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01.15.20

Strategies for Investing in Africa’s Public Health Preparedness

By Johan Marulanda

Join UNA-NCA in partnership with the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law for a panel discussion concerning “Strategies for Investing in Africa’s Public Health Preparedness.” Panelists Include: Eric Friedman, Georgetown Law O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law Andjelo Mwembya, African Union Representative Richard Seifman, Former Senior Health Advisor at the World Bank; […]

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01.07.20

We can spare people a painful death for a few dollars a week

By Eric A. Friedman

The nature of life is that we all have to die at some point, but we don’t all have to suffer in dying. We can stave off death for only so long, but we can do far more to mitigate, if not eliminate, the pain that comes at this defining moment of our lives. Yet […]

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12.19.19

Byanyima’s Strategy: Focus on Injustice & Innovation in the Fight Against HIV

By Mara Pillinger

Last week, UNAIDS new Executive Director, Dr. Winnie Byanyima, announced the creation of a strategic advisory group to be co-chaired by Georgetown’s own Matt Kavanagh (along with Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Associate Scientific Director at CAPRISA, and Rico Gustav, Executive Director GNP+). Since you’re reading a policy research institute’s blog, you probably don’t need convincing that […]

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11.14.19

The Challenges of Turning Policies Into Data

By Mara Pillinger

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably more than familiar with evidence-based policymaking. You may not be as used to thinking about laws and policies themselves as a form of data. But they can be. By collecting, mapping and analyzing laws/policies across jurisdictions and over time, we can systematically evaluate the relationships between policies and […]

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11.06.19

The Public Health Crisis of Under-Immunization: A Global Plan of Action

By Johan Marulanda

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Nov. 6, 2019; 23.30 UK time / 6:30pm ET CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu WASHINGTON D.C. – In the midst of a “public health crisis of under-immunization,” leading global health experts in law and infectious diseases have developed an action plan to increase global vaccination uptake based on scientific evidence, ethics, and […]

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10.18.19

More or the same? Reflecting on debates around the Global Fund’s mandate

By Mara Pillinger

Last week, the Global Fund met its replenishment target of $14B. The news was greeted mostly with sighs of relief, especially because it was a near thing. The Global Fund is the largest star in the global health firmament, channeling more money than any other multilateral actor.* It has leveraged this funding to impressive ends. […]

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10.10.19

Experts Show U.S. Foreign Policy Gains from a Presidential Pandemics Effort

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. | Analysis from leading researchers shows there could be significant benefits from a presidentially-led initiative focused on combatting pandemics. With the 2020 Presidential race under way, the researchers provide new evidence on the potential for a pro-active U.S. foreign policy effort to […]

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