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10.14.13

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

By Ana S. Ayala

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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10.08.13

Consultation on the Framework for a Framework Convention on Global Health

By Eric A. Friedman

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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10.07.13

Syria, International Humanitarian Law, and Access to Health Care in Non-International Armed Conflict

By Phoebe Ramsey

This previous Wednesday, The New York Review of Books published on their blog a recent call to the Syrian Government, all armed parties in the conflict, the United Nations, and international donors by doctors and medical professionals to allow and support their “medical colleagues in Syria to … treat patients, save lives, and alleviate suffering […]

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10.07.13

Upcoming Event – A Chronic Challenge: Non-Communicable Diseases and the Media

By O’Neill Institute

With slow-moving progress on funding and a barrage of influential advertising, can strong media coverage help drive progress on NCDs?  Join leading journalists, lawyers and public health experts for a critical discussion of this question at the inaugural Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Symposium. Thursday, October 10 1 – 4 pm Symposium4 – 5 pm Reception Sheldon […]

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10.04.13

From JAMA Forum: Looking Beyond the Millennium Development Goals Toward a Sustainable Development Agenda

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Professor Gostin is also a University Professor and director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights. For more information about this post, please contact gostin@law.georgetown.edu. […]

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10.02.13

Coca-Cola launches "EKOCENTER"

By O’Neill Institute

Courtesy of Coca-Cola This post was written by Alison Woodworth, Projects Coordinator at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to aew74@law.georgetown.edu. What happens when the great titans of industry use their evil genius for good? Coca-Cola, with the help of Qualcomm, GE, and […]

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09.18.13

TPP Agreement Negotiations and Tobacco

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Uma Jatkar, Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to uj11@georgetown.edu. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is the latest multilateral free trade agreement that seeks to reduce barriers to trade […]

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09.17.13

Public Health Math: Does “less bad” = “good”? A look at the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes

By Aliza Glasner

The field of public health is premised on epidemiological number games. While eradicating disease may be the paragon of the field, in practice, public health leaders apply a more rational lens focused on achieving the best health outcomes for the majority.  Tackling the health issues associated with tobacco products presents a ripe example of this […]

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