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…

Triage and COVID-19: global preparedness, socio-cultural considerations, and communication

Principal Investigators: Elysee Nouvet PhD, Lisa Schwartz PhD Report (EN): Triaging Critical Care During COVID-19- Global preparedness, socio-cultural considerations, and communication Report (FR): TRIAGE AU NIVEAU DES SOINS AUX PATIENTS GRAVEMENT MALADES LORS DE LA PANDÉMIE DE COVID-19: PRÉPARATION MONDIALE,…

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…

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.