In emergencies, health research must go beyond public engagement toward a true partnership with those affected

Nature Medicine
Volume 26 Issue 3, March 2020
https://www.nature.com/nm/volumes/26/issues/3

 

Comment | 28 January 2020
In emergencies, health research must go beyond public engagement toward a true partnership with those affected
An Ebola virus outbreak taking place in the complex political and social context of The Democratic Republic of the Congo has forced the research community to reflect on their approach to community engagement. Katharine Wright and Michael Parker, on behalf of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Group on research in global health emergencies, say that those affected need to influence research choices from the very beginning and that the value of their knowledge must be recognized.
Katharine Wright, Michael Parker[…] & Paulina Tindana