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03.25.20

(Re)Introducing the Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative

By Matthew Kavanagh

Our team is excited to share a new name for our continued work at the intersection of global public health, law, policy, and governance. Our focus has evolved and expanded to look comparatively and internationally at the rules, both formal and informal, that govern health, with particular attention to aid, rights, equity, and structures for […]

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03.13.20

The Role of Marketing Campaigns in the Beat of Non-Communicable Diseases

By Delfina Scagliotti

  It is common knowledge that, sugar consumption is linked to obesity, diabetes and other diseases. Nevertheless, there is still a lot to be done for food companies to adopt responsible marketing campaigns. According to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), unregulated marketing of unhealthy foods contributes to childhood obesity, and, in order to beat Non-communicable […]

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03.09.20

Standing in June Medical Services v. Russo Explained

By Rebecca Reingold

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo, a case involving an admitting privileges law passed by the Louisiana legislature that is identical to the Texas admitting privileges law struck down as unconstitutional in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in 2016. Political speculation has centered around whether the Supreme […]

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Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

02.27.20

Food Banks, Hunger and the Rise of Non-Communicable Diseases

By Delfina Scagliotti

  This post was written by Delfina Scagliotti, Intern at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and Andrés Constantin Poverty and associated hunger are one of the most serious problems worldwide. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) last report, an estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat […]

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02.21.20

A Framework Convention on Alcohol Control? Part 1.

By Margherita Cinà

In my last post, I briefly outlined how tobacco is now subject to strict legal restrictions in the United States. The sale, promotion, and advertising of tobacco products are also subject to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), an international legally binding treaty negotiated under the World Health Organization (WHO). Adopted in 2003 (in […]

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Thematic Areas: Non-Communicable Diseases

02.19.20

Argentina’s Debt in Mental Health

By Delfina Scagliotti

  In Argentina 2010, the National Mental Health Law (Law No. 26.656) was unanimously passed. This legislation reflects the willingness of the Argentine government to follow the mental health guidelines established by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), of which Argentina is a member state. Law No. 26.656 includes among […]

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02.12.20

Behind the Headlines: 10 Million Deaths From Antimicrobial Resistance by 2050 (or Not?)

By Eric A. Friedman

One of the greatest health threats of our time, one that grows by the year, is antimicrobial resistance. Bacteria and other microbes develop mutations that protect them against antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs, meaning that infections, including deadly ones, that we can now treat will become more difficult — even possible — to treat. The […]

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02.10.20

Child Euthanasia in Belgium

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Leticia Mora, Research Assistant at the O’Neill Institute, and Rebecca Reingold.   Belgium has long been one of the most progressive countries when it comes to euthanasia. In 2002, Belgium formally legalized euthanasia by way of the Belgian Euthanasia Act, which allowed euthanasia for adults who experience “constant and unbearable physical […]

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01.27.20

National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Release Report Recommending Improvements to Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Treatment Services

By Sonia Canzater

On January 23, 2020, the National Academies released a report with recommendations to improve opioid and infectious disease treatment in the U.S. This report was informed by consultations of the nation’s leading experts in addiction medicine, infectious disease, and social determinants of health. The opioid epidemic and increasing rates of infectious diseases such as viral […]

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