O’Neill Institute Releases Publications on HIV Cluster Detection

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Today, the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O’Neill Institute released three new publications. The publications are intended as resources to support the effort to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. President Trump announced his Administration’s Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative in this year’s State of the Union address, with the goal of […]

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Human Duties, Populism and Hope for Global Health

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This post was written by Ana Isabel Fernández Alonso and Andrés Constantin « All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights (…) » Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the “ABC” of activists and scholars in the field and a statement used in countless speeches to address unity among […]

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Leveraging the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to Improve the Health of Older People Living with HIV

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The United States is making major progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, building on the remarkable success of effective antiretroviral therapy at promoting health among people living with HIV (PLWH). With high quality care and ongoing treatment, PLWH can live long and healthy lives, and today over half of PLWH in the United States […]

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Two Sides to Every Coin: India’s New Ban on Commercial Surrogacy

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Last week India’s lower house of Parliament passed a bill that would ban commercial surrogacy in the country. The passage of this bill has been celebrated by some, and criticized by others, as it brings India into step with a number of countries around the world that have banned commercial surrogacy. The commercial surrogacy industry […]

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Proposing an international fund for migrant and refugee health

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Few groups of people face less welcome in the world today than migrants forced from their homes, whether by conflict, persecution, violence, poverty, climate change or other environmental degradation, or hopelessness – or often, a mix of these factors. They seek basic safety, freedom, and opportunity – what all of us have a right to, yet […]

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Global Health and Digital Rights: a Discussion on Human Rights

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The discussion about digital rights has been mainly centered on civil and political rights. Nevertheless, the emergence of social networks, communication platforms and connected devices, the appearance of new technologies and digital services directed to the most vulnerable populations information, and the existence of daily-updated algorithms that can predict choices based on data collected over […]

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Obesity and the Weight of Inequality in Brazil

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Public transport in Rio de Janeiro has a unique feature. It’s not the song you hear taking the metro every morning, or the moving and often indecipherable poems you can read on its walls, but the new sign introduced this January for priority seating. In addition to the commonly protected groups (pregnant women, elderly, and […]

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National Immunization Awareness Month Means It’s Time We All Do Our Part

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout life. It emphasizes that vaccines aren’t just for kids; adults need to get vaccinated, too. Its timing, though, is an especially helpful reminder for students and their parents as back-to-school time nears. All 50 U.S. states require some […]

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Cuts to Reproductive Healthcare Coverage: Can Canadians Afford the Savings?

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Oh, Canada… The land of maple syrup, universal health care and… triplets? Funding cuts to fertility services in Canada have led to higher incidences of multiple births in recent years, threatening the health of mothers and babies and placing financial strain on the Canadian healthcare system. As in any universal health care system, resources are […]

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The Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela and the Burden on Girls and Women

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This post was written by Santiago Martínez-Neira, consultant to the International Commission of Jurists, and Isabel Barbosa. Image courtesy of Human Rights Watch It is well known that Venezuela is going through a humanitarian crisis. Beyond the political and economic implications of this sad outcome, the crisis reminds us that, in such scenarios, girls and […]

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