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The Georgetown Global Health Institute serves as a university-wide platform for supporting research, teaching, and service in global health and for developing concrete solutions to the health challenges facing families and communities throughout the world.


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Health Influencers on Social Media: A Threat to Public Health? Event

Social media influencers create content for large numbers of followers around health-related content, such as fitness, nutrition, and wellbeing. While knowledgeable, influencers often lack the expertise to give informed advice about sensitive health topics. In addition, they are often sponsored by…


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Commercial Speech and Unhealthy Food Products: Conceptual Foundations

The O'Neill Institute's Andrés Constantin and Oscar Cabrera wrote an article on ethical issues around how free speech protections for corporations have contributed to commercialization of unhealthy foods. It was published in a special issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, for which Cabrera was also a guest-editor.

Financing the Health Needs of Ukrainian Refugees

Wu Zeng (Department of Global Health) recently wrote a piece published in Nature Medicine about how the global health community can adapt health financing and service provision models to address the needs of refugees from Ukraine.

National Sovereignty Implications of A Pandemic Instrument

Global health law experts at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law published a report detailing how issues regarding national sovereignty may impact negotiations around the new international pandemic instrument.