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GSL Publishes Op-Ed in The Conversation

September 12, 2019

 

On September 12, GSL Director Steven Hoffman and Faculty Associate Mathieu Poirier published an op-ed in The Conversation, titled “The next battles against tobacco must be fought in the world’s major cities.”

The op-ed discusses how the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) has not yet led to equitable protection against the harms of tobacco in all cities around the world. While people are smoking less in richer countries...

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GSL’s Director joins Minister Maryam Monsef when announcing Canada’s contribution to the Global Fund

August 22, 2019

 

On August 22, GSL Director Steven Hoffman attended an event and participated in a roundtable discussion at Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District, where International Development Minister Maryam Monsef announced the Government of Canada’s $930 million funding contribution to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. At the roundtable discussion, Hoffman discussed why it is crucial to eliminate HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria by 2030, as...

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GSL Research Associate Presents at the 2019 Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation

August 19, 2019

 

GSL Research Associate Adèle Cassola presented on the concept of the “human rights city” during a panel at the University of Bergen, Norway that kicked off the 2019 Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation. The session tackled the question of how human rights can be understood and implemented in the context of urban governance. Adèle’s presentation set the stage for the roundtable by exploring theoretical and...

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The Guardian Cites GSL’s FCTC Studies

July 26, 2019

 

GSL’s study titled “Impact of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on global cigarette consumption: Quasi-experimental evaluations using interrupted time series analysis  and in-sample forecast event modelling” was recently cited in The Guardian in an article that discusses the lack of stringent measures to control smoking in many countries around the world.

The Guardian article, titled “Battle against tobacco epidemic is far from won, WHO report finds” can be read...

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GSL Director Publishes Op-Ed in Vox

July 17, 2019

 

On July 17, GSL Director Steven Hoffman published an op-ed in Vox, titled “The evidence on travel bans for diseases like Ebola is clear: they don’t work.”

The op-ed discusses how a travel ban would be counterproductive in trying to handle the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was recently declared by the WHO as a global health emergency.

The authors provide various...

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GSL Hosts Workshop on Integrating Science and Politics for Public Health

June 25, 2019

On June 24th and 25th, GSL hosted an international workshop on the topic of Integrating Science and Politics for Public Health. The workshop brought together a group of researchers from institutions in Canada, the UK, Denmark, and Australia to discuss the ways in which insights and tools drawn from political science can deepen our understanding of the role of evidence in public health policymaking. Participants explored a range of topics, including the role of deliberative mechanisms in creating and interpreting evidence more democratically; the politics of evidence...

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GSL Knowledge Translation for FCTC Studies

June 20, 2019

On June 20th, GSL’s Director Steven Hoffman and Faculty Associate Mathieu Poirier participated in three knowledge translation activities related to the lab’s two recent publications in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

The first study describes a systematic process by which the authors collected, appraised, selected, and reported best-...

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GSL Participates in WHO Science Division Workshop

June 20, 2019

On June 19 and 20, GSL Research Fellow Prativa Baral participated in the in the WHO Science Division workshop on expert groups in Geneva, Switzerland. As part of its transformational process, the World Health Organization is establishing a new Norms and Standards Department to provide guidance, support, and quality appraisal of all WHO norms and standards products. These information products are scientific or technical in nature and provide guidelines on a specific topic or intervention.

The workshop congregated...

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