Category Archives: Global Health


Solidarity in Our Diversity






If you were in New York City and its environs in the weeks and months after September 11, 2001, as I was – or, I expect, just about anywhere in the United States – you will recall the American flags in the storefront windows, outside homes, everywhere really. Those banners of solidarity reminded us, as […]

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Remembering Tandala, 1977: Elucidating Ebola






Forty years ago, in June 1977, a nine-year old girl died of acute hemorrhagic fever at a hospital in Tandala, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo).[i] Her post-mortem blood sample arrived at CDC-Atlanta nine days later, and despite the lack of refrigeration during shipping and its subsequent bacterial infection, scientists were able to positively […]

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Hunger, Health, and Compassion – and Our Responsibility






This piece was written by Eric Friedman and Lawrence Gostin. It is an extended version of Prof. Gostin’s JAMA Forum posting from April 12, 2017. The contrast must have been enough to send a shiver down the spine of the global humanitarian and human rights communities. Even as headlines warned of 20 million people in […]

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Colombia Orders Sweetened Beverage Commercial off the Air






This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an Adjunct Professor of law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu. On September 7, 2016, the Colombian Industry and Commerce Superintendence issued a resolution according to which it ordered the Asociación Colombiana de Educación al Consumidor (EDUCAR) to […]

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Recalling that Infectious Diseases Know No Borders | Global Health Security Is a Win-Win for the Trump Administration






This week, the Trump Administration unveiled its proposed budget, calling for cuts in a number of agencies. The proposal will need to be approved by Congress before it can be enacted. As lawmakers take this on, I found it necessary to re-publish an old post from November of last year, following the election, for its relevance. The […]

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