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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME) Forum for Global Health Ethics

Webinar on Mpox, Bioethics and the LGBTQI+ Community

In July 2023, the World Health Organization declared that the mpox outbreak was a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). In two significant ways, the mpox outbreak differed from other PHEICs: it was the first PHEIC of an infectious disease mainly transmitted through sexual contact, and it was the PHEIC with the highest proportion of infections in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Both are key features that the 2022 mpox outbreak shares with HIV/AIDS, which continues to be one a relevant global health problem even 40 years after the first case reports were published.

In this webinar, international speakers discussed how the 2022 mpox outbreak was impacting the LGBTQI+ Community's health, the key ethical issues at stake, and the responses to the outbreak. 


Hosts: Nikola Biller-Andorno & Tania Manríquez Roa, University of Zurich 

Organising institutions: University of Zurich and Swiss Medical Weekly

Organisers: Tania Manríquez Roa, Julian März, Nikola Biller-Andorno, and Dominik Bolliger 

Read the viewpoint «Monkeypox, bioethics and the LGBTQI+ community» by Julian W. März, Tania Manríquez Roa, Bettina Schwind, Nikola Biller-Andorno

Read the webinar report «Mpox, bioethics and the LGBTQI+ community» by Dustin Duc Duong and Jan Schwarz (This text was originally published in the EACME Newsletter n62, December 2022.

Here you can watch clips of this webinar

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