The latest global health news and events—and more!—at the University of Southern California.

2017 Breman Global Health Immersion Fellow: Teresa Chen November 10, 2017 - 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…
New tool helps countries strengthen human rights in contraceptive services, programs November 10, 2017 - A new tool contributes to the World Health Organization’s ongoing work on rights-based contraceptive programs, using common indicators to identify whether or not these programs are working. The tool builds upon these indicators by taking into account the perspectives of actual service users.
Global Perspectives on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse November 9, 2017 - 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.
United Nations group honors USC human rights leader November 8, 2017 - 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.
New course offers global health education abroad November 7, 2017 - A new Problems Without Passports summer course in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences offers undergraduates the chance to learn about global health governance globally, nationally and locally.
Quantifying underreporting of law-enforcement-related deaths in United States vital statistics and news-media-based data sources: A capture–recapture analysis October 18, 2017 - by Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger, published by PLoS Medicine.
The Under-recognized Victims of Trafficking: Deaf Women September 28, 2017 - Mellissa Withers, assitant professor of clinical preventive medicine, continues her exploration of human trafficking in Psychology Today’s series, “Modern Day Slavery.”
Baseline findings presented in Ghana September 28, 2017 - Laura Ferguson, associate director of the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, returned to Ghana in September to discuss and present draft findings of the baseline assessment on human rights barriers to accessing HIV services.
Killed by Police: Validity of Media-Based Data and Misclassification of Death Certificates in Massachusetts, 2004–2016 September 28, 2017 - By Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger, published in the American Journal of Public Health.
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. Work progresses in women, children and adolescents project September 28, 2017 - Experts met in New York this month following the launch of the High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents report at the 70th World Health Assembly and Human Rights Council in June.
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