Program on Global Health & Human Rights News

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
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 »
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.

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