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11.30.20

HIV Policies In Most Countries Are Not Aligned With International Standards, Undermining Progress Against AIDS, New Report Shows

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 30, 2020 Washington, DC — With the global AIDS response set to miss 2020 targets and COVID-19 threatening to derail progress, a new report today shows that many countries have not adopted key policies needed to take advantage of scientific breakthroughs in HIV. The science of HIV has never been better, […]

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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 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 of that divergence.  Launched today, the HIV Policy Lab is a unique initiative to gather and monitor […]

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07.22.20

New COVID-19 Legal Database

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 is to ensure that laws protect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and […]

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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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