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Raffaella Ravinetto

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Postal address:
Nationalestraat 155
2000
Antwerp
Belgium

Email: rravinetto@itg.be

Phone: +32(0)32476625

Research outputs

Universal health coverage: drug quality and affordability can go together

Ravinetto, R. & Dujardin, C., 15-Oct-2019, In : BMJ. 367, p. l6004 1 p.

Artemisinin-based combination therapy during pregnancy: outcome of pregnancy and infant mortality: a cohort study

Nambozi, M., Tinto, H., Mwapasa, V., Tagbor, H., Kabuya, J-B. B., Hachizovu, S., Traoré, M., Valea, I., Tahita, M. C., Ampofo, G., Buyze, J., Ravinetto, R., Arango, D., Thriemer, K., Mulenga, M., van Geertruyden, J-P. & D'Alessandro, U., 2019, In : Malaria Journal. 18, 1, 8 p., 105.

Ethical considerations for movement mapping to identify disease transmission hotspots

de Jong, B. C., Gaye, B. M., Luyten, J., van Buitenen, B., André, E., Meehan, C. J., O'Siochain, C., Tomsu, K., Urbain, J., Grietens, K. P., Njue, M., Pinxten, W., Gehre, F., Nyan, O., Buvé, A., Roca, A., Ravinetto, R. & Antonio, M., 2019, In : Emerging Infectious Diseases. 25, 7

Ethics preparedness: facilitating ethics review during outbreaks - recommendations from an expert panel

ALERRT-WHO Workshop, 2019, In : BMC Medical Ethics. 20, 1, 10 p., 29.

Exploring global and country-level barriers to an effective supply of leishmaniasis medicines and diagnostics in eastern Africa: a qualitative study

Sunyoto, T., Potet, J., den Boer, M., Ritmeijer, K., Postigo, J. A. R., Ravinetto, R., Alves, F., Picado, A. & Boelaert, M., 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 5, p. e029141

Pre-exposure intradermal rabies vaccination: a non-inferiority trial in healthy adults on shortening the vaccination schedule from 28 to 7 days

Soentjens, P., Andries, P., Aerssens, A., Tsoumanis, A., Ravinetto, R., Heuninckx, W., van Loen, H., Brochier, B., Van Gucht, S., Van Damme, P., Van Herrewege, Y. & Bottieau, E., 2019, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 68, 4, p. 607-614 8 p.

The assessment of gestational age: a comparison of different methods from a malaria pregnancy cohort in sub-Saharan Africa

Unger, H., Thriemer, K., Ley, B., Tinto, H., Traoré, M., Valea, I., Tagbor, H., Antwi, G., Gbekor, P., Nambozi, M., Kabuya, J-B. B., Mulenga, M., Mwapasa, V., Chapotera, G., Madanitsa, M., Rulisa, S., de Crop, M., Claeys, Y., Ravinetto, R. & D'Alessandro, U., 2019, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 19, 1, p. 12

Benefit sharing in the revised Indian National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research Involving Human Participants, 2017

Ravinetto, R. & Dierickx, K., 2018, In : Indian Journal of Medical Research. 3, 3, p. 204-209 6 p., DOI:10.20529/IJME.2018.066 .

Community sensitization and decision-making for trial participation: a mixed-methods study from The Gambia

Dierickx, S., O'Neill, S., Gryseels, C., Immaculate Anyango, E., Bannister-Tyrrell, M., Okebe, J., Mwesigwa, J., Jaiteh, F., Gerrets, R., Ravinetto, R., D'Alessandro, U. & Peeters Grietens, K., 2018, In : Developing World Bioethics. 18, 4, p. 406-419 14 p.

Informed consent, community engagement, and study participation at a research site in Kigali, Rwanda

van Nuil, J. I., Kestelyn, E., Umutoni, G., Mwambarangwe, L., Umulisa, M. M., van de Wijgert, J. & Ravinetto, R., 2018, In : Developing World Bioethics. 18, 4, p. 349-356 8 p.

Long-term clinical outcomes in visceral leishmaniasis/human immunodeficiency virus-co-infected patients during and after pentamidine secondary prophylaxis in Ethiopia: a single-arm clinical trial

Diro, E., Ritmeijer, K., Boelaert, M., Alves, F., Mohammed, R., Abongomera, C., Ravinetto, R., De Crop, M., Fikre, H., Adera, C., van Loen, H., Tsoumanis, A., Adriaensen, W., Hailu, A. & van Griensven, J., 2018, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 66, 3, p. 444-451 8 p.

