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Monthly Archives: October 2014

10.27.14

O'Neill Institute and WLW Launch Publication on Conscientious Objection and Reproductive Health and Rights

By Ana S. Ayala

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Women’s Link Worldwide proudly announce the official launch of their joint publication Conscientious Objection and Abortion: A Global Perspective on the Colombian Experience. The publication is available in both English and Spanish. In 2009, the Colombian Constitutional Court issued a landmark Decision T-388/09 that sets […]

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10.24.14

Using Maps to Track and Control Infectious Disease: Five Online Resources

By Brian Honermann

The recent Ebola outbreak has brought the the tracking and containment of infectious disease to the forefront of global consciousness. Indeed, tracking and monitoring the spread of disease is one of public health’s most important (and oldest) tasks. Ever since John Snow removed the handle from the Broad Street pump his hand-drawn maps indicated were at the center of […]

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10.17.14

Counterfeiting Ebola: Fakes, Frauds and other Malarkey

By O’Neill Institute

Photo Courtesy of Reuters   This Oped was written by Michelle Ratpan and originally appeared on OpedSpace. Michelle works as a Litigation Specialist for the Integrity Vice Presidency of the World Bank and is a graduate of the Global Health Law and International Institutions LLM Program (2010). In the following Oped, Michelle examines the current […]

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10.15.14

How Public Health Can Help Tackle the NFL's Domestic Violence Epidemic

By Tanya Baytor

  October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In the wake of the National Football League’s (NFL’s) ongoing Ray Rice scandal and several incidents of domestic violence perpetrated by its players, this pressing issue is finally starting to grab the nation’s attention. To recap recent events, the NFL has been under fire for its mishandling of […]

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10.14.14

Recalling our First Fears about HIV—Can We Do Better with Ebola?

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Jeffrey S. Crowley, O’Neill Institute Program Director of the National HIV/AIDS Initiative. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to jsc26@law.georgetown.edu. Last week, CDC director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, likened the health threat caused by Ebola to the growth of the global AIDS crisis. It is a parallel that […]

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10.08.14

New Online Resource: "The Ebola Outbreak: A Global Conversation and Resources"

By O’Neill Institute

The current outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever has captured the world’s attention for the past several months.  Centered in West Africa (with a few isolated cases in the United States and Europe), this ongoing crisis has been deemed a “public health emergency of international concern” as well as a global security threat.  As national governments […]

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10.06.14

Medical evacuations for West African Ebola patients: The unspoken possibility

By Eric A. Friedman

Time and again, the global community finds a way to express its collective view – the view of the powers-that-be – that some members of our community are worth less than others, that lofty rhetoric and human rights law to the contrary, your life means less to the world if you are poor. And so […]

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10.02.14

Ebola in the US: A Single Case Should Not Distract Us from the True Crisis in West Africa

By Brian Honermann

The author wrote this post in collaboration with Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. On September 30, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the first diagnosis of Ebola made in the United States (previous US cases were medical evacuees, who were already known to be infected). […]

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10.01.14

From TIME: Ebola Co-Discoverer Peter Piot: ‘This Was an Avoidable Catastrophe’

By O’Neill Institute

This post originally appeared in TIME on October 1, 2014.  Professor Peter Piot is Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and former Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations. He co-discovered Ebola in 1976.  The text is re-posted here, in part, with the permission of the author.  […]

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