Africa Health 2013: Highlights from the 3rd Ethics, Human Rights and Medical Law Conference

Johannesburg, South Africa. 7-9 May 2013

Last December BMC Medical Ethics published a supplement including a selection of articles from the “3rd Ethics, Human Rights and Medical Law Conference”, held on May 7th, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of the Africa Health Congress 2013.

Edited by Sylvester Chima, Takafira Mduluza and Julius Kipkemboi

With the theme of bioethical and legal perspectives in biomedical research and medical practice in Africa, the conference  focused on Informed Consent, HIV-AIDS & Tuberculosis, Leadership and Organizational Ethics, Patients and Healthcare Workers Rights. The 8 research articles  included in this supplement highlight the increasing relevance of the ethical implications of biomedical research and medical practice, fostering the debate on issues such as the incentives for participants in research studies, the ethics of healthcare workers going on strike, or the stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS by healthcare workers.

The supplement is free to access and we hope you enjoy reading these articles!

The 4th Ethics, Human Rights and Medical Law Conference will be held in Johannesburg between the 6th and 8th of May 2014. More information here:



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