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Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and the Lancet Launch the Humanitarian Health Digest

“Giving humanitarian health workers a resource for the latest learnings in their area of specialization could greatly benefit the people they are trying to help.” The paper, published February 27, 2018 in the journal Medicine, Conflict and ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 07 May 2018

Emirati doctor who’s dedicated to humanitarian work

Abu Dhabi: Working as a full-time doctor in Abu Dhabi does not prevent Aisha Al Memari from also dedicating her time to humanitarian work. The first Emirati physician to specialise in emergency medicine, Al Memari has a long list of accomplishments in the ...

Source: Gulf News
Published: 11 Aug 2017

Countries are Using Domestic Laws to Criminalize Health Care

These alarming trends undermine the ethical foundation of medicine and the human rights of communities ... principle of non-discrimination is not only a key component of medical ethics, but an essential part of our humanity: every human being has a right ...

Source: Inter Press Service
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Ethics review of research in the context of humanitarian relief work

Two articles published this week in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine highlight the need for, and the practicalities of, getting appropriate ethical review of research done in the context of humanitarian relief. An article by Doris Schopper and ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 28 Jul 2009

Syria’s Humanitarian Disaster: How Aid Has Become a Weapon of War

(MORE: To Syria’s Revolutionaries, Assad Isn’t Looking So Bad After All) The U.N. estimates that some 200,000 Syrians are under siege by government forces, unable to receive food, medicine ... Syrian humanitarian workers must apply for time-consuming ...

Source: Time World
Published: 15 Jan 2014

Humanitarian Paul Farmer Wins Prestigious MacLean Center Ethics Prize

Newswise — Acclaimed physician and global health worker Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, is the winner of the 2017 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Medical Ethics, the largest such ... Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery and director of the ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 03 Nov 2017

Annual Harold Alper, M.D. Humanitarian Endowment Fund Established

The Harold Alper M.D. Humanitarian Lecture Series will include one lecture intended for a community-wide audience, covering such topics as end-of-life care, spirituality in medicine, medical ethics, psycho-social care, health policy, cultural disparities ...

Published: 09 Jun 2008

A century on, do civilian and military medical ethics differ?

In a rather fundamental sense there is something antithetical about war and medicine ... else might civilian and military medical ethics differ? Perhaps the answer has something to do with the concept of military necessity. International humanitarian ...

Source: The Conversation
Published: 28 Jul 2014

Iraqi Humanitarian Efforts

BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: We have a special report today on the bravery and dedication of U.S. and other humanitarian aid workers in Iraq ... we need so much. SEELYE: For RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY, I’m Kate Seelye in Baghdad.

Source: PBS
Published: 12 Dec 2003

The Ethics and Law of Applying Clinical Guidelines

Margaret Somerville is Professor of Bioethics in the School of Medicine ... book is Bird on an Ethics Wire: Battles about Values in the Culture Wars. Robert Manne, John Menadue, Tim Costello and Frank Brennan There is now a humanitarian disaster on ...

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: 16 Nov 2016

Ethical considerations for vaccination programmes in acute humanitarian emergencies

Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine and Health ... are rooted in the more general ethical principles governing clinical medicine and public health. Acute humanitarian emergencies differ widely in nature, in the threats they pose, in ...

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 28 Jul 2013

Ethics, culture and relativism: Some reflections on teaching medical ethics in contemporary Sri Lanka

For example, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ruhuna, a wider perspective on medical ethics is delivered ... based on the highest moral and humanitarian values and in accordance with Buddhist teaching. These courses counter-balance teaching ...

Source: Island
Published: 16 Feb 2016

Republicans weigh in on House District 60 race

According to records on the Missouri Ethics Commission website ... after a devastating hurricane or tornado as the executive director of the Red Cross. I am a humanitarian and a compassionate leader who will always put the people of our community first."

