Category International Healthcare

Single Women’s Reproductive Rights in China

Qian Liu explains that single women in China who are contemplating pregnancy often care more about the attitudes of their parents towards single mothers, than about the laws on assisted reproduction.

Nubia – An Ebola Survivor Orphaned by Vaccine Policy

Séverine Caluwaerts and Françoise Baylis lament the fact that in an epidemic as deadly as Ebola, pregnant women were denied access to potentially life-saving vaccination solely on the grounds of pregnancy.

Egg Freezing in China: Liberty or Despair?

Jing-Bao Nie comments on how, in different ways, inadequate social supports for reproduction and parenting, and the prohibition on social egg freezing by single women in China limit women’s reproductive liberty.

“European” health care not a “fix” for Canada

Colleen M. Flood and Bryan Thomas discuss the current legal challenge before the BC Supreme Court about whether public medicare violates the Charter by forcing patients onto long wait lists.

Zika and the 2016 Games in Brazil

Noni E MacDonald describes the low risk for Zika infection during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil and urges visitors and supporters of the Games to help address the Zika epidemic.

Global Health Collaborations: Justice, not Charity

Parisa Fallah and Mark Bernstein advocate for sustainable, educational, and collaborative approaches to global health work.

Refugees and the Interim Federal Health Program

Abdihamid Abdihalim considers the benefits and challenges of Canada’s Interim Federal Health Program.