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…

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…

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…

In Focus: Joan Marston

In Focus: Member Profile ___________________________________________ Joan Marston is based in South Africa and comes from a background in Nursing and Social Science. She is the Global Ambassador of the International Children's Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) having served as its Chief Executive. She was one…

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…

Colleagues at CERAH ask: How do you speak humanitarian?

From the creators of the The Humanitarian Encyclopedia: The Humanitarian Encyclopedia is a collaborative project with humanitarian and academic partners, based on co-creation, combining theory and practice to support the growing ranks of humanitarian stakeholders in their strategic thinking, design…