Tunisia hosted the WHO meeting Global Summit of National Ethics Committees (NECs) on September 26-28 2012. This was the first time an Arab and Muslim country was responsible for the summit and the first time it took place in Africa. The summit gathered participants from NECs from a large number of countries.
The conference covered a large number of topics including equity and quality of the health services, biobanking, infectious diseases, organ, cell and tissue transplantation and research ethics. Discussion papers on each topic had been produced by working groups consisting of delegates from several NECs.
Representatives from each region presented topics of special regional interest. Furthermore, a number of NECs presented current work in specific sessions and at “the Market Place”.
These were the presentations made by the Swedish delegation: