“Race for a Cure”
28 November 2014
“Ebola is hardly a new disease. The first known outbreak was recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan in 1976. So many are asking why, four decades later, we still don’t have adequate diagnostics, treatments and vaccines.
Professor Selgelid says this is a tragic injustice that has laid bare a fatal flaw in a global health policy; its reliance on private industry to provide the necessary tools to protect global health when these are not attractive areas of investment.
‘We shouldn’t blame industry for not developing these things because private industry are only going to do what they do to make profits, and we shouldn’t really expect them to do otherwise,’ Professor Selgelid says.
Monash Arts excels in The Australian top institutions research
Monash Arts has been well-represented in a recently released report by The Australian that details the top Australian researchers and research institutions. Monash Arts academics Professor Michael Selgelid (Bioethics) and Associative Professor Toby Handfield (Philosophy) received accolades for being the Field Leader in their respective fields.
Extension of Monash Bioethics Partnership with WHO
The Monash Bioethics Centre has officially been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics for an additional four years.
The Centre was initially designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Bioethics in July 2014, and the partnership will now continue until 2022.
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 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