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Monitoring HIV-Related Laws and Policies: Lessons for AIDS and Global Health in Agenda 2030 (1/1/2017) - By Torres A., Gruskin, S. , Buse, K., Erkkola, T., Bendaud, V., Alfvén, T, published in AIDS and Behavior
How are Gender Equality and Human Rights Interventions Included in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes and Policies: A Review of Existing Research Foci and Gaps (12/21/2016) - By Hartmann, M., Khosla, R., Krishnan, S., George, A., Gruskin, S. , Amin, A., published in PLOS One .
World AIDS Day WORLD AIDS DAY: Moving beyond despair to concerted HIV activism (12/1/2016) - In this World AIDS Day post for the journal Reproductive Health, Professor Laura Ferguson calls for doubled-down HIV advocacy as global politics shift further into uncertainty.
Botswana Key Informant Interviews Africa regional HIV work continues in Botswana for key informant interviews (11/12/2016) - In October Program on Global Health & Human Rights Professor Laura Ferguson and Project Administrator Alexandra Nicholson traveled to Gaborone, Botswana, to conduct key informant interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including government representatives, parliamentarians, representatives from key population groups and more as part of an ongoing project with the United Nations Development Programme.
Photo by Health Systems Global. Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents at Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (11/2/2016) - The Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR)  led two presentations at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research Nov. 14-18 in Vancouver, Canada.
Health is a Right Human Rights, Gender, and Infectious Disease: From HIV/AIDS to Ebola (11/1/2016) - By Stemple, L., Karegeya P., Gruskin, S. , published in Human Rights Quarterly
aw School Hosts Discussion about Transgender Health Law School Hosts Discussion about Transgender Health (10/28/2016) - Students, faculty and staff discussed the intersection of the law and global health for transgender populations at “Maximizing Sexual Health & Rights of Transgender Populations: The Changing Role of the International Classification of Diseases” Oct. 10.   The Daily Trojan covered the event. Read the story »
Laura Ferguson presents findings at African Regional HIV Grant meeting in South Africa. Africa Regional HIV Grant Evaluation Update: Interviews in Cote D’Ivoire, findings presented in South Africa (10/5/2016) - This month, Program on Global Health & Human Rights Professor Sofia Gruskin and Adjunct Professor of Research Dr. Daniel Tarantola flew to Cote D’Ivoire to conduct key informant interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including government representatives, parliamentarians, representatives from key population groups and more as part of the ongoing project with the United Nations…
Sofia Gruskin at UNSW. Photo courtesy Tim Wong / Twitter Professor Gruskin Named Senior Visiting Fellow with University of New South Wales (10/5/2016) - This month Professor Sofia Gruskin was named Senior Visiting Fellow by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Arts and Social Sciences Practical Justice Initiative in Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Ferguson travels to Zimbabwe on behalf of the World Bank (10/5/2016) - This month Dr. Laura Ferguson traveled to Harare, Zimbabwe, to attend the World Bank and Health Results Innovation Fund’s “Annual Results and Impact Evaluation Workshop for Results-Based Financing” Workshop.
UN Photo/Martine Perret. License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Leaders appointed to champion health, human rights of the vulnerable (10/3/2016) - For the first time, the world’s governing bodies have tasked a group of experts to expand the health and human rights of women, children and adolescents everywhere.
Program on Global Health & Human Rights to evaluate $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant (10/3/2016) - The Program on Global Health and Human Rights (GHHR) is proud to announce an exciting new project to conduct the baseline and endline evaluations for the Global Fund’s $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant.
Sofia Gruskin Presents at AIDS2016 Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents at AIDS 2016 (8/10/2016) - In late July Sofia Gruskin, director of the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, presented at the 2016 International AIDS Conference bridging session “Removing Human Rights Barriers to HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment: Using Data to Drive Action Globally” in Durban, South Africa.
AIDS 2016 Poster Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents project poster at AIDS 2016 (8/10/2016) - At the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR) Director Sofia Gruskin presented an abstract at the “legal protection of people living with HIV and key populations” track.
SexPolitics: Mapping Key Trends and Tensions in the Early 21st Century” Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents at Sexuality Policy Watch (8/10/2016) - Sexuality Policy Watch hosted a seminar/workshop, “SexPolitics: Mapping Key Trends and Tensions in the Early 21st Century,” in Durban, South Africa, July 13-15. The USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR) joined 35 researchers and activists from across the globe to share perspectives on the transformation of the sexuality politics landscape since 2002, the year…
Law and Global Health Working Group Law and Global Health Working Group receives USC Collaboration Fund award (8/10/2016) - The USC Law and Global Health Working Group, chaired by Sofia Gruskin, director of the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, has been announced as a recipient of the USC Research Collaboration Fund.
Laura Ferguson, Ph.D., MSc, M.A. Experts discuss Global Fund objectives (5/11/2016) - Professor Laura Ferguson traveled to Geneva, Switzerland,  April 14-15 to participate in the meeting “Scaling up programs to reduce human rights barriers to HIV, TB and malaria services and increasing the evidence of their health impact” jointly organized by the Global Fund, UNAIDS and the Open Society Foundations.
Midline evaluation prepped in The Gambia (5/5/2016) - In April Professor Laura Ferguson traveled to The Gambia to commence preparations for midline evaluation data collection for the World Bank project focused on maternal and child nutrition and health. She attended meetings with a range of stakeholders in preparation for the quantitative and qualitative midline data collection that will take place this summer. Midline data will…
Global Public Health Non-communicable diseases and human rights: Global synergies, gaps and opportunities (4/18/2016) - by Laura Ferguson, Daniel Tarantola, Michael Hoffmann and Sofia Gruskin, published in Global Public Health.
Boston University symposium tackles health rights of prisoners, the public Boston University symposium tackles health rights of prisoners, the public (4/16/2016) - Boston University’s (Public) Health and Human Rights symposium April 6 invited scholars and policymakers from across the country to discuss a human rights strategy for public health advocacy, building on the alliance between the fields to promote a population-based rights to health and protection from abusive practices.

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