North-South collaborative health research ethics challenges

Health research is essential to face current and future challenges by generating new knowledge, which must be translated into better ways to prevent and treat diseases, all to achieve sustainable global human development. The much-needed North-South collaborative research for health has been on the rise in recent decades as a response to the above. For various reasons in this interaction, there have been challenges and bioethical questions that must be addressed. In this work, we identify 1) asymmetry; 2) colonialism; 3) exploitation; 4) information; 5) and research ethics committees as the main challenges, and the bioethical aspects that need to be addressed are reviewed. The need to build a bioethics of health research in collaboration between countries of the North and countries of the South is evident.
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