Humanitarian Response

Providing aid for those in need. A collection of 13 posts
Vaccine Nationalism and Inequities in the Global Vaccination Campaign
Harvard

Vaccine Nationalism and Inequities in the Global Vaccination Campaign

As of May 1, 2021, India registered a record 400,000 new Covid-19 cases as its health systems buckles under a surge of new infections (1). Hospitals in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Uttar
Africa and Its Struggle in the Quest for Vaccination
Berkeley

Africa and Its Struggle in the Quest for Vaccination

Since the introduction of COVID-19 in late December of 2019, COVID’s rampant spread has locked down families, communities and global economies. With a host of problems ranging from vaccine procurement to administration, Africa’s vaccination effort is in dire need of assistance.
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Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19
Harvard

Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19

Intellectual property is a field of law that is critical to be aware of in understanding inequities in access to medicine and especially relevant in the time of Covid. Before understanding how Intellectual
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Shoes for Social Impact: An Interview with the Chief Strategy and Impact Officer of TOMS
ESG

Shoes for Social Impact: An Interview with the Chief Strategy and Impact Officer of TOMS

When I was ten years old, my mom and I purchased matching navy blue and floral shoes from TOMS.  I was elated; I thought it was cool to match with my mom, but
Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward
Global Health

Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward

In any public health emergency dealing with an infectious disease, our ability to control an outbreak is critically tied to our ability to implement significant behavior changes.
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Lifeboat Ethics: Understanding How a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Exacerbate Global Inequality
Global Health

Lifeboat Ethics: Understanding How a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Exacerbate Global Inequality

The lifeboat ethics dilemma is easy to understand, hard to resolve, and entirely a problem of resource allocation. Proposed by ecologist Garrett Hardin, lifeboat ethics is a metaphor depicting a lifeboat with the capacity to save only a limited number of vulnerable swimmers without capsizing
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Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward
Global Health

Behavior Change During 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Moving Forward

Outbreak Control In any public health emergency dealing with an infectious disease, our ability to control an outbreak is critically tied to our ability to implement significant behavior changes. During the 2014 outbreak
Voluntourism: could the industry for saviors could be worth saving?
Development

Voluntourism: could the industry for saviors could be worth saving?

The volunteer tourism has been heavily criticized for its exploitative nature. How can we ensure that volunteering results in positive change?
Changing Nonprofit Cooperation: Non-Monetary Nonprofit Alliances
ESG

Changing Nonprofit Cooperation: Non-Monetary Nonprofit Alliances

Historically, local nonprofit organizations have taken two main methods in order to increase their impact: social alliances, which includes the incorporation of a for-profit entity as a main sponsor for the nonprofit organization,
Microfinance: Does it harm or help those financed?
ESG

Microfinance: Does it harm or help those financed?

A popular trend, how does microfinance impact the lives of its users and what is the greater impact on local economies?
Taking Design Thinking to the Nonprofit Sector
ESG

Taking Design Thinking to the Nonprofit Sector

How nonprofits can take lessons from the entrepreneurial world to craft effective, impactful solutions to pressing problems.
Maximize Your Help to Charity Wisely
ESG

Maximize Your Help to Charity Wisely

Millions of causes worldwide demand our attention and support, but how can you identify the most effective option for you?
How Reductions in U.S. Aid Spending Will Affect Global Health Governance
ESG

How Reductions in U.S. Aid Spending Will Affect Global Health Governance

With considerable budget cuts in U.S. investment in global health care, worldwide agencies are reacting and adapting to new funding models.