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PPPs for Drug Development, Neglected Tropical Diseases, & Bioethics


With the proliferation of public-private partnerships for drug distribution, like the Mectizan Donation Programme, what types of bioethical questions should we be considering? Janelle Winters will tackle this question by presenting a poster at the Oxford Global Health & Bioethics conference. Her research focuses on informed consent and study design during the 1980s 'Onchocerciasis Chemotherapy Project' (which led to Merck's hallmark donation of ivermectin) in West Africa.