[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]BIOETHICS FORUM

When the Ebola outbreak began in December 2013 in Guinea and rapidly spread across many countries in West Africa, creating one of the worst public health crisis in the sub-region in modern history, the international community rallied round to provide whatever help was available to mitigate the crisis. This included the use of untested drugs and vaccines with no proven efficacy. Although several ethical questions were raised, the proponents of the use of untested products in such circumstances provided counter arguments to justify their use.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]NHVMAS

The New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (formerly Nigeria HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Group-NHVMAG) was born out of a collective vision of a few Nigerian activists to ensure proactive and early involvement of the Nigerian Government and its citizens in New HIV Prevention Technology research and development.NHVMAS is a popularly owned campaign, with its members, supporters and partners as the driving force.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]