Namibia

Governing Agencies and Guiding Principles

Useful Documents and Investigators’ Points to Consider

  • National Health Research Systems contain Research Management Policy (2003) and MoHSS guidelines on clinical trials
  • The Research Management Policy places particular emphasis on ethics and also requires appropriate continuous monitoring of research implementation and compliance with the approved research plan
  • The Medicines Control Council (MCC) regulates the clinical trials and the registration of new medicines
  • MoHSS staff is responsible for implementation of projects and collection of data in the clinics.
  • MoHSS and National Health Policy are coordinating capacity building, educating, training and raising awareness in reproductive health, danger of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other fatal diseases
  • (RU) in the subdivision: Management Information Research (MIR), Directorate PP&HRD at national level, and with the Regional Research Committees (RRC) in the regions.
  • Written informed consent should be obtained from all participants before enrollment in the study
  • The National Health Policy Framework 2010-2020 calls for developing and maintaining relevant information systems, and ensuring the submission of relevant data from the private sector.The responsibility for the coordination and monitoring of all research activities lies with the Research Unit 

Local Collaborating Institutions

  • University of Namibia (UNAM), Windhoek
  • National Blood Transfusion Centre, Windhoek
  • Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP), Windhoek
  • Katutura State Hospital, Windhoek
  • Swakopmund Hospital, Swakopmund
  • Walvis Bay Hospital
  • Oshakati State Hospital, Oshakati
  • Onaandjokwe Hospital
  • Outapi State Hospital
  • Engela Hospital, Engela