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75 Pivotal Public Policies: EU Reach Legislation

75 Pivotal Public Policies: EU Reach Legislation

Taking seven years to negotiate, and reckoned to be the most complex legislation ever adopted by the European Union, the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals regulation was by far the most comprehensive effort

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75 Pivotal Public Policies: Formation Of World Health Organization

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Formation Of World Health Organization

A specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for public health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) combined the operations of the former League of Nations Health Organisation and the Office International d’Hygiene Publique. Its expanded

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75 Pivotal Public Policies: Britain’s National Health Service

75 Pivotal Public Policies: Britain’s National Health Service

Created by Britain’s National Health Service Act of 1946 and launched two years later in 1948, the National Health Service was the first universal healthcare system to be free of charge at the point of

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Vilma Ibarra: Ending Forced Motherhood In Argentina

Vilma Ibarra: Ending Forced Motherhood In Argentina

Vilma Ibarra had been away from politics for five years. She felt at the right place as a top corporate lawyer at Corporación América, a billion-dollar Argentinian business conglomerate. After 30 years of work in

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From Our Editors: The New Rules Of Drug Reform

From Our Editors: The New Rules Of Drug Reform

From war to peace is a succinct way of describing the quiet global revolution under way in drug policy. A growing number of governments around the world have replaced the war on drugs with a

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Drugs And The City: How Vancouver Pushed Change

Drugs And The City: How Vancouver Pushed Change

A two-decade rise in drug addiction and overdoses, and HIV infections among drug users, culminated in Vancouver declaring a public health emergency in 1997. People from all walks of life were being touched by the

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From Warfare to Healthcare? Drugs Policy in the Americas

From Warfare to Healthcare? Drugs Policy in the Americas

The ‘drug war’ was born in the Americas. From the Nixon era onwards, the US government viewed drugs as a problem for the military abroad and the criminal justice system at home. Narcotics have been

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Books Of The Year: The Lonely Century By Noreena Hertz

Books Of The Year: The Lonely Century By Noreena Hertz

Until recently loneliness has not been seen as a public policy issue - but that is an oversight that policy makers are slowly waking up to. Isolation increases the risk of mortality by 26%, on

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Science, Policymaking And The Pandemic. Q&A With William Haseltine

Science, Policymaking And The Pandemic. Q&A With William Haseltine

During the pandemic, William Haseltine has been a trusted guide for many people to the intricacies of Covid-19 science and the public policy response. This contribution has included writing an invaluable book of advice for

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World Toilet Day. Talking Shit With Jack Sim

World Toilet Day. Talking Shit With Jack Sim

It is 20 years since Jack Sim founded the World Toilet Organization, to campaign for better sanitation and hygiene. In 2013, the United Nations designated November 19th as an annual World Toilet Day. When he

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