This review considers ethical challenges to research design and informed consent in biomedical and behavioural studies conducted in resource-poor settings. A review of the literature explores relevant social, cultural, and ethical issues in the conduct of biomedical and social health research in developing countries. Ten case vignettes illustrate ethical challenges that arise in international research with culturally diverse populations.
World Health Organization, Geneva. ISBN 978 92 4 156338 3. Social, Economic and Behavioural Research. Special Topics No.5. 88 pp.