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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.


National bioethics committee2

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


National bioethics committee5

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


National bioethics committee6

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


National bioethics committee7

National Bioethics Committee

PROJECTS FOR ETHICAL CLEARANCE

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


Bioethics in emro

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