Title

Why We Should Care about Ebola in West Africa and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea: Global Health Ethics and the Moral Insignificance of Proximity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2015

Publication Title

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

DOI

10.1007/s11673-015-9677-x

Abstract

Global health advocates affirm the importance of moral responsibilities for global public health. However, does everyone have moral responsibilities to help stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa or MERS in South Korea and the Middle East? Should we consider global health issues to be as important as domestic ones?

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