Tag Archives: Ebola

03.17.17

Recalling that Infectious Diseases Know No Borders | Global Health Security Is a Win-Win for the Trump Administration

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This week, the Trump Administration unveiled its proposed budget, calling for cuts in a number of agencies. The proposal will need to be approved by Congress before it can be enacted. As lawmakers take this on, I found it necessary to re-publish an old post from November of last year, following the election, for its relevance. The […]

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11.18.16

Global Health Security: What Could Be an Easy Win-Win for the Trump Administration

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If there is anything that we have learned from the Ebola crisis and the Zika outbreak in the Americas is that public health surveillance and response systems are critical to ensuring health security at the national and global levels. Health systems that ensure strong surveillance and rapid response to disease threats are the key to minimizing the […]

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07.29.16

Why We Need Anthropologists During Public Health Emergencies

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Anthropologists play a key role in responding to public health emergencies, particularly infectious disease outbreaks. However, in the early stages of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, many of the response teams sent by Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. military, etc. failed to include anthropologists. In the face of resistance to treatment […]

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10.22.15

The O'Neill Institute Responds to WHO's Dr. Margaret Chan's Global Futures Initiative Lecture

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The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law was pleased to attend Georgetown University’s Global Futures Initiative lecture by Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization on the “Global Future of Governance.”  Members of our team were invited to submit responses to the Global Futures Initiative blog, which are excerpted below. […]

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08.04.15

The Ebola Vaccine: Where in union there is strength

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Excitement and promise are the prevailing reactions to the interim results of the Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOB (also known as the “Canadian vaccine”) trial. To date, the vaccine has proven 100% successful and shown to have few side effects, which particularly impressive for a live vaccine. In addition, it has been well tolerated. As expected, many […]

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05.27.15

JAMA Forum: Critical Choices for the WHO After the Ebola Epidemic

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This post was written by O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence O. Gostin. It originally appeared in JAMA Forum. The original posting can be found here. In the aftermath of an unconscionably inadequate response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, this year’s World Health Assembly was seen as critically important to the future of the […]

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04.26.15

Sexually Transmitted Ebola: Another Reason to Stigmatize Survivors?

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As Ebola retreats in West Africa, medical investigators are focused on two women who died of the disease recently. Ruth Tugbah, a 44-year-old food seller with no known risk factors, developed Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia and died in late March. She was the first person to test positive for Ebola more than two weeks after […]

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04.21.15

The Lancet – O'Neill Institute, Georgetown University Commission on Global Health and the Law

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The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is pleased to announce the launch of the launch of The Lancet – O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University Commission on Global Health and the Law. This commission’s focus is that law should be viewed as a major determinant of health and safety and can […]

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04.15.15

From JAMA Forum: Reforming the World Health Organization After Ebola

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and University Professor, Georgetown.  It was originally published by news@JAMA on April 14, 2015.  It is re-posted here with the permission of the author.  Any questions or comments can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. In September 2014, at the […]

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04.10.15

What I’ve Been Reading: Infectious Disease

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Looking back over the public health books I’ve read in the last few months, I realized a noticeable slant towards infectious disease. In this post I will share some of my favorite reads from the past 6 months or so. These range from a page-turning beach read (The Demon in the Freezer) to a classic work […]

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