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Monthly Archives: September 2014

09.24.14

3 Issues to Consider before Voting in November

By Aliza Glasner

On November 4, many Americans will go to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. And like all election seasons, issues threatening public health are chief among this nation’s top concerns.         In researching for this post, I came up with a fairly long “short-list” of pressing public health issues – […]

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09.19.14

10 Resources to Help You Get a Handle on the Ebola Epidemic

By Brian Honermann

This post was written by O’Neill Institute Law Fellows Sarah Roache and Daniel Hougendobler The West African Ebola epidemic is an international public health crisis, and a threat to international security. For so many of us – the public health community, humanitarian and aid organizations, governments, ethicists, policy-makers, and engaged citizens – the epidemic triggers important […]

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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

By O’Neill Institute

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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09.15.14

16 years of GMO agriculture – No meaningful health findings in multiple generations of animals

By Brian Honermann

A new study – Prevalence and impacts of genetically engineered feedstuffs on livestock populations – published last week has brought more evidence to the forefront on the safety profile of genetically modified food (aka GMO). Transgenic GMO agriculture was first authorized for use in the United States in 1996. Genetic modification of food through the use of […]

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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

By O’Neill Institute

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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09.04.14

Ebola and September 11: National traumas, heroes, enduring legacies, and a Framework Convention on Global Health

By Eric A. Friedman

  343. For many Americans, that number will always be shorthand for heroism and sacrifice, for risking your own life to save others. It is the number of firefighters who died in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, among the 414 emergency workers killed that day. (The actual toll due to increased […]

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09.04.14

Ebola: The Global Health Tragedy of Our Times and How Law is Essential in Preventing Public Health Catastrophes

By Tanya Baytor

By Ana Ayala and Tanya Baytor Despite the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency and mobilizing international assistance to stop further spread of the virus, we continue to see the number of cases and deaths rise, particularly in the countries with the lowest resources, namely […]

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