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Column: Targeting the poor, rewarding the rich — does anyone care?

The poor will now have to choose between feeding their children, buying medicine or paying their rent. Yet for the wealthy, on the other end of our economic divide, life could not be better. Oxfam, the British humanitarian ... of "The Ethics of ...

Source: The Tampa Tribune
Published: 17 May 2018

Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and the Lancet Launch the Humanitarian Health Digest

“Giving humanitarian health workers a resource for the latest learnings in their area of specialization could greatly benefit the people they are trying to help.” The paper, published February 27, 2018 in the journal Medicine, Conflict and ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 07 May 2018

Emirati doctor who’s dedicated to humanitarian work

Abu Dhabi: Working as a full-time doctor in Abu Dhabi does not prevent Aisha Al Memari from also dedicating her time to humanitarian work. The first Emirati physician to specialise in emergency medicine, Al Memari has a long list of accomplishments in the ...

Source: Gulf News
Published: 11 Aug 2017

Ethics review of research in the context of humanitarian relief work

Two articles published this week in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine highlight the need for, and the practicalities of, getting appropriate ethical review of research done in the context of humanitarian relief. An article by Doris Schopper and ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 28 Jul 2009

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize and the Doomsday Clock — The End of Nuclear Weapons or the End of Us?

ICAN maintains that given the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use ... The stakes could not be higher. From the Ethics Programs and the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical ...

Source: The New England Journal of Medicine
Published: 09 May 2018

Syria’s Humanitarian Disaster: How Aid Has Become a Weapon of War

(MORE: To Syria’s Revolutionaries, Assad Isn’t Looking So Bad After All) The U.N. estimates that some 200,000 Syrians are under siege by government forces, unable to receive food, medicine ... Syrian humanitarian workers must apply for time-consuming ...

Source: Time World
Published: 15 Jan 2014

Humanitarian Paul Farmer Wins Prestigious MacLean Center Ethics Prize

Newswise — Acclaimed physician and global health worker Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, is the winner of the 2017 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Medical Ethics, the largest such ... Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery and director of the ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 03 Nov 2017

Hope and fear surround emerging technologies, but all of us must contribute to stronger governance

It works directly with multinationals, startups, civil society and a range of governments to pilot new governance models around AI, drones, autonomous vehicles, precision medicine ... as the primacy of international humanitarian law.

Source: Rachel
Published: 19 May 2018

Annual Harold Alper, M.D. Humanitarian Endowment Fund Established

The Harold Alper M.D. Humanitarian Lecture Series will include one lecture intended for a community-wide audience, covering such topics as end-of-life care, spirituality in medicine, medical ethics, psycho-social care, health policy, cultural disparities ...

Published: 09 Jun 2008

Iraq Humanitarian Efforts

Ms. ALBUQUERQUE: Shelter, water, clothes, food, medicine, supplies. LAWTON: And it’s a very big area to have to cover? Ms. ALBUQUERQUE: It’s a very big area and again, it’s a problem also of access for the humanitarian organizations. How to reach ...

Source: PBS
Published: 21 Mar 2003

Alfie Evans not alone: Hundreds of patients starved to death in UK every year

Even Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has denied that the NHS is in a “humanitarian crisis ... as did Britain’s Medical Ethics Alliance, a coalition of medical groups that upholds Hippocratic medicine, according to the Catholic Herald.

Source: LifeSiteNews
Published: 17 May 2018

A century on, do civilian and military medical ethics differ?

In a rather fundamental sense there is something antithetical about war and medicine ... else might civilian and military medical ethics differ? Perhaps the answer has something to do with the concept of military necessity. International humanitarian ...

Source: The Conversation
Published: 28 Jul 2014

Israel embassy, protests draw Baptist reactions

Jamal Bishara, an Arab Israeli Southern Baptist, urged American evangelicals to take a stronger stand for the freedom and humanitarian aid of Palestinians ... through her innovations in medicine, technology and energy. But most of all, Israel has blessed ...

Source: Baptist Press
Published: 14 May 2018

Wild at Heart: Keeping Up With Margie Kidder

There is no medicine. There is dignity ... is now attacking the Kerem Shalom crossing where humanitarian aid is brought for those in need.” No wonder the Cubans chased his family off the island. + + It’s not the Earth that’s flat, but Friedman ...

