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How can we tackle tuberculosis, and can humanitarianism help? This event focuses on some current health challenges, and will enlighten the dark side of humanitarian health support.
Tackling Tuberculosis: Modern pitfalls in ending an old disease
Humans have been combatting tuberculosis (TB) since the Neolithic Era. Despite major gains in public health, TB is today’s leading infectious disease killer worldwide. More than a quarter of the 10 million TB cases in the world are found in India. Come hear how we can partner with our Indian colleagues to improve the diagnosis and treatment of TB to ensure high-quality care of patients. It’s time to #EndTB.
Humanitarian action: What it says about global health and why this matters
John Pringle (Assistant Professor, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University)
Humanitarian action works to save lives, alleviate suffering, and promote human dignity. Originally based on a ‘battlefield ethic’, humanitarian action is increasingly responding to crises of social exclusion and public health neglect. This contemporary humanitarianism offers insights into the state of global health within a context of neoliberal austerity, climate crisis, and rise of right-wing ultra-nationalism. John’s presentation highlights his empirical and conceptual work to understand these interactions as part of the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group.