Health and Human Rights in This Moment

The United Nations defines human rights as “rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.” We are all equally entitled to these human rights without discrimination, and as human beings we are equipped with the power of mental awareness, the power of articulation, and the power to stand up for what is right. It has never been more important to be clear about the hard-won principles which bind us as a human race.

The Need for Human Rights in this Global Pandemic

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH) has witnessed how harmful COVID-19 is to highly vulnerable populations worldwide, including the elderly, the sick, the poor, the criminalized, sexual and gender minorities, and those facing persistent discrimination and exclusion.

APRU Global Health Held an Insightful Webinar on Bioethics and COVID-19

Bioethics has been and will continue to be a key consideration during the COVID-19 crisis, as the pandemic has brought to light chronic injustices such as homelessness, and increases in discrimination and intimate partner violence.

A Global Conversation in a Difficult Time

In 2018 when I accepted the mission of leading USC’s Institute for Global Health, now the Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH), my primary focus was twofold. First, how can we work with stakeholders, educators, students and policy leaders at USC and around the world to comprehensively confront the broad spectrum of health-related disparities that exist in our communities.

Present IIGH and UNDP work reflects the long-term impacts of global collaboration

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health team has been working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in sub-Saharan Africa on a series of evaluations relating to projects addressing the legal environment around HIV and TB to better support key populations.

Oral HIV Self-Testing for Men Who Have Sex with Men in Brazil

On March 10, 2020, USC IIGH will host Herta Oliveira, Visiting Scholar, USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, Keck School of Medicine, PhD Student, University of São Paulo, Brazil, for a presentation titled "March 10, 2020 - Oral HIV Self-Testing for Men Who Have Sex with Men in Brazil"