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03.29.21

Statement from Matthew Kavanagh on WHO’s COVID Origins Report

By Cynthia Sun

  March 29, 2021 Please see below for a statement from the O’Neill Institute’s Director for Global Health Policy and Politics Matthew Kavanagh: The Associated Press reports that a panel of scientists tasked by the World Health Organization to research the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic find the virus was most likely transmitted from animals to humans, […]

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02.10.21

Announcing the O’Neill Institute’s New Center for Transformational Health Law

By Cynthia Sun

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 10, 2021 Washington, DC — Contributing to the global fight against COVID-19, Timothy O’Neill (L ’77) and Linda O’Neill (N ’77) are committing $10 million to the O’Neill Institute to fund a new Center for Transformational Health Law, which will focus on the changing legal and policy environment during and […]

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11.30.20

HIV Policies In Most Countries Are Not Aligned With International Standards, Undermining Progress Against AIDS, New Report Shows

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 30, 2020 Washington, DC — With the global AIDS response set to miss 2020 targets and COVID-19 threatening to derail progress, a new report today shows that many countries have not adopted key policies needed to take advantage of scientific breakthroughs in HIV. The science of HIV has never been better, […]

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09.29.20

New HIV Policy Lab uses law and policy data in the HIV response

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 September 2020 WASHINGTON/GENEVA—Despite decades of scientific advances in the HIV response, progress remains uneven, with some countries rapidly reducing AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections and others seeing increasing epidemics. Laws and policies are driving a significant part of that divergence.  Launched today, the HIV Policy Lab is a unique initiative to gather and monitor […]

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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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05.16.19

Call to Adopt Global Action Plan to Protect Refugee and Migrant Health at WHA

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED: Thursday, May 16, 2019; 6:30 p.m. ET WASHINGTON — The World Health Assembly should “adopt, and robustly implement” the World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan (GAP) to Protect the Health of Refugees and Migrants to better achieve the human right to health for the world’s most vulnerable people. That […]

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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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