Research Interests

Public health ethics and Research ethics

Projects / Publications

Education

2014 — 2017
PhD Candidate and Research Assistant of Public Health Ethics at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland

2007 — 2009
University of Pretoria, and University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa: MPH Health Research Ethics.

2007
The Johns Hopkins University Summer Institute, USA: Ethical Issues in Human Subjects Research in Developing Countries

2007
Georgetown University, USA. Certificate: Intensive Bioethics Course

2003 — 2005
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST),  Kumasi, Ghana: MSc Health Services Planning and Management

1996 — 1999
KNUST, Ghana: BA (Hons.) Social Sciences

Professional Experience

11/2011 — present
Assistant Lecturer of Bioethics, School of Medical Sciences (SMS),   University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

04/2008 — 08/2013
Research Ethics Training Facilitator and Local Advisor on Clinical Trial Ethical Issues for the RTS,S Malaria Vaccine Trial Team, Agogo

04/2008 — 08/2013
Research Ethics Training Facilitator for local institutions (please see workshops)

01/2008 — 06/2011
Research Ethics Committee Administrator - Committee on Human Research, Publication and Ethics (CHRPE), SMS, KNUST

05/2005 — 12/2006
Program Manager - Bill and Melinda Gates-SMS, KNUST Linkage Program

01/2001 — 12/2006
Administrator, Ethicist, Financial Manager and Data Entry Person for the following clinical trials:

  • Severe Malaria in African Children Network-SMAC

  • Randomized controlled study on Safety and Efficacy of Rectal Artesunate in Pediatric Patients (Malaria) in KATH (starting 2004)

  • Human Genetic Variants Influencing Susceptibility and Resistance to Severe and Complicated Malaria

  • Malaria/Genetics Study (starting 2005)

  • SMAC’s Ocular Fundus in Cerebral Malaria (starting 2006)

10-12/2000
Assistant Budget Analyst, Ashanti Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Finance, Kumasi

Operation and functioning of international research ethics committees (Observer)

07/2007
The Johns Hopkins University Institutional Review Board, Baltimore, USA

01/2007 05/2007
University of Pretoria Research Ethics Committee, Pretoria, South Africa

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Conferences/Workshops /Symposia

11/2016
SCOPES Workshop on Teaching Bioethics, Basel

10/2016
International Conference on Dignity in Mental Health, Cape Coast, Ghana

06/2016
13th World Congress of the International Association of Bioethics Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland

05/2016
FEAM Spring Conference on Precision Medicine, Berne

04/2016
Harvard Annual Bioethics Conference, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

04/2016
Building a Biomedical Information Commons: Ethical and Policy Issues, Harvard, Boston

04/2016
Global Health and Innovation Conference, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

03/2016
Virtues in the Ethics of Life, Pontifical Academy for Life Workshop, The Vatican, Rome, Italy

01/2016
European Conference on Prison Health, Basel

11/2015
Scientific Conference of the International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and their Health (INDEPTH), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

10/2015
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 11th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law, Naples, Italy

09/2015
Biennial Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference, Oxford, UK

09/2015
European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, Basel

06/2015
SCOPUS Introductory Workshop, Basel

06/2015
Global Ethics - Responsible Leadership in Action: The Value of Values. Geneva

06/2015
Ethical Universities (symposium), Basel 

01/2015
10th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law. Jerusalem, Israel

12/2014
Ethics in Health Care Delivery - Continuing Professional  Development Workshop,  Cape Coast, Ghana

11/2014
Ebola Basics Seminar, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research, KNUST

10/2014
European Association of Centers of Medical Ethics (EACME) Conference. Frailty, Vulnerability and Social Participation”. Lille, France

09/2014
Ethics of Health Systems Research in Low and Middle Income Countries, Brocher Foundation, Hermance, Switzerland

04/2014
Is “‘Value for Money’ the Best Approach for Improving Weak Health Systems? (Seminar) Basel

09/2013
Research Within Bounds - Protecting Human Participants in Modern Medicine and the Declaration of Helsinki, Brocher Foundation, Hermance, Switzerland

05/2013
Good Clinical Practice and Ethics in Research Workshop, Agogo, Ghana

05/2013
Ethics in Research Seminar, Coconut Grove Hotel, Accra, Ghana

03/2013
Grant and Proposal Writing Workshop, African Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana.

04/2012
Global Forum for Health Research by the Council on Health Research for Development, Cape Town, SA.

04/2012
Good Clinical Practice and Ethics in Research Workshop, Agogo; Ghana

12/2011
American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s 60th Annual Meeting on Global Health, Philadelphia, USA.

09/2011
African Research Ethics Committee Administrators’ Conference, Kasane, Botswana

11/2010
2nd Health Research Ethics Seminar (2 day meeting for grouped participants comprising lecturers, clinicians, researchers, graduate students), Feyiase, Ghana;  Organizer & presenter

09/2010
2nd African Health Research Ethics Symposium, Durban, South Africa

05/2010
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics International Conference on Bioethics Education: Contents, Methods, Trends. Zefat, Israel

07/2009
Orientation into Health Research Ethics (for lecturers from public universities in Ghana and staff of the Ghana Health Service under the Ghana-Michigan Collaborative Alliance), Kumasi, Ghana; Invited presenter

05/2009
1st Health Research Ethics Seminar, Feyiase, Ghana; Organizer & presenter

11/2008
Science with Africa Experts Meeting to Develop Guidelines for Health Research in Africa (organized by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), Addis  Ababa, Ethiopia

08/2008
Orientation into Ethical Issues Surrounding Health and Demographic Surveillance Sites at the INDEPTH Network’s Annual General Meeting, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

08/2008
Strategic Management of Health Research Sites, Maputo, Mozambique

07/2008
Advanced Health Research Ethics for Investigators in Africa, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

09/2007
Consultation on Ethical-Legal Complexities in Adolescent HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Trials, Durban, South Africa

10/2006
Good Clinical Practice Training Course for Investigators, Kilifi, Kenya.

09/2006
Basic Health Research Ethics Training Course, University of Dar, Tanzania.

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Awards

2013 2017
PhD Scholarship, The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

20152016
Basel-Stadt Scholarship, Young professionals from developing countries

2011
Project Ambassador, Mapping African Ethics Review and Drug Regulatory Capacity Project (MARC), a Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED)-University of KwaZulu Natal, South African Initiative

2007
Best Masters Student, South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI), Joint Program by Universities of Pretoria and KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

2007
SARETI/Fogarty International Centre and the US National Institutes of Health Scholarship, Masters Education in South Africa

2005 — 2012
Honorary Member, Board of Governors, OLA Girls’ Senior High School, Kenyasi, Ghana

2002
Dean’s Award for Best Worker in the Department of Physiology, SMS, KNUST

1992
Best Student in Biology, English, English Literature, and Economics.
General Certificate of Examinations (Ordinary Level), OLA Girls’ Senior High School

1991
Headmistress’ Award, National Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education Clinic for selected secondary school girls, University of Ghana, Accra

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Professional Membership

  • International Forum of Teachers of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

  • University Teachers Association of Ghana

  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR)

Contact

Evelyn Anane-Sarpong

Institute for
Biomedical Ethics

Universität Basel
Bernoullistrasse 28
CH-4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 17 88
Fax +41 61 207 17 80