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09.29.20

New HIV Policy Lab uses law and policy data in the HIV response

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New HIV Policy Lab uses law and policy data in the HIV response 29 September 2020 WASHINGTON/GENEVA—Despite decades of scientific advances in the HIV response, progress remains uneven, with some countries rapidly reducing AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections and others seeing increasing epidemics. Laws and policies are driving a significant part […]

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07.22.20

New COVID-19 Legal Database

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New COVID-19 Law Lab to provide vital legal information and support for the global COVID-19 response 22 July 2020 New York/Geneva/Washington, DC—Launching today, the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to help states establish and implement strong legal frameworks to manage the pandemic. The goal […]

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02.13.20

Do Authoritarian Regimes Have an Advantage in an Outbreak Response?

By Johan Marulanda

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Thursday, February 13, 2020; 23:30 UK / 6:30 pm ET CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON – In an effort to control the COVID-19 outbreak (previously known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease), China rapidly shut down a market in Wuhan suspected as the outbreak source and imposed unprecedented quarantines and cordon sanitaire […]

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01.30.20

Former Obama Administration Office of National Drug Control Policy on New 2018 Drug Overdose Data

By Johan Marulanda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: JOHAN MARULANDA / jm3245@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON January 30, 2020 | Today, the National Center for Health Statistics released reports on 2018 Mortality in the United States and 2018 Drug Overdose Deaths. Regina LaBelle, Director of the Addiction & Public Policy Initiative at Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute, and former Obama Administration […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

01.23.20

Georgetown Global Health Experts Weigh In on WHO Decision to Not Declare PHEIC

By Johan Marulanda

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON (January 23, 2020) – Today, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on the recommendation of the Emergency Committee, decided not to declare the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).      Georgetown University global health security […]

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11.19.19

Big Ideas for Using HIV Systems to Address the Rise in Sexually Transmitted Infections

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2019, WASHINGTON, D.C. | Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise in the United States. From 2013 to 2017, there was a 22% increase in chlamydia cases, a 67% increase in gonorrhea cases, and an 80% increase in cases of syphilis. While great strides […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

11.06.19

The Public Health Crisis of Under-Immunization: A Global Plan of Action

By Johan Marulanda

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Nov. 6, 2019; 23.30 UK time / 6:30pm ET CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON D.C. – In the midst of a “public health crisis of under-immunization,” leading global health experts in law and infectious diseases have developed an action plan to increase global vaccination uptake based on scientific evidence, ethics, and […]

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10.10.19

Experts Show U.S. Foreign Policy Gains from a Presidential Pandemics Effort

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. | Analysis from leading researchers shows there could be significant benefits from a presidentially-led initiative focused on combatting pandemics. With the 2020 Presidential race under way, the researchers provide new evidence on the potential for a pro-active U.S. foreign policy effort to […]

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09.05.19

Expanding Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) Can Help Curb Recent Surge in Hepatitis C and HIV Cases

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2019 WASHINGTON D.C. | Recent increases in Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV cases related to opioid misuse has led to increased support for harm reduction efforts, including syringe services programs. “Cases of HCV increased three-and-a-half times from 2010-2016, primarily due to an increase in injection […]

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08.22.19

Focused Policy Action Can Make Scaling Up PrEP and HIV Cluster Detection More Effective

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2019 WASHINGTON DC | President Trump announced his Administration’s Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative in this year’s State of the Union address. The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is releasing three new documents to support this effort. “The EHE Initiative is […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

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