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06.06.18

United National Interactive Preparatory Hearing on Tuberculosis

By John Richards

Statement by Matthew M. Kavanagh, PhD Director, Global Health Policy & Governance Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown University Matthew.Kavanagh@georgetown.edu We start off by echoing the call by the Executive Director of Stop TB for bold action and political leadership. We emphasize the political part. Member states have committed to […]

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06.05.18

Georgetown Researchers: Swift Action Needed to Avoid Large Deadly Nipah Outbreak

By John Richards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Teber / Km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (June 5, 2018) — While the world population may know little about increasing outbreaks of the killer Nipah virus – despite the fact that one is ongoing now in India – some infectious disease experts see a potential future global health crisis. In an article […]

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05.31.18

Should FDA Try to Move Smokers to E-cigarettes and Other Less-Harmful Tobacco Products and, If So, How?

By John Richards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON May 31, 2018 — A comprehensive new strategy for moving smokers to e-cigarettes offers the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) numerous options for sharply reducing health harms and deaths from smoking that should be endorsed by public health e-cigarette harm-reduction “skeptics” and “enthusiasts,” alike, as […]

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05.18.18

A Mother, an Outreach Coordinator and a Cancer Survivor: Faces of the Hepatitis C Epidemic

By O'Neill Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (May 18, 2018) — A new report published ahead of Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19 tells the compelling stories of several men and women who are facing down hepatitis C, revealing the need to do more to eliminate its damaging effects. “Full of Life: The […]

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03.23.18

Opinion: President Should Declare Gun Violence a Public Health Emergency

By O'Neill Institute

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Friday, March 23, 2018; 11:00 a.m. ET CONTACT: Karen Teber/km463@georgetown.edu Opinion: President Should Declare Gun Violence a Public Health Emergency WASHINGTON –  Two leading public health law scholars ­– from Georgetown Law and Stanford Law School – call on President Donald J. Trump to declare gun violence a public health emergency. Writing […]

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03.22.18

Report Examines Federal Investment in HIV Prevention Ahead of AIDSWatch

By O'Neill Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu Report Examines Federal Investment in HIV Prevention Ahead of AIDSWatch Continued federal investments needed to keep driving down new infections WASHINGTON (March 22, 2018) – As HIV/AIDS advocacy groups prepare to gather here on March 26 and 27 for AIDSWatch, the nation’s largest annual constituent-based national HIV/AIDS […]

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02.07.18

Misuse of “Health and Humanitarian” Reasoning to Pardon Human Rights Atrocities

By O'Neill Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu Amicus curiae presented to Inter-American Court of Human Rights challenging the presidential pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori in Peru WASHINGTON (February 7, 2018) — A prominent human rights attorney with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law has presented an amicus curiae in […]

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12.18.17

Removing the Global AIDS Coordinator from State Department Could Have “Profoundly Negative Impact,” Report Finds

By O'Neill Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (December 18, 2017) – Moving the Office of Global AIDS Coordinator, which oversees and manages the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), out of the U.S. State Department would likely provide little benefit and could have a profoundly negative impact on its ability to effectively […]

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10.23.17

WHO Names Georgetown’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law a “Collaborating Center”

By O'Neill Institute

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON (October 23, 2017) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC, as a WHO Collaborating Center with a special focus on providing strategic support to the WHO Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) regional priorities. […]

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