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

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.


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