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Perspectives from the International AIDS Conference (7/27/2018) - The 22nd International AIDS Conference this month in Amsterdam focused on breaking barriers and building bridges in the HIV response, and highlighted the importance of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations. L.A.’s diversity shapes Sofia Gruskin’s approach to global health research (6/25/2018) - The USC Institute for Global Health nears its 10th anniversary with a new director and a new vision focused on equality A Southern California native, Sofia Gruskin has always felt at home in Los Angeles. The city drew her back in 2011, after 18 years at Harvard University, to launch a health and human rights… United Nations group honors USC human rights leader (11/8/2017) - Days after President Donald Trump first addressed the United Nations since taking office, UN supporters gathered to celebrate the organization—and to honor leaders including USC Professor of Preventive Medicine and Law Sofia Gruskin—at the 10th Annual West Coast Global Forum in Los Angeles Sept. 25. 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. 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. 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). Monitoring human rights in contraceptive services and programmes (7/28/2017) - This tool for Monitoring human rights in contraceptive services and programmes contributes to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) ongoing work on rights-based contraceptive programmes. This work builds directly on WHO’s 2014 Ensuring human rights within contraceptive programmes: a human rights analysis of existing quantitative indicators (1) and the 2015 publication Ensuring human rights within contraceptive… 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.
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