The USC IIGH SDG Leadership Academy, launched last week in partnership with the Office of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, is providing an opportunity for our students to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the City of Los Angeles.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The leadership of the USC Institute for Inequalities in Global Health (IIGH) team has developed relationships and partnerships around the world for more than two decades on a range of critical global health issues.
This opportunity has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for next year's courses. Interested in traveling abroad and being immersed in global health work around the world? Apply to attend the IIGH led courses being offered this summer by the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (IIGH) in Costa Rica … Continue reading 2020 IIGH led courses in Costa Rica and Geneva
On October 18, 2019, Sofia Gruskin, Director of the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, participated in the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Shubha Kumar, Education Director at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health and Associate Professor at Keck School of Medicine, was quoted in a article titled "The Future of Healthcare" in O, The Oprah Magazine where she gave insight into the use of drones in global health.