Global health ethics

Biobanking

Blood samples in test tubes
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Background

The Global Health Ethics Unit has been collaborating with various departments at WHO to develop ethical oversight and governance mechanisms for the collection, storage and dissemination of samples and biospecimen.

International expert consultation

In September 2015, WHO hosted an international expert consultation with GHE involvement.

Also in September 2015, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) organized an international expert meeting on Governance, Legitimacy and Trust in Biobanking.