global health discussion 3

Classroom chats provide an opportunity to respond to the videos, readings and presentations in the module. This is also a good place for you to share your personal experience as it relates to the course content. You should write at least a paragraph. While we will not be grading on grammar, spelling, APA etc. in this board, you are expected to write well and in your own words. Copy and pasted material will not be accepted. You will be expected to have a total of 2 classroom chat posts during a module. One of them should be initiated by you and one should be a response. We encourage you to question your classmates and push them to think of issues in depth and with complexity. We will be doing this too. With that said, make sure you post in a way that is respectful of others.

Watch Video First principles of health justice: a human right to be healthy | Sridhar Venkatapuram | TEDxLSHTM

User: n/a – Added: 11/9/15

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U.S. Apologizes for Medical Experiments

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User: marionthorpe – Added: 10/1/10

This video describes a recently discovered abuse of medical ethics abroad.

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Peer discussion (please respond)

I watched both the Ted Talk video and the video of the United States apologizing for inserting diseases unknowingly into citizens of Guatemala. I am honestly not sure how I feel after watching both of these videos. As for the Ted Talk, I do not think I understood him correctly in the sense that health is a capability. Yes, I understand everyone has the right to it, but not everyone has the resources, money, or mentality to stay healthy. I agree that after helping a country by donations, it is still necessary to continue to check up on everyone to make sure they are still doing okay. After watching the video about the information on the United States, I was extremely saddened, but honestly not surprised. There are so many things that have happened in the past that no one knows about. It is disgusting that someone would ever intentionally inject diseases into someone else unknowingly. I am curious to see what the government is going to do about this one, especially if families in Guatemala start to step forward.