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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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02.23.18

SAVE SMALLPOX! THE CONSERVATION OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST DISEASES

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Michelle Rourke, visiting Fulbright Scholar from the Griffith Law School in Brisbane, Australia. Her article “Never Mind the Science, Here’s the Convention on Biological Diversity: Viral Sovereignty in the Smallpox Destruction Debate” was published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine. You probably don’t need any […]

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02.09.18

The Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis C in the United States

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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. In recent months, the spotlight has been trained on the alarming opioid crisis and even the President of the United States declaring it to […]

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01.16.18

Self – Managed Abortion and Embodying the Principles of Reproductive Justice

By O’Neill Institute

*Originally published 1/12/18 by Marlene G. Fried & Susan Yanow on Rewire Worldwide, there is an enormous gap between having the legal right to abortion and being able to access one. This is painfully obvious in the United States. While abortion is legal, its opponents have successfully decreased access to services through restrictive laws; bans […]

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01.02.18

With or without an advisory council, President Trump will be judged on whether he moves us closer to ending the HIV epidemic

By O’Neill Institute

In recent days, the Trump Administration has created an uproar with its abrupt decision to dismiss all members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).  This is a troubling development, but one that has the potential to distract us from what matters: working collectively to end the HIV epidemic in the United States and […]

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11.06.17

DIALOGUES ON BEING HUMAN: O’Neill Institute Event; Wednesday November 8th on Georgetown University’s Main Campus

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This post was written by Anita Alvin Nilert, Art Dialogues Curator, please direct any questions or comments to an435@georgetown.edu. DIALOGUES ON BEING HUMAN: The Intersections of Art, Health and Dignity with artist Wangechi Mutu in dialogue Alicia Ely Yamin, Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative. […]

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10.27.17

SAN FRANCISCO SODA WARNING RULE CHILLS PUBLIC HEALTH EFFORTS

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Hanhsi Indy Liu is an SJD candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Sarah Roache is the director of  Global Health Law LL.M. Program and Capacity Building Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments on this post can be sent to: hl580@georgetown.edu. Supporters of regulations to reduce consumption of […]

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10.23.17

Statement on arrest of ISLA director, activists in Tanzania

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On October 20, 2017, a team of human rights lawyers and activists were jailed in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania – a clear violation of Tanzanian and international human rights obligations. The initial arrests came on Oct. 17 after a consultation they were holding was raided by the Tanzanian police. Thirteen people were arrested. After authorities initially released […]

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08.11.17

Human Rights-Based Approaches to Health: How Do We Measure Them?

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Neil Sircar, J.D., is an LL.M Candidate in Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center & the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments related to this post can be directed to nrs53@georgetown.edu. Dr. Tedros, the newly-minted Director-General of the World Health Organization, has made human rights and health […]

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07.17.17

Countering the negative public health impacts of the anti-vaccination movement

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This blog post was authored by Javier Saladich, a Summer Research Intern at the O’Neill Institute. Javier is a third year law student at ESADE Business and Law School in Barcelona, Spain. Any comments or questions can be emailed to javier.saladich@esade.edu. In light of recent measles outbreaks in Europe and the United States and a […]

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