25 August 2014
“Monash University’s Centre for Human Bioethics will play a key role in how the world responds to infectious diseases – including public health emergencies of international concern such as the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Officially designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics, the Centre will support WHO in awareness-raising and capacity-building activities in ethics and health, provide technical assistance to Member states, and collaborate with WHO on ethical and policy issues associated with infectious disease control and biomedical research.”
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Bioethics, infectious diseases and the battle between good and evil
In April this year, a police officer died from fever and internal bleeding in a small village in the Equateur Province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eleven of his family members became ill after the funeral, and seven of them – the ones who had tended the body after his death – also died. Forty-two years after its first appearance, Ebola virus disease had again returned to Africa.
Global Bioethics: A conversation with Professor Michael Selgelid
Professor Michael Selgelid is the Director of the Monash Bioethics Centre (formerly named Centre for … Continue reading Global Bioethics: A conversation with Professor Michael Selgelid
White Paper on Gain-of-Function Research–in Monash News
“Biosecurity White Paper Produced for US Government” 18 October 2016 Click here to read article.
Policy-Related Work Featured in Monash Faculty of Arts News
“Small Viruses, Big Questions: Ethical Responses to Zika and Ebola” Click here to read article.
On Gain-of-Function Research–Medscape
“Discord Among Scientists Still Fuels Hazardous Research Debate” Troy Brown 14 March 2016 Medscape Click … Continue reading On Gain-of-Function Research–Medscape
Opinion piece by Michael Selgelid and Euzebiusz (Zeb) Jamrozik on Zika Virus–The Conversation
“What are the Real Risks of Zika?” Michael Selgelid and Euzebiusz (Zeb) Jamrozik The Conversation … Continue reading Opinion piece by Michael Selgelid and Euzebiusz (Zeb) Jamrozik on Zika Virus–The Conversation
On Smart Drugs–The Australian
“Smart Drugs: A Growing Temptation for the Average Joe” Sean Parnell 19 June 2015 The … Continue reading On Smart Drugs–The Australian
In Monash Magazine–Ebola and the Ethics Question
“Ebola and the Ethics Question” Brad Collis Monash Magazine February 2015 Read article
On Ebola research–Australian Doctor
“Race for a Cure” Bianca Nogrady Australian Doctor 28 November 2014 Excerpt: “Ebola is … Continue reading On Ebola research–Australian Doctor
On Ebola drug and vaccine research–Science
“Issues continue to dog the testing of Ebola drugs and vaccines” Jon Cohen 16 Oct … Continue reading On Ebola drug and vaccine research–Science
Interview on Spanish nurse infected with Ebola–ABC NewsRadio
“Human bioethics expert says Australia needs to do more to help contain the Ebola … Continue reading Interview on Spanish nurse infected with Ebola–ABC NewsRadio
Opinion piece by Michael Selgelid on Ebola–The Australian
“We must join fight against deadly Ebola” Michael Selgelid The Australian 19 September 2014 Click … Continue reading Opinion piece by Michael Selgelid on Ebola–The Australian