Journal article

Community engagement in global health research that advances health equity

Bridget Pratt, Jantina de Vries

BIOETHICS | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Community engagement is gaining prominence in global health research. So far, a philosophical rationale for why researchers should perform community engagement during such research has not been provided by ethics scholars. Its absence means that conducting community engagement is still often viewed as no more than a 'good idea' or 'good practice' rather than ethically required. In this article, we argue that shared health governance can establish grounds for requiring the engagement of low- and middle-income country (LMIC) community members in global health research, where such research aims to help reduce health disparities. This philosophical basis has important implications for the ethica..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Sidney Sax Public Health Overseas Fellowship


Awarded by National Research Foundation of South Africa


Funding Acknowledgements

Bridget Pratt is currently supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (Award No. DE170100414). At the time this research was started, she was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Sidney Sax Public Health Overseas Fellowship (Award No. 1052346). The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the author and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC or the ARC.Jantina de Vries is supported by the National Research Foundation of South Africa (fund number 103750) and Award Number 1 U01 HG008226-01 administered by the National Human Genome Research Institute as part of the NIH Common Fund H3Africa Initiative.