International Congress Health without Borders, Humanitarian Aid and Ethics

Mario Aguilar
Saturday 8 January 2022

This congress will take place on 11-13 October 2022 online organised by the the following institutions:

Fundación Salud Sin Fronteras (Chile) Salud Sin Fronteras Chile

Nadia’s Initiative (the Foundation of Nadia Murad, Nobel Prize for Peace 2018) Nadia’s Initiative ( See also M.I. Aguilar, Nadia Murad: Yazidi and World Peacemaker, Routledge, 2022.

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) Cepeda-Mayorga, Ivon Aída (

Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (CSRP), University of St. Andrews, Scotland CSRP – Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics – St Andrews site (

International Congress Presidential Committee: Professor Mario I. Aguilar (CSRP, University of St. Andrews), Dr Ivón Cepeda (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico), Glenda Tello (Health without Borders Chile), Dr Camila Foncea (Chile), Marcela Arévalo and Ann Simpson (Colombia).

The languages of the Congress will be English and Spanish.

E-mail for enquiries and registration: [email protected]

Participants of this congress with be medical doctors and health personnel, together with those institutions involved in humanitarian aid globally, as well as bio-ethicists and those involved in the academic study of violence against women, genocide and crimes against humanity.

During the first day (11 October) and after an address by Professor Aguilar, there will be addresses by nobel prize winners, medical doctors and health personnel, bioethicists and scholars of social ethics and bio-ethics.

During the second day (12 October) medical practitioners, health workers and those involved in humanitarian aid will speak about their experiences with a focus on the particular contribution of rebuilding Sinjar and Erbil (Iraq), the care of refugees (MSF), the care of women and men raped in war and violence (DRC, Mexico), the COVID pandemic (India, Colombia), and the movement of aid globally and crossculturally (Chad, CSRP).

During the third day (13 October) medical personnel, indigenous actors, ethicists, and those working with refugees will explore the importance of bio-ethics and social ethics in the global understanding of the common home and the concerns for the planet, particularly within violence and war.

Main speakers: tbc

Photos of the rebuilding of hospitals in Sinjar, Iraq by Nadia´s Initiative, the Foundation of Nadia Murad (Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2018).

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