Tag Archives: global health

Most countries are violating international law during the COVID-19 pandemic, say legal experts

TORONTO, Dec. 03, 2020 — Most countries are not fulfilling their international legal obligations during COVID-19 and other public health emergencies, reveals new research by a consortium of 13 leading global health law scholars, hosted by the Global Strategy Lab (GSL) at York University. In 2019, members of the Global Health Law Consortium analyzed key aspects of […]

Global tobacco control treaty is leaving some countries vulnerable to increase in tobacco consumption

Studies provide evidence for urgent need to tackle smoking globally, especially in low- to middle-income countries TORONTO, June 20, 2019 – There is no statistical evidence that global cigarette consumption has fallen as a result of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and in low- and middle-income countries it has actually increased, according to two […]

York University research helps to inform the design of scientific advisory committees

Safeguarding the legitimacy of scientific advice in an era of “fake news” TORONTO, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 –At a time of “fake news” and a growing mistrust of scientific experts, researchers at York University’s Global Strategy Lab are working to increase the likelihood that policy decisions will be informed by the best available science. Steven J. […]

Expert Available: Will Province’s changes to regulation of sales of cannabis impact public health?

TORONTO, August 14, 2018 ­­– Yesterday the Ontario government announced a new online retail model that will allow cannabis to be sold online and through private retailers. Under the new planned regulation, the Ontario Cannabis Store will provide an online platform for the sale which will be followed by a private retail model by April […]

York U researchers map vital organizations for global health challenges

TORONTO, April 19, 2018 – Researchers at York University have identified the most important organizations around the world that contribute to health and would need to be mobilized quickly in the event of an international health emergency like a pandemic. Using internet-based algorithms, researchers at the university mapped the global health system, developing the most […]

York U research explains why global responses to pandemics are too slow

Outbreaks during holiday periods and summer may be deadly  TORONTO, Friday, January 19, 2018 – New research shows that political dilly-dallying delays global responses to emerging pandemics more than poor surveillance capacity. Steven J. Hoffman, professor in the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, Faculty of Health and Osgoode Hall Law School and his colleague […]

York U to host CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health

TORONTO, July 17, 2017 –York University is pleased to serve as the new host for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR’s) Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH). The move comes with newly-appointed York University professor, Steven Hoffman, who has been serving as IPPH’s Scientific Director since August 1, 2016. Hoffman has been appointed […]