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Working with Community Health Workers as ‘Volunteers’ in a Vaccine Trial: Practical and Ethical Experiences and Implications
Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2013
© 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Developing World Bioethics
Special Issue: Field workers at the interface between research institutions and local communities
Volume 13, Issue 1, pages 38–47, April 2013
How to Cite
Angwenyi, V., Kamuya, D., Mwachiro, D., Marsh, V., Njuguna, P. and Molyneux, S. (2013), Working with Community Health Workers as ‘Volunteers’ in a Vaccine Trial: Practical and Ethical Experiences and Implications. Developing World Bioethics, 13: 38–47. doi: 10.1111/dewb.12015
- Issue online: 22 MAR 2013
- Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2013
- KEMRI-Wellcome Trust
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