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What happens today matters: a last chance to save the Political Declaration of the United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis

Today, the United Nations General Assembly will, for better or worse, shape the next decade of the global response to the world’s deadliest infectious disease. Millions of people will feel the decisions made today. Millions of lives will be won or lost as member states barter and jockey over the content of the Political Declaration […]

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A New and Unsettling Force for Health and Beyond—The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

In the year before his murder in April 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King embarked on a new era of justice work in which he aligned with organized labor and the poor to unite a movement across racial, gender, ethnic, religious, and geographic lines. King’s “Poor People’s Campaign” marked the connections between the various […]

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A Lack of Consensus around Surrogacy Regulation at the National Level

For many years, surrogacy laws around the world have been in flux. Currently, the Canadian Parliament is considering a bill that would repeal the current legal prohibitions against paying for a surrogate. In the UK, the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission have announced they will review various laws that regulate surrogacy as […]

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Culture change: Not only for distant lands

When we talk about how cultures need to change, we often think of someone else’s culture. Cultures in regions where women need permission to leave home, or where a husband beating his wife is an accepted practice, or where sexual minorities are shunned and subject to severe sanctions. We think of a country in Asia, […]

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Elimination Without Prevention — Mission Impossible

This article was written by Thelma Thiel, Founder and Chair of the Liver Health Initiative. Viewpoints included in this article do not necessarily reflect those of the O’Neill Institute, the Hepatitis Policy Project or its sponsors.  All the media attention highlighting the dramatic increase in opioid and other drug addition, as well as the rising […]

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