Issue 7.2 – Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic isn’t the Only Outbreak We Need to Face

BY VANESSA BLAS The first case of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has spread to 185 countries in just three months.1,2 However, the virus is not the only outbreak that is spreading rapidly–the pandemic has become racialized, targeting millions of Asians and Asian Americans. COVID-19 is … Continue reading The COVID-19 Pandemic isn’t the Only Outbreak We Need to Face

Palliative Care: An Analgesic in an Impossible Time

BY SHAAN BHANDARKAR The coronavirus pandemic has forced healthcare providers into a difficult ethical gridlock. How do physicians choose which patients to treat with a serious deficit in essential supplies like ventilators? What consolations can physicians offer families who cannot meet their loved ones in their final moments? In many horrific ways, the pandemic has … Continue reading Palliative Care: An Analgesic in an Impossible Time

Modelling Equity in Global Health: Using Participatory Action Research to Bridge the Gap Between International Agencies and People in Southern Africa

BY SAM BRAKARSH Introduction Global health is a paradigm aimed at increasing equity through access to health. However, it is riddled with contradictions. It operates within a hierarchy of power where decisions are frequently made at a great distance from those upon which the interventions are enacted and so the voices of communities are lost. … Continue reading Modelling Equity in Global Health: Using Participatory Action Research to Bridge the Gap Between International Agencies and People in Southern Africa