Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Seed Award for her project: ‘Vulnerability and justice in global health emergency regulation: developing future ethical models’. This award runs for twelve months from May 2018 and will involve eight collaborators from international universities.
Global Health Emergencies (GHEs) are crises that affect health, and are (or should be) of international concern. GHEs are characterised by various forms of urgency and uncertainty. There is uncertainty regarding the development of a health crisis, or its severity, there are multiple unknowns and variables, one of which is time, and there are very many limitations, resources and capacity, among others.
GHEs are also known to exacerbate existing inequalities, injustices and vulnerabilities and affect different individuals, groups and communities in different ways. The aim of this project is to support the foundation of a network of academics, with the aim of developing proof-of-principle cases and models that are attuned to the concerns of justice and that might feed into future response and governance for GHEs.
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Wellcome Trust Seed Award: ‘Vulnerability and justice in global health emergency regulation: developing future ethical models’