Tag Archives: UN

04.30.18

Who will lead the TB response?

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“We will have to put poor people from affected communities at the centre of our response. We will have to organise and mobilise. And then be willing to hold our governments to account.” ~ Anele Yawa, General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign   A turning point for tuberculosis? This could be a big year […]

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01.25.17

Reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy: History, Implications & Opposition

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This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold. On January 23rd, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum reinstating the Mexico City Policy, also referred to as the “Global Gag Rule”: a restriction first introduced by Ronald Reagan that denies federal funding to NGOs that provide abortions, offer abortion counseling, or advocate for abortion […]

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01.25.17

Reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy: History, Implications & Opposition

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This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold. On January 23rd, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum reinstating the Mexico City Policy, also referred to as the “Global Gag Rule”: a restriction first introduced by Ronald Reagan that denies federal funding to NGOs that provide abortions, offer abortion counseling, or advocate for abortion […]

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01.12.17

The Framework Convention on Global Health: A Call for Leadership from the Global Health Trio

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[This blog was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin, and was first posted with as a Health Affairs blog. It is connected to a related Health Affairs publication, Global Health: A Pivotal Moment Of Opportunity And Peril.] In the current issue of Health Affairs, we explore a pivotal moment of opportunity and peril […]

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03.30.15

What the World Health Organization Executive Board resolution got wrong on humanitarian assistance

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You may have seen the January 2015 WHO Executive Board resolution on Ebola, which calls for many important things, including a global health reserve workforce, a contingency fund, and human resource management reform. All could help develop a smarter global health system. But did you see this paragraph on humanitarian asssitance, which points decidedly in […]

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01.07.15

Death Slipped into Omnibus Spending Bill, a UN Proposal for a Different Future, and the Work Ahead

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Few coroners are likely to put “homelessness” as the cause of death. It is too bad, because we could use that level of honesty. The omnibus appropriations bill that Congress passed last month to fund federal government operations and programs through the rest of the 2015 fiscal year (through September 2015) largely left out the […]

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09.18.14

Eight Gaps in the International Response to the West African Ebola Crisis Following U.S. Troops and UN Needs Assessment

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This post was written by Eric A. Friedman, O’Neill Institute Associate, Lawrence O. Gostin, O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Sarah Roache, O’Neill Institute Law Fellow and Daniel Hougendobler, O’Neill Institute Law Fellow. For questions or comments about this post please contact Lawrence Gostin at gostin@law.georgetown.edu. Yesterday, on the same day that the United Nations issued an appeal for […]

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09.10.14

The UN Security Council Should Mobilize an International Force to Contain the West African Ebola Epidemic: A Call to Action

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and Sarah Roache, Law Fellow, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. For more information or questions about this post, please contact Sarah Roache at sar234@georgetown.edu. The West African Ebola epidemic has become a national and […]

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12.10.13

Giving Life to Human Rights Day

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Today is Human Rights Day, the anniversary – this year, the 65th – of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. It is a date well known in human rights circles, but with little recognition from the broader public, at least in the United States. This should […]

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10.07.13

Syria, International Humanitarian Law, and Access to Health Care in Non-International Armed Conflict

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This previous Wednesday, The New York Review of Books published on their blog a recent call to the Syrian Government, all armed parties in the conflict, the United Nations, and international donors by doctors and medical professionals to allow and support their “medical colleagues in Syria to … treat patients, save lives, and alleviate suffering […]

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