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Cultural Diversity Galore at Global Bioethics Initiative, Manhattan Summer School, (July 8 -19), 2019

Cultural factors play an important role in moulding the ethical perceptions of an individual. Daft et al. (2010) define culture as a “set of common values, norms, beliefs, and ideas shared by members of the same group and not written”. The eleven-day GBI 2019 summer school program in Manhattan was conceived to convey an understanding [...]

By | July 29th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Cultural Diversity Galore at Global Bioethics Initiative, Manhattan Summer School, (July 8 -19), 2019

Compelling Topics Explored at the GBI Manhattan 2019 Summer School: An Overview of the Lectures

In view of the rapid breakthroughs being made in the realm of science, medicine and pharmacy, coupled together with the innovations in the health technology arena, it has become imperative to view these developments through an ethical prism in order to deliver healthcare that is safe, accessible, efficient and equitable to all segments of the [...]

By | July 29th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Compelling Topics Explored at the GBI Manhattan 2019 Summer School: An Overview of the Lectures

Participant Testimonials: GBI Summer School Field Trips – Manhattan | July 8 – 19, 2019

The United Nations Headquarters On July 11, 2019, members of the Global Bioethics Summer Program visited the United Nations.   The visit included a stop at the Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade located on the United Nations Visitors Plaza in New York which was unveiled on March [...]

By | July 25th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Participant Testimonials: GBI Summer School Field Trips – Manhattan | July 8 – 19, 2019

Participant Testimonials: GBI Summer School – Manhattan | July 8 – 19, 2019

As science and technology continue their quest to improve the health of mankind, the application of ethics in healthcare has become more crucial than ever before. I have had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Global Bioethics Initiative summer school in Manhattan, New York, on a partial scholarship. The course deeply struck a chord with [...]

By | July 16th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Participant Testimonials: GBI Summer School – Manhattan | July 8 – 19, 2019

Children Without Borders: Crossing Borders to Overcome Infertility

Infertility, or the inability to conceive children after 12 months of sexual intercourse without birth control or the inability to carry a pregnancy to full term, affects around 10 percent of women aged 15 to 44  in the United States and around 8 to 10 percent worldwide. This infertility combined with the social pressure to have children and spread [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Children Without Borders: Crossing Borders to Overcome Infertility

Bangkok Premiere of Under the Mask.. Drama Film on Real Testimony of Tuberculosis (TB) Patients

MORU (Mahidol Oxford Tropical Research Unit) , SMRU (Shoklo Malaria Research Unit) and FilmAid Foundation invite you to the Bangkok Premiere of Under the Mask on the 17th June. This drama film is based on real testimonies of TB patients. The story follows the lives of our characters as they journey from diagnosis to treatment [...]

By | June 4th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Bangkok Premiere of Under the Mask.. Drama Film on Real Testimony of Tuberculosis (TB) Patients

DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ Says Newly Appointed UN Ebola Response Coordinator

"Amidst a surge in new cases, the epidemic has claimed more than 1,200 lives and threatens to spread to other provinces in the east, as well as neighbouring countries. A third of those infected have been children; a higher proportion than during previous outbreaks. Up to the middle of this month, the number of cases, according to [...]

By | May 24th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ Says Newly Appointed UN Ebola Response Coordinator

A Death in Butembo: Violence Claims Lives of Aid Workers and Endangers Mitigation Efforts

By Michael Bloom, GBI intern, MA Bioethics candidate at New York University Last month, Doctors Without Borders (DWB) saw attacks on two of their Ebola treatment centers in the North Kivu province. Shortly afterward, there was a high-profile visit to the area by both Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Director-General, [...]

By | May 8th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on A Death in Butembo: Violence Claims Lives of Aid Workers and Endangers Mitigation Efforts

Ebola in the DRC: 20 Cases Reported in One Day

World Health Organization: "The rise in number of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases observed in the North Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this week. During the last 21 days (20 March to 9 April 2019), 57 health areas within 11 health zones reported new cases; 40% of the 141 health [...]

By | April 12th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Ebola in the DRC: 20 Cases Reported in One Day

April 2019 Newsletter

By | April 5th, 2019|News-Letters|Comments Off on April 2019 Newsletter