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Monthly Archives: October 2013

10.31.13

O'Neill Institute Halloween Special: Pandemic Preparedness and the Zombie Apocalypse

By Belinda Reeve

If pop culture is anything to go by, then zombies are coming for us. They’ve invaded our television screens, computers, movie theaters and bookstores. Zombies freely walk the streets in countries around the world. Sometimes they even participate in fun runs. There is significant potential for zombieism to run rampant in the US, spread quickly […]

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10.30.13

Early Reactions to the ACA’s Health Insurance Exchanges

By O’Neill Institute

  This post was written by Fernanda Alonso, O’Neill Institute Research Assistant and Georgetown Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate ’14. For more information about this post, please contact fa265@georgetown.edu. On October 1, enrollment in the insurance market place began. These insurance exchanges are looking to serve as organizations where people can purchase health insurance in […]

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10.29.13

New Research Tool for Health and Human Rights Advocates Formally Launched to the Public

By Ana S. Ayala

On October 24, 2013, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and the Lawyers Collective formally launched the Global Health and Human Rights Database. This long-awaited database provides users with free online access to law from around the world on health and human rights, offering an interactive, searchable, and fully […]

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10.24.13

Launch of the Global Health and Human Rights Database

By O’Neill Institute

The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. Developed by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and the Lawyers Collective – in collaboration with a worldwide network of partners—including NGOs, academics and private […]

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10.23.13

The Enduring Stigma of Mental Illness

By Daniel Hougendobler

The destigmatization of disease is among the most important public health achievements of the past century, one of the most dramatic examples of which can be seen with HIV and AIDS. In the early days of the epidemic, an HIV-positive status was linked with socially undesirable personal characteristics, e.g. homosexuality or Haitian ancestry, or “deviant” […]

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10.23.13

The Breast Milk Market and the Need for Clearer Rules

By Phoebe Ramsey

    Source: CDC A study published in Pediatrics by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH has been in the news (ABC News; Wall Street Journal; New York Times) after they found that 72% of the breast milk samples they purchased online contained infection-causing bacteria. This comes after increased awareness and promotion of […]

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10.18.13

Join Us for a Webinar on the LL.M. in Global Health Law

By Tanya Baytor

Do you want to learn more about the LL.M. in Global Health Law at Georgetown Law? Caryn Voland, Director of Graduate Admissions and Tanya Baytor, Director of the Global Health Law LL.M. Program will be hosting an information session on October 30th, 2013 at 12 PM EST. Caryn and Tanya will provide an overview of […]

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10.14.13

U.N. Is Sued in U.S. Court for Cholera Epidemic in Haiti

By Ana S. Ayala

On October 9, 2013, a class action lawsuit was filed in the federal court in the Southern District of New York against the United Nations (U.N.) by the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti  and on behalf of Haitians and Haitian Americans whose family members or themselves […]

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