Global Health

The world has many riches, but they are not fairly distributed. Everyone is said to have a right to health, but many have access to little or no healthcare. The reasons for the unjust distribution of healthcare are complex. Solutions are neither easy nor straightforward. But justice cries out that efforts be made to care for those with the most need. Even bioethics rarely addresses the needs of the developing world. The following are meagre efforts to raise awareness about some of the ethical issues.

Health research for developing countries: reason and emotion in bioethics,” Podcast of presentation at the Global Bioethics: Emerging Challenges Facing Human Dignity conference, Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, Chicago, USA (July 16-18, 2009).

On global health research inequalities.” Presentation at the Global Justice & Human Rights Group at the 58th UK Political Studies Association Conference, University of Swansea, Wales (April 1-3, 2008).

Decision-Making and Health Research: Ethics and the 10/90 Gap,” Research Practitioner 8.5 (September-October 2007): 164-172.

Ethical Issues with Health Care Research in Developing Countries,” Research Practitioner 8.3 (May-June 2007): 92-100.