Pharmaceutical quality assurance of local private distributors: a secondary analysis in 13 low-and middle-income countries.

Van Assche, K., Nebot Giralt, A., Caudron, J-M., Schiavetti, B., Pouget, C., Tsoumanis, A., Meessen, B. & Ravinetto, R., 2018, In : BMJ Global Health . 3, 3, 10 p., e000771.

Prednisone for the prevention of paradoxical tuberculosis-associated IRIS

PredART Trial Team, 2018, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 379, 20, p. 1915-1925 11 p.

Quality of medicines in resource-limited settings: need for ethical guidance.

Ravinetto, R., Pinxten, W. & Rago, L., 2018, In : Global Bioethics. 29, 1, p. 81-94 13 p., DOI:.

The Belgian commitment to pharmaceutical quality: a model policy to improve quality assurance of medicines available through humanitarian and development programs

Ravinetto, R., Roosen, T. & Dujardin, C., 2018, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. 11, p. 12 5 p.

The quality of medicines used in children and supplied by private pharmaceutical wholesalers in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: a prospective survey

Schiavetti, B., Wynendaele, E., De Spiegeleer, B., Mbinze, G. J., Kalenda, N., Marini, R., Melotte, V., Hasker, E., Meessen, B., Ravinetto, R., Van der Elst, J. & Ngeleka, D. M., 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 98, 3, p. 894-903 10 p.

Clinical spectrum, etiology, and outcome of neurological disorders in the rural hospital of Mosango, the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mukendi, D., Lilo Kalo, J-R., Mpanya, A., Minikulu, L., Kayembe, T., Lutumba, P., Barbé, B., Gillet, P., Jacobs, J., Van Loen, H., Yansouni, C. P., Chappuis, F., Ravinetto, R., Verdonck, K., Boelaert, M., Winkler, A. S. & Bottieau, E., 14-Aug-2017, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

The revision of the ICH Good Clinical Practice guidelines: a missed opportunity?

Ravinetto, R., 23-May-2017, In : Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. -, -, p. 1-5 5 p.

Doing more with less: research in resource-limited settings means getting the most out of personnel, equipment and supplies - and empowering those who can continue your work

Ravinetto, R., 2017, In : The Pathologist. 0317, p. 407 4 p.

Low birth weight and prematurity in teenage mothers in rural areas of Burkina Faso

Bihoun, B., Zango, S. H., Traoré-Coulibaly, M., Rouamba, T., Zemba, D., Tahita, M-C., Yarga, S., Kabore, B., Lompo, P., Valea, I., Samadoulougou, S. O., Ravinetto, R., Van Geertruyden, J-P., D`Alessandro, U., Tinto, H. & Robert, A., 2017, In : Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health . 4, p. 100344 5 p.

Noma. Time to address a collective moral failure

Ravinetto, R., 2017, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 96 , 2, p. 263–264 3 p.

Population-based incidence, seasonality and serotype distribution of invasive salmonellosis among children in Nanoro, rural Burkina Faso

Guiraud, I., Post, A., Diallo, S. N., Lompo, P., Maltha, J., Thriemer, K., Tahita, C. M., Ley, B., Derra, K., Bottieau, E., Kazienga, A., Schurmans, C., Ravinetto, R., Rouamba, E., Van Griensven, J., Bertrand, S., Tinto, H. & Jacobs, J., 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 7, p. e0178577 17 p.

Quality assurance of medicines supplied to low income and middle-income countries: poor products in shiny boxes?

Nebot Giralt, A., Schiavetti, B., Meessen, B., Caudron, J. M., Marchal, B., Massat, P., Thys, S. & Ravinetto, R., 2017, In : BMJ Global Health . 2, p. e000172 11 p.

Research ethics governance in times of Ebola

Schopper, D., Ravinetto, R., Schwartz, L., Kamaara, E., Sheel, S., Segelid, M. J., Ahmad, A., Dawson, A., Singh, J., Jesani, A. & Upshur, R., 2017, In : Public Health Ethics. 10, 1, p. 49-61 13 p.

