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Monthly Archives: March 2017

03.31.17

The Differential Treatment of FGCS & FGM/C: A Legal Double Standard?

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was inspired and informed by the collaborative research conducted by Ranit Mishori, Kevin FitzGerald, Sam Wu and Holly Hedley as part of the Georgetown Complex Moral Grant. After a three year investigation, the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced in late February of 2017 that it would not prosecute a surgeon and psychiatrist involved in a clitoris […]

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03.31.17

The Differential Treatment of FGCS & FGM/C: A Legal Double Standard?

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was inspired and informed by the collaborative research conducted by Ranit Mishori, Kevin FitzGerald, Sam Wu and Holly Hedley as part of the Georgetown Complex Moral Grant. After a three year investigation, the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced in late February of 2017 that it would not prosecute a surgeon and psychiatrist involved in a clitoris […]

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03.28.17

Obamacare Is the Law of the Land… Now What?

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Andrew Hennessy-Strahs, a 2017 Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments can be directed to adh75@georgetown.edu. “Obamacare is the law of the land,” spoke Paul Ryan late Friday afternoon, following the collapse of support for his proposed legislation, the American Health Care Act […]

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03.27.17

World Salt Awareness Week: innovative regulations to reduce salt intake

By Sarah Roache

Although it may seem like a harmless part of everyday life, high salt intake contributes to serious health risks that cause millions of deaths each year. This World Salt Awareness Week, we examine the health impacts of excess sodium intake, key sources of sodium in our diets, and an innovative regulatory intervention that can help […]

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03.27.17

Why You Should Attend This Year’s Health Rights Litigation Intensive

By O’Neill Institute

“Participating in the Health Rights Litigation course in September of 2013 granted me the opportunity to interact with some of the best minds on health and human rights in the world. I was among forty-four participants who were representative of twenty-four countries from around the world. I attended the course at a time when KELIN […]

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03.18.17

Free meals on the budget chopping block

By Katharina O Cathaoir

President Trump’s budget blueprint slashes several social programs, including eliminating the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, which provides after school care to students of high-poverty and low-performing schools including snacks and meals, and cuts to funding for meals on wheels. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney defended the cuts to after school […]

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03.17.17

Recalling that Infectious Diseases Know No Borders | Global Health Security Is a Win-Win for the Trump Administration

By Ana S. Ayala

This week, the Trump Administration unveiled its proposed budget, calling for cuts in a number of agencies. The proposal will need to be approved by Congress before it can be enacted. As lawmakers take this on, I found it necessary to re-publish an old post from November of last year, following the election, for its relevance. The […]

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03.17.17

Recalling that Infectious Diseases Know No Borders | Global Health Security Is a Win-Win for the Trump Administration

By Ana S. Ayala

This week, the Trump Administration unveiled its proposed budget, calling for cuts in a number of agencies. The proposal will need to be approved by Congress before it can be enacted. As lawmakers take this on, I found it necessary to re-publish an old post from November of last year, following the election, for its relevance. The […]

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03.10.17

COLLATERAL DAMAGE: REPEALING OBAMACARE WOULD ELIMINATE FUNDING FOR CRITICAL CDC PREVENTION PROGRAMS

By Sonia Canzater

There are many reasons for concern regarding the repercussions of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Much of the focus as of late has been on the effect repeal would have on Medicaid recipients and how the cost of health insurance would change under a new plan. However, there are […]

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03.10.17

FEDERAL TOBACCO CONTROL DURING THE TRUMP YEARS – AND TOBACCO PRODUCT INSERTS

By Eric Lindblom

Although the federal Tobacco Control Act gives the U.S. Food and Drug Agency extensive authorities to regulate tobacco products and their marketing, labeling, and sale, the Trump Administration’s new pro-business, anti-regulation approach might put some serious obstacles in the way of any significant new FDA regulations to reduce the massive amounts of tobacco use and […]

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