New Publication: Ethical Considerations Associated with “Humanitarian Drones”: A Scoping Literature Review.

Dr. Ning Wang and Dr. Markus Christen at University of Zurich, together with Dr. Matthew Hunt at McGill University, published an articles in Science, Engineering and Ethics by Springer entitled: Ethical Considerations Associated with “Humanitarian Drones”: A Scoping Literature Review. Full text can be accessed here. A related live talk regarding the findings of…

Moral injury and COVID-19

By Omar Mahboob BMSc and Elysée Nouvet PhD On April 25, 2020, John Mondello, a recently graduated Emergency Medical Technician stationed in New York City, died by suicide. Mondello was on the front lines of the COVID-19 response as the…

COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Challenges, best practices, and prospects

By Gojjam Limenih Gojjam Limenih, is a senior lecturer and researcher of Public Health, The University of Gondar and an Advisory Council Member, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Ethiopia (MoSHE).    Ethiopia may not yet have witnessed the…

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…

Ethical challenges in providing pediatric medical care in humanitarian contexts 

There are innumerable ethical challenges and pitfalls ... If a family chooses to leave the hospital during the night even though the child will die without medical treatment, there is often nothing the medical team can do.

From Eh to Z(ambia) – Reflections of Canadian’s First Time in the Field

Photo by Gautham Krishnaraj in Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia Gautham Krishnaraj is a 2017–2018 Aga Khan Foundation Canada International Youth Fellow, 2016–2017 RBC Students Leading Change Scholar, and recent MSc Global Health Graduate (McMaster University). He currently resides in Mombasa, Kenya…

Post-Research Ethics Analysis (PREA): Researching Ethics in Humanitarian Research

Article By Dr. Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing & Human Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland and in the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, USA. He is the director of the Center for…

New Fears, Old Problems – Palliative Care, EVD & the DRC

New Fears, Old Problems: An Appeal for Palliative Care in the DRC Ebola Virus Outbreak by Dr. Pedro Favila Escobio, MD (MS Palliative Care) As a medical doctor involved in humanitarian response, I (as many of my colleagues were), was…