Clinical research in neglected tropical diseases: the challenge of implementing good clinical (laboratory) practices

Ravinetto, R., Alirol, E., Mahendradhata, Y., Rijal, S., Lutumba, P., Sacko, M., El-Safi, S., Lim, K., van Loen, H., Jacobs, J., Peeling, R. W., Chappuis, F. & Boelaert, M., 2016, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 10, 11, p. e0004654 6 p.

Design and analysis considerations in the Ebola_Tx trial evaluating convalescent plasma in the treatment of Ebola virus disease in Guinea during the 2014-2015 outbreak

Edwards, T., Semple, M. G., De Weggheleire, A., Claeys, Y., De Crop, M., Menten, J., Ravinetto, R., Temmerman, S., Lynen, L., Bah, E. I., Smith, P. G., van Griensven, J. & Ebola_Tx Consortium, 2016, In : Clinical Trials. p. 1-9

Ethical challenges in designing and conducting medicine quality surveys

Tabernero, P., Parker, M., Ravinetto, R., Phanouvong, S., Yeung, S., Kitutu, F. E., Cheah, P. Y., Mayxay, M., Guerin, P. J. & Newton, P. N., 2016, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 21, 6, p. 799-806 8 p.

Evaluation of convalescent plasma for Ebola virus disease in Guinea

van Griensven, J., Edwards, T., de Lamballerie, X., Semple, M. G., Gallian, P., Baize, S., Horby, P. W., Raoul, H., Magassouba, NF., Antierens, A., Lomas, C., Faye, O., Sall, A. A., Fransen, K., Buyze, J., Ravinetto, R., Tiberghien, P., Claeys, Y., De Crop, M., Lynen, L. & 6 othersBah, E. I., Smith, P. G., Delamou, A., De Weggheleire, A., Haba, N. & Ebola-Tx Consortium, 2016, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 374, 1, p. 33-42 10 p.

Experiences and lessons from a multicountry NIDIAG study on persistent digestive disorders in the tropics

Becker, S. L., Yap, P., Horié, N. S., Alirol, E., Barbé, B., Bhatta, N. K., Bhattarai, N. R., Bottieau, E., Chatigre, J. K., Coulibaly, J. T., Fofana, H. K. M., Jacobs, J., Karki, P., Khanal, B., Knopp, S., Koirala, K., Mahendradhata, Y., Mertens, P., Meyanti, F., Murhandarwati, E. H. & 20 othersN'Goran, E. K., Peeling, R. W., Pradhan, B., Ravinetto, R., Rijal, S., Sacko, M., Saye, R., Schneeberger, P. H. H., Schurmans, C., Silué, K. D., Steinmann, P., van Loen, H., Verdonck, K., van Lieshout, L., von Müller, L., Yao, J. A., Boelaert, M., Chappuis, F., Polman, K. & Utzinger, J., 2016, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 10, 11, p. e0004818 13 p.

Fighting poor-quality medicines in low- and middle-income countries: the importance of advocacy and pedagogy

Ravinetto, R., Vandenbergh, D., Macé, C., Pouget, C., Renchon, B., Rigal, J., Schiavett, B. & Caudron, J. M., 2016, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. 9, p. 36 4 p.

Four artemisinin-based treatments in African pregnant women with malaria

PREGACT Study Group, 2016, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 374, 10, p. 913-927 15 p.

Governance and standards in international clinical research: the role of transnational consortia

Ravinetto, R., Becker, S. L., Sacko, M., El-Safi, S., Mahendradhata, Y., Lutumba, P., Rijal, S., Lim, K., Sundar, S., N'Goran, E. K., Verdonck, K., Utzinger, J., Chappuis, F. & Boelaert, M., 2016, In : American Journal of Bioethics. 16, 10, p. 59-61 3 p.

It is time to revise the international Good Clinical Practices guidelines: recommendations from noncommercial North–South collaborative trials

Ravinetto, R., Tinto, H., Diro, E., Okebe, J., Mahendradhata, Y., Rijal, S., Gotuzzo, E., Lutumba, P., Nahum, A., De Nys, K., Casteels, M. & Boelaert, M., 2016, In : BMJ Global Health . 1, p. e000122 8 p.

It is time to revise the international Good Clinical Practices guidelines: recommendations from non-commercial North-South collaborative trials

Ravinetto, R., Tinto, H., Diro, E., Okebe, J., Mahendradhata, Y., Rijal, S., Gotuzzo, E., Lutumba, P., Nahum, A., De Nys, K., Casteels, M. & Boelaert, M., 2016, In : BMJ Global Health . 1, 3, p. e000122 8 p.

