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Monthly Archives: December 2013

12.19.13

From JAMA Forum: AIDS in South Africa: A Story of Social Mobilization Inspired by Nelson Mandela

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. It was originally published by news@JAMA on December 18, 2013. Any questions or comments can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. By the time Nelson Mandela was elected as South Africa’s first post-apartheid president in 1994, the AIDS epidemic in […]

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12.18.13

O’Neill Institute Holiday Special: A public health defense of Christmas

By Belinda Reeve

Christmas might seem like the natural enemy of public health. There’s the traditional Christmas lunch of roast turkey, ham, potatoes, stuffing, pudding, and if you’re lucky, a Christmas cake made by Mom. And that’s just the day itself. In the lead up there’s the office party with 1000kj canapés, catch-up meals with friends and end-of-year […]

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12.17.13

Bloomberg’s Health Legacy: What Inflames Consumer Passions in the Food Wars?

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. It was originally published on the Hastings Center Bioethics Forum on December 16, 2013. Any questions or comments can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. After the Hastings Center Report published my essay on Mayor Bloomberg’s health […]

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12.13.13

FDA Issues Guidelines on Use of Antibiotics in Livestock

By Ana S. Ayala

On December 11, 2013, the Food Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidelines aimed at phasing out the use of antibiotics that are critical to human health in food-producing animals,  including penicillin, azithromycin and tetracycline. Aside from treating infections in animals, livestock producers have been using antibiotics to induce growth in an animal and maximize feed. The […]

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12.10.13

Giving Life to Human Rights Day

By Eric A. Friedman

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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12.09.13

Reflections upon the death of Nelson Mandela

By Eric A. Friedman

I was in the middle of listening to the folk anthem If I Had a Hammer when I learned that Nelson Mandela died last Thursday. Afterwards, I watched this video of the folk trio Peter Paul and Mary singing in 1986, at the global height of the anti-apartheid movement, No Easy Walk to Freedom: “Nelson […]

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12.06.13

Recap: “The Global Fund 2014-2016: Sustaining the Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria”

By Daniel Hougendobler

This week Washington, DC hosted the Fourth Global Fund Replenishment, which was followed by a half-day conference: “The Global Fund 2014-2016: Sustaining the Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria,” held at Georgetown University. While the Global Fund fell short of its $15 billion goal, the $12 billion pledged represents a 30% increase over its last […]

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