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...UGANDA
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
1 Specialised Technical Committee of the Health Sciences (UNCST) Joint Clinical Research Centre Dr. Peter Mugyenyi Chairperson P.O Box 10005, Kampala, Uganda 256-41-270622 256-41-340 632 pmugyenyi@jcrc.co.ug
2 Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCSTIRB2) UNCST Dr. Thomas, Gordon Egwang Chairperson P.O Box 9364, Kampala, Uganda 256-41-510245 256-41-510408 egwang@imul.com
3 National Bio Safety Committee UNCST Dr. Thomas, Gordon Egwang Chairperson P.O Box 9364, Kampala, Uganda 256-41-510245 256-41-510408 egwang@imul.com
4 Uganda Virus Research Institute/ Scientific and ethical Committee Uganda Virus Research Institute Dr. Jonathan Mermin Chairperson P.O Box 49, Entebbe, Uganda 256-41-320776 256-41-321457 jhm7@cdc.gov
5 Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) (IRBID: JCRCIRB1) Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) Dr. Jesse Kagimba Chairperson P.O. Box 7168, Kampala, Uganda     jesse_kagimba@hotmail.com
6 Jinja Hospital Institutional Review Committee Uganda National Council for Science and technology Dr. Sarah Byakika Chairperson P.O Box: 43, Jinja, Uganda 256-43-122 001/5, 120622 256-431-20007 jinjahosp@utlonline.co.ug OR sarahbyakika@hotmail.com
7 Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST: University IRB) Mbarara University of Science and Technology Prof. Jonathan Baranga Chairperson P.O. Box 1410, or, P.O.Box 967, Mbarara, Uganda 256-485-20851 256-485-20782, 256-485-21117 vcmust@infocom.co.ug
8 Medical School Ethical Committee, Mbarara University of Science and Technology Mbarara University of Science and Technology Dr. Placid Mihayo Chairperson P.O. Box 1410, Mbarara, Uganda 256-485-21806 256-485-20782 mustmed@infocom.co.ug
9 Makerere University, school of medicine IRB Makerere University, school of medicine Dr. Elly Katabira Chairperson P.O.Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda 256-41-530020 256-41-532204 katabira@imul.com
10 Gulu Regional Hospital IRB Gulu Regional Hospital Dr. Tom Otim Chairperson P.O Box 160, District: Gulu, Uganda 256-471-32061 256-41-250828 otimtom2000@yahoo.com
11 Vector Borne Diseases Committee Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health Dr. Ambrose Onapa Chairperson P.O Box 1661, Kampala, Uganda 256-41-251 927 256-41-346885 vcdmoh@imul.com
12 St. Francis Hospital IRB St. Francis Hospital-Nsambya, Kampala Dr. Pius Okong Chairperson P.O.Box 7146, Nsambya, Uganda 256-41-267012/3 256-41-267870 nsambya@afsat.co.ug


  

...TANZANIA
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
1 National Ethics Review Committee (NIMR) The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Dr. Andrew Kitua Chairperson P.O Box 9653, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 255-22-2130770 255-22-2130660 akitua@hotmail.com
akitua@nimr.or.tz
2 National Health Research Review Committee [NIMR] National Institute for Medical Research [NIMR] Prof. Yohana Mashalla Chairperson P.O Box 65316, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 255-22-2410514/5 255-22-2410514 / 255-74-1224055 ymashalla@admin.udsm.ac.tz
pmu@admin.udsm.ac.tz
3 AMANI Medical Research and Scientific Committee [NIMR]   Dr. Martha, Moshi Lemnge Chairperson P.O.Box 4, AMANI, Tanga, Tanzania (From September 2005: NIMR Tanga Centre, P.O. Box 5004, Tanga, Tanzania 255 27 2640303 OR 255 27 26 46084/47957 255 27 26 43 869 mlemnge@amani.mimcom.net
mlemnge@hotmail.com
4 Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) Research and Ethics Committee Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) Dr. Wilbald Lorri Chairperson P.O.Box 977, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 255-22-2118138 255-22-2116713 wlorri@muchs.ac.tz
5 Muhimbili University, College Research and Publication committee (MUCHS) Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) Prof. Fred, Solomon Mhalu Chairperson P.O. Box 65001, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 255-22-2151 378 255-22-2150465 dpgs@muchs.ac.tz
fmhalu@yahoo.com
6 Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCMC) Ethics Committee Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College Mrs. Juliet Chugulu Chairperson P.O.Box 3012, Moshi, Tanzania 255-27-2754378/80 255-272754381 jupach2001@yahoo.com


