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Publication: Research in global health emergencies

29.1.2020

The Nuffield Council on Biotechs has launched a new report on Research in Global Health Emergencies. The Director of CERAH, Karl Blanchet was a co-author of the report.

The aim of the report is to identify ways in which research can be undertaken ethically during emergencies, in order to promote the contribution that ethically-conducted research can make to improving current and future emergency preparedness and response.

The report outlines 24 recommendations to ‘duty bearers’ such as research funders, research organisations, governments, and researchers. These are summarised in the call for action. The suggested changes that would align policies and practices more closely to three core values of fairness, equal respect, and helping reducing suffering. The report presents these values in the form of an ‘ethical compass’ to guide the conduct of the very wide range of people involved in research in global health emergencies.

Full report: https://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/publications/research-in-global-health-emergencies

Press release: https://nuffieldbioethics.org/news

 

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"The Humanitarian Exhibition" conference

"The Humanitarian Exhibition" conference

20.1.2020

From 23-25 January, the University of Geneva, University of Fribourg, University of Manchester and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies organise a three-day conference with the title "The Humanitarian Exhibition". 

The first day of the conference will take place in Geneva, where our course coordinator Dr Valerie Gorin will join the panel "L'humanitaire s'expose? Du passé au présent", more info on the full programme are available here.

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Allying theory and practice: CERAH students in Uganda to work for a concrete project

17.12.2019

After more than three months of online learning, at the end of November 2019, coordinators and students of our Humanitarian Distance Learning Certificate of Advanced Studies “Designing strategies and projects in humanitarian action” met face to face in Jinja, Uganda, for two residential weeks of intense learning. 

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CERAH Master alumna Amera Markous wins the 2019 Swiss Humanitarian Award

CERAH Master alumna Amera Markous wins the 2019 Swiss Humanitarian Award

16.12.2019

We congratulate our Master alumna Amera Markous who has won the 2019 Swiss Humanitarian Award  for her outstanding dissertation "Humanitarian Action and Anti-migration Paradox: A case study of UNHCR and IOM in Libya". We also thank our long-term partner, the  Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, founder of this award.

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Executive Short Course: "Sexual Violence and in Conflict and Emergency Settings", Uganda, 23-25 November 2019

Executive Short Course: "Sexual Violence and in Conflict and Emergency Settings", Uganda, 23-25 November 2019

16.12.2019

From 25 to 29 November 2019, 31 participants gathered to Entebbe, Uganda, for our Executive Short Course: "Sexual Violence and in Conflict and Emergency Settings". The course combines leading-edge research with practical experience from experts in the field. This is also one of the few courses to address both male and female survivors of sexual violence.

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