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Protection of human rights in clinical drug trials

A training organized by UNICRI and the Italian Medicines Agency , in partnership with the Food and Drugs Authority of Ghana

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Accra, Ghana, 11 July – UNICRI and the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) delivered a training course on Good Clinical Practices (GCP) Inspectorates and GCP Inspections, in partnership with the Food and Drugs Authority of Ghana.

The course, held in Accra from 7 to 11 July 2014, was addressed to clinical trials inspectors, working in the control and monitoring of drug trials. Participants from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) Central Office and from the Regional Offices of Ghana attended the training.

Since 2008, at the request of different stakeholders, UNICRI has developed initiatives to protect and promote human rights and the well-being of participants in biomedical research. Special attention has been paid to the ethical and legal aspects of drug trials, including fraud prevention, to the respect for international good clinical practice standards and to the establishment of effective legislative frameworks.

The training in Ghana was based on a toolkit developed in previous training programmes carried out in 2012 and 2013 respectively in Mwanza, Tanzania and in Harare, Zimbabwe.

UNICRI believes that a proper legislative framework, its correct application and adequate training of professionals involved in research with human beings, are all key factors to ensure the protection and promotion of human rights, as well as support good governance and the creation of a climate of trust in biomedical research. worldwide.

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