Methodological and ethical challenges in non-commercial north-south collaborative clinical trials

Ravinetto, R., 2016, Leuven: Leuven University Press. 169 p.

Multiple ethical review in North-South collaborative research: the experience of the Ebola-Tx trial in Guinea

De Crop, M., Delamou, A., Griensven, J. V. & Ravinetto, R., 2016, In : Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. p. 1-7 7 p.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth? four reasons not to blur the line between research and care in low- and middle-income countries [letter]

Pinxten, W., Ravinetto, R. & Buvé, A., 2016, In : American Journal of Bioethics. 16, 6, p. 17-19 3 p.

Predictable threats to public health through delaying universal access to innovative medicines for Hepatitis C: a pharmaceutical standpoint

Ravinetto, R., Weggheleire, A. D., Dorlo, T. P. C., Francque, S., Sokkab, A., Pouget, C., Meessen, B., Tabernero, P., Newton, P. N. & Lynen, L., 2016, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 21, 12, p. 1490-1495 12 p.

Preventing paradoxical tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in high-risk patients: protocol of a randomized placebo-controlled trial of prednisone (predART trial)

Stek, C., Schutz, C., Blumenthal, L., Thienemann, F., Buyze, J., Nöstlinger, C., Ravinetto, R., Wouters, E., Colebunders, R., Maartens, G., Wilkinson, R. J., Lynen, L. & Meintjes, G., 2016, In : JMIR Research Protocols. 5, 3, p. e173 13 p.

Rapid diagnostic tests for neglected infectious diseases: case study highlights need for customer awareness and postmarket surveillance

Barbé, B., Verdonck, K., El-Safi, S., Khanal, B., Teav, S., Lilo Kalo, J-R., Ravinetto, R., Chappuis, F., Boelaert, M. & Jacobs, J., 2016, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 10, 11, p. e0004655 8 p.

Regulatory agencies should engage in drug pricing [letter]

Ravinetto, R. & Gaidano, G., 2016, In : BMJ. 354, p. i4524 1 p.

The art of writing and implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for laboratories in low-resource settings: review of guidelines and best practices

Barbé, B., Verdonck, K., Mukendi, D., Lejon, V., Lilo Kalo, J-R., Alirol, E., Gillet, P., Horié, N., Ravinetto, R., Bottieau, E., Yansouni, C., Winkler, A. S., van Loen, H., Boelaert, M., Lutumba, P. & Jacobs, J., 2016, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 10, 11, p. e0005053 12 p.

The threat of poor quality antibiotics in increasing antimicrobial resistance [letter]

Ravinetto, R. M. & Dujardin, C., 2016, In : BMJ. 354, p. i3618 1 p.

A multimedia consent tool for research participants in the Gambia: a randomized controlled trial

Afolabi, M. O., McGrath, N., D'Alessandro, U., Kampmann, B., Imoukhuede, E. B., Ravinetto, R. M., Alexander, N., Larson, H. J., Chandramohan, D. & Bojang, K., 2015, In : Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 93, 5, p. 320-328A

Diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases among patients with persistent digestive disorders (diarrhoea and/or abdominal pain ≥14 days): Pierrea multi-country, prospective, non-experimental case-control study

Polman, K., Becker, S. L., Alirol, E., Bhatta, N. K., Bhattarai, N. R., Bottieau, E., Bratschi, M. W., Burza, S., Coulibaly, J. T., Doumbia, M. N., Horié, N. S., Jacobs, J., Khanal, B., Landouré, A., Mahendradhata, Y., Meheus, F., Mertens, P., Meyanti, F., Murhandarwati, E. H., N'Goran, E. K. & 21 othersPeeling, R. W., Ravinetto, R., Rijal, S., Sacko, M., Saye, R., Schneeberger, P. H. H., Schurmans, C., Silué, K. D., Thobari, J. A., Traoré, M. S., van Lieshout, L., van Loen, H., Verdonck, K., von Müller, L., Yansouni, C. P., Yao, J. A., Yao, P. K., Yap, P., Boelaert, M., Chappuis, F. & Utzinger, J., 2015, In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 15, 1, p. 338

Field evaluation of SD Bioline Malaria Antigen P.f® for Plasmodium falciparum malaria diagnosis in Nanoro, Burkina Faso

Tinto, H., Sombie, O., Valea, I., Lankoande, F., Yara, S., Lompo, P., Tahita, M., Kazienga, A., Sayouba, O., Hermann, S., De Crop, M. & Ravinetto, R., 2015, In : African Journal of Parasitology Research. 4, 11, p. 161-165 5 p.

