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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

Workshop explores Australia’s plain packaging win and encourages other countries to follow suit

Thursday 10 December 2020
The McCabe Centre hosted a four-day online workshop on the recent WTO Appellate Body ruling upholding Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws. Read more >: Workshop explores Australia’s plain packaging win and encourages other countries to follow suit

Multisectoral coordination: report provides lessons for working across sectors to address NCDs through law

Monday 16 November 2020
A new report shows how countries in the Western Pacific are bringing together diverse stakeholders to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Read more >: Multisectoral coordination: report provides lessons for working across sectors to address NCDs through law

McCabe Centre hosts first-ever online legal training course

Thursday 12 November 2020
The inaugural virtual training on law and NCDs engaged 35 participants from 20 different countries. Read more >: McCabe Centre hosts first-ever online legal training course
Informed financial consent

Reducing the burden of out-of-pocket cancer costs with informed financial consent

Friday 30 October 2020
by Tarishi Desai, Acting Manager – Treatment and Supportive Care
The financial distress caused by unexpected cancer costs can be reduced when patients are empowered to make informed choices about their treatment and care options through informed financial consent. Read more >: Reducing the burden of out-of-pocket cancer costs with informed financial consent

McCabe Centre wins international award for work to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases

Friday 25 September 2020
The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer was honoured for its action to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) with a 2020 UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (UNIATF) Award. Read more >: McCabe Centre wins international award for work to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases
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