Source: CounterPunch
Published: 18 May 2018

The Ethics and Law of Applying Clinical Guidelines

Margaret Somerville is Professor of Bioethics in the School of Medicine ... book is Bird on an Ethics Wire: Battles about Values in the Culture Wars. Robert Manne, John Menadue, Tim Costello and Frank Brennan There is now a humanitarian disaster on ...

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: 16 Nov 2016

Ethical considerations for vaccination programmes in acute humanitarian emergencies

Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine and Health ... are rooted in the more general ethical principles governing clinical medicine and public health. Acute humanitarian emergencies differ widely in nature, in the threats they pose, in ...

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 28 Jul 2013

The 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

“The festival will also probe the headline-breaking questions of corporate and government control of information at a time when the use of personal data has outrun the limits of the law and ethics ... amid extreme food and medicine shortages, a ...

Source: Human Rights Watch
Published: 11 May 2018

Africa: Don't Forget Ethics When Mapping Uncharted Slums

In a lecture theatre - fittingly named after Snow - at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine ... But the issue of ethics cropped up several times throughout the panel discussion at the launch. If humanitarian mapping initiatives such as Missing ...

Published: 18 Nov 2014

Iraqi Humanitarian Efforts

BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: We have a special report today on the bravery and dedication of U.S. and other humanitarian aid workers in Iraq ... we need so much. SEELYE: For RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY, I’m Kate Seelye in Baghdad.

Source: PBS
Published: 12 Dec 2003

The cultured body and the cult of medicine

Jolie is a humanitarian ... is that the image of medicine to which they aspire is more like that of Teresa, than of the cosmetic surgeon. Jeffrey Bishop, MD, PhD is the Director of the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics and holds the Tenet ...

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published: 23 Aug 2011

Book Accuses French Minister, Humanitarian of Impropriety

medicine and public health, and that he did work in West Africa. But, he said, he "never signed a contract with an African state. Never." "Is there something shocking in a former health minister, who carried out humanitarian missions for Doctors Without ...

Source: The Washington Post
Published: 05 Feb 2009

Counterterrorism policies and practices: health and values at stake

c. University College London, London, England. d. Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices, Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland. e. Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia. f. Australian ...

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 07 Oct 2015

Emmanuel Macron’s Speech at the United States Congress

Medicine and scientific research as well as business and innovation ... I believe the United States and the European Union should cooperate to find the right balance between innovation and ethics, and harness the best of today’s revolutions in digital ...

Source: Voltaire Network
Published: 26 Apr 2018

How tech can bring dignity to refugees in humanitarian crises

While new technologies are now being used more frequently in the management of humanitarian crises ... good that technology can bring by creatively fusing new technologies with ethics to bring ideals of human dignity, participation and autonomy back ...

Source: The Conversation
Published: 02 May 2018

Shaikh Zayed’s humanitarian work around the world

Zayed Humanitarian Day is held each year as an occasion to remember ... From launching housing projects for the needy to providing food and medicine for people suffering from poverty regardless of race, sex, language or religion, Zayed’s inclusiveness ...

Source: Gulf News
Published: 16 Jul 2014

Invasion Deepens Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

The long-suffering residents of the Gaza Strip, who before Saturday's Israeli invasion were already facing severe shortages of food, shelter, medicine ... ABC News. "When hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, how can you not say Gaza is not in a ...

Source: ABC News
Published: 04 Jan 2009

ISIS is on the brink of defeat in Mosul, but a humanitarian crisis looms

ISIS faces defeat in Mosul in northern Iraq, but a growing humanitarian ... forces. ABC News reporters spoke to an injured boy lying in a bed at a sparse first-aid station who said that remaining ISIS soldiers were hoarding food, water and medicine as ...

Source: ABC News
Published: 05 Jul 2017

The Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen Continues

The war on Yemen keeps going, and the country’s humanitarian crisis continues to worsen ... to starve the country’s civilian population of essential food, fuel, and medicine, and the U.S. continues to back its reckless client in its disastrous war.

Source: The American Conservative
Published: 25 Aug 2015

Better ethics education needed in community-based research

But existing programs that educate researchers, community groups and institutional review boards about research ethics "fail to meet the needs ... of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Community-engaged research has been defined as ...

Published: 02 May 2012

The World’s Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Arrives Just In Time

But they will resist any change from Barack Obama’s policies and, wouldn’t you know it, the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II has come along just in time to shore up their case: The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has ...

Source: Power Line
Published: 30 Mar 2017