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Ethical Challenges in Humanitarian Health Work: An Interactive Workshop

Posted by GHO Admin on March 2, 2016 in Events

Date: Thursday March 31, 2016 @ 9-11am
Location: Room 150 - CHEB, University Ave. Halifax
Facilitator: Matthew Hunt, PT, PhD, McGill University

This workshop focuses on ethical challenges encountered by health professionals, logisticians and others involved in humanitarian aid projects in situations of disaster, war or epidemic.

Participants will learn about sources and types of ethical challenges experienced by humanitarian workers. Participants will also have the opportunity to analyze ethical issues using the Humanitarian Health Ethics Analysis Tool (HHEAT).

Bio: Matthew Hunt, PT, PhD

Matthew Hunt is the Director of Research and an Assistant Professor in the McGill University School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, and an Associate Member of the McGill Biomedical Ethics Unit. Previously, he has worked as a physiotherapist in Montreal, North Africa and the Balkans.

Matthew’s research interests are at the intersections of ethics, global health and rehabilitation. He currently leads research projects related to oversight of research in situations of disaster; needs of persons with disability during crises; and ethics of humanitarian healthcare and public health responses.  Matthew also heads a capacity building project for rehabilitation providers in Haiti and co-directs the Humanitarian Health Ethics Network (

This is a free workshop offered in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, Global Affairs Canada and Dalhousie Global Health.

Registration required. Light refreshments will be provided.
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This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada.