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Monthly Archives: March 2018

03.28.18

Low Rates of Screening for Hepatitis C Still Persists Among Baby Boomers

By O’Neill Institute

This blog post was authored by Dr. Daniel Lising, Research Assistant for the O’Neill Institute’s Hepatitis Policy Project. Daniel is an LLM in Global Health student at Georgetown University Law Center. According to the CDC, approximately 2.7 to 3.9 million people are chronically infected with Hepatitis C (HCV) and of every 100 persons infected, 1 […]

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03.27.18

New O’Neill Institute Report on HIV Prevention Released in Advance of AIDSWatch

By Sean Bland

AIDSWatch 2018 is March 26 and 27. AIDSWatch is the nation’s largest annual constituent-based national HIV/AIDS advocacy event, bringing together hundreds of people living with HIV and their allies to meet with members of Congress and to educate them about the important issues at state for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. In […]

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03.23.18

A Rights-Based Approach Is Required to End TB by 2030

By Drew Aiken

Photo: Hindustan Times Tomorrow is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, which commemorates March 24, 1882, when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the cause of TB, mycobacterium tuberculosis. Today, TB is preventable, treatable and curable. Yet in 2016 there were 10.4 million new TB cases and 1.7 million deaths—a higher number of deaths than […]

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03.21.18

Add your voice: global consultation on a comprehensive approach to health equity begins in April

By Eric A. Friedman

Your opportunity to influence what could be an important new tool to address health equity is fast approaching. Beginning on April 9, we will be launching a global consultation on a draft guide to a promising approach to addressing vast health inequities within countries, National Health Equity Strategies. We invite you to join us. The […]

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03.19.18

Breaking the Cycle of Violence against Women and Housing Instability

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold.  In the U.S., there is a profound stigma around being homeless and negative stereotypes about people experiencing homelessness are commonplace, painting them as lazy, addicted, mentally ill and potentially dangerous. Such stigma and stereotypes frequently distract us from serious challenges faced by people who experience […]

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03.14.18

The Mysterious “Disease X"

By Tom Vincent

This week, the World Health Organization released a list of diseases that have the potential to cause public health emergencies, and that have no efficacious drugs or vaccines.  The list was meant to direct and prioritize research and development and included some familiar names: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Ebola and Marburg virus diseases, and Lassa fever.  […]

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03.09.18

Death from a Toothache: The Story of Deamonte Driver and Where we Stand Today in Ensuring Access to Dental Health Care for Children in the District

By Mehgan Gallagher

Oral health is an important part of overall health.  Unfortunately, many people forget this important aspect of wellbeing.  For children with special health care needs, dental hygiene is often low on the list of priorities for their parents and or caregivers.  In February 2007, twelve year old Deamonte Driver died of a toothache in Maryland. […]

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03.05.18

Overcoming Barriers to Legal Abortion in Argentina

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Camila Leone and Rebecca Reingold. On February 22, the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, announced that the country’s legislature will debate a bill that would decriminalize abortion on broader grounds. Currently, abortion is only legal when the pregnancy poses a risk to women’s life or health and in case of […]

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03.02.18

Supporting College Students Living with HIV: A New Resource

By Sean Bland

Young people heading off to college face a multitude of unknowns: Am I ready? Will I find friends? How will I handle the course load? Incoming college students living with HIV are faced with additional, complex questions that can make the transition even more difficult: How and where can I access medical care? Who do […]

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