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The Ebola Crisis and Global Health Law

posted on Mon, Nov 24 2014 12:27 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Thursday, December 11 at 3 p.m. ET.

Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor of Global Health Law and Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown University, has led major law reform initiatives in the U.S., including the drafting of the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA) to combat bioterrorism and the “Turning Point” Model State Public Health Act. He is also leading a drafting team on developing a Model Public Health Law for the World Health Organization. His book, Global Health Law (Harvard University Press, 2014) looks at the health inequities in both underdeveloped and developed nations, and the international legal framework needed to empower advances in global health and global justice.

Most recently, Professor Gostin has published a number of articles on the Ebola outbreak. In this webinar, he will discuss the international community’s response to the Ebola crisis, as well as vulnerabilities in the U.S., and examine the gaps and challenges currently existing in global preparedness and response systems.

The webinar will be moderated by Jacob S. Sherkow, Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School and Affiliated Faculty at the Institute for Information Law and Policy.

Webinar presented by the Network for Public Health Law and the New York State Bar Association in collaboration with the Public Health Association of New York City.