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It takes a village: medical research and ethics in Mali

In this essay in Science, Ogobara Doumbo, director of the Malaria Research and Training Centre at the University of Bamako, Mali, highlights key ethical challenges in conducting medical research in developing countries, including the importance of taking a community-wide approach to seeking informed consent and providing medical care for clinical trial volunteers. Doumbo highlights the value of full and open communication at all stages in the process.

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