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Mainstreaming Human Rights across the World Health Organization

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This article was written by Rebekah Thomas, Technical Officer for Human Rights in the Gender, Equity and Human Rights Team at the World Health Organization, and Veronica Magar, Team Leader for Gender, Equity and Human Rights at the World Health Organization. “WHO was founded on the principle that all people should be able to realize […]

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The Changing Relevance of Material Transfer Agreements for Infectious Disease Research

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By Sam Halabi and Michelle Rourke               On May 3 and 4, 2018, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law hosted experts from academia, government, the World Health Organization and the private sector to discuss the changing relevance of Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) for infectious disease research. […]

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Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

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This article was written by Benjamin Mason Meier, Associate Professor of Global Health Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Lawrence Gostin, Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University.  Human rights impact global health.  By advancing human rights under international law as a basis for public health, international human rights law offers global standards […]

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Low Rates of Screening for Hepatitis C Still Persists Among Baby Boomers

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This blog post was authored by Dr. Daniel Lising, Research Assistant for the O’Neill Institute’s Hepatitis Policy Project. Daniel is an LLM in Global Health student at Georgetown University Law Center. According to the CDC, approximately 2.7 to 3.9 million people are chronically infected with Hepatitis C (HCV) and of every 100 persons infected, 1 […]

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SAVE SMALLPOX! THE CONSERVATION OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST DISEASES

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This post was written by Michelle Rourke, visiting Fulbright Scholar from the Griffith Law School in Brisbane, Australia. Her article “Never Mind the Science, Here’s the Convention on Biological Diversity: Viral Sovereignty in the Smallpox Destruction Debate” was published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine. You probably don’t need any […]

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