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01.24.20

Wuhan 2019-nCoV: How Worried Should We Be?

By Emily Gelhausen

January 24, 2020 Lawrence O. Gostin, O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University and Director, WHO Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law Should the WHO Have Declared 2019-nCov a Public Health Emergency of International Concern? It was reasonable for WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to wait for more definitive information before declaring a […]

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07.17.19

WHO 4th Emergency Committee Under the International Health Regulations To Review the Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By Johan Marulanda

The following is a statement by Faculty Director, Lawrence Gostin, on the WHO’s Emergency Committee’s Review of the Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. July 17, 2019 | Today Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus re-convened the Emergency Committee (EC) on the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the fourth time, barely […]

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06.14.19

WHO 3rd Emergency Committee Under the International Health Regulations To Review the Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By Johan Marulanda

The following is a statement by Faculty Director, Lawrence Gostin, on the WHO’s Emergency Committee’s Review of the Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. June 14, 2019 | Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was wise to re-convene the Emergency Committee for the third time to review the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

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04.30.19

Experts Call to Use the Law to Advance Global Health

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: April 30th, 2019 6:30 PM EDT April 30, 2019 WASHINGTON D.C. | An international commission of legal and global health experts build a compelling case and give seven recommendations on how the law can be used as a tool to ensure the public’s health and safety in […]

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04.12.19

WHO Emergency Committee Under the International Health Regulations To Review the Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By Johan Marulanda

The following is a statement by Faculty Director, Lawrence Gostin, on the WHO’s Emergency Committee’s Review of the Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. April 12, 2018 | Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was right to re-convene the Emergency Committee to review the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is the […]

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02.04.19

International Expert Group Calls on WHO’s Emergency Committee to Reconvene; Declare Ebola a Public Health Emergency

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT:  Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Monday, February 4, 2019; 0800 GMT / 0300 ET WASHINGTON – An international group of public health and legal experts say the time has come for the World Health Organization to convene the Emergency Committee once again, and for the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to consider […]

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