Innovations in research ethics governance in humanitarian settings

Schopper, D., Dawson, A., Upshur, R., Ahmad, A., Jesani, A., Ravinetto, R., Segelid, M. J., Sheel, S. & Singh, J., 2015, In : BMC Medical Ethics. 16, p. 10

Participation in medical research as a resource-seeking strategy in socio-economically vulnerable communities: call for research and action

Ravinetto, R., Afolabi, M. O., Okebe, J., Van Nuil, J. I., Lutumba, P., Mavoko, H. M., Nahum, A., Tinto, H., Addissie, A., D'Alessandro, U. & Peeters, K., 2015, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 20, 1, p. 63-66 4 p.

Quality assurance of drugs used in clinical trials: proposal for adapting guidelines

Newton, P. N., Schellenberg, D., Ashley, E. A., Ravinetto, R., Green, M. D., Kuile, F. O. T., Tabernero, P., White, N. J. & Guerin, P. J., 2015, In : BMJ. 350, p. h602

Safe and efficacious artemisinin-based combination treatments for African pregnant women with malaria: a multicentre randomized control trial

Nambozi, M., Mulenga, M., Halidou, T., Tagbor, H., Mwapasa, V., Phiri, L. K., Kalanda, G., Valea, I., Traore, M., Mwakazanga, D., Claeys, Y., Schurmans, C., De Crop, M., Menten, J., Ravinetto, R., Thriemer, K., Van Geertruyden, J-P., Mutabingwa, T. & D'Alessandro, U., 2015, In : Reproductive Health. 12, p. 5 10 p.

Should consent forms used in clinical trials be translated into the local dialects? a survey among past participants in rural Ghana

Baiden, F., Akazili, J., Chatio, S., Achana, F. S., Oduro, A. R., Ravinetto, R. & Hodgson, A., 2015, In : Clinical Trials.

Sponsorship in non-commercial clinical trials: definitions, challenges and the role of Good Clinical Practices guidelines

Ravinetto, R., De Nys, K., Boelaert, M., Diro, E., Meintjes, G., Adoke, Y., Tagbor, H. & Casteels, M., 2015, In : BMC International Health and Human Rights. 15, p. 34

The challenges of research informed consent in socio-economically vulnerable populations: a viewpoint from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Kalabuanga, M., Ravinetto, R., Maketa, V., Muhindo Mavoko, H., Fungula, B., Inocêncio da Luz, R., Van Geertruyden, J-P. & Lutumba, P., 2015, In : Developing World Bioethics.

The North-South divide in access to quality-assured medical products: a public health problem and an ethical challenge

Ravinetto, R., 2015, In : MT Bulletin of the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health. 53, 3, p. 11-12 2 p.

The quality of medicines: an ethical issue? [comment]

Ravinetto, R. & Schiavetti, B., 2015, In : Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 12, 4, p. 232-234 3 p.

Use of pentamidine as secondary prophylaxis to prevent visceral leishmaniasis relapse in HIV infected patients, the first twelve months of a prospective cohort study

Diro Ejara, E., Ritmeijer, K., Boelaert, M., Alves, F., Mohammed, R., Abongomera, C., Ravinetto, R., De Crop, M., Fikre, H., Adera, C., Colebunders, R., van Loen, H., Menten, J., Lynen, L., Hailu, A. & van Griensven, J., 2015, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9, 10, p. e0004087 15 p.

Digitised audio questionnaire for assessment of informed consent comprehension in a low-literacy African research population: development and psychometric evaluation

Afolabi, M. O., Bojang, K., D'Alessandro, U., Ota, M. O. C., Imoukhuede, E. B., Ravinetto, R., Larson, H. J., McGrath, N. & Chandramohan, D., 2014, In : BMJ Open. 4, 6, p. e004817

Doctors and vampires in sub-Saharan Africa: ethical challenges in clinical trial research

Peeters, K., Ribera, J. M., Erhart, A., Hoibak, S., Ravinetto, R., Gryseels, C., Dierickx, S., O'Neill, S., Muela, S. H. & D'Alessandro, U., 2014, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 91, 2, p. 213-215 3 p.

