Elsayed hopes to infuse the importance of these ideas throughout his country and protect the rights of the people by being an active, contributing member of the new National Ethics Reviewing Committee.