Not Above the Law: A Legal and Ethical Analysis of Short-Term Experiences in Global Health

Monday, June 17, 2019

Coauthored by CFHI Executive Director Dr. Jessica Evert, this paper in the Annals of Global Health considers the legal framework within which short-term experiences in global health (STEGHs) operate. It assesses whether certain STEGH practices break laws in the US and/or host countries or violate international “soft” legal norms. Two activities of particular concern are: practicing medicine without a license and drug importation and distribution.