The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of WHO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted and dashed lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.

Strengthening ethics in Ebola research

Western University; Health & Sustainable Development Foundation; Reseau des Associations des Survivants Guéries d'Ebola de de Guinée; Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors; Pan-African Network for Rapid Research, Response, Relief and Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Epidemics; Comité National d’Ethique de la Recherche en Santé de la Guinée; Humanitarian Health Ethics (Canadian inter-university research group)
Country of Study
DRC (other sites: Guineé Forestière)
Location of Study
Kinshasa (+ Kikwit, Macenta)
Type of Study
Participatory action research; qualitative
Participatory action research; interviews; participant-observation
Key Focus of Study
Strengthen limited literacy populations' abilities to navigate invitations to and participation in research during epidemics
Key Stakeholders
Limited literacy adults; local & international researchers; epidemic research ethics governance bodies
Sample size
4 test sites; 20-40 participants/site
July - December 2019
Funding Institution
International Development Research Centre (Canada); Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Date when findings can be shared
Oct - Dec 2019
For more info, contact


A note on language
Select language