Éthique et santé

Ethique et santé

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This site has been created as an aid to persons, both inside and outside of WHO, seeking information about bioethics, including the ethical aspects of healthcare delivery and planning as well as the ethics of clinical care, research, and biotechnology. We provide a global calendar of bioethics events, resources on research ethics, and information about a range of topics in ethics. A link is also provided to the intranet page for the Global Summit of National Bioethics Commissions, an independent body for which WHO’s ethics department serves as the secretariat.


Our mission

In October 2002, the World Health Organization launched its Ethics and Health Initiative to provide a focal point for the examination of the ethical issues raised by activities throughout the organization, including the regional and country offices, and to develop activities regarding a wide range of global bioethics topics, from organ and tissue transplantation to developments in genomics, and from research with human beings to fair access to health services.


Our activities

Work in ethics and health is now carried out by the Department of Ethics, Trade, Human Rights and Health Law in the Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments cluster at headquarters (SDE/ETH). This department is involved in a wide range of ethics activities, both on its own initiative and in response to the needs of other parts of WHO, in Geneva as well as WHO's country and regional offices. The specific projects, many of which link different departments and involve experts from outside the organization, evolve in response to changes in the field; special attention is paid to issues that overlap work carried out elsewhere in the department on law, human rights, and the effects of globalization.


Our publications

Réunions et consultations

Ressources documentaires