Findings presented at World Bank 

Laura Ferguson traveled to Washington D.C., in May to present initial research findings on reproductive and maternal health and human rights to the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, the Nordic Trust Fund and the Global Financing Facility. Her presentation, “Reproductive and Maternal Health and Human Rights: What is the Relevance for Bank … Continue reading Findings presented at World Bank 

Team Spotlight: Simone St. Claire

Simone St. Claire is a Master of Public Health candidate in the global health leadership track at USC. Working with Dr. Heather Wipfli, she is developing a curriculum to promote healthy behavior through soccer camps in rural settings for the Uganda Public Health Immersion Program. In addition, Simone is working on a community-based evaluation to … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Simone St. Claire

Team Spotlight: Eliza Fox

Eliza Fox

Originally from Boston, MA, Eliza Fox is a rising senior at Occidental College where she is majoring in diplomacy and world affairs, and minoring in public health. She has recently returned from a semester abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, where she studied global health and development policy. With a passion for sexual and reproductive health and … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Eliza Fox

New Short Course: Human rights & NCDs

NCD Short Course

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights has launched a free, open-access short course on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and human rights.  Designed to boost literacy and support action, the course addresses the links between NCDs, human rights and public health. The course is intended to be a useful resource for advocacy groups, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, … Continue reading New Short Course: Human rights & NCDs

Is populism bad for women’s rights?

Experts reflected and speculated about women's rights and reproductive justice under the rule of populist leaders at a University of Geneva event May 17. Laura Ferguson, associate director of the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, delivered a talk at the as part of the panel, "Is Populism Bad for Women's Rights?" Co-hosted by … Continue reading Is populism bad for women’s rights?

New project aims to reduce human rights barriers to health services

Tuberculosis Botswana

Sponsored by the Global Fund, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights has launched a new project with John Snow, Inc. (JSI) to help reduce human rights barriers for health services. In May, professors Sofia Gruskin and Laura Ferguson attended a meeting with partners at Global Fund headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to plan next steps. The … Continue reading New project aims to reduce human rights barriers to health services

Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge government

The report from the High Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents is handed over to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the 70th World Health Assembly May 22. Photo Courtesy WHO.

A transformative report published May 22 by a United Nations-backed group will set the health and human rights agenda for women, children and adolescents over the next decade. Calling for bold leadership and action to realize rights “to health and through health,” the report was endorsed as a blueprint for action by World Health Organization and the UN … Continue reading Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge government

Share Your Voice For World Health Organization Educational Project

Parnian Khorsand, MPH '16, is seeking student volunteers interested in lending their voices for a World Health Organization e-learning tool. As the project lead, she is creating training courses for governments as part of a national capacity-building tobacco program. Each course includes audio, video and activities to provide an interactive learning experience. What's involved? It's easy and … Continue reading Share Your Voice For World Health Organization Educational Project

Team Spotlight: Kennedy Yesigomwe

Meet our Uganda coordinator! Kennedy Yesigomwe is a student at Makerere University School of Public Health, where he is completing his final semester studying environmental health science. A self-described "Jack of all trades," he is also a stand-up comedian who goes by "Dr. Bluetooth," working to tackle non-communicable disease through humor as stress-relief. He says, "I … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Kennedy Yesigomwe