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Tag Archives: World Health Organization

08.04.15

The Ebola Vaccine: Where in union there is strength

By Ana S. Ayala

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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06.09.15

O'Neill Institute Briefing: "Ebola, the World Health Organization, and Beyond: Toward a Framework for Global Health Security"

By O’Neill Institute

The West African Ebola epidemic has demonstrated that the world remains ill-prepared to respond to infectious disease outbreaks. A host of institutions are now reviewing what went wrong, and new institutions are being considered, including an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Bank-initiated Pandemic Emergency Facility. The World Health Organization itself failed […]

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05.08.15

How to Follow the 2015 World Health Assembly

By Brian Honermann

Author’s Note: Since this was published, the World Health Organization has announced that, for the first time in its history, the deliberations of the Plenary, Committee A and Committee B will be webcast and available to the general public. Live webcasts can be viewed here. In 10 days, delegates from World Health Organization member states will gather to […]

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05.02.14

The ACA: Towards “A State of Complete Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being”

By Ana S. Ayala

“Advancing the health of our nations is a fundamental commitment we make to all our people,” said U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius in representation of the Americas before the World Health Assembly in May 2013. She then added, “[a]s President Obama recently reminded us, access to health care is ‘not some […]

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10.29.13

New Research Tool for Health and Human Rights Advocates Formally Launched to the Public

By Ana S. Ayala

On October 24, 2013, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and the Lawyers Collective formally launched the Global Health and Human Rights Database. This long-awaited database provides users with free online access to law from around the world on health and human rights, offering an interactive, searchable, and fully […]

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10.04.13

From JAMA Forum: Looking Beyond the Millennium Development Goals Toward a Sustainable Development Agenda

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Professor Gostin is also a University Professor and director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights. For more information about this post, please contact gostin@law.georgetown.edu. […]

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09.18.13

TPP Agreement Negotiations and Tobacco

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Uma Jatkar, Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to uj11@georgetown.edu. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is the latest multilateral free trade agreement that seeks to reduce barriers to trade […]

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07.03.13

Recent World Health Organization (WHO) Study Shows Efficacy of Tobacco Control Laws

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Belen Rios, Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to mbr55@georgetown.edu. A recent study published by the World Health Organization (WHO) has shown that the adoption of tobacco control laws around the […]

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06.05.13

Mobile Phones as a Tool for Providing South African Mothers with Maternal Health Information

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Annie Wattenmaker, an intern at the O’Neill Institute and a rising sophomore at the University of Virginia. Any questions or comments can be directed to alw8ew@virginia.edu. MAMA, the Global Alliance for Maternal Action, has turned into a global movement that uses mobile technology to improve the health of mothers in […]

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06.03.13

O'Neill Institute's 100th Post – A Look Back

By O’Neill Institute

In honor of the O’Neill Institute’s 100th blog post, we present a “top ten” list of some of our most memorable posts: 1. The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act Upheld: The Individual Mandate is a Tax. States Have a Choice Whether to Expand Medicaid  (June 2012). 2. New York’s Ban on Large Sodas: […]

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