Dr Michael Makanga presented TRUST during his opening address at the ninth EDCTP Forum held from 17-21 September 2018 in Lisbon. The Forum is a prominent cross-disease and inter-disciplinary conference focusing this year on North-South partnerships.

Dr Michelle Singh dedicated her ethics session to the Global Code, the San Code and the Fair Research Contracting tool. Her audience loved the rap video about the San Code.

BIG Thanks to Dr Makanga and Dr Singh from the TRUST Co-ordinator, “EDCTP are invaluable partners in bringing our main outputs to the attention of African and European audiences.”

Forum Participants were very generous with their praise for TRUST during the event.

Professor Gibson Kibiki (Executive Secretary, East Africa Health Research Commission & Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician, Tanzania)

“Thank you to TRUST for giving a voice to vulnerable research populations.”

Professor Maria Fraga Oliveira Martins (Professor of Biostatistics, University of Lisbon, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Portugal)

“Congratulations to the team. I have already shared the Portuguese version of the Global code with all my collaborators.”

Professor Keymanthri Moodley (Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University & ethics session rapporteur)

“The TRUST consortium should be commended for their efforts to shine the spotlight on the silent voices in research ~ ‘vulnerable communities like the San’. Thank you for sharing the interesting rap video. I will besharing the Global code with my students, graduates and colleagues.”

Dr Shaza Abass (Associate Professor, University of Khartoum, Sudan)

“Thank you. These resources will be sure to enrich our ongoing training program for RECs.”

Professor Oumou Younoussa Bah-Sow (President of the Guinean National Ethics Committee for Health Research, Guinea Conakry)

“The San rap video is my new ringtone! I really enjoyed the TRUST presentation and will be sharing the TRUST tools with my students. Congratulations to TRUST!”


Dr. Makanga at ninth EDCTP Forum