Category Archives: WHO

12.15.15

Why We Need the Framework Convention on Global Health Following the SDGs

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Next month, the WHO Executive Board will meet with a lengthy agenda, representing the range of serious health burdens and threats that persist. One challenge stands above the rest: immense global and national health inequities, linked to some 20 million deaths every year (about which more in an upcoming blog). The Executive Board could take […]

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11.22.15

Law's Power to Safeguard Global Health: LJD Week 2015

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This week several members of the O’Neill Institute attended and participated in the World Bank’s Law, Justice and Development Week program. On Tuesday morning, members of the Institute led a session on “Law’s Power to Safeguard Global Health.” I moderated the session, and was fortunate to be joined by one of the Co-Chairs of The Lancet […]

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10.27.15

Are hot dogs the new cigarette? What to make of WHO's latest finding

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Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) made waves with meat-eaters around the world by classifying processed meat as carcinogenic, and red meat as probably carcinogenic: Processed Meat: Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer. Red meat:  After thoroughly reviewing […]

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10.22.15

The O'Neill Institute Responds to WHO's Dr. Margaret Chan's Global Futures Initiative Lecture

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The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law was pleased to attend Georgetown University’s Global Futures Initiative lecture by Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization on the “Global Future of Governance.”  Members of our team were invited to submit responses to the Global Futures Initiative blog, which are excerpted below. […]

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10.21.15

An Eye-Opening Evening

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This post was written by Rebecca Donsky, a 2016 candidate for the Global Health Law LL.M. at Georgetown Law.  The views presented here are her own. Any questions or comments can be directed to rd886@georgetown.edu. On September 30, 2015 I attended an event at Georgetown Law hosted by Professor Eric Rosenthal of Georgetown Law, the […]

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10.15.15

Global Health’s 21st Century Challenge: From An Inspiring Lecture to A Candid Conversation with WHO's Dr. Margaret Chan

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This post was written by Anna Tordjmann, a 2016 candidate for the Global Health Law LL.M. at Georgetown Law.  The views presented here are her own. Any questions or comments can be directed to at925@law.georgetown.edu. I am a candidate in the Global Health Law LL.M at Georgetown Law, and I received the unique chance to […]

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10.12.15

The unmet need for family planning, an unmet human right

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On October 9-11, the University of Washington School of Law hosted the Human Right to Family Planning Conference. It explored the relationship between the right to health and family planning – globally and locally, bringing together advocates, doctors, nurses, lawyers, public health professionals, pharmacists, politicians, academics and researchers, among others.

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08.31.15

“I’d like to see the last Guinea worm die before I do”

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Former U.S. President, Noble Peace Prize winner and member of The Elders, Jimmy Carter, recently announced he was diagnosed with cancer. We wish him well. During his press conference announcing his diagnosis, he made the following comment when asked about his remaining priorities for the Carter Center: “I would like to see Guinea worm completely […]

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08.06.15

How many people lack access to health care? (Hint: More than WHO and the World Bank report)

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Not long ago, WHO and the World Bank came out of with a report that led to headlines like this one in the New York Times: “400 Million Lack Basic Health Services, Report Finds.” And no wonder these were the type of headlines that emerged. The World Bank’s own press release led with the same 400 […]

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08.04.15

The Ebola Vaccine: Where in union there is strength

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Excitement and promise are the prevailing reactions to the interim results of the Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOB (also known as the “Canadian vaccine”) trial. To date, the vaccine has proven 100% successful and shown to have few side effects, which particularly impressive for a live vaccine. In addition, it has been well tolerated. As expected, many […]

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