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08.12.19

Global Health and Digital Rights: a Discussion on Human Rights

By Laura Norato

The discussion about digital rights has been mainly centered on civil and political rights. Nevertheless, the emergence of social networks, communication platforms and connected devices, the appearance of new technologies and digital services directed to the most vulnerable populations information, and the existence of daily-updated algorithms that can predict choices based on data collected over […]

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07.26.19

A Spotlight on the Rise of Hepatitis A Cases in the U.S. as we Recognize World Hepatitis Day on July 28

By Alexis Gbemudu

World Hepatitis Day is July 28th, and this year we highlight the recent surge in Hepatitis A virus (HAV) outbreaks across the United States. HAV is a vaccine-preventable viral infection of the liver transmitted through the consumption of tiny amounts of feces or through contact with an effected person. HAV can cause mild to severe […]

07.17.19

WHO 4th Emergency Committee Under the International Health Regulations To Review the Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By Johan Marulanda

The following is a statement by Faculty Director, Lawrence Gostin, on the WHO’s Emergency Committee’s Review of the Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. July 17, 2019 | Today Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus re-convened the Emergency Committee (EC) on the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the fourth time, barely […]

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07.01.19

Health equity and the upcoming UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

By Eric A. Friedman

In September, the United Nations will convene a High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), with heads of state encouraged to attend. As typical for such meetings, a key outcome with be a political declaration, in this case on countries’ commitments around UHC. In May, a “zero draft” was made publicly available; as states negotiate […]

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