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What ethical standards regarding short term global health learning experiences does MCW follow?

At MCW, we make every effort to maximize the value and minimize the harm of short-term engagements in global health. We recognize that::

  • Global health as a field of practice should aim to reduce disparities in health and wellbeing around the world.
  • The ethical framework that underlies global engagement is based on principles of mutual respect, solidarity, and social justice.
  • Communities’ needs should be the most critical driver of these activities and should be set by members of the communities themselves in conjunction with the health priorities of the country.
  • Global health engagements should be sustainable, asset based, bidirectional, adhere to appropriate legal standards and be adequately evaluated.

The above list was adopted from the Advocacy for Global Health Partnerships