10.30.13

Early Reactions to the ACA’s Health Insurance Exchanges

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  This post was written by Fernanda Alonso, O’Neill Institute Research Assistant and Georgetown Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate ’14. For more information about this post, please contact fa265@georgetown.edu. On October 1, enrollment in the insurance market place began. These insurance exchanges are looking to serve as organizations where people can purchase health insurance in […]

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10.29.13

New Research Tool for Health and Human Rights Advocates Formally Launched to the Public

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On October 24, 2013, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and the Lawyers Collective formally launched the Global Health and Human Rights Database. This long-awaited database provides users with free online access to law from around the world on health and human rights, offering an interactive, searchable, and fully […]

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10.24.13

Launch of the Global Health and Human Rights Database

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The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. Developed by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and the Lawyers Collective – in collaboration with a worldwide network of partners—including NGOs, academics and private […]

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10.23.13

The Enduring Stigma of Mental Illness

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The destigmatization of disease is among the most important public health achievements of the past century, one of the most dramatic examples of which can be seen with HIV and AIDS. In the early days of the epidemic, an HIV-positive status was linked with socially undesirable personal characteristics, e.g. homosexuality or Haitian ancestry, or “deviant” […]

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10.23.13

The Breast Milk Market and the Need for Clearer Rules

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    Source: CDC A study published in Pediatrics by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH has been in the news (ABC News; Wall Street Journal; New York Times) after they found that 72% of the breast milk samples they purchased online contained infection-causing bacteria. This comes after increased awareness and promotion of […]

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10.22.13

Who owns an amputated limb after surgery in China and why does that matter?

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O’Neill’s China Health Law Initiative Project enables me to learn from Chinese health professionals and health law lawyers about the dilemmas in practice they face due to lack of clear directives. The scenarios they tell may be a real eye-opener and a good brainteaser for you. Here is the one that impressed me the most […]

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10.18.13

Join Us for a Webinar on the LL.M. in Global Health Law

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Do you want to learn more about the LL.M. in Global Health Law at Georgetown Law? Caryn Voland, Director of Graduate Admissions and Tanya Baytor, Director of the Global Health Law LL.M. Program will be hosting an information session on October 30th, 2013 at 12 PM EST. Caryn and Tanya will provide an overview of […]

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10.14.13

U.N. Is Sued in U.S. Court for Cholera Epidemic in Haiti

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On October 9, 2013, a class action lawsuit was filed in the federal court in the Southern District of New York against the United Nations (U.N.) by the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti  and on behalf of Haitians and Haitian Americans whose family members or themselves […]

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10.09.13

Stepping up on nutrition: Can Let's Move! end childhood obesity in a generation?

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  Michelle Obama cuts an impressive figure as First Lady – not only because she’s a highly qualified lawyer and  mother of two (with impressive biceps), but also because she’s used her position at the White House to advocate for childhood obesity prevention, an important issue given the epidemic of weight gain in the United […]

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10.08.13

Consultation on the Framework for a Framework Convention on Global Health

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You may be aware of the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), a proposed global health treaty to be rooted in the right to health and aimed, above all, at global and domestic health equity. The international coalition of civil society and academics known as the Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global […]

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