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…

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…

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.

How well was HHErg represented at HEI Research Day 2019? Extremely well, thank you.

On March 14, McMaster's Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact hosted its annual Research Day. The HHErg was well represented this year with two poster presentations (below) and an oral presentation entitled, "Dying in the Margins:  Palliative Care,…

Reflection 7(1) is ready for you to read.

Follow the link for online reading of Reflections 7(1).. This edition of the HumEthNet newsletter looks at picturing humanitarian health ethics and two important new studies of perceptions & experiences of people often the subjects of aid campaigns. Thank you…

Can a Television Change Perceptions of Ebola?

Fear and dread of Ebola is shared by patients, healthcare providers and the general public. Some of this fear comes from a lack of understanding of how the disease is experienced combatted. Follow this link to read a commentary by…