“We Live on Hope…”: Ethical Considerations of Humanitarian Use of Drones in Post-Disaster Nepal

PhD candidate Ning Wang at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME), University of Zurich recently published an articles in the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  entitled: “We Live on Hope…”: Ethical Considerations of Humanitarian Use of Drones in Post-Disaster Nepal. This work results…

New Publication – Closing well: national and international humanitarian workers’ perspectives on the ethics of closing humanitarian health projects

Read the full paper: https://jhumanitarianaction.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41018-020-00082-4 Abstract excerpt: We identified six recurrent ethical concerns highlighted by interviewees regarding closure of humanitarian projects: respectfully engaging with partners and stakeholders, planning responsively, communicating transparently, demonstrating care for local communities and staff during project…

New Publication: Addressing obstacles to the inclusion of palliative care in humanitarian health projects

Read the full paper at: https://conflictandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13031-020-00314-9 Abstract excerpt: Participants discussed various obstacles to the provision of palliative care in humanitarian crises. More prominent obstacles were linked to the life-saving ethos of humanitarian organizations, priority setting of scarce resources, institutional and…

Palliative Care in Natural Disaster Response

Reports for humanitarian practitioners & policymakers “Dying alone is hard anywhere in the world”: Palliative care in natural disaster response  "Dying alone is hard anywhere in the world" (PDF): Palliative care in natural disaster response  “Natural Disasters - Report and…

Online Seminar – Beyond “Good Enough”: How to Engage Communities with COVID-19 Research Quickly and Effectively

13:00-14:00 GMT+1 (London), June 15th, 2020 Register here: Zoom Registration - Beyond "Good Enough" This seminar, chaired by HHE's Dr. Lisa Schwartz will explore the response to COVID-19 and the need for rapid research to develop vaccines, treatments and other…

New Report: “Dying alone is hard anywhere in the world” – palliative care in natural disaster response

READ THE FULL REPORT: Natural Disasters - Report and Recommendations In response to the emerging recognition of the need for palliative care, the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group undertook a program of research in order to understand the ethical dimensions…

COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Challenges, best practices, and prospects

By Gojjam Limenih Gojjam Limenih, is a senior lecturer and researcher of Public Health, The University of Gondar and an Advisory Council Member, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Ethiopia (MoSHE).    Ethiopia may not yet have witnessed the…

Collateral impacts of Covid-19, or, The Forgotten 

April 17, 2020 By: Nago Humbert (Translation from the French by: Elysée Nouvet) In the midst of this pandemic, as is the norm in humanitarian catastrophes, those suffering from chronic illnesses (diabetes, pulmonary disease, hypertension, kidney failure, mental health, kidney)…

Virtual Conference: Resisting Borders

Abstract Submissions: https://resistingbordersconference.wpcomstaging.com/call-for-abstracts/ Refugees and many migrants suffer from limits on their abilities to move around the world, even in pressing or urgent circumstances. They are often forced to leave their homes for reasons beyond their control, including war and…