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05.31.20

How can we ensure access to health for the stateless during times of COVID-19?

By Ivonne Garza

Image courtesy of Anadolu Agency.  In the midst of a pandemic, the stateless are left unprotected to ensure their right to health, increasing the risks for an already vulnerable population.   In the midst of a pandemic, States have the duty to ensure access to health for all the population. However, what happens when 15 […]

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05.29.20

O’Neill Institute Releases Publication on HIV Lessons for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

By Sean Bland

A critical component of the public health response to COVID-19 is contact tracing. Contact tracing is a strategy for identifying persons who may have been infected with COVID-19 following contact with an infected person. If done effectively, contact tracing could allow us to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and safely relax social distancing even before […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

05.18.20

LGBTI population and COVID-19

By María Belén Saavedra

In light of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) I thought it would be appropriate to talk about the particular set of issues this population faces in regards of COVID-19, we already know that LGBTI people are among the most vulnerable and marginalized in many societies, and among those most at risk […]

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05.08.20

Lessons from the HIV Policy Lab: tracking national HIV policies and ART access amidst COVID-19

By Mara Pillinger

This post was authored by Kate Daley (with Mara Pillinger)   COVID-19 presents a unique opportunity to accelerate and expand national policies on differentiated service delivery (DSD) for people living with HIV (PLHIV). DSD is “a responsive, client-centred approach that simplifies and adapts HIV services across the cascade to better serve individual needs and reduce […]

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05.03.20

Beyond COVID-19: A call for $4 billion emergency funding from the United States for UN humanitarian appeals

By Eric A. Friedman

Wealthy governments are mobilizing unprecedented levels of resources for domestic COVID-19 response and economic stimulus packages. To the tragically small extent they are also offering support to lower-income countries, they are either reprogramming assistance – as with the European Union’s 15.6 billion euro package – or allocating trifling amounts compared to the need. The United States, […]

04.30.20

RETHINKING COLLABORATIONS: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF GLOBAL HEALTH LAW EXPERTISE

By Lidiya Teklemariam

From addressing social, economic, and commercial determinants of health to linking health to the notions of human rights and justice, law plays a wide range of roles in the realization of public health objectives. However, the power of law to help achieve desired health outcomes can be limited if not supported by the relevant technical […]

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04.30.20

O’Neill Institute Releases Publication on Meeting the Needs of People Living with HIV

By Sean Bland

This week, the O’Neill Institute released a new publication, Big Ideas: Better Meeting the Needs of People Living with HIV Is How to End the HIV Epidemic. This report highlights actions that can be taken by jurisdictions and advocates to improve the health of all people living with HIV. It was written by me and Jeffrey […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

04.29.20

RATIONING CRITICAL CARE IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19

By Silvia Serrano Guzmán

Rationing critical medical care is one of the most uncomfortable topics related to COVID-19 and human rights. The focus of this post is not on the imperative need that States – individually and collectively considered – devote all their efforts to avoid rationing critical care, which must be considered an extreme and last resort measure. […]

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04.23.20

Can the UN CESCR guide States’ responses to COVID-19?

By Ivonne Garza

Image courtesy of The Economist, artist Alice Mollon. In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights’ new General Comment No. 25 sheds light on States’ use of science and technology in their pandemic responses, and highlights the importance of research and scientific work as the pandemic […]

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