  

...BURKINA FASO
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
  Comité d’Ethique du Centre Muraz Centre Muraz Prof. Robert, Tinga Guiguemde Chairperson 01 BP 390, Bobo-Dioulasso 01, Burkina Faso 226-972824 226-972824 rguiguemde@yahoo.fr


  

...NIGERIA
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
1 National Health Research Ethics Committee of Nigeria National Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Prof. Clement Ademabowo Chairperson National Health Research Ethics Committee, Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Secretariat Complex Shehu Shagari Way, Garki, Abuja • P.M.B. 083, Garki-Abuja, Nigeria. http://www.nhrec.net/nhrec/
234-9-523-8367      deskofficer@nhrec.net
2 Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (National Ethics Board) Federal Ministry of Health: The National Ethical Board Prof. Nwakor Chairperson Lagos     proffanwako@yahoo.com


  

...CAMEROON
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
  Comite' National d'Ethique Institute(EHNRI)'s (RECC) University of Yaounde 1 Prof Kaptue Lazare Chairperson P.O. Box 1937, Yaounde, Cameroon 237-2209075 237-2209075 prkaptue@camnet.cm


  

...COTE D'IVOIRE
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
  National Research and Ethics Committee Ministry of Solidarity, in charge of health Dr Madeleine Sassan-Morokro Chairperson Project RETRO-CI c/o US Embassy 01 BP 1712, Abidjan 01 225-21-254189 225-21-242969 mps8@cdc.gov


  

...ZIMBABWE
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
1 Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe Rosemary Musesengwa  National Coordinator P.O.Box CY 573 Causeway  263-4-790715 263-4-790715 chekerar@mrczimshared.co.zw
2 University of Zimbabwe Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe Melanie Drace  Research Coodinator  P.O.Box CY 573 Causeway  263-4-704890 263-4-725038 melanie@uz-ucsf.co.zw
3 Biomedical Research and Training Institute  National Institute of Health Research Prof. P. Mason   Chairperson P.O.Box CY 573 Causeway  263-4-253975 263-4-253979 smunyati@mrczimshared.co.zw
4 National Institute of Health Research Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe Shungu Munyati  Research Director  P.O.Box CY 573 Causeway  263-4-253975 263-4-790715 smunyati@mrczimshared.co.zw
5 Africa University Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe Simbirai Gwaze  Committee Member P.O.Box CY 573 Causeway  263-4-791792 263-4-790715  
6 Population Services International          263-4-339-632 263-4- psi7@harare.iafrica.com


  

...KENYA
1 Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
2 National Health Sciences Specialist Committee National Council for Science and Technology Dr. Mohammed S. Abdullah Chairperson P.O. Box 30623, Nairobi, Kenya 254-20-374 0607 254-20-375 1918 abdullah@mediplan.or.ke
abdullah@iconnect.co.ke
3 Coast Provincial General Hospital REC Mombasa/Coast Provincial Hospital Dr. Khadija Shikerly Chairperson P.O.Box 90231, Mombasa, Kenya 254-11-222867, 254- 11-225405 254-11-220161, 254- 11-230303 chiefadmin@cpgh.co.ke
4 KEMRI/National Ethical Review Committee Kenya Medical Research Institute Prof. Samuel Sinei Chairperson P.O.Box 62000, Nairobi, Kenya 254-15-152711, 254- 15-152160 254-15-152164, 254- 15-152030 jkurpe@nbnet.co.ke
ssinei@yahoo.com
5 Kenyatta National Hospital Ethics and Research committee Kenyatta National Hospital and University of Nairobi Prof. Kirana, Mansukhlal Bhatt Chairperson P.O.Box 19676, Nairobi, Kenya 254-2-2712504 254-22-725272, 254- 22-711483 bhatt@africaonline.co.ke
6 Institutional Research and Ethics Committee, Moi University, College of Health Sciences The College of Health Sciences, Moi University, Teaching and Referal Hospital Prof. Alex Chemtai Chairperson P.O. Box 4606, Eldoret, Kenya 254-32-132957 254-32-133041 mufhs@africaonline.co.ke


