If We Are Going to Survive the Fentanyl Crisis, More People Need Naloxone Training

Street art depicting how to use narcan

Viewpoint by Caity Bernards A couple weeks into my summer internship in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Canada—Vancouver’s notorious downtown eastside (DTES)—a young man was walking through an alley where someone was smoking crack. As he passed, the person keeled over in an obvious opioid overdose. Someone else in this situation might have frozen, not … Continue reading “If We Are Going to Survive the Fentanyl Crisis, More People Need Naloxone Training”

Published on October 18th, 2017 in

Response from Dean Harold Cox to Recent Natural Disasters

Flooding in Texas during Hurricane Harvey

The stories about the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and the Mexico earthquake have been gut-wrenching. The story from Texas about a little baby floating in the water while clinging to her dead mother is an image that will stay with me forever. There have been stories coming from Puerto Rico about no electricity. … Continue reading “Response from Dean Harold Cox to Recent Natural Disasters”

Published on October 10th, 2017 in

Effective Altruism after Disasters

Volunteers and rescuers working at collapsed building at Colonia Roma, Mexico City.

Este artículo también está disponible en español. The overwhelming support shown towards the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the recent natural disasters in Mexico and the Caribbean embodies the importance of solidarity in the face of emergencies. Donors both within these countries and elsewhere must ensure that the aid they provide is timely, … Continue reading “Effective Altruism after Disasters”

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