International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine. 1567-8008 ; 82.
This book examines the often tough questions raised by infectious diseases through essays that explore a host of legal and ethical issues. The authors also offer potential solutions in order to ensure that past errors are not repeated in response to future outbreaks. The essays touch on a number of key themes, including institutional competence, the accountability and responsibility of non-state actors, the importance of pharmaceuticals, and the move towards a rights-based approach in global health. Readers gain insights into such important questions as follows: How can we help victims in other countries? What (if any) responsibility should be placed upon international organizations whose actions exacerbate infectious diseases? How can we ensure that pharmaceutical research helps all communities, even those who cannot afford to pay for the products? While broadly covering global health law, the book adopts an inter-disciplinary approach that draws on public international law, philosophy, international relations, human rights law, and healthcare economics. As such, it is a valuable resource for academic libraries, appealing to scholars and postgraduates engaged in relevant research, as well as to those engaged with global health and policy at the international level. Chapter 'R&D for emerging infectious diseases of epidemic potential: sharing risks and benefits through a new coalition' is available open access under a CC by 4.0 license via link.springer.com. .
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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement response to Ebola 2014-2016 Responding to health emergencies: the ethical and legal considerations for militaries The World Health Organization and NGOs in the context of public health emergencies: Complementation, juxtaposition or supplantation? The Law of Responsibility and the World Health Organization: a Case Study on the West African Ebola Outbreak Lessons from the Past: Cholera, Scientific Knowledge, and the Longest-Standing Principle of International Health Law Ebola as a threat to international peace and security: the response of the UN Security Council.
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