Defunding Planned Parenthood is a violation of women’s reproductive rights

Reproductive Justice for All

In her editorial published in The Hill, Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of clinical preventive medicine, describes the reproductive health consequences of replacing the Affordable Care Act, as well as the irony in President Trumps’ re-establishment of the Global Gag Rule.  Continue reading Defunding Planned Parenthood is a violation of women’s reproductive rights

USC takes part in 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health

CUGH 2017

USC Institute for Global Health faculty and collaborators represented USC at the eighth annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health in Washington, D.C., April 7‑9. Continue reading USC takes part in 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health

New tool maps knowledge base to end HIV-related stigma in health care

Improving the knowledge base for #ZeroDiscrimination in health care

A new tool produced by the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, in collaboration with UNAIDS, maps out resources to address HIV-related stigma and discrimination in health care. The web-based repository and tool-finder launched April 7 and is available free to the public at www.zeroHIVdiscrimination.com. Continue reading New tool maps knowledge base to end HIV-related stigma in health care

USC wins big at international global health case competition

An interdisciplinary team of students representing four USC schools won the International Emory University Global Health Case Competition Mar. 25, joining the elite few to have clinched first place in the event’s seven years. Continue reading USC wins big at international global health case competition

Meet the 2017 Operation Smile Research Fellows

Part of an international collaboration between the USC Institute for Global Health, Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the annual Operation Smile Research Fellowship offers scholars the opportunity to assist in researching the genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of oral clefts in children.

Please join us in welcoming our third cohort of Operation Smile Research Fellows: Master of Public Health candidates Chantel Aftab and Ashkan Nasr, and health and human sciences undergraduate Mahmoud Hamza. Learn more about their interests and work in this Q&A.
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Not without a fight: standing up against the Global Gag Rule

Health is a Human Right

An editorial co-authored by Laura Ferguson, associate director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, reflects on the impact that President Donald Trump’s restoration of the Global Gag Rule will have on women across the world, as well as those working to protect reproductive rights. Continue reading Not without a fight: standing up against the Global Gag Rule

Nation’s top environmental scientists say the EPA should not be weakened

Nation’s top environmental scientists say the EPA should not be weakened

Environmental research is needed now more than ever, insiders say

By Zen Vuong

As scientists begin to find their political voices, three former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency insiders on Wednesday said the Trump administration should not sacrifice environmental quality and the health of the American people “for a coterie of special-interest stakeholders.” Continue reading Nation’s top environmental scientists say the EPA should not be weakened