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Is palliative care in humanitarian crises a luxury?

Elysee Nouvet and Lisa Schwartz
The Humanitarian Health Ethics Network, McMaster University

If there is one thing the Ebola crisis has generated these past 18 months, it is widespread recognition that globally we could be better prepared for responding swiftly and ethically to complex pandemics. Amongst the ethical issues that surfaced in the panicked first months of the last Ebola crisis we were surprised that a big question is still is not receiving the deliberation it merits: What are the responsibilities of humanitarian healthcare teams, if any, vis a vis the palliative needs of patients?

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WHS Live online briefing and Q&A with USG ERC Stephen O'Brien

Tues 4 August  |  3 - 4pm (London time)

Join PHAP and the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Secretariat to hear from Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) Stephen O'Brien regarding his perspectives on the World Humanitarian Summit and to ask your questions about the Summit and the process leading up to it.

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Nepal Earthquake Response: Lessons for operational agencies

David Sanderson and Ben Ramalingam

In the aftermath of the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, this paper looks at lessons drawn from previous comparable disasters and seeks to provide invaluable information and assistance to the operational agencies responding to the crisis.

 Available in English, French and Mandarin.

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