Please join us in celebrating the launch of our Global Health Law Clinic Reports. The Clinic is a year long initiative whereby students are paired with international agencies, national governments and civil society organizations to tackle real-world global health challenges. This year, our students worked with the Canadian Red Cross, World Health Organization, Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Office of the International Affair's Health Portfolio.
On April 1st, GSL Director Steven Hoffman will be delivering a public talk at McMaster University from 12:30-2:30pm. Antimicrobial resistance causes approximately 700,000 deaths annually - and without effective action - is predicted to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050.
On Monday, March 21st, GSL will host a talk by Red Cross Lawyer Amy Avis on lawyering in humanitarian crises. Amy will speak about her experience in providing commercial legal advice in difficult contexts such as disasters and humanitarian crises. She will discuss the tension between legal compliance and the urgent humanitarian imperatives to provide aid in an emergency response, as well as how organisations assess and mitigate risk in inherently risky operations such as epidemics and conflict zones.
Steven Hoffman (GSL Director) will be giving three presentations:
Systematic Review and Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control's Impact on Tobacco Consumption in 194 Countries
Political Analysis of Global Health Policymaking: A Meta-Framework and Five Case Studies of Agenda-Setting, Political Prioritization and Decision-Making (on behalf of co-authors Mohsin Ali and Sarah Rostom)
Antimicrobial Resistance: Achieving Global Collective Action