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Celebrating 10 years of the Convention on Disability Rights

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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Convention) by the United Nations General Assembly. The Convention has been ratified by 170 countries and established frameworks and reporting requirements to ensure the inclusion of all individuals with disabilities in social, political and economic […]

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Foreign Aid and Health under the Trump Administration

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As many of my colleagues have expressed in their blog posts over the past week, there is a great deal of uncertainty about what a Trump administration will ultimately mean for health. Perhaps nowhere is this uncertainty more acute than in the realm of U.S. foreign aid and health. What hangs in the balance has […]

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Mountain Dew? More like “Mountain Don’t”.

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Sugar sweetened beverages, such as sodas, are contributors to a significant burden of disease for issues ranging from obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that consumption of sugar sweetened beverages is independently causally linked to between 4-13% of all new cases of type 2 diabetes in the United States regardless of the weight […]

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No place to run: The forgotten vulnerabilities of the stateless

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Co-written by Anna Roberts & Mehgan Gallagher The world is facing a significant humanitarian crisis around forced migration with millions fleeing their homes to escape violence, war and persecution. In parallel to the forced migration crisis is a significant, vulnerable and often overlooked group of individuals, those who are stateless. A stateless person is someone […]

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Parental Leave: Time for a new norm in the U.S.

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Many people don’t consider the impact of parental leave options until they are in the position of needing to take time off to have a baby. This is not an area where the United States has excelled as one of only two countries in the world that do not guarantee paid time off according to […]

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