The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest, most severe and most complex ever recorded for the disease. With a death rate of around 55% and more than 1000 victims thus far, it has been declared a public health emergencyof international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). While specific treatments or vaccines currently do not exist, several interventions are in the earliest phases of testing. WHO released a statement on 12 August that “it is ethical to offer unproven interventions with as yet unknown efficacy and adverse effects, as potential treatment or prevention.”
- Institute of Gerontology hosts informal seminar on long-term care in Asia July 18th 12 pm
- And… it’s out! Programme of the 2018 Postgraduate Bioethics Conference hosted by Department of Global Health & Social Medicine July 23rd -24th
- Congratulations to Roisin Dillon MHPP students for being awarded the Oxford University’s 2018 “Map the System Challenge” award!