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09.17.19

Vaccines and Adolescent Decision-Making: Part 3

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Francesca Nardi, former intern at the O’Neill Institute, and Rebecca Reingold.  Other countries take various approaches to regulating the provision of childhood and adolescent vaccines, and many afford significantly greater deference to adolescents’ decision-making capacity than the U.S. Many of these approaches recognize that imposing fixed age restrictions on adolescent […]

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08.29.19

The other confidentiality

By Ana Isabel Fernández Alonso

Attorneys’ duty of confidentiality, its limits and consequences, are often portrayed in movies, tv series, and every introductory law class. It is considered and understood as an essential guarantee for the right of every individual to a fair defense and as a major pillar of the judicial system. However, when it comes to the medical […]

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08.24.19

My first month as a Law Fellow at the Institute

By Lidiya Teklemariam

It has now been 3 months since I completed the Global Health Law LL.M. Program and exactly a month since I started working as a post-graduate Fellow at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (the Institute). The program was a great foundation for all the skills one can acquire in the field […]

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08.21.19

Leveraging the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to Improve the Health of Older People Living with HIV

By Yi-Shen Tsai

The United States is making major progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, building on the remarkable success of effective antiretroviral therapy at promoting health among people living with HIV (PLWH). With high quality care and ongoing treatment, PLWH can live long and healthy lives, and today over half of PLWH in the United States […]

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08.15.19

Two Sides to Every Coin: India’s New Ban on Commercial Surrogacy

By Francesca Nardi

Last week India’s lower house of Parliament passed a bill that would ban commercial surrogacy in the country. The passage of this bill has been celebrated by some, and criticized by others, as it brings India into step with a number of countries around the world that have banned commercial surrogacy. The commercial surrogacy industry […]

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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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