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Bioethicists worry the rich and powerful will get special access to experimental Covid treatments

When President Donald Trump confirmed Oct. 2 that he was diagnosed with Covid-19, he received a cocktail of therapies — some of which hadn’t yet been approved for general use. Click here to read the full article

By |2020-11-12T23:47:17+00:00November 12th, 2020|News-Articles|Comments Off on Bioethicists worry the rich and powerful will get special access to experimental Covid treatments

Make pre-approval Covid-19 vaccines available through expanded access, not an EUA

BioNTech, based in Mainz, Germany, announced positive results Monday about the Covid-19 vaccine it is developing with Pfizer. Click here to read more.

By |2020-11-11T22:11:52+00:00November 11th, 2020|News-Articles|Comments Off on Make pre-approval Covid-19 vaccines available through expanded access, not an EUA

The ‘very, very bad look’ of remdesivir, the first FDA-approved COVID-19 drug

October was a good month for Gilead Sciences, the giant manufacturer of antivirals headquartered in Foster City, California. On 8 October, the company inked an agreement to supply the European Union with its drug remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19—a deal potentially worth more than $1 billion. Two weeks later, on 22 October, the U.S. [...]

By |2020-10-30T16:52:07+00:00October 30th, 2020|News-Articles|Comments Off on The ‘very, very bad look’ of remdesivir, the first FDA-approved COVID-19 drug

Learning From the Past? Globalization and Coronavirus Spread

Ana Lita, PhD GBI Co-Founder and Executive Director As we are currently facing the COVID - 19 pandemic, it is evident that we all need more factual information about how to prepare and possibly manage a disaster of this magnitude. At the Global Bioethics Initiative, we want to help address the information gaps and support others to be prepared for the peak of the Coronavirus infection. We are pleased to announce that we will be organizing a [...]

By |2020-04-09T23:41:35+00:00March 29th, 2020|News-Articles|Comments Off on Learning From the Past? Globalization and Coronavirus Spread

Testimonials: GBI & MORU Summer School – Bangkok | August 5 – 9, 2019

I am thankful to have had the chance to attend the summer school in Bangkok organized by the Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), in collaboration with the Department of Bioethics & Engagement, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), University of Oxford. I was also the beneficiary of a partial scholarship. In my opinion, one of the [...]

By |2020-04-09T23:41:49+00:00September 20th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Testimonials: GBI & MORU Summer School – Bangkok | August 5 – 9, 2019

2020 GBI Summer School to go Online as a Virtual Event

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to provide a level of certainty in planning for our Summer School in 2020, we have decided to deliver this program online as a virtual event. Dates will be announced shortly. We will use Zoom technology, for more information click here. We are working with our instructors to [...]

By |2020-03-26T20:37:34+00:00March 22nd, 2020|News-Articles|Comments Off on 2020 GBI Summer School to go Online as a Virtual Event

February 2020 – Some Reflections on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

It was on the last day in 2019 that the news about the novel Coronavirus outbreak was first reported from Wuhan, China. On 31 December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia of unknown etiology was reported in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China (precisely from Wuhan seafood market). It was not until 9 January 2020, that the  [...]

By |2020-04-10T21:01:29+00:00February 11th, 2020|News-Articles|Comments Off on February 2020 – Some Reflections on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

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 |2020-04-09T23:41:52+00:00July 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 |2020-04-09T23:41:54+00:00July 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 |2020-04-09T23:41:57+00:00July 25th, 2019|News-Articles|Comments Off on Participant Testimonials: GBI Summer School Field Trips – Manhattan | July 8 – 19, 2019