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Author Archives: Lidiya Teklemariam

03.30.20

COVID-19: A global threat with no prescribed solution

By Lidiya Teklemariam

As we all have been following the news on COVID-19 spread, our everyday thoughts and concerns are mostly similar. We’re always up to hear about the number of total cases, deaths, and recoveries; what the World Health Organization (WHO) is saying, and what mechanisms are in place for how we deal with our daily circumstances. […]

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03.18.20

The Multi-faceted Shocks of Pandemics

By Lidiya Teklemariam

As each day brings news about new and additional measures against COVID-19 spread, it opens our eyes to see how we face all significant and small changes and challenges that I describe as multi-faceted shocks. While these changes and challenges are expected in any pandemic situation, COVID-19 is a live example of all human life […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

01.09.20

What does International Humanitarian Law has to Offer to Public Health in Situations of Armed Conflict?

By Lidiya Teklemariam

  In Global Health Law, it is clear that we are used to thinking about health-related problems, seeing them in the eyes of laws and know whether such laws could bring or have already brought any favorable changes to peoples’ lives in any way. Conflicts and wars cause catastrophic effects on overall human health. When […]

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Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

11.20.19

The Status of WHO Regulations under International law – ‘Agreements’ vs. ‘Regulations’

By Lidiya Teklemariam

It was during my LLM studies last year – I took this one-week course that made me think thoroughly about the types and nature of legal instruments produced by the World Health Organization (WHO). This course, Public Health Emergencies: Enabling Preparedness & Response through Law and Policy, analyzed case studies from various global events including […]

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10.18.19

Utilizing Model Laws to Expand Access to Cancer Treatments in Africa

By Lidiya Teklemariam

WHO reports that 70% of deaths caused by cancer occur in low and middle-income countries where it is very difficult to access diagnosis and treatment leading to late-stage identification of the disease and minimal chance of survival. One of the things that come to my mind when I think of Africa and cancer is the […]

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09.06.19

The Growing Consumption of Hookah Tobacco among the US Youth and Gaps in Enforcing Existing Laws

By Lidiya Teklemariam

Since May 2016, when it had issued the final deeming rule, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is exercising an extended regulatory power over all tobacco products including electronic nicotine delivery systems, cigars, hookah (water pipe) tobacco, pipe tobacco, etc. By subjecting hookah (also called shisha or waterpipe) tobacco under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic […]

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08.24.19

My first month as a Law Fellow at the Institute

By Lidiya Teklemariam

It has now been 3 months since I completed the Global Health Law LL.M. Program and exactly a month since I started working as a post-graduate Fellow at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (the Institute). The program was a great foundation for all the skills one can acquire in the field […]

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