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Monthly Archives: June 2011

06.25.11

Documenting the Food Safety Crisis—Discovering “the Jungle” in China

By Di Wu

A third-year graduate student in Shanghai launched a database of food safety incidents in China last week. The database was established by 34 volunteers within one month. During the research process, the volunteers read 17,268 relevant news articles (10 million Chinese characters in total) and made 2849 entries into the database. The database has an […]

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06.23.11

Looking the Other Way: Mental Health in a Nation Fixated on Healthcare

By Katherine Record

Last week, DC police forcefully entered a man’s home and fatally shot him, twice.  Jean Louis, a mentally ill 55-year-old, had resided in the same apartment for over thirty years.  His neighbors knew him to be alternately friendly and erratic, but on the day of his death, he had neither hurt anyone nor committed a […]

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06.18.11

Promises of Progress from the High-Level AIDS Summit at UN

By Eric A. Friedman

At last week’s high-level United Nations AIDS review, world leaders adopted a Political Declaration that indeed included a commitment to having 15 million people on AIDS treatment by 2015, among other targets aimed at real progress. Along with the commitment on AIDS treatment, the other headline from the conference was the commitment to work towards […]

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06.15.11

The Future of Food Safety

By Kate Stewart

Food safety issues are once again in the news.  A large outbreak of E. coli O104:H4, centered in Germany, has sickened more than 3,000 people and killed 35.  After a lengthy investigation, German public health authorities believe the source of the E. coli to be bean and seed sprouts. This recent outbreak highlights the need […]

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06.10.11

Launch of HealthLawandLigitation.com

By O’Neill Institute

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and the O’Neill Institute are pleased to announce the launch of HealthLawandLitigation.com. Since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), more than a dozen lawsuits have been filed in federal courts challenging the constitutionality of the law.  NHeLP and the O’Neill Institute have joined together […]

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06.07.11

World Health Assembly 2011 Outcomes and United Nations AIDS Review Preview

By Eric A. Friedman

Will the world’s premier health organization be able to reform itself to revive its global health leadership in the years ahead? Such was undoubtedly the question on the mind of health officials and civil society from around the world as they attended the 64th World Health Assembly (WHA) last month, the World Health Organization’s annual […]

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06.07.11

From Science Speaks Blog: Dybul on PEPFAR

By O’Neill Institute

Note: The following is a re-post of the interview by John Donnelly, “Dybul on PEPFAR: ‘The sky was the limit,’” which was originally published on Science Speaks: HIV & TB News on June 2, 2011.  It is re-posted here with permission from Science Speaks. John Donnelly, Dybul on PEPFAR: ‘The sky was the limit’ Ambassador […]

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06.01.11

The World Health Assembly: Reforming the WHO and Global Governance for Health

By O’Neill Institute

Note: An earlier version of this post, drafted by Eric A. Friedman, O’Neill Institute Law Fellow and Lawrence O. Gostin, O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, was disseminated as an O’Neill Institute Briefing on May 18, 2011. In late May, the World Health Assembly (WHA) discussed an ambitious agenda of reform of the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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06.01.11

Welcome to the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law's Blog!

By O’Neill Institute

Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law’s blog.  The blog is meant as a forum for thoughtful dialogue on pressing issues in health law and policy.  It will also be an additional venue for us to keep in touch with our friends and colleagues on current events at the […]

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