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Monthly Archives: November 2016

11.28.16

Boarding the Framework Convention on Global Health Express

By Eric A. Friedman

This blog was originally posted at the IMAXI Cooperative website. It responds (quite favorably) to a blog by Case Gordon of the IMAXI Cooperative on the Platform for an FCGH transitioning to a formal, Geneva-based NGO. Sometimes the right to health provides a clear answer. Discriminatory laws must be abolished to ensure the right for […]

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11.23.16

Texas Evaluates Intellectual Disability in Death Penalty Cases Using a Global-Outlier Standard

By O’Neill Institute

This blog post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, and University Professor at Georgetown Law Since 2002, the […]

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11.23.16

3 Ways the Trump Administration May Undermine Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice in the U.S. and Abroad

By Rebecca Reingold

Since the start of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump has taken positions that have the potential to undermine reproductive health, rights, and justice. Here are just 3 examples of the devastating consequences that these positions may have for women, both here in the U.S. and other parts of the world:

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11.23.16

3 Ways the Trump Administration May Undermine Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice in the U.S. and Abroad

By Rebecca Reingold

Since the start of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump has taken positions that have the potential to undermine reproductive health, rights, and justice. Here are just 3 examples of the devastating consequences that these positions may have for women, both here in the U.S. and other parts of the world:

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11.22.16

Foreign Aid and Health under the Trump Administration

By Anna Roberts

As many of my colleagues have expressed in their blog posts over the past week, there is a great deal of uncertainty about what a Trump administration will ultimately mean for health. Perhaps nowhere is this uncertainty more acute than in the realm of U.S. foreign aid and health. What hangs in the balance has […]

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11.21.16

Solidarity Forever: Protecting the Right to Health During the Incoming U.S. Administration

By Eric A. Friedman

Respect for equal human dignity, the rule of law, and health in all sectors – these are three preconditions of realizing the right to health. Respect for equal human dignity is the core principle of the right to health and all human rights. Respect for the rule of law is an underlying requirement for the […]

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11.21.16

Some good news from Election Day: four U.S. cities vote in taxes on sugary drinks

By Sarah Roache

The U.S. election results evoke concern, anxiety, and fear among many Americans, and throughout the world. Public health advocates are concerned about the future of the Affordable Care Act, fearful of restrictions on women’s reproductive rights, and anxious to strengthen efforts to reduce smoking, obesity, and other risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). However, results […]

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11.21.16

Now What?? The Potential Effects of a Trump Administration and Republican-Controlled Congress on Hepatitis C care

By Sonia Canzater

The 2016 presidential election ended in a result that few who are passionate about public health, human rights, and race, gender and sexual orientation equality could have ever wanted. However, as we face the reality of this reality, we who work to improve health outcomes must steel our resolve and continue to address the critical […]

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11.18.16

HIV POLICY AFTER THE 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

By Sean Bland

The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has sent shockwaves throughout the country and across the globe. While the President-elect’s policy agenda was often sparse with details during his campaign, his election will no doubt have a profound impact on a number of major issues, such as healthcare, immigration, […]

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11.18.16

Global Health Security: What Could Be an Easy Win-Win for the Trump Administration

By Ana S. Ayala

If there is anything that we have learned from the Ebola crisis and the Zika outbreak in the Americas is that public health surveillance and response systems are critical to ensuring health security at the national and global levels. Health systems that ensure strong surveillance and rapid response to disease threats are the key to minimizing the […]

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