Shifting Trust in Outbreak Control

March 14, 2020 Sekou Kouyaté (MA) and Elysée Nouvet (PhD) COVID-19 will not spare Africa. Many of the continent’s health systems are severely under-resourced. These are overwhelmed in the face of outbreaks. Political leaders and individuals responsible for the health…

Colonial suspicions and hollow partnerships: one African research assistant’s failure to obtain a visa for a research seminar

By: Sekou Kouyaté “As a member of the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group (HHERG), your presence is requested at a Dissemination and Workshop Event in Geneva, Switzerland hosted by CERAH (Centre d’enseignement et de recherche en action humanitaire de Genève…

Reflections December 2019 Available!

The December 2019 edition of Reflections is now available! This edition focuses on Community Engagement in Humanitarian Healthcare, and features commentary from Yusuf Kabba, President of the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES). You can find it at the link…

From Tokenism to Meaningful Partnerships

North-South research partnerships are a critical means of advancing global health research. However, research partners from the Global South have described feeling they were included to full funding requirements, and offered only token roles, saying “we were there to colour…

Ethics and crisis translation: insights from the work of Paul Ricoeur

New Paper by Donal O'Mathuna & Matthew Hunt https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-01-2019-0006/full/ "Paul Ricoeur was one of the leading philosophers in the twentieth century, writing on a wide variety of topics. From these, his work on translation and on ethics provided suitable ways…

Epistemic Injustice and Humanitarian Action: The case of language and translation

Ryoa Chung is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Université de Montréal. Matthew Hunt is an Associate Professor and the Director of Research in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. This article originally appears…

On World Humanitarian Day, let’s reflect on relieving suffering through palliative care.

Follow this link to see how Dr. Lisa Schwartz and the HHE team were the focus of a reflection on World Humanitarian Day by the McMaster Global Health Office.

This team is tackling injustices in global health emergencies & humanitarian crises

Our key concerns were around how inequalities, vulnerabilities and various forms of injustices are often reinforced in these contexts, and how future public health responses could be better attuned to these issues.