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

New course takes students to Costa Rica to learn about planetary health, human rights February 16, 2018 - Instructors are leading a new course in Costa Rica this summer—May 19 to June 1. Students will visit different locations and organizations to learn about planetary health and human rights. All USC graduate students are eligible.
When Perpetrators Are Also Victims February 15, 2018 - Mellissa Withers, associate professor of clinical preventive medicine, continues her exploration of human trafficking in Psychology Today’s series, “Modern Day Slavery.”'
Domestic Violence Victims Kept Silent by Trump’s Policies December 19, 2017 - Mellissa Withers, associate professor of clinical preventive medicine, continues her exploration of human trafficking in Psychology Today’s series, “Modern Day Slavery.”
Strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health in Vietnam December 18, 2017 - At the biennial Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in Vietnam Nov. 27-30, Sofia Gruskin presented to more than 1,000 attendees at a plenary session on strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Sofia Gruskin, J.D., MIA Sofia Gruskin: We must follow California’s example and repeal archaic HIV laws December 16, 2017 - by Sofia Gruskin, published by The Lancet
Traditional beliefs and practices in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum: A review of the evidence from Asian countries December 8, 2017 - by Mellissa Withers, Nina Kharazmi and Esther Lim, published in MIdwifery.
Best Practices in Global Health Practicums: Recommendations from the Association of Pacific Rim Universities December 8, 2017 - by Mellissa Withers, Mu Li, Giselle Manalo, Senice So, Heather Wipfli, Hoon Eng Khoo, Joseph Tsung-Shu Wu and Hsien-Ho Lin, published in Journal of Community Health
A new vision for global health leadership November 30, 2017 - The complexity of global health problems demands leadership that represents the pluralism in society, according researchers in their Nov. 30 article,  “A new vision for global health leadership” published in the Lancet. The absence of gender parity in the leadership of key global health institutions in academic, governmental, and non-governmental organizations is evidence that this…
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…
Patient education session, Uganda. USC researchers develop method to monitor human rights in public health services November 10, 2017 - New methodology strengthens public health monitoring using human rights
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