The inaugural APRU–NYT Case Competition will bring together the best minds from universities in the Asia-Pacific region to raise awareness and solve a pressing issue: The Future of the Pacific Ocean. Students will have the opportunity to be published in The New York Times International Edition and read by an audience of global leaders. Continue reading Participate in APRU & The New York Times Asia-Pacific Case Competition
The Institute of Public Health in Mexico (INSP) celebrated the career of Dr. Jonathan Samet, Flora L. Thornton Chair of the USC Department of Preventive Medicine and director of the USC Institute for Global Health, as part of its 30-year anniversary commemoration Jan. 27. Continue reading Mexico public health institute honors Jonathan Samet
Most people who lack adequate access to surgical care reside in low and lower–middle income countries and few studies have analyzed the barriers that determine their ability to access surgical treatment. Continue reading Patient Barriers to Accessing Surgical Cleft Care in Vietnam: A Multi-site, Cross-Sectional Outcomes Study
The University of Southern California announced Jan. 10 its campuses and facilities, indoor and outdoor, are now smoke-free.
The National Commitments and Policy Instrument (NCPI) has been used to monitor AIDS-related laws and policies for more than a decade. In this publication, USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights Director Sofia Gruskin and co-authors identify five areas that should be included in the next iteration of the NCPI and justify that its approach is relevant to participatory monitoring of targets in the health and other goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Authors: Torres A., Gruskin, S., Buse, K., Erkkola, T., Bendaud, V., Alfvén, T.
Published By: AIDS and Behavior
Date: January 2017
Publication Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10461-016-1621-5
The United States Surgeon General on Dec. 8 released a new report calling e-cigarettes “a major public health concern.”
Global Health Corps is a leadership development organization devoted to recruiting and training emerging leaders in global health equity. Continue reading Meet Rachel Erickson, USC & Global Health Corps Alum
The 2016 Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Case Competition was a great success with finalists and the winning team showcasing their video at the annual Global Health Conference at UNSW Australia. Next year, shortlisted finalists will have the opportunity to present their entry at the APRU Global Health conference taking place in Manila, Philippines. Please see following timeline and registration details for the 2017 competition. Continue reading Register to compete in the 2017 APRU Global Health Case Competition
Amid declines in smoking and tightening regulations, companies may consider dropping traditional cigarettes entirely in favor of newer technologies, like e-cigarettes. Still, health experts remain skeptical of the alleged benefits behind the newer products.
USC Institute for Global Health Associate Director Heather Wipfli counters Philip Morris International’s latest claims in this Christian Science Monitor story.
World AIDS Day is a time for reflection, remembrance and re-energizing efforts to address HIV. The latter seems particularly critical this year as we find ourselves in a state of political, economic and social upheaval such as has not been seen for decades.
Until recently, we seemed to be in an era of unprecedented global collaboration on health and, in particular, HIV. But, the UK’s decision to ‘Brexit’, the election of Trump in the US and the ascendance of conservative nationalist parties across Europe and much the rest of the world all signal a rejection of this sense of global community and solidarity, a marginalization of minorities and a return to more inward-looking nations where national interests eclipse international concerns at every turn. The implications for HIV responses are deeply troubling.
Read more of Laura Ferguson’s World AIDS Day blog post for the journal Reproductive Health Matters »