Globalisation of clinical trials and ethics of benefit sharing [comment]

Ravinetto, R., Guenzi, P. D., Massat, P. & Gaidano, G., 2014, In : Lancet Haematology. 1, 2, p. e54-e56 3 p.

Multimedia informed consent tool for a low literacy African research population: development and pilot-testing

Afolabi, M. O., Bojang, K., D'Alessandro, U., Imoukhuede, E. B., Ravinetto, R. M., Larson, H. J., McGrath, N., Chandramohan, D. & Ravinetto, R., 2014, In : Journal of Clinical Research and Bioethics. 5, 3, p. 178

Poor-quality medicines: from knowledge to control and prevention [comment]

Ravinetto, R., 2014, In : Pathogens and Global Health. 108, 4, p. 171-172 2 p.

Safety of daily co-trimoxazole in pregnancy in an area of changing malaria epidemiology: a phase 3b randomized controlled clinical trial

Manyando, C., Njunju, E. M., Mwakazanga, D., Chongwe, G., Mkandawire, R., Champo, D., Mulenga, M., De Crop, M., Claeys, Y., Ravinetto, R., van Overmeir, C., D'Alessandro, U. & Van Geertruyden, J-P., 2014, In : PLoS ONE. 9, 5, p. e96017

Access to medicines and quality of medicines: always together!

Ravinetto, R. & Luyckx, C., 2013, In : Equilibri.

Challenges of non-commercial multicentre North-South collaborative clinical trials

Ravinetto, R. M., Talisuna, A., De Crop, M., van Loen, H., Menten, J., Van Overmeir, C., Tinto, H., Gonzalez, R., Meremikwu, M., Nabasuma, C., Ngoma, G. M., Karema, C., Adoke, Y., Chaponda, M., Van geertruyden, J. P. & D'Alessandro, U., 2013, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 18, 2, p. 237-241 5 p.

Could the decision of trial participation precede the informed consent process? Evidence from Burkina Faso

Paré Toe, L., Ravinetto, R. M., Dierickx, S., Gryseels, C., Tinto, H., Rouamba, N., Diallo, I., Cissao, Y., Bayala, K., Hausmann, S., Muela, J., D'Alessandro, U. & Peeters, K., 2013, In : PLoS ONE. 8, 11, p. e80800

Ethical research is grounded in quality data: a clinical data management workshop in Varanasi

Malaviya, P., Ravinetto, R. & Sundar, S., 2013, In : Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 10, 2, p. 132 1 p.

Good clinical practice in resource-limited settings: translating theory into practice

Tinto, H., Noor, R. A., Wanga, C. L., Valea, I., Mbaye, M. N., D'Alessandro, U. & Ravinetto, R. M., 2013, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 88, 4, p. 608-613 6 p.

Low cost intradermal rabies vaccination is indeed very promising [letter]

Soentjens, P., Aerssens, A., Van Gucht, S., Ravinetto, R. & Van Gompel, A., 2013, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 56, 10, p. 1509-1510 2 p.

The global impact of Indian generics on access to health

Ravinetto, R. M., Dorlo, T. P., Caudron, J. M. & Prashanth, N., 2013, In : Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 10, 2, p. 118-120 3 p.

Commentary: substandard medicines are the priority for neglected tropical diseases [comment]

Dorlo, T. P. C., Ravinetto, R. M., Beijnen, J. H. & Boelaert, M., 2012, In : BMJ. 345, p. 7884

Poor-quality medical products: time to address substandards, not only counterfeits [editorial]

Ravinetto, R. M., Boelaert, M., Jacobs, J., Pouget, C. & Luyckx, C., 2012, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 17, 11, p. 1412-1416

Treatment outcomes for human African Trypanosomiasis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: analysis of routine program data from the world's largest sleeping sickness control program

Hasker, E., Mpanya, A., Makabuza, J., Mbo, F., Lumbala, C., Kumpel, J., Claeys, Y., Kande, V., Ravinetto, R., Menten, J., Lutumba, P. & Boelaert, M., 2012, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 17, 9, p. 1127-1132

Universal access to quality medicines: prioritisation of a-priori solutions [letter]

Dorlo, T. P. C., Boelaert, M., Beijnen, J. H. & Ravinetto, R., 2012, In : Lancet Infectious Diseases. 12, 11, p. 829-830 2 p.

