Healthcare for Undocumented Migrants – Geneva, Oct. 2015

A timely event of interest to many HumEthNet members. From Medical Anthropology Switzerland (MAS), a one-day colloquium with providers' and migrants'  perspectives on the provision of healthcare for [undocumented] migrants. Colloquium event: October 10, 2015          Registration…

New Case in the ENHA Case Study Series

Case studies are made available for a variety of training and reflection purposes. They can be used in conjunction with the Humanitarian Health Ethics Analysis Tool (HHEAT) or on their own. Patient Transfer During Period of Heightened Security Threat Setting: A field…

New Case Study Available

Are injections better than pills? Two months ago, an international medical NGO established a project to support local health clinics and introduce a new malaria treatment program that consists of taking two pills once a day for three days. It would replace the currently available treatment of daily injections. Local health professionals are hesitant about the change in treatment protocol when it is presented to them. The local community, including some local health workers, voice their concern about this treatment; in their opinion injections are better than pills, and more pills are better than a few. Some local health workers are also sceptical that this new treatment regimen will be available once the non-governmental organization leaves the area. What’s more, community health workers have heard that some local health providers have discouraged patients from accepting the new treatment.

Report Now Available

A report by Elysée Nouvet, Elizabeth Chan, and Lisa Schwartz of McMaster University on a qualitative study supported by the Humanitarian Healthcare Ethics Research Consortium English: BPREP: Beneficiary perspectives on the performance of humanitarian healthcare missions in Nicaragua Español: Perspectivas…