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03.29.21

Statement from Matthew Kavanagh on WHO’s COVID Origins Report

By Cynthia Sun

  March 29, 2021 Please see below for a statement from the O’Neill Institute’s Director for Global Health Policy and Politics Matthew Kavanagh: The Associated Press reports that a panel of scientists tasked by the World Health Organization to research the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic find the virus was most likely transmitted from animals to humans, […]

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02.10.21

Announcing the O’Neill Institute’s New Center for Transformational Health Law

By Cynthia Sun

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 10, 2021 Washington, DC — Contributing to the global fight against COVID-19, Timothy O’Neill (L ’77) and Linda O’Neill (N ’77) are committing $10 million to the O’Neill Institute to fund a new Center for Transformational Health Law, which will focus on the changing legal and policy environment during and […]

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01.26.21

Regina LaBelle Appointed as Acting Director of Office of National Drug Control Policy

By Cynthia Sun

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 26, 2021 Washington, DC — O’Neill congratulates Regina LaBelle, distinguished scholar and program director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative, on her appointment as the acting director of Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) by President Joe Biden. “Regina LaBelle is an exceptional scholar and policymaker, and the O’Neill […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

11.30.20

HIV Policies In Most Countries Are Not Aligned With International Standards, Undermining Progress Against AIDS, New Report Shows

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 30, 2020 Washington, DC — With the global AIDS response set to miss 2020 targets and COVID-19 threatening to derail progress, a new report today shows that many countries have not adopted key policies needed to take advantage of scientific breakthroughs in HIV. The science of HIV has never been better, […]

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09.29.20

New HIV Policy Lab uses law and policy data in the HIV response

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 September 2020 WASHINGTON/GENEVA—Despite decades of scientific advances in the HIV response, progress remains uneven, with some countries rapidly reducing AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections and others seeing increasing epidemics. Laws and policies are driving a significant part of that divergence.  Launched today, the HIV Policy Lab is a unique initiative to gather and monitor […]

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07.22.20

New COVID-19 Legal Database

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 July 2020 New York/Geneva/Washington, DC—Launching today, the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to help states establish and implement strong legal frameworks to manage the pandemic. The goal is to ensure that laws protect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and […]

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