  

...MALAWI
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
1 The College of Medicine Research & Ethics Committee (COMREC) The College of Medicine Prof Eric Borgstein Chairperson Private bag 360 265-1-673 722 265-1-674 740

eborg@malawi.net
postgraduatedean@medcol.mw

2 National Health Sciences Research Committee (NHSRC) Ministry of Health & Population - Malawi Government Mr. Thomas Bisika Chairperson P.O Box 278, Zomba, Malawi 265-1-526622, 265-1-522916 265-1-524575, 265-1-760/578 CSR@malawi.net
csrbasis@malawi.net


  

...ETHIOPIA
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
1 National Ethical Clearance Committee (NECC) Ethiopian Science and Technology Health Research Department
Commission
Dr. Tilahun Teka Chairperson P.O. Box 9086, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 251-1-511211 251-1-513099 tilahung@telecom.net.et
2 Research and Ethical Clearance Committee (Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute) Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute Dr. Girma Akalu Chairperson P.O.Box 1242, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 251-1-766418, 251-1 756310 251-1-757722, 251-1- 754744 ehnri@telecom.net.et


  

...ZAMBIA
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
1 Research Ethics Committee of The University of Zambia (School of Medicine) University of Zambia, School of Medicine Prof. Joseph Karashani Chairperson P.O.Box 50110, Lusaka, Zambia 260-96-751291(Cell) OR 260-1-256067 (REC Office)  260-1-250753 jtkprof@hotmail.com
jtkarash@coppernet.zm
2 Ethics Committee Tropical Diseases Research Centre  Tropical Diseases Research Centre (TDRC) Dr. Brigadier, General Simpungwe Chairperson P.O Box 320298, Lusaka, Zambia 260 1 250915, 260 1 261137 OR 260 1 260301 (to 4) 260 251 203, 260 250 915 e.maildfms@zamnet.zm
dfms@zamnet.zm


  

...BOTSWANA
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
1 Ministry of Health Research and Development Committee   Ministry of Health, Government of Botswana Dr.Paterson Mazonde Chairperson P/Bag 0038, Gaborone, Botswana 267-39-52000 267-39-53100, 267-353-100 pmazonde@gov.bw
2 The National HIV Vaccine Committee Ministry of Health, Government of Botswana Dr.Paterson Mazonde Chairperson P/Bag 0038, Gaborone, Botswana 267-39-52000 267-39-53100, 267-353-100 pmazonde@gov.bw
3 Princess Marina Hospital Research and Ethics Committee Princess Marina Hospital Dr.Yash, Pal Gureja Chairperson P.O. Box 258, Gaborone, Botswana 267-39-53221 267-39-73776 ygureja@gov.bw
ygureja@global.bw


  

...SENEGAL
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
1 Conseil National de Recherche en Sante (National Council of Research in Health) Ministere de la Sante / Direction de la Sante  Mr  Samba Cor Sarr Secretary of the CNRS Residence, Rue Aime Cesaire BP 4024 221 869 43 13 OR 221 647 09 99 OR 221-869-4307 221-869-4306 beckerleschar@sentoo.sn,
bathie65@yahoo.f,
atoure@pasteur.sn


  

...GAMBIA
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
  Gambia Government/MRC Ethics Committee Medical Research Council Laboratories Mr. Malcolm Clarke Chairperson P.O. Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia. West Africa 220-49-5319, 220-496208 220-49-7882, 220- 495319, 220-49-5319 ec@mrc.gm
cclarke@qanet.gm


