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Public Health Surveillance - Complete lecture

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This is the complete lecture on Public Health Surveillance that I gave to medical students as a part of the Community Medicine course. In the lecture, we learned about:1- What is public health?2- What is the epidemiological investigation?3- Why do we need epidemiological investigation?4- Who does the epidemiological investigation?5- What are its uses, with examples of epidemic diseases and natural disasters.
This lecture was prepared by Dr. Iman Abdel Halim, PhD in Pathology,


Introduction to Public Health Ethics | The complete lecture

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Introduction to Public Health EthicsThis lecture was delivered to the medical students in their Community Medicine Course, we have outlined and discussed the following points:
1- What is ethically unique about public health? 2- What is Public health Ethics? And do we need it? 3- What makes public health ethically problematic? 4- How to make our public health programs ethical? 5- The ethical principles for public health
PLEASE CLICK 'CC' TO SEE THE SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH

How a discontinued treatment led a patient to be sent to jail?

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A patient discontinued his treatment. The PHO locked him in the prison's hospital? (TRUE STORY) In this part of the lecture, I discuss a real case that happened in a rural area where a TB patient discontinued his treatment and ended up sent to jail. Watch to see how this all happened and then discuss the following ethical issues: Is the patient's right to refuse treatment absolute? If not, when and where to draw the line to the point of forcing them to be treated/isolated?What are the limits of the public health authorities and the State in general when it comes to people's choices?What are the ethical principles that should guide our interventions as public health physicians in managing patients with infectious diseases?





How best to prepare for a PhD program in Gender and Humanitarian Action

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The following is an exchange that was published on Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP), which I thought to be of interest to a wider audience.

How best to prepare for a PhD program in Gender and Humanitarian ActionAmel Hermi Posted 4 days ago Edited by Shiela Marcos 4 days ago ReplyOptions Dropdown I am looking to enroll in a PhD program focusing on Gender and Humanitarian action. I am a practitioner and I wish to maintain a link with the academic world and sort of feed back my field knowledge into humanitarian learning platforms and also use the analysis and academic knowledge in my field practice. Are there any members in the community who can provide advice on this?
I wish to discuss and get some tips and support on the specific steps that I should be taking next - for example, to start actively sharing knowledge, drafting articles, etc., as preparation prior to enrolling in a PhD program. Any inputs would be greatly appreciated.

#Gender #Professionaldevelopment
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Introduction to Public health ethics- Recorded Lecture

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Starting today I will launch a series of short videos on #public_health_ethics, we compare clinical practice and public health in order to understand the differences in the ethical issues between the two fields.
The rest of the lecture will be launched on my YouTube channel every week for 4 weeks.

The lecture is in Arabic. Please remember to turn on the CC to find the English subtitles.
#publichealth#ethics#bioethics#MPH
#اخلاقيات#الصحة_العامة#طب_المجتمع


Ghaiath Hussein UNESCO video message

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Among other prominent bioethics experts in the Arab region, I had the privilege of being invited by the UNESCO's regional office to contribute a short message. My focus was on the environmental ethical aspects.


This is the excerpt of my message:
"Ethics of the Environment and Global Health

SAWRA. The current pandemic has changed our lives. We survived some form of restrictive measures. When the choice was between life and the economy; the sensible global action was to save lives. We have learned that we are part of an ecosystem. If we invade the animals’ habitats, they will come closer to us. Transmission of viruses becomes more likely, more virulent and harder to control. We might have considered climate change as a far indirect threat. If we deal with it the way we managed the pandemic at the start by delaying and downplaying; the cost is much higher. As for what we did to save our lives now, we can do the same to save them in the future. Global cooperation is mandatory to fa…