Journal article

Research for Health Justice: an ethical framework linking global health research to health equity

Bridget Pratt



Global health research should generate new knowledge to improve the health and well-being of those considered disadvantaged and marginalised. This goal motivates much of the global health research being undertaken today. Yet simply funding and conducting global health research will not necessarily generate the knowledge needed to help reduce health disparities between and within countries. Global health research grants programmes and projects must be structured in a particular way to generate that type of information. But how exactly should they be designed to do so? Through a programme of ethics research starting in 2009, an ethical framework called Research for Health Justice was developed..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

BP is currently supported by a University of Melbourne R Douglas Wright Research Fellowship and a Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Bridging Fellowship. During the course of the research described in this paper, BP was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Sidney Sax Public Health Overseas Fellowship (Award No. 1052346) and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (Award No. DE170100414). BP was also supported by Future Health Systems, which was funded by the UK Department for International Development, and by an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship (2009-2012) from the Australian Federal Government and Monash University. The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the author and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC or the ARC. The NHMRC, the ARC and Future Health Systems did not play any role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.