The Benefits of research partnerships to the community at KEMRI/Walter Reed Project
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Ethical Principles on Human Subject Protection in Clinical Research revolves around Autonomy, Beneficence and Justice. Beneficence requires that the benefits to research participants are maximized as you minimize the risk There’s need to enhance health, healthcare and general well being of communities participating in research Background well being of communities participating in research. Many local communities in developing countries have limited access to basic healthcare making them vulnerable and open to undue influence. Without collaborative partnership, strong interest and investment by government, research results may not influence policy making decisions and allocation of scarce healthcare resources. The KEMRI/Walter Reed Project a collaborative research program has conducted clinical trials for over 20 years in Kenya. During this period its objectives have included working with partners to maximize research benefits in the community in which it works by effectively utilizing the available resources to address local health needs.