Helping Students Build Strong Foundations in Ethical Global Health Work
The Global Health Ethics Program (GHEP), which is part of the Yale Institute for Global Health, helps students prepare for potential ethical challenges before they conduct research or clinical projects abroad.Source: YaleNews
Students Weigh in on how Understanding is Key to Communicating
Sarah Michels, YSPH ’22, and Brian Fleischer, YSM ’24, shared their experiences in two very different contexts as part of research programs at Yale and how participating in the Global Health Ethics Program (GHEP) training was essential in their ability to better communicate among other cultures.
YIGH Endorses Declaration on Ethical Global Health Engagement
The Brocher Declaration, developed by Advocacy for Global Health Partnerships (AGHP), is a statement of ethical principles to guide policy regarding short-term global health engagements. The Declaration urges health professionals and other entities that participate in these programs to be aware of and address the challenges and concerns of all involved partners, and adhere to principles of mutual respect, solidarity, and social justice.
COVID provides opportunity to rethink inequitable roles in global health partnerships
While high-income countries have erupted into uncontrolled spread of COVID-19, many low-and-middle-income countries have fared far better. This hasn't gone entirely unnoticed, but observations overwhelmingly fit a common refrain: their populations are younger, their death counts are incorrect, their gathering spaces are outdoors, their winters are mild.