Source: News Tribune
Published: 18 Jun 2018

Iraq Humanitarian Efforts

Ms. ALBUQUERQUE: Shelter, water, clothes, food, medicine, supplies. LAWTON: And it’s a very big area to have to cover? Ms. ALBUQUERQUE: It’s a very big area and again, it’s a problem also of access for the humanitarian organizations. How to reach ...

Source: PBS
Published: 21 Mar 2003

Africa: Don't Forget Ethics When Mapping Uncharted Slums

In a lecture theatre - fittingly named after Snow - at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine ... But the issue of ethics cropped up several times throughout the panel discussion at the launch. If humanitarian mapping initiatives such as Missing ...

Published: 18 Nov 2014

Book Accuses French Minister, Humanitarian of Impropriety

medicine and public health, and that he did work in West Africa. But, he said, he "never signed a contract with an African state. Never." "Is there something shocking in a former health minister, who carried out humanitarian missions for Doctors Without ...

Source: The Washington Post
Published: 05 Feb 2009

Counterterrorism, ethics, and global health

It also identifies concerns involving moral agency and responsibility – specifically of humanitarian health workers ... "the militarization of health care," in which medicine is incorporated into warfare. As an example, they cite the covert operation ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 18 Jun 2014

The cultured body and the cult of medicine

Jolie is a humanitarian ... is that the image of medicine to which they aspire is more like that of Teresa, than of the cosmetic surgeon. Jeffrey Bishop, MD, PhD is the Director of the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics and holds the Tenet ...

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: 23 Aug 2011

Counterterrorism policies and practices: health and values at stake

c. University College London, London, England. d. Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices, Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland. e. Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia. f. Australian ...

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 07 Oct 2015

Africa: Countries Are Using Domestic Laws to Criminalize Health Care

These alarming trends undermine the ethical foundation of medicine and the human rights of communities ... principle of non-discrimination is not only a key component of medical ethics, but an essential part of our humanity: every human being has a right ...

Published: 21 Jun 2018

How tech can bring dignity to refugees in humanitarian crises

While new technologies are now being used more frequently in the management of humanitarian crises ... good that technology can bring by creatively fusing new technologies with ethics to bring ideals of human dignity, participation and autonomy back ...

Source: The Conversation
Published: 02 May 2018

Drones that save lives? Meet humanitarian aid’s newest tool

(Photo/Courtesy of Globhe) Public health experts and people providing humanitarian aid in remote areas are now ... Drone pilots sometimes must fly medicine across national borders, potentially violating the law, for example. But USC experts aim to share ...

Source: USC-News
Published: 06 Jun 2018

Syria: Humanitarian aid beyond reach of many people

Humanitarian aid was not reaching enough armed rebels and ... said Khalid Omar, a pharmacist in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, and a liaison between the Union of Free Medicine and other agencies or donors. “He is the one who is killing me; how is ...

Source: Gulf News
Published: 31 Mar 2013

QU hosts animal ethics awareness day

The Office of Research Planning and Development at the Qatar University (QU) Office of the Vice-President (V-P) for Research and Graduate Studies recently held the Animal Ethics Awareness ... MoPH and Sidra Medicine. The event’s programme featured ...

Source: Gulf Times
Published: 17 Mar 2018

The Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen Continues

The war on Yemen keeps going, and the country’s humanitarian crisis continues to worsen ... to starve the country’s civilian population of essential food, fuel, and medicine, and the U.S. continues to back its reckless client in its disastrous war.

Source: The American Conservative
Published: 25 Aug 2015

Better ethics education needed in community-based research

But existing programs that educate researchers, community groups and institutional review boards about research ethics "fail to meet the needs ... of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Community-engaged research has been defined as ...

Published: 02 May 2012

The World’s Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Arrives Just In Time

But they will resist any change from Barack Obama’s policies and, wouldn’t you know it, the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II has come along just in time to shore up their case: The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has ...

Source: Power Line
Published: 30 Mar 2017