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“Uganda Be Kidding Me”: Anti-Homosexuality Bill Becomes Law

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On February 24, 2014, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signed the infamous anti-homosexuality bill into law. He signed it despite threats of losing economic aid from the United States (Uganda’s largest donor). Now, a number donors have suspended aid to Uganda, including the United States and the World Bank. The European Parliament passed a resolution just […]

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Toward a Smoke-Free Generation: FDA Launches Tobacco Education Campaign for Teens

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On February 11, 2014, the FDA launched “The Real Cost” education campaign, aimed at preventing at-risk youth from using tobacco and reducing the amount of teenagers who become regular smokers. In 2009, President Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, granting the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco. The campaign […]

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CVS’s Bold Move: Goodbye Tobacco, Hello Health Care

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 This week, the second-largest drugstore chain CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS) announced that it will stop selling tobacco products in its 7,600 pharmacies starting on October 1. The medical and tobacco control advocacy organizations applaud the decision, as it contributes to combatting tobacco consumption in the U.S. and exerts pressure on competitors to do the same. […]

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Anti-Homosexuality Bill Passed in Uganda: A Lesson Unlearned and a Step Back for Public Health

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Less than one month ago, on December 20, 2013, the Ugandan Parliament passed an anti-homosexuality bill that, if signed by President Yoweri Museveni, will mean not only a critical step back in the protection of human rights for members of the LGBT community in Uganda, but also one for the country’s public health. As an […]

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FDA Issues Guidelines on Use of Antibiotics in Livestock

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On December 11, 2013, the Food Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidelines aimed at phasing out the use of antibiotics that are critical to human health in food-producing animals,  including penicillin, azithromycin and tetracycline. Aside from treating infections in animals, livestock producers have been using antibiotics to induce growth in an animal and maximize feed. The […]

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Retail Clinic: Friend or Foe?

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After not being able to get his son to the doctor for a strep throat test, Rick Krieger established the first retail clinic at a local grocery chain in 2000. The idea was to address issues of access to health care and allow patients to obtain care and treatment for minor conditions “in a quick, […]

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New Research Tool for Health and Human Rights Advocates Formally Launched to the Public

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On October 24, 2013, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and the Lawyers Collective formally launched the Global Health and Human Rights Database. This long-awaited database provides users with free online access to law from around the world on health and human rights, offering an interactive, searchable, and fully […]

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U.N. Is Sued in U.S. Court for Cholera Epidemic in Haiti

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On October 9, 2013, a class action lawsuit was filed in the federal court in the Southern District of New York against the United Nations (U.N.) by the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti  and on behalf of Haitians and Haitian Americans whose family members or themselves […]

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Bolivia’s Health at a Crossroad: USAID Is Expelled and Bolivia Launches Its Own Health Program

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Only days after the Bolivian Constitutional Court ruled that Evo Morales could run for a third consecutive term in 2014, on May 1, Morales announced USAID’s expulsion from Bolivian soil–another one of Morales’ efforts to decrease U.S. presence and influence in the country (he expelled the U.S. Ambassador and the Drug Enforcement Agency in 2008). […]

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U.S. Congressional Briefing “Cholera and the Human Right to Health in Post-Earthquake Haiti”

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In October of 2010, less than ten months after being hit by a devastating earthquake, Haiti experienced a cholera epidemic that quickly spread throughout the small nation. The waterborne disease has now killed at least 7,050 Haitians and sickened over 531,000 others. Meanwhile, nearly half a million earthquake victims remain without adequate housing, and Haitians […]

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