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Quantifying underreporting of law-enforcement-related deaths in United States vital statistics and news-media-based data sources: A capture–recapture analysis (10/18/2017) - by Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger, published by PLoS Medicine.
Baseline findings presented in Ghana (9/28/2017) - Laura Ferguson, associate director of the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, returned to Ghana in September to discuss and present draft findings of the baseline assessment on human rights barriers to accessing HIV services.
Killed by Police: Validity of Media-Based Data and Misclassification of Death Certificates in Massachusetts, 2004–2016 (9/28/2017) - By Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger, published in the American Journal of Public Health.
The report from the High Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents is handed over to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the 70th World Health Assembly May 22. Photo Courtesy WHO. Work progresses in women, children and adolescents project (9/28/2017) - Experts met in New York this month following the launch of the High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents report at the 70th World Health Assembly and Human Rights Council in June.
Trump’s policies could ravage global health progress, experts say (9/27/2017) - USC event series examines potential health consequences of the current U.S. administration
Tuberculosis Botswana Field work commences for Global Fund project in Ghana, Indonesia (8/2/2017) - In July, Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR) leadership traveled to two focus countries for the Global Fund Program to Reduce Human Rights Barriers to HIV, TB, and Malaria Services Baseline Evaluation project, which the program is working on in partnership with John Snow, Inc. (JSI). 
Findings presented at World Bank  (6/16/2017) - Laura Ferguson traveled to Washington D.C., in May to present initial research findings on reproductive and maternal health and human rights to the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, the Nordic Trust Fund and the Global Financing Facility.
NCD Short Course New Short Course: Human rights & NCDs (6/6/2017) - The Program on Global Health & Human Rights has launched a free, open-access short course on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and human rights. 
Is populism bad for women’s rights? (6/5/2017) - Experts reflected and speculated about women’s rights and reproductive justice under the rule of populist leaders at a University of Geneva event May 17.
Tuberculosis Botswana New project aims to reduce human rights barriers to health services (6/5/2017) - Sponsored by the Global Fund, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights has launched a new project with John Snow, Inc. (JSI) to help reduce human rights barriers for health services.
The report from the High Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents is handed over to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the 70th World Health Assembly May 22. Photo Courtesy WHO. Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge government (5/23/2017) - A transformative report published May 22 by a United Nations-backed group will set the health and human rights agenda for women, children and adolescents over the next decade.
Improving the knowledge base for #ZeroDiscrimination in health care New tool maps knowledge base to end HIV-related stigma in health care (4/7/2017) - A new tool produced by the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, in collaboration with UNAIDS, maps out resources to address HIV-related stigma and discrimination in health care. The web-based repository and tool-finder launched April 7 and is available free to the public at http://www.zeroHIVdiscrimination.com.
Health is a Human Right Not without a fight: standing up against the Global Gag Rule (3/6/2017) - An editorial co-authored by Laura Ferguson, associate director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, reflects on the impact that President Donald Trump’s restoration of the Global Gag Rule will have on women across the world, as well as those working to protect reproductive rights.
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 Miriam Hartmann, Rajat Khosla, Suneeta Krishnan, Asha George, Sofia Gruskin, and Avni Amin, 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 »

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