Category Archives: WHO

05.02.14

The ACA: Towards “A State of Complete Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being”

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“Advancing the health of our nations is a fundamental commitment we make to all our people,” said U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius in representation of the Americas before the World Health Assembly in May 2013. She then added, “[a]s President Obama recently reminded us, access to health care is ‘not some […]

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04.17.14

Innovative Solutions for Complex Health Challenges: Our Past, Present, and Future – The O'Neill Institute Retrospective

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We are delighted to present the Retrospective for the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, Innovative Solutions for Complex Health Challenges: Our Past, Present, and Future.  

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03.21.14

Universal Health Coverage Should Be Universal: An Analysis of a World Health Organization/World Bank Proposal

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Universal health coverage (UHC). It is an ambitious, historic goal. At least in its strongest form, it entails enabling all people to receive the health services they need. Not long ago, it seemed that UHC would be included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015. While no […]

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06.14.13

Lessons from the Industry

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In her opening remarks to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion, Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned: [e]fforts to prevent non-communicable diseases go against the business interests of powerful economic operators. In my view, this is one of the biggest challenges facing health promotion . . . [i]t is […]

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06.04.13

Commemorations around “World No Tobacco Day”

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This post was written by and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) and Belen Rios (Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13) at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to pa390@law.georgetown.edu    On Friday May 31st, as we mentioned in our blog, all around the globe, […]

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07.16.12

Summer Conversation Series with Mónica Roa: “Women’s Rights in Latin America: Impact of Strategic Litigation”

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“Women’s Link has afforded me the privilege of constructing new paradigms in my work, of understanding our role as the new generation of feminists who use the law as an agent of social change to make gender justice a reality. The challenge of constructing an organization with its own principles is a constant reminder that […]

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05.10.12

U.S. Congressional Briefing “Cholera and the Human Right to Health in Post-Earthquake Haiti”

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In October of 2010, less than ten months after being hit by a devastating earthquake, Haiti experienced a cholera epidemic that quickly spread throughout the small nation. The waterborne disease has now killed at least 7,050 Haitians and sickened over 531,000 others. Meanwhile, nearly half a million earthquake victims remain without adequate housing, and Haitians […]

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11.23.11

US law and possible Palestinian WHO membership: Implications for WHO funding

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This post was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Professor Lawrence O. Gostin. At the end of October, the United States announced that it would cease funding UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, when the agency voted to accept the Palestinian application for full membership, which will make Palestine UNESCO’s 195th member. This […]

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10.01.11

Unanswered Questions of the UN Summit on Non-communicable Diseases

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 The United Nation’s High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), convened at UN Headquarters September 19-20, brought with it high expectations. The only previous UN General Assembly Special Sessions on a health issue had been on HIV/AIDS, with the first, in 2001, credited with helping spur the […]

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08.25.11

A debate about the international criminalization of falsification of medicines: responding to Attaran, Bate and Kendall

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Neil Boister and Benn McGrady In a recent article in Journal of International Criminal Justice, we responded to a proposal by Amir Attaran, Roger Bate and Megan Kendall that a treaty should be negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO). More specifically, we responded to the suggestion that a treaty for the […]

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