Posts Tagged ‘Tanzania’

Research Ethics Review Structures: International Comparisons – Tanzania In: The Regulation and Organization of Research Ethics Review. Report of a Comparative International Workshop held at the Faculty of Law

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Ms. Kagemlo Kiro

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Kagemlo Kiro received a Bachelor of Sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Her undergraduate studies involved social science research methodology and fieldwork at the Kuleana Center for Children’s Rights in Mwanza. Upon graduating, Mrs. Kiro worked as a Research Assistant with several organizations including the University of Dar es Salaam, Care International, and World Ahead.

In April of 2005, Mrs. Kiro began work as a Research Assistant with the Microbicides Development Programme (MDP), where she is currently working on a clinical trial to determine the efficacy and safety of vaginal microbicide gel in preventing vaginally acquired HIV. Through this research experience, Mrs. Kiro has developed a keen interest in the ethical issues surrounding this trial. She is often in direct contact with study participants because her role includes collecting informed consent, conducting in-depth interviews, and collecting the sexual behaviors of participants through coital diaries. Mrs. Kiro is aware of the sensitivity of information participants must disclose in relation to their exposure to HIV and the stigma and rumors surrounding the MDP trial. She believes there is further work to be done to understand what ethics means to the participants and community as a whole.

Mrs. Kiro intends to come away from the Program with the tools and knowledge necessary to conduct a study exploring Tanzanian women’s understanding of ethics and barriers to adherence, particularly in the context of medical research.

Dr. Godwin Ndossi

Thursday, July 12th, 2001

Dr. Ndossi is Director of the Directorate of Food Science and Nutrition in the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In this role he oversees activities in three sections including Nutritional Biochemistry, Food Quality and Safety, and Food Preservation and Product Development. He has his BSc in Botany, Zoology and Education from University of Dar es Salaam in 1976, his MSc in Biology from University of Dar es Salaam in 1983 and his PhD in International Nutrition from Cornell University in 1992. His work involves designing and implementing nutrition interventions at the community level as well as undertaking nutrition research related to the role of specific nutrients in health and disease. He has worked on collaborative research projects with scientists from the Institute of Child Health (London), Harvard School of Public Health, Cornell University and Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences. Recently he was Co-PI of two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled field trials to test the efficacy of multiple micronutrient supplements in school children and pregnant women. Recent publications include papers related to predictors of anaemia among children from Dar es Salaam, the use of red palm oil for promotion of Vitamin A status, the development and field testing of a protocol for the rapid assessment of anaemia and a randomized trial of vitamin A supplements in relation to child mortality among HIV infected and uninfected children in Tanzania. Dr. Ndossi’s practicum involved assessing the ethics capacity of 6 IRBs in Tanzania.