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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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01.23.19

Global Policy Surveillance: Challenges and Opportunities

By Johan Marulanda

Hosted by the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University The second webinar in this series will explore the challenges and opportunities for global policy surveillance, framing it within the current state of global comparative law and policy research, and describing emerging use examples, and standards and practices to support the growing field. […]

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01.15.19

Getting Serious About Health Equity: Systematic, Comprehensive Approaches to Leave No One Behind Webinar

By Johan Marulanda

Speakers: Michael Marmot, Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London Anna Coates, Chief, Office for Equity, Gender, and Cultural Diversity, PAHO/WHO Moses Mulumba, Executive Director, Center for Health, Human Rights & Development Nicole Valentine, Acting Coordinator, Social Determinants of Health, WHO Eric Friedman, Global Health Justice Scholar, O’Neill Institute Moderator: Matthew Kavanagh, Director, Global Health Governance Initiative, […]

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12.07.18

The Universal Periodic Review: Is It Delivering for Global Health?

By O’Neill Institute

This article was written by: Judith Bueno de Mesquita, Lecturer and Acting Director Human Rights Centre Clinic, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex Dabney P. Evans, Associate Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rebekah Thomas, Technical Officer, Gender, Equity and Human Rights, World Health Organization The United Nations Universal […]

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12.04.18

Mapping the Evolution of the Right to Health at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

By O’Neill Institute

This article was written by Gillian MacNaughton, Assistant Professor in the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Mariah McGill, a Senior Fellow with the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy at Northeastern University School of Law. The post of the UN High Commissioner for Human […]

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12.04.18

Right to Health in National Courts

By Johan Marulanda

In honor of International Human Rights Day, the O’Neill Institute invites you to a panel event hosted by PAHO/WHO, which will convene key international and regional from the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, OHCHR, World Bank and the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights. Panelists will include members of the Supreme Courts […]

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11.30.18

Human Capital Index as a Tool for Civil Society Accountability

By Laura Norato

The best-known measure for determining the size (and success) of a country is the gross domestic product (GDP), which represents the monetary value of the goods and services that a particular economy produces in a given period. However, the GDP fails to reflect a population’s actual wellbeing or the wealth distribution since, for example, it […]

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11.16.18

More Doctors: Brazil’s program to improve access to healthcare suffers severe blow

By Isabel Barbosa

Image courtesy of Karina Zambrana/ASCOM This week, the Brazilian healthcare program More Doctors (in Portuguese, “Mais Médicos”) suffered a severe blow as Cuba announced it would no longer participate. Launched by the government of former president Dilma Rousseff, More Doctors is a program created to improve access to healthcare in the public health system, by placing physicians […]

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11.09.18

Swift legal intervention mitigates a drug-resistant tuberculosis outbreak in Malawian prisons, but the worst could still be ahead

By John Stephens

A recent outbreak of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Malawian prisons should be a wake up call. It shouldn’t be a surprise that six people in Malawi’s nightmarishly congested prisons contracted drug-resistant TB—the prisons provide ideal conditions for the bacteria to thrive and spread. This is true of many prisons throughout the world, especially in countries with high […]

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