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

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New HIV Policy Lab uses law and policy data in the HIV response 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 […]



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 […]



1 in 5 New HIV Diagnoses are among Latinx Gay and Bisexual Men: Experts Recommend Expanded Policy Focus on Latinx LGBTQ Communities

By Johan Marulanda

Contact: Johan Marulanda / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2019) Following the release of President Trump’s budget request for FY 2020 this week calling for a $291 million increase in funding for his Plan to End the HIV Epidemic over the next decade, the O’Neill Institute is releasing a new policy brief […]

Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases


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

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT:  Karen Teber / 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 […]