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Press Corner​


Press Corner 

• Book Launch of “Towards a Post-Flexnerian Revolution: Graduating the Virtuous Physician” by Dr. Thalia Arawi (June 2, 2022)

• WHO-Research Promotion Newsletter: “Webinar on Bioethics Education in the Challenging times of COVID-19” (April 14, 2022)

• KHCC Newsletter: SHBPP-KHCC ongoing collaboration 

• Book Launch: “77 days with Rumi” by Dr. Thalia Arawi – November, 2022



• Interview with L’Orient Le Jour on Ethical concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine in Lebanon (January 17, 2021)

• Interview with Mr. Firas Khalifeh of the series “Hamra Street” on ethical issues in vaccination plans. (January 26, 2021)

• Invitation by Mrs. Malak Makki to talk to Medical Journalism Masters Students at the Lebanese University on the ethics of reporting medical errors. (January 27,2021)

 • Interview with the Egyptian Network for Research Ethics Committees about the use of vaccines in emergency settings, informed consent, and clinical research ethics committee approval (February 2, 2021) 

• Dr. Thalia Arawi interview with Mr. Firas Khalifeh onالحمرا شارع on COVID-19, vaccines, and ethics (March 16, 2021) 

• Interview with Le Figaro International on vaccine ethics (April 4, 2021)

 • Interview with Al-Akhbar news on the ethical concerns of immunity passports. (April 9, 2021) 

• Al-Akhbar interview with Dr. Arawi on the rights to choose a vaccine (April 8, 2021) 

• Interview with Lancet Oncology about access to cancer care in the Gaza strip for (April 29, 2021)

• Interview with Bashar Hassan, fourth year medical student and Founding President of Khelkhal about the SHBPP volunteer imitative Khelkhal (December 9, 2021)

 • Resignation from the Lebanese National Vaccination Committee Dr. Thalia Arawi announced her resignation from the Lebanese National Vaccination Committee. On February 24, 2021, following breaches in distribution protocols of the COVID-19 vaccine that benefited top politicians and did not abide by the priorities of the vaccination plan set by the national vaccination committee


• Follow up meetings and discussions on the “Regional Conference on Patient Informed Consent and Patient Confidentiality” in Kuwait (February 7, 2020)


• Interview with Kuwait TV talking about Patients and Physicians Rights. (June 15, 2020) 


• Feature on Keele University (UK) News: “Keele Alumna Founds The First Bioethics And Medical Humanism Centre In The Arab Region” (September 10, 2020) ​


• Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sittah interview and honoring with TRT World on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day (October 1, 2020)


• BBC Arabic interview on the impact of social media on the notion of identity. (October 26, 2020)


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