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05.14.19

Georgetown study shows aid from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria linked to reducing corruption, better governance

By Johan Marulanda

New research shows effects of international health aid beyond fighting disease, challenges “dead aid” critique CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / johan.marulanda@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON D.C. (May 14, 2019) | International aid from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is linked to better governance in low- and middle-income countries, including improved control of […]

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05.07.19

Health and safety at workplaces: an opportunity for a joint effort

By Laura Norato

Last April 29 was the first official world day for safety and health at work. The International Labor Organization inspired by its centenary anniversary, attempted, with the establishment of this date, to reaffirm the importance of a healthier workforce as a prerequisite for a brighter future of work and a more sustainable development. It was […]

05.06.19

Controlling for Measles on College Campuses in Los Angeles and Nationally

By O’Neill Institute

This article was written by: Lawrence O. Gostin, James G. Hodge, Jr., Jonathan Fielding, Scott C. Ratzan, and Barry R. Bloom On April 25, 2019, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced public health powers impacting dozens of students infected with, or exposed to, measles at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) […]

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04.30.19

Experts Call to Use the Law to Advance Global Health

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: April 30th, 2019 6:30 PM EDT April 30, 2019 WASHINGTON D.C. | An international commission of legal and global health experts build a compelling case and give seven recommendations on how the law can be used as a tool to ensure the public’s health and safety in […]

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04.24.19

The possibility of 1 day in jail guarantees legal representation. The possibility of death does not.

By Eric A. Friedman

Under the U.S. Constitution’s 6th and 14th Amendments, and as interpreted over the years by the Supreme Court, a person has the right to an attorney if it is possible that they could be sentenced to even a single day in prison. So you would think if a court case could lead, in effect, to […]

04.12.19

WHO 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. April 12, 2018 | Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was right to re-convene the Emergency Committee to review the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is the […]

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03.25.19

Contribute to drafting the Framework Convention on Global Health

By Eric A. Friedman

Those of us who have been working on the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) have long debated when it would be time to begin drafting the treaty. The FCGH Alliance has now begun the drafting process, with the aim of catalyzing widespread engagement – and we hope, most importantly, reaching people who rarely have […]

02.19.19

To Leave No One Behind on SDGs, Bring People Now Behind to the Head of the Table

By Eric A. Friedman

 Image courtesy of Eduspire. Those of us in the world of global health, or global development more generally, have probably heard it before – again and again: Leave No One Behind. That is a core promise of the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals that the Agenda contains. If we are […]

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