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Stanford surgeon works to improve care for civilians in conflict zones

The unusual situation sparked a reevaluation of principles, responsibilities and ethics in humanitarian medicine. For Wren, it illustrated the importance of establishing competencies for responding organizations — in essence, making sure groups tasked ...

Source: Scope Blog Stanford
Published: 29 Aug 2018

Loyola Physician Susan Hou, MD, Receives Humanitarian Award

Loyola Medicine kidney specialist Susan Hou ... Excellence in Humanities and Medical Ethics Award. The other recipient is Dr. Hou's husband, Mark Molitch, MD, who co-founded the Centro Medico Humberto Parra along with Dr. Hou and a Bolivian physician.

Source: USA Patch
Published: 26 Jun 2018

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

UN leaders appeal for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen – lives of millions are at risk

To deprive this many from the basic means of survival is an unconscionable act and a violation of humanitarian principles and law. Fuel, medicine and food – all of which are now blocked from entry – are desperately needed to keep people alive.

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 16 Nov 2017

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: 17 Aug 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wesleyan Welcomes 71 New Faculty in 2018-19

Weiss’s teaching interests include global indigeneity, temporality, ecological politics, ethnographic methods, anthropological theory, research ethics, and museum anthropology ... and his service to scientific and humanitarian programs, Machado was ...

Published: 04 Sep 2018

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

Johns Hopkins Human Rights Advocate Urges WHO Action to Protect Healthcare Workers in Humanitarian Crises

Institute faculty members represent such disciplines as medicine, nursing, law, philosophy, public health and the social sciences. Their work helps anticipate and inform debates on complex moral challenges, discern ethically acceptable alternatives in ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 21 May 2012

In Iraq and Syria, humanitarian aid workers struggle within a strained system

More than ever before, the humanitarian aid system as we know it is being stretched, questioned and tested. Among those bearing this strain are the individual aid workers. Humanitarian aid workers around the world provide vital material and medical support ...

Source: The Conversation
Published: 27 Nov 2016

Shaikh Zayed’s humanitarian work around the world

Zayed Humanitarian Day is held each year as an occasion to remember ... From launching housing projects for the needy to providing food and medicine for people suffering from poverty regardless of race, sex, language or religion, Zayed’s inclusiveness ...

Source: Gulf News
Published: 16 Jul 2014

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

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

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

Avalanche in Ghizer valley poses risk of humanitarian crisis

The social worker said that a humanitarian crisis can break out if the villagers are not reached out with medicine and food on an emergency basis. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has reportedly set up a camp Bilhanz as part of their ...

Source: The Express Tribune
Published: 23 Jul 2018