Ethics and health

National bioethics committees in the African Region

ALGERIA

Conseil National de l'Éthique des Sciences de la Santé


Ministère de la santé, de la population et de la réforme hospitalière
125 Boulevard Abderrahmane LAALA, EL-MADANIA
Alger, Algérie
Telephone: +213 21279964 (secrétariat du Conseil)
Fax: +213 21279641
webmaster@sante.dz

BENIN

Comité d'éthique de la Faculté des Sciences de Cotonou


Pte du Comité d'Ethique - Bénin
Ministre de la Santé
Université de Cotonou
01 B.P. 188
République du Bénin
D: 21333485;P1: 97334417/ P2: 95014141
contact@ethique-sante.org

National Ethics Committee for Research in Health (Comité national d'éthique pour la recherche en santé)

01 BP 882 Cotonou
Littoral, Benin
Telephone: +229 21 33 04 64
Fax: +229 21 33 04 64

BOTSWANA

Ministry of Health Research and Development Committee


Ministry of Health Headquarters, 1st floor, office number 6
P/Bag 0038
Gaborone, Botswana
Telephone: +267 3952000
Fax: +267 3953100, 353100

BURKINA FASO

Comité national d'éthique pour la recherche en santé (CNERS)


Ministère de la Santé
03 BP 7009
Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso
Telephone: +226 537055
Fax: +226 50324185

CAMEROON

Comité national d'éthique pour la protection des personnes dans la recherche médicale


Inspection générale de la santé, Ministère de la santé publique, Yaoundé, Cameroun

CAPE VERDE

Comité National de Ética en Recherche Pour la Santé

47, Praia, Ilha de São Tiago
Cape Verde
Telephone: +238 2610125, +238 2610199
Fax: +238 2610125

CONGO

Comité d'ethique de la recherche en sciences de la santé


2499, Brazzaville
Congo
Telephone: +242 551 2117

Congo National Committee

Laboratoire National de Santé Publique

Telephone: +242 6 69 32 07, +242 5 38 25 85
Fax: +242 81 01 94

CÔTE D'IVOIRE

Comité Consultatif National de Bioéthique de la République de Côte d'Ivoire


BP V 297,
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Telephone: +225 02037504, 20324825
Fax: +225 20218123

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Comité National de Bioéthique

2994, Route de Matadi
Commune de Ngaliema, Kinshasa-Ngaliema
Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of Congo
Telephone: +243 81 68 68 102

ETHIOPIA

National Ethical Clearance Committee (NECC)


Reviews research projects
Ethiopian Science and Technology Health Research Department Commission
P.O. Box 9086
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Telephone: +251 1511211
Fax: +251 1513099

National Bio-Ethics Committee

Health Research Department
Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission
P.O. Box 2490
Ethiopia
Fax: +251 1524400

GABON

National Bioethics Committee of Gabon


Telephone: +241 07 79 12 00, +241 07 13 63 75, +241 05 81 69 68
cnergabon@gmail.com

GAMBIA

GHANA

Ghana National Commission for UNESCO

P.O. box 2739, Accra
Ghana
Telephone: +233 21 666042
Fax: +233 21 662718

MADAGASCAR

Comité Malgache d'Ethique pour les Sciences et les Technologies(Malgasch National Commission for the Ethics of Science and Technology)

Boîte Postale 6217
Rue Fernand Kasanga
Tsimbazaza 101

Antananarivo, Madagascar
Telephone: +261 20 2221084
Fax: +261 20 2231356

MALAWI

MALI

Le Comité d'Ethique, Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique

Route de Koulikoro, rue 235, porte 52
BP 1771, Bamako Hippodrome
District de Bamako, Mali
Telephone: +223 221 43 20
Fax: +223 221 43 20

MAURITIUS

NIGERIA

National Ethics Committee of Nigeria

Federal Ministry of Health
Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics
Federal Secretariat Complex
Shehu Shagari Way, Garki, Abuja
P:M:B:083, Garki-Abuja
Abuja, Nigeria
Fax: +234 9 523 8367
deskofficer@nhrec.net secretary@nhrec.net

RWANDA

Rwanda National Ethics Committee

P.O. Box 84
Kigali, Rwanda
rnec@moh.gov.rw

SENEGAL

SOUTH AFRICA

The National Health Research Ethics Council

C/o Department of Health
Private Bag X828
Pretoria 0001, South Africa
nhrec@health.gov.za

TANZANIA

National Ethics Review Committee (NIMR)


Reviews research projects
National Institute for Medical Research
Ocean Road,
P.O. Box 9653
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Telephone: +255 22 2130770
Fax: +255 22 2130660
ethics@nimr.or.tz

TOGO

Comité Consultatif National de Bioéthique

Commission Nationale Togolaise pour l'UNESCO
Université de Lome
99 000, Lome, togo
Telephone: +228 2 21 61 54
Fax: +228 2 22 57 87
unesco-tg@tg.refer.org

UGANDA

ONEC database

Following the 8th Global Summit of National Bioethics Advisory Bodies, The Global Health Ethics Unit at WHO that provides the permanent secretariat for the Global Summit started developing a database containing Opinions submitted by National Ethics Committees (ONEC). The ONEC database is hosted in WHO and is accessible through a public website. . The goal of this initiative is to provide easy, free, permanent and secure access to information and opinions submitted by National Ethics Committees.

International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)

The main aim of the WHO ICTRP is to improve research transparency and strengthen the validity and value of the scientific evidence base by facilitating the prospective registration of the WHO Trial Registration Data Set on all clinical trials, and the public accessibility of that information.

Contact information

Global Health Ethics
Department of Knowledge, Ethics and Research
World Health Organization
20, Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Genève 27
Switzerland

The email address is: ct_ethics@who.int