An-Najah Graduate Participates in the Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference (Ethox)
Doctor Abdurrahman Dukkah, graduate of An-Najah’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has recently participated in the Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference (Ethox).
The conference took place from July 17th – July 18th, 2017 at Keble College, University of Oxford.
The conference shed light on different global health issues such as vaccination, refugee healthcare and bioethics.
Dr. Dukkah presented a research paper titled: “Migration and Health in the Middle East: Challenged and Opportunities” which proved that there are deficiencies in the provision of primary healthcare for pregnant women and cancer patients and carelessness in following up with the psychological effects of wars on refugees.
The paper resulted in a number of recommendations most important of which is paying more attention to refugees’ health and increasing the support to psychological and healthcare programmes provided by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
- The Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference takes place every two years and addresses critically important ethical issues in the conception and implementation of Global Health. It aims to foster comprehensive multi-disciplinary debate moving beyond the parameters of disease, interventions and locations to attend to and engage with the many over-arching ethical concerns which characterize Global Health policy, practice and research.