Category Archives: Global Health

08.21.18

Changes in WHO MDR-TB Treatment Guidelines Promote a Human Rights-Based Approach to TB

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  Last week WHO issued key changes to treatment guidelines for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) which implement a new priority ranking of available medicines and now include a fully oral regimen as one preferred option for MDR-TB treatment. The new ranking balances effectiveness and harms and prioritizes oral regimens over injection-based regimens. There is a significant […]

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07.30.18

Antibiotic resistance: Science marches along, but what about political will?

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If the story weren’t so important and playing out in real life every day, it would be a stale and tiresome story: the world’s leaders making transformative-sounding commitments, go back to their capitals, and continue mostly business as usual, perhaps with a new initiative here, modestly increased funding here. In 2016, the world’s leaders committed […]

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07.27.18

Progress Towards Addressing Health Challenges and Inequity in Namibia

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  Last week, the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services launched the 2018-2022 National Strategic Plan and held the inaugural National Health Assembly. The National Health Assembly is a forum to discuss health issues and challenges in the country, including the development of the UHC framework which is presently underway. National Health Assemblies have […]

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07.23.18

Politics “Trumps” Health in America

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This blog was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D., LL.D., Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M., Professor of Public Health Law and Ethics; Director, Center for Public Health Law and Policy, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) and Walter Johnson, M.S.T.P., Senior Legal […]

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07.16.18

The incivility of (too-) civil society in the tuberculosis response

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Anyone who knows the world of the global tuberculosis response knows, too, its refrain: “We must do for TB what we did for HIV!” It is less rallying cry than lament.  Those of us who form part of “civil society” at the international level in the TB world attend the big TB conferences, but mostly […]

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07.13.18

The Importance of Disease Surveillance: The Case of Zika Virus Disease

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Surveillance is an important part of tracking any disease because it serves as an early warning system, identifies public health emergencies, guides public health policy and strategies, and helps to understand and monitor the epidemiology of a condition to set priorities and guide public health policy and strategies.  Zika is an excellent example of the […]

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07.11.18

UNICEF: Implementing Human Rights for Child Health

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This article was written by Benjamin Mason Meier, Associate Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mitra Motlagh, the Head of UNICEF’s Human Rights Unit, & Kumanan Rasanathan, the former Senior Adviser in UNICEF’s Health Section. The longstanding efforts of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to implement human […]

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06.26.18

The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Calls for a Rights-Based Approach to Tuberculosis

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  In the lead up to the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis to take place in September, on June 18th the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health released an open letter emphasizing that states must commit to a rights-based approach to tuberculosis. The letter highlights that current levels of progress levels fail to […]

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06.18.18

What happens today matters: a last chance to save the Political Declaration of the United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis

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Today, the United Nations General Assembly will, for better or worse, shape the next decade of the global response to the world’s deadliest infectious disease. Millions of people will feel the decisions made today. Millions of lives will be won or lost as member states barter and jockey over the content of the Political Declaration […]

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06.05.18

Human Rights to Health and Safety at Work: The International Labor Organization

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This article was written by Lee Swepston, the former Senior Adviser on Human Rights and Human Rights Coordinator for the International Labor Organization As I was preparing my chapter dealing with occupational safety and health (OSH), developing the contribution on the International Labor Organization (ILO) for Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a […]

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