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Just Emergencies: A Global Health Justice Podcast

Global Health Emergencies (GHEs) are crises that affect health, and that are, or should be, of international concern. These might include infectious outbreaks, humanitarian crises and disasters, conflicts, and forced displacements. GHEs are characterised by various forms of urgency and uncertainty, and are known to exacerbate existing inequalities, injustices and vulnerabilities in individuals and communities. This podcast delves into what we mean by ‘Global Health Emergencies’, why they matter, and why we care about justice in global health emergencies.

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Introduction


In this brief introductory episode to the Just Emergencies podcast, we’ll briefly overview what we mean by ‘Global Health Emergencies’, why they matter, and why we care about Justice in Global Health Emergencies.

Full transcripts of the episode are available here: Introduction Transcripts (PDF)


Episode 1: Research During Global Health Emergencies


In this first episode of ‘Just Emergencies’, I sat down with Dr. Nayha Sethi to talk about research during global health emergencies, how this might be different from research during ‘normal’ times, and what justice and ethical issues we need to think about when conducting such research.

Full transcripts of the episode are available here: Just Emergencies Episode 1 Transcripts (PDF)

For more information on Dr. Sethi and further resources, please take a look at the episode’s Shownotes.


Episode 2: Sexual and Reproductive Health in Global Health Emergencies


For episode 2 of ‘Just Emergencies’, Dr. Catriona McMillan joined Rebecca to talk the impact that global health emergencies have on sexual and reproductive health issues. And unfortunately, it’s generally not good news.

Full transcripts of the episode are available here: Just Emergencies Episode 2 Transcripts (PDF)

For more information on Dr. Catriona McMillan and further resources and links, please take a look at the episode’s Shownotes.


Episode 3: Clowning and Nursing

In episode 3 of Just Emergencies, Tim Cunningham shares his experiences of working as a clown following the 2010 Haiti earthquake and as a paediatric nurse in Sierra Leone during the Ebola Outbreak.

Full transcripts are available here: Clowning and Nursing Transcripts (PDF)

For more information on Professor Tim Cunningham and further links and resources, please visit the episode’s Shownotes.


Episode 4: Trauma and Storytelling

Ayesha Ahmad talks about her work of using storytelling and poetry as a therapeutic intervention in conflict and crises struck areas.

Full transcripts are available here: Trauma and Storytelling Transcripts (PDF)

For more information on Dr. Ayesha Ahmad, please visit the episode’s Shownotes.


Episode 5: Ethics of Closing Humanitarian Projects

In Episode 5 of ‘Just Emergencies’, Matthew Hunt talks about the ethics of closing humanitarian projects.

Full transcripts are available here: The Ethics of Closing Humanitarian Projects (PDF)

For more information on Associate Professor Matthew Hunt and further links and resources, please visit the episode’s Shownotes.


Episode 6: Vulnerability Part 1

For Episode 6 of ‘Just Emergencies’, Rebecca was joined by Professor Wendy Rogers who explained the taxonomy of vulnerability she developed with C. Mackenzie and S. Dodds. Of particular relevance to the current global health climate is Professor Roger’s exploration of vulnerability in times of a pandemic.

Full transcripts are available here: Vulnerability Part 1 with Wendy Rogers (PDF)
 
For more information on Professor Wendy Rogers and further links and resources, please visit the episode’s Shownotes.

Episode 7: The Ethics of Humanitarian Action

In Episode 7, Rebecca is joined by Dr. Caroline Clarinval who is currently the WHO Country Office Representative in Kazakhstan. Dr. Clarinval shares her experiences of handling difficult ethical situations in her work and outlines the model she developed to assist other humanitarian actors in ethically challenging situations.

Full transcripts are available here: Ethics of Humanitarian Action with Caroline Clarinval (PDF)

For more information on Dr. Caroline Clarinval and further links and resources, please visit the episode’s Shownotes.


Episode 8: Covid-19 & Undocumented Migrant Communities – Vulnerability Part 2

In Episode 8 of Just Emergencies, Josephine Greenbrook discusses how undocumented migrant and asylum seeker communities are affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. This forms the second instalment of our vulnerability series on the Just Emergencies podcast.

Full transcripts are available here: Covid-19 & Undocumented Migrant Communities with J. Greenbrook (PDF)

For more information on Josephine Greenbrook and further links and resources, please visit the episode’s Shownotes.


Episode 9: Covid-19, Carers & Vulnerability – Vulnerability Part 3

In Episode 9 of ‘Just Emergencies’, Professor Susan Dodds discusses the range of vulnerabilities carers might experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the third installment of our Vulnerability Series.

Full transcripts are available here: Covid 19, Carers & Vulnerability with Prof. S. Dodds (PDF)

For more information on Professor Susan Dodds and further links and resources, please visit the episode’s Shownotes.


Episode 10: Covid-19, Reflections of Vulnerability, Gender, and Care – Vulnerability Part 4

In Episode 10 of Just Emergenices, Dr Verina Wild and Professor Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky discuss the relationship between ‘Vulnerability, Gender, and Care’ in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and through a sociological lens.

Full transcripts are available here: Covid-19 Sociological Reflections on Vulnerability, Gender and Care

For more information on Dr Verina Wild and Professor Dr Paula Villa and further links and resources, please visit the episode’s Shownotes.


Episode 11: Covid-19 and Political Resistance

In Episode 11 of ‘Just Emergencies’, Meena Krishnamurthy talks about the ongoing anti-racist protests around the world, whether there’s an obligation to participate in them – especially during a worldwide pandemic-, and how they differ politically and philosophically from the anti-Covid-19 protests that have also sprung up.

Full transcripts are avilable here: Covid-19 and Political Resistance Transcripts

For more information on Assistant Professor Meena Krishnamurthy further links and resources, please visit the episode’s Shownotes.


Episode 12: Vulnerability as Greater Likelihood of Being Harmed – Vulnerability Part 5

In Episode 12 ‘Vulnerability Part 5’ Professor Samia Hurst discusses her conception of vulnerability and what it can tell us about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Full transcripts are available here: Vulnerability Part 5 – Samia Hurst Transcript

 For more information on Professor Samia Hurst and further links and resources, please visit the episode’s Shownotes.

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