Strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health in Vietnam

At the biennial Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in Vietnam Nov. 27-30, Sofia Gruskin presented to more than 1,000 attendees at a plenary session on strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health and rights.Her talk emphasized the need to move beyond concepts and slogans to collective action moving beyond … Continue reading Strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health in Vietnam

A new vision for global health leadership

The complexity of global health problems demands leadership that represents the pluralism in society, according researchers in their Nov. 30 article,  "A new vision for global health leadership" published in the Lancet. The absence of gender parity in the leadership of key global health institutions in academic, governmental, and non-governmental organizations is evidence that this … Continue reading A new vision for global health leadership

2017 Breman Global Health Immersion Fellow: Teresa Chen

Meet the inaugural Breman Global Health Immersion Fellowship recipient! Teresa Chen is a Master of Public Health online program student. Advised by professors Heather Wipfli and Mellissa Withers, her project is "The experiences of pregnancy, labor, and delivery of mothers from Bududa, Uganda and their implications for delivery location." More information: "My project aims to help … Continue reading 2017 Breman Global Health Immersion Fellow: Teresa Chen

USC researchers develop method to monitor human rights in public health services

Patient education session, Uganda.

New methodology strengthens public health monitoring using human rights When it comes to measuring the success of public health work—from immunizations to family planning services—experts rely on sets of standardized indicators. But these indicators often neglect the voices and human rights of people who use the services, according to USC researchers. The USC Program on … Continue reading USC researchers develop method to monitor human rights in public health services

Global Perspectives on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

A collection of research and experiences, the 2018 book Global Perspectives on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse, spotlights pervasive issues affecting girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health throughout their lives. Organized into five parts—childhood and emerging adulthood; childbearing; reproductive control; violence; and beyond reproduction—the volume encompasses a lifecourse perspective in understanding women's … Continue reading Global Perspectives on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

United Nations group honors USC human rights leader

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. In light of Trump’s history of criticizing the UN, and … Continue reading United Nations group honors USC human rights leader