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…

Cultural history of the flu: reducing the stigma of Ebola.

Follow the link for a blog post by HHERG's Sonya de Laat, Postdoctoral Fellow in Humanitarian Health Ethics at McMaster University. How can cultural history of ‘health’ change disease perception & reduce stigma? A brief comparison of Influenza, 1918-1919, and Ebola,…

What might ‘dying in honour’ mean in Guinea during an EVD outbreak?

Follow the link to a blog post by Sekou Kouyate, Research Assistant on the projects "Aid When There is 'Nothing Left to Offer'" and "Perceptions of Research During the 2014-15 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak", about the meaning of 'to…

Missed our event in Geneva? Looking for a summary? Here it is.

  Have a look at a summary of the events that took place 26-27 September when the HHE Research Group visited Geneva. Thank you to our co-hosts CERAH, and to all of our participants over the two days and one…

HHE Representation at HSR2018, Liverpool

From 8-12 October the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research was held in Liverpool, UK. The HHE research group was well represented with a presentation on the Perceptions of Ebola Virus Disease Research project by Ani Chénier entitled "Beyond…

A Canadian Medical Family’s Humanitarian Legacy

By Gautham Krishnaraj, for the Canadian Red Cross Blog "Over 150 years ago, the Red Cross  Red Crescent Movement was born in the wake of the Battle of Solferino in 1859. Movement founder Henry Dunant was so moved by the…