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03.14.19

1 in 5 New HIV Diagnoses are among Latinx Gay and Bisexual Men: Experts Recommend Expanded Policy Focus on Latinx LGBTQ Communities

By Johan Marulanda

Contact: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2019) Following the release of President Trump’s budget request for FY 2020 this week calling for a $291 million increase in funding for his Plan to End the HIV Epidemic over the next decade, the O’Neill Institute is releasing a new policy brief […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

02.15.19

New Study Finds Filtered “Little Cigars” are Actually Cigarettes Under Existing Laws And are Evading Taxes and Public Health Regulations

By Johan Marulanda

  CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington D.C. – A new study, by researchers at Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center shows that many filtered ‘little cigars’ are actually cigarettes under applicable laws and are evading the higher taxes and stronger public health […]

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Thematic Areas: Food & Drug Law

02.04.19

International Expert Group Calls on WHO’s Emergency Committee to Reconvene; Declare Ebola a Public Health Emergency

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT:  Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Monday, February 4, 2019; 0800 GMT / 0300 ET WASHINGTON – An international group of public health and legal experts say the time has come for the World Health Organization to convene the Emergency Committee once again, and for the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to consider […]

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12.09.18

Seventy Years of Human Rights in Global Health: Drawing on a Contentious Past to Secure a Hopeful Future

By Johan Marulanda

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Sunday, Dec 9th 6:30 EST CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON ­­–– As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a team of distinguished global health experts including the World Health Organization’s Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Georgetown University’s Lawrence Gostin, chart the […]

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Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

11.29.18

As Ebola Epidemic in the DRC Grows to the Second Largest in History, High Level Expert Panel Calls on the U.S. and World for Immediate Action to “Avoid Failure”

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON–– The U.S. and international response to the growing Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo must be significantly bolder, says a high-level group of global health experts, sounding the alarm about insufficient resolve to halt the uncontrolled outbreak in an active war zone. In a new consensus […]

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11.27.18

“Rapid Start of ART” a Critical Goal Toward Ending HIV/AIDS in America

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON (Nov. 27, 2018) – An architect of the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. says it is time for some bold and major shifts in the delivery of HIV care that could make a dramatic impact on the epidemic. The recommendation comes ahead of World […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

11.01.18

Regina LaBelle will join the O’Neill Institute to work on Issues of Addiction and Public Policy

By Johan Marulanda

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Johan Marulanda, jm3245@georgetown.edu Washington, DC (Nov. 1, 2018) | The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law welcomes Regina LaBelle as its newest Director. LaBelle will be managing a project portfolio focused on the opioid epidemic, addiction policies, barriers to treatment for substance use disorders, public health approaches to drug […]

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Thematic Areas: Food & Drug Law

10.17.18

Georgetown’s Lawrence Gostin Reacts to WHO Decision to Not Declare DRC Ebola Outbreak a PHEIC

By Felix Swierski

MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (Oct. 17, 2018) – Today, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on the recommendation of an Emergency Committee, declined to declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Public health and law expert Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, faculty director […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

10.17.18

WHO Emergency Committee “Should Do Something Bold,” says Georgetown Global Health Expert

By Johan Marulanda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (October 16, 2018) — On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the World Health Organization will convene an emergency committee meeting to determine if the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations. Public […]

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10.09.18

#MeToo—Exploring the Path From Outrage to Systemic Change

By Felix Swierski

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu  MEDIA ADVISORY #MeToo—Exploring the Path From Outrage to Systemic Change WASHINGTON (Oct. 8, 2018) – One year ago this month, the #MeToo hashtag gained new life following the publication of The New York Times’ investigation about the now-disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. It didn’t take […]

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