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Loyola Physician Susan Hou, MD, Receives Humanitarian Award

Loyola Medicine kidney specialist Susan Hou ... Excellence in Humanities and Medical Ethics Award. The other recipient is Dr. Hou's husband, Mark Molitch, MD, who co-founded the Centro Medico Humberto Parra along with Dr. Hou and a Bolivian physician.

Source: USA Patch
Published: 26 Jun 2018

IIHA Students Delve into Global Humanitarian Challenges

To complete the major, each student enrolled in the Humanitarian Studies Major wrote a thesis incorporating interdisciplinary themes such as philosophy, women and gender studies, ethics ... as the role of traditional medicine in humanitarian aid in ...

Source: Medium
Published: 04 Jun 2018

Drones that save lives? Meet humanitarian aid’s newest tool

(Photo/Courtesy of Globhe) Public health experts and people providing humanitarian aid in remote areas are now ... Drone pilots sometimes must fly medicine across national borders, potentially violating the law, for example. But USC experts aim to share ...

Source: USC-News
Published: 06 Jun 2018

UN leaders appeal for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen – lives of millions are at risk

To deprive this many from the basic means of survival is an unconscionable act and a violation of humanitarian principles and law. Fuel, medicine and food – all of which are now blocked from entry – are desperately needed to keep people alive.

Source: World Health Organization
Published: 16 Nov 2017

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: 17 Aug 2017

Donors Pour $583 Million Into Artificial-Intelligence Programs and Research

Top among this crowd is Linked­In co-founder Reid Hoffman, who gave $10 million last year to jump-start the Ethics and Governance of Artificial ... The grant will go to A.I. for Humanitarian Action, a five-year program aimed at using artificial ...

Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Published: 15 Oct 2018

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

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

Sarah Venis: Debating evidence and innovation in humanitarian assistance—a conference without borders

For instance, there are now well established ethics frameworks for research in humanitarian ... a place to debate and further innovation and evidence in humanitarian medicine. For the MSF Scientific Day agendas and to watch the conference free live online ...

Published: 19 May 2016

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

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

Is War Between Colombia and Venezuela Inevitable?

Promoting or supporting sanctions, wars, or “humanitarian interventions” is easy ... so it is difficult to get a formal job and there is a dramatic shortage in food and medicine. Wages are low and the prices of products found in commerce are high.

Source: Venezuelanalysis
Published: 10 Oct 2018

The doctor’s role in battlefield medicine

While doctors are bound by their own professional ethics and ... thing as impartial humanitarian assistance”. Doctors have a very important role in war: to heal those injured and harmed by conflict. The challenges of conflict medicine are different ...

Source: The Conversation
Published: 01 Jun 2011

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

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

Medicine and Human Rights

On this day, the WMA has called upon all national medical associations to promote the centrality of ethics in medicine. Hence ... United Nations News Centre. Darfur: A Humanitarian Crisis. Accessed August 30, 2004. World Health Organization.

Published: 09 Jun 2004

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, ethics, and global health

It also identifies concerns involving moral agency and responsibility – specifically of humanitarian health workers ... "the militarization of health care," in which medicine is incorporated into warfare. As an example, they cite the covert operation ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 18 Jun 2014

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: 22 Feb 2014

Health and Social Justice: The Role of Today’s Physician

Perhaps this is because these issues make us uncomfortable and the science of medicine feels more exact ... Therefore, this issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics was conceived to highlight the abuses of rights that some health care professionals have ...

Published: 31 Aug 2015

Johns Hopkins Human Rights Advocate Urges WHO Action to Protect Healthcare Workers in Humanitarian Crises

Institute faculty members represent such disciplines as medicine, nursing, law, philosophy, public health and the social sciences. Their work helps anticipate and inform debates on complex moral challenges, discern ethically acceptable alternatives in ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 21 May 2012

‘Most boys don’t rape and murder’: Christina Hoff Sommers and her unique brand of feminism

It’s a movement that was developed out of the European enlightenment and 19th century humanitarian movements ... parity with men in fields like medicine. They’ve taken over veterinary medicine ...

Source: The Spinoff
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Taking the Boogey-Man Hat off Socialism

A twisted view of inclusive socialism prompted scientists in 1940’s Germany and Japan to perform macabre experiments on human subjects in the interests of advancing psychology and medicine ... what it is allowed to do as ethics do not seem to be one ...

Published: 10 Oct 2018

Indonesia urgently needs to set up a humanitarian logistics system

They need various supplies to survive, including electricity, clean water, food, medicine, tents, blankets, baby diapers and sanitary napkins. The scarcity of heavy equipment and humanitarian aid have made the situation in affected areas in Palu ...

Source: The Conversation
Published: 04 Oct 2018

From Principle to Practice: Humanitarian Innovation and Experimentation

Humanitarian organizations have an almost impossible task ... They need a structure parallel to the guidelines created in medicine, which put in place a number of practical, ethical, and legal requirements for developing and applying new scientific ...

Published: 21 Dec 2017

Dubai Humanitarian City expanded

and medicine. Demand for such aid is now at its highest worldwide since World War II, and aid agencies need additional warehousing and logistics support to cope. Founded in 2003, the International Humanitarian City is already the world’s largest ...

Source: Gulf News
Published: 19 Jan 2017

UNSC unites on resolution demanding humanitarian aid for all of Syria

medicine and other essentials must not be blocked to civilians caught in the three-year conflict. “Today the council has finally shown that whatever its political differences over Syria, it was not entirely indifferent to the devastating humanitarian ...

Source: The Japan Times
Published: 23 Feb 2014

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

Mark Bernstein, MD, FAANS, FRCSC, Receives American Association of Neurological Surgeons Humanitarian Award

NEW ORLEANS (April 29, 2013) — Mark Bernstein, MD, FAANS, FRCSC, had been named the 2013 recipient of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Humanitarian Award ... His interest in medical ethics drove his completion of a Masters ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 29 Apr 2013