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Matthew Hanley

Matthew Hanley is the author of Affirming Love, Avoiding AIDS; What Africa Can Teach the West, recently published by the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia (USA). After earning his master’s degree in public health from Emory University in Atlanta in 2000, he worked for Catholic Relief Services until 2008, traveling extensively in Africa. He currently writes on matters of public health, ethics, and culture from California. He is a regular contributor to the online journal The Catholic Thing.

The gates open to a Nobel Prize
19 Sep 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, Nobel Peace Prize, philanthropy
The Gates Foundation has been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards for public health. Does it deserve it?

Big Philanthropy: a crisis of values
13 Aug 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: development, philanthropy
Doing good in the developing world requires good ideas, not just chests of money.

AIDS and medical ethics: a great betrayal
25 Sep 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: HIVAIDS, medical ethics, philosophy
The risk reduction ethic only aims to sanitise and thereby perpetuate hazardous behaviour.

The Gray Lady learns how to genuflect
16 Aug 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2012 elections, Catholic Church, New York Times
After years of bishop-bashing, the New York Times is now holding up America's Catholic bishops as experts in justice and compassion. It must be election time.

Autism, traffic, and unstudied vaccine components
10 Apr 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, autism, bioethics
Is the abortion/bio-tech industry implicated in the astounding rise in autism?

In the pink
4 Oct 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: breast cancer
Even the NFL supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But why is everyone ignoring some of the biggest risk factors?

You have dogmas, but I don’t
11 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: forum, relativism, truth
We all live by dogmas. The important thing is to recognise them and ensure that they lead to happiness and fulfilment, not destruction and misery.

The downside of risk reduction
22 Jan 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: harm reduction, human dignity, sti's
Containing the STD epidemic by harm reduction robs people of hope that they can change their lives.

Hope, change and AIDS
1 Dec 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: AIDS, harm minimization, risk reduction
World AIDS Day 2009 reminds us once again of the failure of risk reduction strategies

A realistic strategy for fighting African AIDS
29 Feb 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, AIDS, utilitarianism
Discussion of the African AIDS crisis is riddled with ideology. The evidence shows that utilitarian HIV prevention guidelines are failing. 

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