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2018 News Archives

08.01.18

Georgetown’s Lawrence Gostin on Presumed New Ebola Outbreak in DRC

By Felix Swierski

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (Aug 1, 2018) – Today, the World Health Organization announced that preliminary laboratory testing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) indicates “a cluster of cases of Ebola virus in North Kivu province.” The DRC announced last month that the Ebola outbreak that began earlier this […]

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06.21.18

Addressing the Politicization of U.S. Health Care and Public Health Services

By O'Neill User

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY Addressing the Politicization of U.S. Health Care and Public Health Services WASHINGTON (June 21, 2018) — The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law hosts a two day symposium addressing controversies and challenges facing the U.S. health care today including legalization of marijuana, gun […]

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06.06.18

United National Interactive Preparatory Hearing on Tuberculosis

By John Richards

Statement by Matthew M. Kavanagh, PhD Director, Global Health Policy & Governance Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown University Matthew.Kavanagh@georgetown.edu We start off by echoing the call by the Executive Director of Stop TB for bold action and political leadership. We emphasize the political part. Member states have committed to […]

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06.05.18

Georgetown Researchers: Swift Action Needed to Avoid Large Deadly Nipah Outbreak

By John Richards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Teber / Km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (June 5, 2018) — While the world population may know little about increasing outbreaks of the killer Nipah virus – despite the fact that one is ongoing now in India – some infectious disease experts see a potential future global health crisis. In an article […]

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05.31.18

Should FDA Try to Move Smokers to E-cigarettes and Other Less-Harmful Tobacco Products and, If So, How?

By John Richards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON May 31, 2018 — A comprehensive new strategy for moving smokers to e-cigarettes offers the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) numerous options for sharply reducing health harms and deaths from smoking that should be endorsed by public health e-cigarette harm-reduction “skeptics” and “enthusiasts,” alike, as […]

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