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date: 25 May 2018

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Global health ethics is a burgeoning field of thought and application. It has roots in the four traditional pillars of biomedical ethics—autonomy, non-maleficence, justice, and beneficence. The ethical underpinnings of four global health organizations/institutions, Americare Neurosurgery International, Child Family Health International, the Mark Stinson Fellowship in Underserved and Global Health, and the Latin American School of Medicine, are described in this article. The ethical challenges and mandates of each organization can guide health care providers and institutions engaged in global health work. The ethical challenges and mandates of each organization can guide health care providers and institutions engaged in global health work. The article draws upon examples from the domain of neurology and neurosurgery to illustrate salient principles.

Keywords: global health ethics, autonomy, non-maleficence, justice, beneficence

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