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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

How Do We Best Approach the Rapidly Escalating Ebola Epidemic in DRC?

By Kerin Shilla, B.A. Candidate - Hunter College, GBI Intern Edited by Christina Valeros, B.A. Candidate - Hunter College, GBI Intern On March 14th, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director of the World Health Organization, made a statement regarding the now eight month long outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The number [...]

By | April 5th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on How Do We Best Approach the Rapidly Escalating Ebola Epidemic in DRC?

DRC: Ebola Response Failing to Gain the Upper Hand on the Epidemic

By Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) 7 March 2019 – Seven months into the largest ever Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Ebola response is failing to bring the epidemic under control in a climate of deepening community mistrust, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said at a press conference in Geneva today. Since the beginning [...]

By | March 12th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on DRC: Ebola Response Failing to Gain the Upper Hand on the Epidemic

Vaccinating Pregnant Women Against Ebola

By Michael Bloom, GBI Intern Edited by Christina Valeros, GBI Intern Since November 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) has overseen a clinical trial of experimental vaccines to protect against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO).  Dr. Janet Diaz, the leader of [...]

By | February 28th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Vaccinating Pregnant Women Against Ebola

Ten Ways in which He Jiankui Violated Ethics

This article originally appeared in January 2019 issue of Nature Biotechnology. Reposted with permission of the author Sheldon Krimsky.

By | February 18th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Ten Ways in which He Jiankui Violated Ethics

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 Virus 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