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Ebola Outbreak in the DRC: A Public Health Emergency of International Concern

by Michael Bloom, GBI Intern Edited by Christina Valeros, GBI Intern The deadly Ebola Virous Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recently saw a spike in the number of cases reported. As of this report, over 800 cases have been of EVD have now been identified. The difficulty in combating the disease [...]

By | February 1st, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Ebola Outbreak in the DRC: A Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Implementing Lessons Learned?: Conflict, Humanitarian Crisis and Ebola in the DRC

Michael Bloom, Bioethics MA Candidate - NYU College of Global Public Health, GBI Intern The current outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), first reported on May 8th 2018, is now the second largest and has taken the lives of 433 persons so far. History & Epidemiology Taking [...]

By | January 21st, 2019|News-Articles|0 Comments

Who’s the Real Patient? An Examination of Suicide Rates Among Physicians

Tea Binder, B.A. Candidate - Vassar College, GBI Intern Edited By: Nada Taha Mostafa “I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the service of humanity. The health and well-being of my patient will be my first consideration… I will maintain the utmost respect for human life…” In a modern reiteration of the Hippocratic oath [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

Health Risks and Ethical Considerations of Uterus Transplants

Tea Binder, B.A. Candidate - Vassar College, GBI Intern Edited by: Nada Mohamed Taha “I crave that experience… I want the morning sickness, the backaches, the feet swelling. I want to feel the baby move. That is something I’ve wanted for as long as I can remember.” – A 26-year-old woman being screened for a [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

A GBI intern’s perspective on attending the 2018 United Nations General Assembly events in NYC

Rasita Vinay, M. Bioethics Candidate, GBI Intern My ongoing internship with Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), a not-for-profit international organisation in consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC, has given me exposure to some pressing global health and bioethical issues through the 2018 International Bioethics Summer School, as well as to some of the 73rd United [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

6 Things You Need to Know About the United Nations General Assembly!

Every year, in September, global leaders and change-makers gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York for two weeks, to discuss the burning issues of our time and set the global agenda for the year ahead. The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened this week and the body’s annual high-level segment – formally known as [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

Secretary-General of the United Nations Speaking at a UNESCO event at the UNGA on the Case of Anti-Semitism

GBI staff and interns attended several high-level events at the 73rd session of the General Assembly including the General Debate. The Power of Education for Countering Racism and Discrimination: The case of anti-Semitism 26 Sep 2018 -  Racism and discrimination are global issues, as is anti-Semitism: wherever it expresses itself, it is a symptom of broader [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

The Impact of Gender Ambiguities on Minors

Ana Lita & Rasita Vinay Would you live your life in a body you feel is unwanted to you? Gender identity disorder, the original term coined for this mental state, was deemed unfit to label a specific group of individuals with a persistent feeling of discomfort with their anatomical sex. Gender dysphoria, as defined by [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

Creating Designer Babies Using Posthumous Sperm

Rasita Vinay, M. Bioethics Candidate, GBI Intern The pioneering of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in 1977 has greatly helped women around the world to overcome their infertility issues. From providing women with a chance to become pregnant, to its continuous advancement in embryo research and the development of other assisted reproductive technology (ART), IVF is [...]

By | September 22nd, 2018|News-Articles|1 Comment

Participants’ Testimonials: GBI Summer School a Smashing Success | July 23 – August 3, 2018

After the first week of the GBI Summer school, I have found myself fostering an ever-increasing interest in bioethics. The variety and quality of lecturers really brings the topic to life. As a newcomer to this field, I have learned quite a bit, both in terms of the generalities of bioethics and also the specifics. [...]

By | August 3rd, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments