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McCabe Centre speaks about Big Tobacco interference in Africa

Thursday 30 September 2021
Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu was interviewed on the Public Health Power Hour podcast about reports of Big Tobacco's interference in tobacco policy in Africa. Read more >: McCabe Centre speaks about Big Tobacco interference in Africa

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Keith Lu

Wednesday 22 September 2021
Keith discusses the highlights from his internship, his passions and his plans for the future. Read more >: Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Keith Lu

Hayley Jones appointed Director of McCabe Centre

Monday 20 September 2021
Hayley will continue to lead the McCabe Centre after two successful years as Acting Director. Read more >: Hayley Jones appointed Director of McCabe Centre

Animated video: How can law stop cancer?

Monday 2 August 2021
Our new animated video explains how law can reduce our risk of getting sick, dying or having our lives turned upside down by NCDs like cancer. Read more >: Animated video: How can law stop cancer?

Alumni workshop builds on global efforts to address cancer and other NCDs

Tuesday 6 July 2021
by Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Digital Content Producer, Cancer Council Victoria
Our 2021 Alumni Workshop brought together lawyers and policymakers from 19 different countries. Read more >: Alumni workshop builds on global efforts to address cancer and other NCDs

Alumni in the spotlight: James K. Z. Jallah

Thursday 10 June 2021
by Daniel Punch, Communications Manager
Lawyer James Jallah is leading a major revision of Liberia's Public Health Law to bring NCDs and human rights to the forefront. Read more >: Alumni in the spotlight: James K. Z. Jallah

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Jo Wang

Monday 7 June 2021
Jo tell us about her interests in public health law and what she learned during her internship. Read more >: Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Jo Wang
Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu, McCabe Centre Regional Manager for Africa

What does Australia’s tobacco plain packaging win mean for other countries?

Monday 31 May 2021
by Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu, Regional Manager for Africa
Q&A with Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu, McCabe Centre Regional Manager for Africa Read more >: What does Australia’s tobacco plain packaging win mean for other countries?

Proven tobacco control tools are key to a healthy recovery

Wednesday 19 May 2021
by Hayley Jones, Acting Director
To help overcome the pandemic, we should double down on proven tobacco control measures through the WHO FCTC. Read more >: Proven tobacco control tools are key to a healthy recovery

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Curtis Haas

Tuesday 11 May 2021
Curtis shares some of his experiences during his internship, his interests around law and cancer, and his aspirations for the future. Read more >: Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Curtis Haas

Alumni in the spotlight: Sheryl

Tuesday 2 March 2021
by Daniel Punch, Communications Manager
Sheryl Dennis Wright has spent the past decade helping strengthen Jamaica's tobacco control policies. Read more >: Alumni in the spotlight: Sheryl

World Cancer Day: The power of collective action in using law to address cancer

Thursday 4 February 2021
by Hayley Jones, Acting Director
On World Cancer Day 2021, which is also the McCabe Centre's ninth birthday, Acting Director Hayley Jones explains how strong partnerships within the global cancer control community are essential to the McCabe Centre's impact. Read more >: World Cancer Day: The power of collective action in using law to address cancer

Alumni in the spotlight: Davi

Wednesday 16 December 2020
by Daniel Punch, Communications Manager
Prosecutor Davi Bressler is part of the legal team leading Brazil's landmark lawsuit against tobacco companies to recoup money spent on public healthcare for tobacco-related illnesses. Read more >: Alumni in the spotlight: Davi

Building back better with Universal Health Coverage: How law can help #ProtectEveryone

Saturday 12 December 2020
by Tarishi Desai, Acting Manager – Treatment and Supportive Care
COVID-19 has exposed gaps in health systems around the world, and underscored the urgency to achieve Universal Health Coverage. Read more >: Building back better with Universal Health Coverage: How law can help #ProtectEveryone
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