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WHO records 100th attack on health care in Ukraine

A grim milestone has been crossed today in the war in Ukraine – more than 100 attacks on health care verified by WHO since the start of the war on 24 February. The attacks so far have claimed 73 lives and injured 51.Of the current total of 103 attacks, 89 have impacted health facilities and [...]

By |2022-04-10T03:56:42+00:00April 10th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on WHO records 100th attack on health care in Ukraine

UN General Assembly votes to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday calling for Russia to be suspended from the Human Rights Council. Read more here

By |2022-04-09T04:46:04+00:00April 9th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on UN General Assembly votes to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council

Attacks on Health Care in the War in Ukraine: International Law and the Need for Accountability

As of March 31, 2022, the World Health Organization’s Surveillance System for Attacks on Health Care (SSA) reported at least 82 attacks on health care in Ukraine, resulting in 72 deaths and 43 injuries. Most attacks involved the use of heavy weapons against health care facilities, personnel, patients, and medical supplies.1 In Mariupol, a direct Russian [...]

By |2022-04-03T18:59:59+00:00April 3rd, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on Attacks on Health Care in the War in Ukraine: International Law and the Need for Accountability

Testimonials: GBI Summer School | August 3 – 8, 2020

GBI Summer School program had an incredible depth and breadth of presenters and information. In addition, the high caliber of attendees made the program a wonderful learning and networking experience with brilliant participants from around the world. While meeting in person is often much better, the online presentations, film screenings, webinars, and breakout sessions were [...]

By |2020-10-29T20:35:42+00:00August 20th, 2020|Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Testimonials: GBI Summer School | August 3 – 8, 2020

Did Russia’s Most Influential Bioethicist Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Along with the announcement that his government had approved Sputnik V, the supposed Russian coronavirus vaccine, Vladimir Putin also indulged in a moment of paternal pride: Wanting to confirm his personal confidence in the vaccine, he mentioned that one of his daughters was among the early recipients. This raises a couple of intriguing questions: Which daughter [...]

By |2020-08-18T15:25:21+00:00August 18th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Did Russia’s Most Influential Bioethicist Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Pinning hopes on vaccine is not the right coronavirus strategy, expert says

"Pinning all our hopes on a vaccine that works immediately is not the right strategy," Dr. William Haseltine, a former professor at Harvard University's medical and public health schools, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Learn more here. Article by Steve Almasy, Christina Maxouris and Holly Yan

By |2020-07-26T01:43:23+00:00July 26th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Pinning hopes on vaccine is not the right coronavirus strategy, expert says

Open Letter To Medical Students On The Road Ahead To Becoming Professional Physicians

Dr. Ira Bedzov, an Advisory Board Member of Global Bioethics Initiative, writes a letter for future physicians. Read more here. Letter published in Forbes

By |2020-07-16T17:54:49+00:00July 16th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Open Letter To Medical Students On The Road Ahead To Becoming Professional Physicians

Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born

The world is ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born which is set to have a "jaw-dropping" impact on societies, say researchers. Learn more here. Article by James Gallagher

By |2020-07-16T17:52:19+00:00July 16th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born

COVID-19 makes clear that bioethics must confront health disparities

Take a look behind what bioethics is and why it is important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here. Article by Joseph J. Fins

By |2020-07-09T03:16:11+00:00July 9th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on COVID-19 makes clear that bioethics must confront health disparities