A head-to-head comparison of four artemisinin-based combinations for treating uncomplicated malaria in African children: a randomized trial

The Four Artemisinin-Based Combinations (4ABC) Study Group, 2011, In : PLoS Medicine. 8, 11, e1001119.

Double ethical review of North-South collaborative clinical research: hidden paternalism or real partnership? [viewpoint]

Ravinetto, R., Buvé, A., Halidou, T., Lutumba, P., Talisuna, A., Juffrie, M., D'Alessandro, U. & Boelaert, M., 2011, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 16, 4, p. 527-530

Malaria rapid diagnostic kits: quality of packaging, design and labelling of boxes and components and readability and accuracy of information inserts

Gillet, P., Maltha, J., Hermans, V., Ravinetto, R., Bruggeman, C. & Jacobs, J., 2011, In : Malaria Journal. 10, p. 39

Quality of medical devices and in vitro diagnostics in resource-limited settings

Mori, M., Ravinetto, R. & Jacobs, J., 2011, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 16, 11, p. 1439-1449 11 p.

Un modello di assistenza sanitaria per gli immigrati privi di permesso di soggiorno in Italia: l'esperienza di Medici Senza Frontiere

Ravinetto, R., Magnano, R. & Lodesani, C., 2011, In : Giornale Italiano di Medicina Tropicale. 16, 1-2, p. 7-10

Commercio globale, regolamentazione farmaceutica e qualità del farmaco per le popolazioni vulnerabili

Ravinetto, R., 2010, L'accesso al farmaci essenziali nei paesi in via de sviluppo; approfondimenti interdisciplinari su un'emergenza umanitaria. Sinischalchi, A. & Bergamini, P. (eds.). [Ferrara]: UnifePress, p. 107-121 14 p.

Ethical criteria in clinical research in developing countries: is there a global standard?

Ravinetto, R., Mbonile, L. & White, N., 2010, In : Giornale Italiano di Medicina Tropicale. 15, 1-4, p. 1-8 8 p.

Health research: the challenges related to ethical review and informed consent in developing countries

Ravinetto, R., Tinto, H., Rouamba, N., Talisuna, A., Adoke, Y., Ebeja, AK., Maketa, V., Peeters Grietens, K., Buvé, A. & Crawley, F., 2010, In : Giornale Italiano di Medicina Tropicale. 15, 1-4, p. 15-20 6 p.

Access to health care for undocumented migrants in Italy [correspondence]

Ravinetto, R., Lodesani, C., D'Alessandro, U., De Filippi, L. & Pontiroli, A., 2009, In : Lancet. 373, 9681, p. 2111-2112 2 p.

Poor-quality medicines in developing countries [reflection and reaction]

Ravinetto, RM., Cloëz, S., Scouflaire-Mallet, SM. & Vandenbergh, D., 2009, In : Lancet Infectious Diseases. 9, 5, p. 267-268 2 p.

Conflictos olvidados, emergencias complejas y acción humanitaria

Villa, L., Bassets, G. & Ravinetto, R., 2007, In : Jano, Medicina y Humanidades. 1669, p. 24-29
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Raffaella Ravinetto

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Postal address:
Nationalestraat 155
2000
Antwerp
Belgium

Email: rravinetto@itg.be

Phone: +32(0)32476625

Research expertise

Raffaella Ravinetto holds a Pharmacy Master Degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medical Biology from the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from KU Leuven.

After being a clinical researcher in the private pharmaceutical sector, she worked in humanitarian programs in the Balkans and Africa. In 2002, she joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), where she followed various dossiers on access to/quality of essential medicines, while performing several field assessments in Africa and Latin America. Since 2006 to 2016, she was the head of the Clinical Trials Unit at ITM, as well as the coordinator of the Switching the Poles Clinical Research Network and the scientific coordinator of QUAMED, a network that promotes evidence-based strategies for universal access to quality-ensured medicines.

She is currently a senior researcher at the ITM Public Health Department, in charge of a portfolio of research, networking and advocacy on medicines in low- and middle-income countries, and of a North-South network on research standards and ethics in low- and middle-income countries.

She is the chairperson of the ITM Institutional Review Board.

She was president of the Italian branch of MSF (2007-2011). She’s the chairperson of MSF Ethics Review Board, and an ethical advisor to some EU-funded research projects.

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