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11.14.16

Aligning Criminal Law With Modern Medicine: Ohio Supreme Court to Review HIV Criminal Statute

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This post was written by Hayley Scheer. Hayley is an LL.M. candidate in Global Health Law and International Institutions at Georgetown University Law Center. She is currently an extern at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to hns13@georgetown.edu. The Ohio Supreme Court recently […]

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11.10.16

A Message from Alicia Ely Yamin, O'Neill Institute Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative

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Social justice lies at the center of the work we do and promote through our partnerships around the world in the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.   The results of the US election on Tuesday challenge us to reflect on how we arrived at this point and to re-group and re-commit ourselves […]

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11.10.16

A Message from Alicia Ely Yamin, O’Neill Institute Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative

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Social justice lies at the center of the work we do and promote through our partnerships around the world in the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.   The results of the US election on Tuesday challenge us to reflect on how we arrived at this point and to re-group and re-commit ourselves […]

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10.26.16

TAXATION AND SUBSIDIES FOR NCD PREVENTION: EVIDENCE AND GUIDANCE FROM WHO

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This post was written by Gian Luca Burci, Distinguished Visitor from Practice, Georgetown Law and Adjunct Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Any questions of comments can be directed to glb32@georgetown.edu. The global epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCD) is in good part caused by unhealthy consumption of food and […]

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09.15.16

New Report Highlights State Policy Options for Promoting Prescription Drug Access

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This post was written by Katie Keith, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law. Any questions about this post should be directed to Katie.Keith@georgetown.edu. Controversy around the more than 400 percent increase in the price of EpiPens is just the latest in a year filled with stories of dramatic drug price gouging. Indeed, health headlines have been […]

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09.14.16

The Wild, Wild West of Stem Cell Regulation and the Lessons of History

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This post was written by Andrew Hennessy-Strahs, a 2017 Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments can be directed to adh75@georgetown.edu. September 14, 2016 marks the twenty-six year anniversary of the first successful human gene therapy in the world. Doctors in the National Institute of Health, in Bethesda […]

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09.12.16

Climate Change: A Growing Threat to Our Health

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and University Professor. Any questions about this post should be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. A scientific consensus exists that climate change is anthropogenically forced, with impacts on ecological systems and human health already in evidence. The […]

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09.09.16

Yellow Fever: The Forgotten Epidemic That Nobody’s Talking About…Yet

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This post was written by Andrew Hennessy-Strahs, a 2017 Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments can be directed to adh75@georgetown.edu. While the Western Hemisphere has largely turned its attention to the Zika epidemic, another far-more-lethal epidemic is ravaging West Africa, largely unchecked just across the Atlantic. Moreover, […]

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09.07.16

Colombia in Focus

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This post was written by Alicia Ely Yamin, O’Neill Institute Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to aey7@law.georgetown.edu. At the O’Neill Institute, as part of the Health and Human Rights Initiative, we will try to share important subjects of our work from time to time, […]

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07.20.16

Strengthening Immunization in Conflict-Affected Countries

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Nicholas J. Diamond, J.D., LL.M., M.B.E. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nation Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released the latest data on global immunization coverage. While the data showed evidence of improvement in global immunization coverage, progress remains short of global immunization targets set by the Global Vaccine Action Plan […]

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