Meet our new student advisory council

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health has identified a multidisciplinary group of student leaders to serve as the Institute’s first Student Advisory Council beginning in January 2019. The IIGH Student Advisory Council is responsible for actively informing, shaping and improving student engagement and programming. The students involved will gain valuable experience as well … Continue reading Meet our new student advisory council

Drones course returns in May

Drone flight in rural Kasungu.

The use of drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles—"UAVs") in the public health context is relatively new but has been growing significantly over the last three years. They are solving some of the most common health logistics challenges around the world by circumventing problematic infrastructures on the ground, speeding up delivery processes and making supply chains … Continue reading Drones course returns in May

Register for this year’s class trips to Costa Rica and the World Health Assembly

Registration is open for spring and summer class trips to Switzerland and Costa Rica. Learn more at the links below: PM 589: Global Health Governance and Diplomacy in Practice in Geneva (4 units) Application (deadline 2/25): https://goo.gl/forms/T9WAojREraUmXAUm2 PM 599: Health & Sustainable Development in Costa Rica (4 units) Application (deadline 3/15): https://goo.gl/forms/NgRqQEBoJ2HwDPAv2

Celebration at USC, City Hall honors 70 years of universal human rights

Global dignitaries, activists and leaders spoke at the University of Southern California as part of a  public symposium, followed by a youth summit at City Hall, on Human Rights Day, Dec. 10. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights, the … Continue reading Celebration at USC, City Hall honors 70 years of universal human rights

The politics of an evidence-based approach to realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights

A panel of experts presented on the politics of sexual and reproductive health and rights Dec. 6 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The event was part of the school's “16 days of activism against gender violence” lecture series and also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the journal Reproductive Health Matters, which … Continue reading The politics of an evidence-based approach to realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights

Sexual Health & Human Rights Collection in Celebration of the UDHR

Eszter Kismödi, chief executive of the journal Reproductive Health Matters, invites you to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through a collection of articles that illustrate challenges faced in trying to ensure sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights for all, as well as ways human rights have helped improve … Continue reading Sexual Health & Human Rights Collection in Celebration of the UDHR

2018 American Association of Public Health Annual Meeting & Expo

Mistrust, telemedicine, Alzheimer's, human rights and sexual health—USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health faculty are presenting and participating in discussions on a range of global health subjects at this week's 2018 American Association of Public Health Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego Nov. 10-14. The meeting is the largest annual gathering of public health … Continue reading 2018 American Association of Public Health Annual Meeting & Expo

Director’s Announcement: New name, new mission, same institute

USC Institute for Global Health

Dear Community, I am proud to tell you the USC Institute for Global Health is moving forward with a new name and mission to more closely reflect our revitalized vision and goals. Additionally, I am pleased to announce the new director of our Program on Global Health & Human Rights. See below for details: NAME USC … Continue reading Director’s Announcement: New name, new mission, same institute

USC team wins APRU Global Health Case Competition

USC's team has won first place in the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Case Competition. This year 27 student teams from nine countries and 13 universities registered to compete in the third annual virtual contest. The final round took place at the APRU Global Health Conference in Malaysia. The student teams were tasked … Continue reading USC team wins APRU Global Health Case Competition

Training in Malaysia connects health and human rights

In Malaysia, a course taught in conjunction with United Nations University in August 2018 drew 40 participants from research, policy, public health, law, NGOs and other domains to learn about the effectiveness, limits and possibilities of human rights interventions in advancing the highest attainable standard of health. The three-day International Institute for Global Health course in … Continue reading Training in Malaysia connects health and human rights