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Bioethics in EMRO. Dr. Huma Qureshi Executive Director Member/Secretary National Bioethics Committee Pakistan. National Bioethics Committee. NBC constituted by PMRC, approved by MoH and Gazette notified in 2004 PMRC is the Secretariat for National Bioethics Committee, Pakistan

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bioethics in emro

Bioethics in EMRO

Dr. Huma Qureshi

Executive Director

Member/Secretary

National Bioethics Committee

Pakistan

national bioethics committee
National Bioethics Committee
  • NBC constituted by PMRC, approved by MoH and Gazette notified in 2004
  • PMRC is the Secretariat for National Bioethics Committee, Pakistan
  • Organized a National Workshop on Research Bioethics
national bioethics committee1
National Bioethics Committee

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

  • It is an advisory body on bioethics in the health sector in Pakistan. The Committee would:
  • Promote and facilitate ethical health services delivery, health research and health education.
  • Be an umbrella body linked with the Ethics Review Committees in various organizations e.g. PMDC, Medical Colleges, Universities, Ministry of Health etc.
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National Bioethics Committee
  • NBC is an independent functioning body with two major sub-committees:
  • Research Ethics Committee (REC): To address ethics in health research.
  • Medical Ethics Committee (MEC): To address ethics in medical practice and education.
national bioethics committee3
National Bioethics Committee

PROGRESS:

  • Developed SOPs for NBC and guidelines for Research Ethics Committee (REC)
  • Developed guidelines for Stem Cells Research/ Therapeutic use and Regulations in Pakistan
national bioethics committee4
National Bioethics Committee

PROGRESS (Cont):

  • Prioritization of Ethical Issues in Pakistan
  • Formulation of Bioethics ACT for ethical issues in medical research
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National Bioethics Committee

National Training for Establishing IERCs

in Pakistan:

  • 3 day training was held in collaboration with WHO EMRO where 33 participants were trained
  • All 10 participating institutions have constituted their IERCs
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National Bioethics Committee
  • 2nd round of training of IERC has started and training done in 1 province as capacity building exercise
  • This shall be done in all 4 provinces
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National Bioethics Committee

PROJECTS FOR ETHICAL CLEARANCE

  • Research Ethics Committee of NBC Reviewed 10 projects and cleared 7.
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