  

...SOUTH AFRICA
  Committee Name Collaborating Organisation Contact Person Capacity Postal Address Telephone Facsimile E-mail
1 Cape Peninsula University of Technology REC Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cape Town Campus): Faculty of Health Sciences and Applied Sciences Dr. Penny Engelhills Chairperson Dr. Penny Engelhills, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, E45 Old Main Road, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, 7925 021-404 2192  021-447 2963 engelhillsp@cput.ac.za  
2 Committee for Pharmaceutical Trials University of Stellenbosch: Research, Development and Support, Tygerberg Campus Dr Lyn M. Horn Support Mr CJ van Tonder : Committee for Pharmaceutical Trials: Research, Development and Support, PO Box 19063, Tygerberg, 7506 021-938 9075 021-933 6330 pbarn@sun.ac.za 
3 Human Research University of Stellenbosch: Research, Development and Support, Tygerberg Campus Dr Lyn M. Horn Support Mr CJ van Tonder : Human Research:Research, Development and Support, PO Box 19063, Tygerberg, 7507 021-5323702  021-5323708 Imhorn@worldonline.co.za 
4 Pharma-Ethics Research Ethics Committee Independent/Private Ethics Committee  Dr.Elsabe Hammann Chairperson Ms M.Haskins:Pharma-Ethics:P.O. Box 786,Irene,0062     012- 664 7977 012-664 6355 marzelle@pharma-ethics.co.za  
5 Sub Committee C of the Research Committee University of Stellenbosch: Research, Development and Support, Tygerberg Campus Mr CJ van Tonder Secretariat Mr CJ van Tonder : University of Stellenbosch:Sub Committee C of the Research Committee:Research, Development and Support, PO Box 19063, Tygerberg, 7505 021 938 9207 021-938 9476, 021- 931 7810 pvh@sun.ac.za 
6 Health Science Research Ethics Committee Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Campus Mrs Penelope Engel-Hills Chairperson Mrs P. Engel-Hills:Health Science Research Ethics Committee:Groote Schuur Hospital Campus:Cape Peninsula University of Technology:E45 Old Main Building:Groote Schuur Hospital:Observatory:7925
Western Cape
021-442 6162 021-447 2963 engelhillsp@cput.ac.za  
7 Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA Professional Matters Committee Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA Ms Nelouise Geyer, Ms Thembeka Gwagwa Chairperson, Alternative Contact Ms T. Gwagwa: Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA: Professional Matters Committee: PO Box 1280, Pretoria, 0001 012-3432315 012-3440750 NelouiseG@denosa.org.za 
8 Biomedical Research Ethics Committee (BREC) University of Kwazulu Natal-Durban: Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine: Faculty of Health Sciences Dr J Moodley Chairperson Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine: Biomedical Research Ethics Committee: Faculty of Health Sciences, Ground Floor, Room 112, Old MRC Building, University of Kwazulu Natal-Durban 031-2604604 031-2604609 jmog@ukzn.ac.za  OR buccas@ukzn.ac.za 
9 Research Ethics Committee University of Fort Hare:Govan Mbeki Research Resource  Centre  Prof Andy Gilbert Chairperson Prof A.Gilbert: University of Fort Hare:Govan Mbeki Research Resource  Centre  Private Bag 1314, Alice 5701 040-6022440 040-6022319 agilbert@ufh.ac.za  
10 Ethics Committee for Medical Research University of Free State Prof Bayers Hoek  Chairperson Prof B Hoek:University of Free State: Ethics Committee for Medical Research:Dept of Paediatrics & Child Health:medical Faculty:PO Box339(G69), Block E, Bloemfontein, 9301 051-4053177 051-4443230 gnpdbbh.md@med.uovs.ac.za 
11 Medical Research Council: Research Ethics Committee  Medical Research Council/Tshwane Univeristy & Technology, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences Prof D. du Toit  Chairperson  Prof D. du Toit:Medical Research Council:Research Ethics Committee :Tshwane Univeristy & Technology, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Private Bag X680, Pretoria, 0001 012-3186265/7 012-3186262 dtoitd@techpta.ac.za 
