HumEthNet Member Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell Comments on the Importance of Coordination in Disaster Response Action

“Coordination – that would be the big lesson of Haiti. Haiti was a disaster upon a disaster,” Canadian doctor Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell and HumEthNet member tells Globe and Mail reporter, Affan Chowdhry in a recent article about how past disasters will aid relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Nepal. “There was a complete lack of coordination with foreign medical teams. Everybody and everybody’s cousin seemed to be there internationally. There was no good overarching coordination.”

Ethics and Ebola: How Do We Address Complex Ethical Issues in an Evolving Humanitarian Emergency?

Come out on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 for a timely lecture on Ethics and Ebola by Lisa Schwartz (McMaster University) and Ross Upshur (University of Toronto). Time: 4:30-6:00pm Location: MCDL 3020, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

5th Annual Workshop on Military Medical Ethics of the International Committee of Military Medicine

For the fifth time, the ICMM Reference Centre for Education on IHL and Ethics together with the Medical Services Directorate of the Swiss Armed Forces and the Center for Ethics of Zurich University organise their annual joint Workshop on Military…

Points of Intersection Revisited: The Ethics of Humanitarian Healthcare Practices

3rd Annual Upshur Lecture on Public Health Ethics Title: Points of Intersection Revisited: The Ethics of Humanitarian Healthcare Practice Speaker: Lisa Schwartz (McMaster University) Date:  Wednesday, 12 November 2014 Time: 4:30-6:00pm Location: Room 108, Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto,…

Caution Called for in the face of Ebola interventions

Recently, HumEthNet's Lisa Schwartz was asked to comment on the ethics of pursuing experimental treatment and prevention interventions in relation to the recent Ebola outbreak. Listen to her interview on CBC Hamilton and read her comments on Impact Ethics blog…

Case Study: Co-opting of Aid Organizations

An international medical NGO is staffing a health clinic in a remote village located near a large-scale agriculture enterprise operated by a multinational corporation. Many of the clinic's patients are migrant workers who have come to the region seeking work…