Regional Program on Bioethics

The Regional Program on Bioethics strengthens the development of bioethics. We build capacity in bioethics in the region and support PAHO and Member States in the integration of bioethics in all health-related activities. For background information about the Program, visit Bioethics (Concept paper, 2012)

The pillars of the Program's work are research ethics and public health ethics. To learn more about the regional progress and pending challenges, visit Bioethics: Towards the Integration of Ethics in Health: Final Report (2018) 

The Regional Bioethics Program also houses the PAHO Ethics Review Committee (PAHOERC). PAHOERC reviews all research with human subjects in which PAHO is involved.