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Prof. Joseph Mfutso-Bengo PhD

Professor of Bioethics and Director of Centre for Bioethics at the College of Medicine at the University of Malawi, where he is responsible for a 5-year curriculum in medical ethics. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee (COMREC), Head of Community Health Department and is a member of the Malawi National Health Sciences Research Committee (NHSRC). He has published articles in African and international journals on issues in health care and research ethics.
E-mail:mfutsobengo@medcol.mw

 

Lucinda Manda- Taylor, PhD

is an IRB Administrator for COMREC and an Honorary Lecturer in Bioethics in the Community Health Department at the College of Medicine. She has taught in the following areas: African Philosophy, Comparative African, Asian and Latin American Politics, and Comparative and Applied Ethics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.She is a champion of the African ethic of ubuntu and her research interests pay particular attention to applying the ethic of ubuntu to healthcare issues in general, and to women’s healthcare issues in particular.Her emerging interest is in the field of bioethics and research ethics in Malawi and Africa.
E-mail:mandal@medcol.mw or lucindamanda@gmail.com

 

Vincent Chipiliro Jumbe, MPH, MA (Bioethics), PhD in Global Health (candidate)

is pursuing his PhD at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in Ireland. His current research is focusing on Research Governance within the Malawian health system. He completedhis BA (1999) and Masters in Public Health (2006) at University of Malawi, Chancellor College and College of Medicine (COM) respectively. He also holds an MA(Bioethics) jointly offered by Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium, Padua University in Italy and University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. As a social scientist,Vincent has conducted research in the fields of Bioethics, traditional medicine, disability, health management and policy. As a Research Fellow under the Department of Community Health at COM, he teaches Social Science Research Methods and Bioethics courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
E-mail:vjumbe@medcol.mw or ropichi2000@yahoo.co.uk

 

Francis Masiye, BA.Phil (Hons) M.Phil

is a Compliance Officer for the College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee (COMREC) and an Honorary Research Associate for the Centre for Bioethics in the Community Health Department at the College of Medicine. He has undergone training in Clinical Trial Monitoring/Inspection in South Africa and Malawi. He is also a Bioethics Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US. He is involved in teaching Social Science Research Methods and Bioethics courses to undergraduate students. His interests are Bioethics (Research Ethics), Public Health and Medical Anthropology (African Anthropology).
E-mail:fmasiye@medcol.mw or fmasie@yahoo.co.uk