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08.13.19

Proposing an international fund for migrant and refugee health

By Eric A. Friedman

Few groups of people face less welcome in the world today than migrants forced from their homes, whether by conflict, persecution, violence, poverty, climate change or other environmental degradation, or hopelessness – or often, a mix of these factors. They seek basic safety, freedom, and opportunity – what all of us have a right to, yet […]

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08.12.19

Global Health and Digital Rights: a Discussion on Human Rights

By Laura Norato

The discussion about digital rights has been mainly centered on civil and political rights. Nevertheless, the emergence of social networks, communication platforms and connected devices, the appearance of new technologies and digital services directed to the most vulnerable populations information, and the existence of daily-updated algorithms that can predict choices based on data collected over […]

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08.09.19

Obesity and the Weight of Inequality in Brazil

By Ana Isabel Fernández Alonso

Public transport in Rio de Janeiro has a unique feature. It’s not the song you hear taking the metro every morning, or the moving and often indecipherable poems you can read on its walls, but the new sign introduced this January for priority seating. In addition to the commonly protected groups (pregnant women, elderly, and […]

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08.05.19

Cuts to Reproductive Healthcare Coverage: Can Canadians Afford the Savings?

By Francesca Nardi

Oh, Canada… The land of maple syrup, universal health care and… triplets? Funding cuts to fertility services in Canada have led to higher incidences of multiple births in recent years, threatening the health of mothers and babies and placing financial strain on the Canadian healthcare system. As in any universal health care system, resources are […]

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07.25.19

Vaccines & Adolescent Decision-Making: Part 2

By Rebecca Reingold

States have grappled with the regulation of adolescent decision-making related to other health services, most notably “sensitive” or stigmatized health services. States have recognized that while parental involvement in adolescent medical decision-making is ideal, there are certain services that adolescents will not seek if they are required to inform or receive permission from their parents. […]

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07.19.19

Maricopa County and Federal, State, and Local Efforts to End the HIV Epidemic

By Leigh Bianchi

Director Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) visited Maricopa County, Arizona Wednesday, July 18 to discuss strategies to end the HIV epidemic, which has hit the state’s most populous county particularly hard. President Trump has called for $291 million in Fiscal Year 2020 to implement Ending the HIV Epidemic: […]

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07.12.19

How Health Insurance is Providing a Not So Pleasant Surprise For Insured Patients Seeking Care

By Alexis Gbemudu

Surprise medical billing has become a reality for many Americans seeking treatment from the U.S. health care system, with 4 in 10 people saying they had received a surprisingly large medical bill during 2017. In a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 67 percent of people polled noted worry about surprise medical bills. This worry […]

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07.03.19

Moving Beyond the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate

By Jay Sastry

For a provision that dominated the health insurance reform debate for the past decade, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate barely made headlines when the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ended the tax penalty for uninsured individuals. It was an untimely end that everyone saw coming as the mandate’s popularity did not recover […]

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