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The Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in vulnerable populations globally, through research, education and policy change recommendations. GBI concentrates on disparities over international lines which often lead to poor health and needless loss of life.
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Posted on 30 Apr 2016
April 2016 Newsletter

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is dedicated to fostering public awareness and understanding of bioethical issues, and to exploring solutions to bioethical challenges.

Through its events and activities, which include annual summer school programs on global bioethics, GBI seeks to keep the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public informed and aware of important bioethical issues. Such awareness is essential for making informed decisions and fostering public debate. Using …

Posted on 27 Apr 2016

By Princess Chukwuneke
According to the 2014 World Bank statistics, about 22.5% of Iraq’s population of 30 million live in severe poverty. Breadwinners do not earn enough to pay for rent, healthcare, or the needs of their children. Being proud, many Iraqi families refuse to beg for food. As a desperate solution, they turn instead to selling their kidneys.
Baghdad and Kurdistan are two prominent organ trafficking hubs, with illegal gangs offering up …

Posted on 23 Apr 2016

Perspectives from Working with Doctors Without Borders
On October 2nd, 2013, over 200 University of Iowa Students, Faculty and Community members gathered to learn about the medical situation in Syria during the war. Dr. John Lawrence was invited to speak about his recent surgical mission in Syria with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). This free lecture was an opportunity for students and community members to hear first-hand what medical professionals …

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