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Monthly Archives: April 2018


Who will lead the TB response?

By John Stephens

“We will have to put poor people from affected communities at the centre of our response. We will have to organise and mobilise. And then be willing to hold our governments to account.” ~ Anele Yawa, General Secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign   A turning point for tuberculosis? This could be a big year […]

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NMAC Releases Blueprint for HIV Biomedical Prevention Part II

By Sean Bland

Over the past two years, the O’Neill Institute has been working in partnership with NMAC to examine the status of biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation in the United States. The focus of this work has been to explore how to bring the promise of biomedical HIV prevention to all communities highly impacted by HIV […]

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Legal Barriers, Stigma and Discrimination Drive TB Among Migrants

By Drew Aiken

.   Image:   Globally, the number of international migrants continues to increase. Yet, gaping health barriers continue to impede the realization of their right to health and undermine efforts in the fight against TB. In 2017 there were 258 million international migrants, an increase of 49% since 2000.[1] Migrants face many barriers accessing health services, […]

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Rethinking Obstetric Violence: Is Criminalization Really the Only Way Forward?

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Isabel Barbosa and Rebecca Reingold in honor of the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. Obstetric violence is disrespectful, abusive, and neglectful treatment by health providers during the provision of health care related to pregnancy, childbirth, and the post-partum period in both public and private settings. Experiences of obstetric violence include: physical abuse; humiliation […]

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O'Neill Institute Co-Sponsors Oral Health Convening Focusing on Children with Special Health Care Needs

By Mehgan Gallagher

A few weeks ago I posted a blog about Deamonte Driver, a twelve year old boy who died of a toothache in Maryland in February 2007. It is hard to believe a child can die in the United States from an untreated cavity, especially so close to the nation’s capital. While Deamonte’s death sparked outrage […]

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Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

By O’Neill Institute

This article was written by Benjamin Mason Meier, Associate Professor of Global Health Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Lawrence Gostin, Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University.  Human rights impact global health.  By advancing human rights under international law as a basis for public health, international human rights law offers global standards […]

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Elimination Without Prevention — Mission Impossible

By Featured Expert Columnist

This article was written by Thelma Thiel, Founder and Chair of the Liver Health Initiative. Viewpoints included in this article do not necessarily reflect those of the O’Neill Institute, the Hepatitis Policy Project or its sponsors.  All the media attention highlighting the dramatic increase in opioid and other drug addition, as well as the rising […]

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