Nodding Syndrome is described as a rare form of Epilepsy that disables children in Eastern Africa. Chances are you have never heard of Nodding Syndrome before. I hadn’t until recently. This is likely because it is a rare disease that impacts children in East Africa, places the current President of the United States […]
It is always spring for human rights. Old ideas embedded in fundamental values do not lose the boundless hope and energy of their birth. In a country that holds its first democratic election or peaceful transition of power, democracy is more than an idea and practice that has existed for centuries, but a new reality worthy […]
It’s that time of year when people are feeling more generous than ever. Many Americans are donating to charitable organizations such as the Red Cross or the Salvation Army. Due to the surge of devastating natural disasters that struck the country this past year, many people have made additional contributions to help the victims rebuild […]
Micrograph of Marburgvirus (credit: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) Last month, the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MOH) declared an outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Eastern Uganda. To date, three cases have been reported (two confirmed, one probable), and all have died, resulting in a case-fatality rate of 100% […]
DNA editing carries profound implications for basic science, medicine, and many other fields. Gene editing can be used for a variety of different things including research, to treat disease, and for biotechnology. Gene editing can be used to change the DNA in cells or organisms to understand their biology and how they work. Genome […]
This post was written by Anita Alvin Nilert, Art Dialogues Curator, please direct any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. DIALOGUES ON BEING HUMAN: The Intersections of Art, Health and Dignity with artist Wangechi Mutu in dialogue Alicia Ely Yamin, Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative. […]
On October 20, 2017, a team of human rights lawyers and activists were jailed in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania – a clear violation of Tanzanian and international human rights obligations. The initial arrests came on Oct. 17 after a consultation they were holding was raided by the Tanzanian police. Thirteen people were arrested. After authorities initially released […]
With the nuclear threat is on the rise, I was a bit surprised last week when I heard that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) had won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. It seemed out of step with today’s reality. But as I reflected more and learned the reasoning behind the decision, the Nobel Committee’s […]
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Last week, students of Georgetown’s Global Health Law LLM program attended the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference (Conference) in Washington, D.C.
Photo: Treatment Action Campaign Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and treatable disease which kills more people globally than any other infectious disease, approximately 5,000 every day. Despite grim statistics and the plethora of human rights violations that occur in the context of TB, there is inadequate funding, and limited public awareness that TB remains […]
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