Training in Malaysia connects health and human rights

In Malaysia, a course taught in conjunction with United Nations University in August 2018 drew 40 participants from research, policy, public health, law, NGOs and other domains to learn about the effectiveness, limits and possibilities of human rights interventions in advancing the highest attainable standard of health.

The three-day International Institute for Global Health course in Kuala Lumpur explored innovative case-studies on reproductive health and rights, migrant and refugee health, children’ and adolescents’ rights, human rights impact assessment of health programs, the right to development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The course moderators included Sofia Gruskin, director of the the USC Institute for Global Health; Pascale Allotey, director of the UN International Institute for Global Health; and Obi Aginam, deputy director of the UN International Institute for Global Health.

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