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

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.

OHCHR Preventing Mortality and Morbidity of Children Under Five Years of Age

OHCHR Preventing Mortality and Morbidity of Children Under Five Years of Age

Laura Ferguson, associate director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, is lending her expertise to strengthen the evidence base of the impact of a human rights-based approach to addressing preventable mortality and morbidity of children under five years of age.

Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Human Rights: A Toolbox for Examining Laws, Regulations and Policies

Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights: a toolbox for examining laws, regulations and policies

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.

Innovations for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Innovations for Maternal, Newborn & Child 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.

Women's and children's health: evidence of impact of human rights

Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of Impact of Human Rights

Program on Global Health & Human Rights professors Sofia Gruskin and Laura Ferguson contributed to the 2013 World Health Organization report “Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of Impact of Human Rights.” 

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Non-Communicable Diseases & Human Rights

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.

Roles and Responsibilities in Realizing Health and Human Rights in the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

Roles and Responsibilities in Realizing Health and Human Rights in the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

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.

NCD Short Course

Human Rights and NCDs Short Course

This month the Program on Global Health and Human Rights is piloting an open access, free online resource in the form of a short course on non communicable diseases (NCDs) and human rights. The course can be accessed at http://www.ncdsandhumanrights.com.

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HIV & Human Rights

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.

Tuberculosis Botswana

Global Fund Programs to Reduce Human Rights Barriers to HIV, TB and Malaria Services: Baseline Evaluation

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.…

Africa Regional HIV Grant Evaluation

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.

Eliminating HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

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.

Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments to Support the Enjoyment of Human Rights of LGBT People and Women and Girls Affected by HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights was awarded a grant in 2014 by the United Nations Development Programme to carry out the mid-term review of the project “Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments to Support the Enjoyment of Human Rights of LGBT People and Women and Girls Affected by HIV and AIDS in…

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Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights

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.

Monitoring Reproductive and Maternal Health Results in World Bank Projects: What Human Rights Can Offer

Monitoring Reproductive and Maternal Health Results in World Bank Projects: What Human Rights Can Offer

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.

United Nations

Ensuring Human Rights Within Family Planning & Contraceptive Programs

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.

Rights-Oriented Research and Education for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Rights-Oriented Research and Education for Sexual and Reproductive Health

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.

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Conceptual & Operational Linkages

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.

Integrating Human Rights in Vietnam Population Law

Integrating Human Rights in Vietnam’s Population Law

Through a longstanding relationship with Vietnam, Program on Global Health & Human Rights Director Sofia Gruskin began a new project in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund to advise Vietnam’s population law to ensure it covers key human rights issues in conformity with Vietnam’s ratified international treaties and national legal system.

Access and delivery partnership

The Access and Delivery Partnership

The United Nations Development Programme awarded the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights in February 2016 to conduct a human-rights-based mid-term review of the Access and Delivery Partnership project.

Advancing Access to Justice for Young People who Use Drugs in Indonesia

The USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights has began a new project in June 2015 with the Open Society Foundations focused on strengthening the capacity of and increasing access to justice for people who use drugs, with a special focus on young populations in Indonesia.

Orientations and Identities: Sexuality and Human Rights on the Global Stage Workshop

Orientations and Identities: Sexuality and Human Rights on the Global Stage Workshop

The workshop “Orientations and Identities: Sexuality and Human Rights on the Global Stage” took place May 28-30, 2014.

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