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  • Drones Course Ignites Participant’s Passion for Global Health - Nicole Palermo, a recent USC graduate and Health Consulting Analyst, participated in this year’s course. “I chose to take this course to reignite my passion for Global Health and to explore the evolution of the Global Health field after COVID-19.”
  • Removing legal and structural barriers to ending AIDS by 2030: Lessons from the Global Commission on HIV and the Law - On June 21, 2021, USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH) Director Sofia Gruskin and Director of Research Laura Ferguson presented their evaluation on the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, published with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as part of a larger event to determine strategies to remove legal and structural barriers to end AIDS by 2030.
  • hands with latex gloves holding a globe with a face mask Framing COVID-19 as a health and human rights issue - In a recent publication in The Lancet, USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health Director Sofia Gruskin and fellow commissioners of the International AIDS Society-Lancet Commission on Health and Human Rights brought to light the challenges and concerns of vaccine distribution across the world that are posing threats to any success against COVID-19. In an interview with Cristine Hall, Gruskin provides insight into the commission's work and how framing the issues with a health and human rights lens can help to address inequalities. 
  • 2021 SDG Leadership Academy begins summer project focused on a #JustRecovery post-COVID - After a rigorous selection process, four students have joined the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH) for a 10-week fellowship to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their impact on a #JustRecovery post-pandemic.
  • Laura Ferguson discusses HIV, health and human rights with the Harvard Health Policy Review - Dr. Laura Ferguson, director of research at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH), speaks with the Harvard Health Policy Review, providing insight into the relationship that human rights have on HIV response across the world.
  • Interested in learning how drones are used in global health? - This online short course gives an understanding of how drones are being used in public health, with a focus on environmental monitoring and data collection to prevent future pandemics and epidemics. Learners are challenged to consider how drones reduce and/or exacerbate inequalities in global health. The course serves as an introduction to the topic and is intended for individuals and agencies interested in how drones can improve prevention strategies and operations in global health.
  • 2021 USC IIGH Case Competition - On February 19, 2021, 12 teams of five students from across USC competed in the 2021 USC Global Health Case Competition hosted by USC IIGH. The focus of the competition […]
  • Global Health and Human Rights under the New Administration: Steps to Set Priorities for our Collective Agenda - The 2020 U.S. election season has been a highly charged, deeply emotional and, let’s be honest, entirely exhausting experience. Though elections serve as an opportunity for people to indicate their […]

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