Category Archives: Global Health

Big Tobacco’s Challenge Goes Up In Smoke, Public Health Breathes Easy

This post was written by Neiloy Sircar, J.D.-LL.M Global Health Law Candidate 2017 and summer research assistant at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Sarah Roache, Institute Associate. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to The July 8 ruling in favor of the government of Uruguay in the case […]

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Posted in FCTC, Global Health, Non-communicable diseases, Tobacco;

Reflections on Indifference and Human Rights

Indifference. In a word, that was the enduring evil against which Elie Wiesel – the Nobel Peace Laureate and Auschwitz survivor who died earlier this month – struggled, indifference to avoidable anguish. In a 1999 White House address raising the perils of indifference, Elie Wiesel offered these reflections: Of course, indifference can be tempting – […]

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Viral Hepatitis is the seventh leading cause of death worldwide: Yet U.S. treatment interventions continue to go underfunded

An article published on July 6, 2016 in The Lancet ranks viral hepatitis infections – specifically both Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) – as the seventh leading cause of death worldwide in 2013, up from tenth in 1990. Where other infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and diarrheal diseases saw sharp declines over this timespan, HBV […]

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Posted in Global Health, Health reform, Uncategorized;

3 Updates on Zika: Transmission, Surveillance & Funding

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Making Every Life Count by Counting Every TB Death

At a recent event in Washington, DC, South African Minister of Health and chair of the Stop TB Partnership Aaron Motsoaledi, spoke of the difficulty of lighting the fire under TB, to get the world’s attention, even as this scourge kills 1.5 million people per year, making it the second most deadly infectious disease after […]

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