Our second KCL-Oxford symposium on Ethics of Innovative Technologies for Health in LMICs is taking place on Monday 27 March at King's College London.
In our first symposium, which took place in Oxford in November 2016, we discussed ethical challenges arising from innovative technological health interventions both from a theoretical and from a practical perspective with regard to the most vulnerable in LMICs, and laid the groundwork for a future research agenda. One of the main conclusions of the symposium was that many mHealth projects are not addressing the political and social environments or the conditions in which they operate. Consequently, they often fail to reach and help those who are worst off.
To address this tension between mHealth technologies and social and political contexts, in this second symposium, bringing together a small group of selected experts working at the intersection of ethics, technology, and low-income countries, we aim to describe ethical principles that could be applied to mHealth for the most vulnerable populations in LMICs.
The meeting is supported by the Wellcome Trust.