Category Archives: Global Health

07.06.17

Reflections on O’Neill Institute health rights litigation intensive 2017

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Do the courts, and does the law more generally, have the power to advance the right to health? It would be hard to conclude at the end the O’Neill Institute’s weeklong Health Rights Litigation Intensive anything other than an emphatic yes — even while acknowledging limitations of health rights litigation, and exploring questions that make […]

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06.30.17

The Outbreak That Wasn’t: Liberia’s “Post-Ebola” Moment

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Ever since WHO declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in West Africa in June 2016, the world has wondered when (not if) they would see Ebola again. In May 2017, the virus reemerged from its secret jungle lair, but not before a brief panic in Liberia just a few weeks prior that would briefly […]

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05.15.17

Solidarity in Our Diversity

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If you were in New York City and its environs in the weeks and months after September 11, 2001, as I was – or, I expect, just about anywhere in the United States – you will recall the American flags in the storefront windows, outside homes, everywhere really. Those banners of solidarity reminded us, as […]

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05.01.17

Remembering Tandala, 1977: Elucidating Ebola

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Forty years ago, in June 1977, a nine-year old girl died of acute hemorrhagic fever at a hospital in Tandala, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo).[i] Her post-mortem blood sample arrived at CDC-Atlanta nine days later, and despite the lack of refrigeration during shipping and its subsequent bacterial infection, scientists were able to positively […]

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04.16.17

Hunger, Health, and Compassion – and Our Responsibility

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This piece was written by Eric Friedman and Lawrence Gostin. It is an extended version of Prof. Gostin’s JAMA Forum posting from April 12, 2017. The contrast must have been enough to send a shiver down the spine of the global humanitarian and human rights communities. Even as headlines warned of 20 million people in […]

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04.12.17

Colombia Orders Sweetened Beverage Commercial off the Air

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This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an Adjunct Professor of law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu. On September 7, 2016, the Colombian Industry and Commerce Superintendence issued a resolution according to which it ordered the Asociación Colombiana de Educación al Consumidor (EDUCAR) to […]

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03.17.17

Recalling that Infectious Diseases Know No Borders | Global Health Security Is a Win-Win for the Trump Administration

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This week, the Trump Administration unveiled its proposed budget, calling for cuts in a number of agencies. The proposal will need to be approved by Congress before it can be enacted. As lawmakers take this on, I found it necessary to re-publish an old post from November of last year, following the election, for its relevance. The […]

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03.17.17

Recalling that Infectious Diseases Know No Borders | Global Health Security Is a Win-Win for the Trump Administration

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This week, the Trump Administration unveiled its proposed budget, calling for cuts in a number of agencies. The proposal will need to be approved by Congress before it can be enacted. As lawmakers take this on, I found it necessary to re-publish an old post from November of last year, following the election, for its relevance. The […]

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03.04.17

ASSESSING LAWS AND POLICIES TO PROTECT SEX WORKERS AND PROMOTE HEALTH

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Sex workers across the world are a vulnerable population. Because of poverty, abuse and discrimination, sex work is often critical to survival for many cisgender and transgender women and LGBT young people, especially those who are homeless. In the United States, transgender women engage in sex work at ten times the rate of cisgender women. […]

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03.03.17

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: The Key to Eliminating Zika?

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This post was written by Laura Malavé-Seda and Rebecca Reingold. Since 2015, the U.S. and U.S. territories have reported 5,074 and 38,306 cases of Zika, respectively. The Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. Most people never know that they have been infected with the virus – it is estimated […]

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