The Program on Global Health & Human Rights leads projects all over the world. View featured projects in the following five fields (use the links to jump to each section):
- Child and Adolescent Health & Human Rights
- Non-Communicable Diseases & Human Rights
- HIV & Human Rights
- Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights
- Conceptual & Operational Linkages
GHHR works to improve the promotion and protection of human rights in child and adolescent health interventions. Through the creation of tools and training materials, short courses, research publications, United Nations guidance documents, and more, GHHR works with a range of partners to facilitate the realization of the child’s right to health.
This multi-country project seeks to accelerate the discovery and testing of creative solutions to understand and overcome barriers that prevent essential health services from reaching women and children in low-income countries.
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has determined the need to better define the obligations of states and other actors in realizing the child’s right to health. Following an expert consultation, Professor Laura Ferguson was asked to lead the process of drafting a research document to support the Committee’s work.
The Program on Global Health & Human Rights began working on the Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project with the World Bank in September 2014.
Professor Sofia Gruskin, served as key academic advisor for the life of the “Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights: a toolbox for examining laws, regulations and policies” project, the result of a decade-long collaboration.
With a view to contributing to non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control at global, regional, national and sub-national levels, GHHR is drawing on its experience in other topical areas to establish links between NCDs and health and human rights approaches.
Experts from around the world who convened at USC in May 2013 to examine how the fields of public health and human rights can unite to tackle chronic illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
GHHR focuses attention on the role human rights norms and standards play in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS-related laws, policies, programmes and services. GHHR works to document how human rights make a difference to the synergies and disconnects in global and national response to HIV.
The Program on Global Health and Human Rights (GHHR) is conducting the baseline and endline evaluations for the Global Fund’s $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant.
In August 2015 the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights commenced a new partnership with UNAIDS to develop a toolkit intended for national, district and institutional health managers as well as care providers focused on elimination of HIV-related stigma and discrimination in health care settings.
In partnership with John Snow, Inc. (JSI), the Program on Global Health & Human Rights received a grant in October 2016 from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria to conduct baseline evaluations in a range of low-income countries for the Global Fund’s Program to Reduce Human Rights Barriers to HIV, TB and Malaria Services.…
During their time as Program on Global Health & Human Rights fellows from 2013 to 2014, Eliana Zucchi, a doctoral student at Faculdade de Saúde Pública [School of Public Health] at University of São Paulo, Brazil, and Sarah MacCarthy, a postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University, carried out HIV-related research focused mainly on Brazil.
The Program on Global Health & Human Rights uses human rights norms and standards to identify and address legal, policy, regulatory and programmatic barriers to the fulfillment of sexual and reproductive health and rights and to the provision of quality services. GHHR works with a variety of partners to conduct comprehensive research and analysis in order to inform efforts towards improving structural barriers and improving health outcomes.
The Program on Global Health & Human Rights commenced a new project with the World Health Organization focused on the human rights aspects of monitoring, evaluation and accountability for family planning programs at the country, regional and global levels.
Building on GHHR’s existing partnership with the World Bank, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights began a new project in 2016 focused on strengthening the application of human rights principles in the monitoring of reproductive and maternal health (RMH) results in World Bank projects.
The Rights-Oriented Research and Education for Sexual and Reproductive Health Network was initiated by a core group of 12 individuals from the Global South and North, with a mission to promote research and education on sexual and reproductive health that engages human rights and gender equality concepts and methods.
GHHR explores the conceptual linkages between health and human rights, how these can be operationalized and how they can be assessed. GHHR works to document examples of how human rights-based approaches to health make a positive difference to the health and lives of individuals and populations in a variety of topical areas.