As previously reported here, Dr. Monir Moniruzzaman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University has been appointed as a member of the inaugural Task Force on Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues at the World Health Organization (WHO). This Task Force was established by the Member States at the 70th World Health Assembly in 2017 to advise and assist the WHO and other Member States, in disseminating and implementing the WHO Guiding Principles. These guiding principles address the ethical aspects of organ transplantation such as the voluntary and unpaid donation of human tissues and organs, issues of universal access to transplant services, and the availability, safety and quality of these procedures worldwide.
The Task Force on Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues also assists Member States in establishing and/or strengthening their systems in organ-tissue donation and transplantation at a national level or through regional cooperation. This Task Force, the first of its kind, is comprised of 31 selected experts, who have extensive knowledge on this issue across various fields such as medicine, surgery, ethics, law, patients’ rights, public administration and health systems and who come from regions across the world. We are grateful to Dr. Monir for his dedication and work on such an important topic.
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