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…

Collateral impacts of Covid-19, or, The Forgotten 

April 17, 2020 By: Nago Humbert (Translation from the French by: Elysée Nouvet) In the midst of this pandemic, as is the norm in humanitarian catastrophes, those suffering from chronic illnesses (diabetes, pulmonary disease, hypertension, kidney failure, mental health, kidney)…

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…

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…

Becoming an anthropologist in post-Ebola Giunea

Follow this link to the blog authored by Sekou Kouyate on the opportunities and challenges of becoming an anthropologist and a qualitative researcher in post-Ebola Guinea. Kouyate is the research assistant and coordinator for HHERG's two R2HC funded studies in…