12 Health Research Ethics and biosafety Committee University of Transkei: Faculty of Health Sciences Prof Grace George Chairperson Prof G George:University of Transkei: Faculty of Health Sciences: Health Research Ethics and biosafety Committee:Faculty of Health Sciences:University of Transkei,PMB X1, Mthatha, 5117  047-5022425  047- 5022425 ggeorge@webmail.co.za ; ggeorge.grace@gmail.com  
13 University of Pretoria: Faculty of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee University of Pretoria Prof JR Snyman Chairperson Prof JR Snyman:Faculty of Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee:University of Pretoria:Private Bag x 385:Pretoria:0001
012-4812000  012-3398587 manda@med.up.ac.za 
14 SA Medical Association Research Ethics Committee SA Medical Association (SAMA) Prof JR Snyman Chairperson Prof JR Snyman:SA Medical Association:Research Ethics Committee:Prof JR Snyman:PO Box 74789, Lynwood Ridge, 0040 012-4812000 012-319 2411, 012-481 2100 herminahm@samedical.org 
15 Durban University of Technology: Faculty of Health Sciences Research Committee Durban University of Technology: Health Sciences Prof N.S.Gwele OR Vikesh Singh Prof Gwele: Chairperson Mr Singh: Faculty Officer for Health Science  Prof N.S.Gwele:Durban University of Technology: Faculty Research Committee: Health Sciences: PO Box1334, Durban, 4000 031-2042701 031-2042407 gwele@dit.ac.za OR vikeshs@dut.ac.za
16 University of Witwatersrand : Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical) University of Witwatersrand Prof Peter Cleaton-Jones Chairperson  Prof P. Cleaton-Jones:(Wits Ethics Committee)Human Research Ethics Committee:Wits Medical School:Private Bag 3, Witswatersrand,2050 011-7172229 011-7172121 cleatonjonesp@dentistry.wits.ac.za
17 Human Science Research Council (HSRC): Research Ethics Committee  Human Science Research Council (HSRC) Prof D R Wassenaar Chairperson Prof D R Wassenaar HSRC REC, c/o Ms J Botha, Private Bag X41
Pretoria
South Africa 0001
012-3022009 012-3022005 jebotha@hsrc.ac.za
18 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University:Ethics Committee Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Prof Rosa Du Randt Chairperson Prof R.Du Randt:Dept. of Human Movement Science, Somerstrand South Campus, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, PO Box 77000, Port Elizabeth, 6031 041 504 2499 041-504 2770 rosa.durandt@nmmu.ac.za 
19 Ethical Standards Committee Rhodes University Prof S. Daya Chairperson Prof S. Daya:Rhodes University:Ethical Std's Committee:Faculty of Pharmacy:PO Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140 046-6038381 046-6361205 S.Daya@ru.ac.za 
20 HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE  FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES: UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN Prof T Zabow Chairperson Prof T Zabow:Human Research Ethics Committee:Faculty of Health Sciences:Univeristy of Cape Town:C/o Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health :J- Block , Groote Schuur Hospital :Anzio Road:Observatory: 7935  021 -4042164 021 -4488158 xfula@curie.uct.ac.za 
21 Medunsa Ethics Committee Department of Pharmacology, Medunsa University Prof WJ du Plooy Chairperson Prof WJ du Plooy:Medunsa Ethics Committee:Department of Pharmacology, Basic Medical Science Bldg, PO Box 225, Medunsa, 0204 012-521 4123 021-5214121 wdplooy@medunsa.ac.za ; wduplooy@freemail.absa.co.za 
22 National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) Department of Health: National Health Research Unit Ms Matsie Ratsaka Secretariat Ms Matsie Ratsaka:Dept. of Health: National Health Research Unit, Private Bag x828, Pretoria,0001 012 312 0960   ratsam@health.gov.za 

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