OHCHR Preventing Mortality and Morbidity of Children Under Five Years of Age

Laura Ferguson, associate director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, is lending her expertise to strengthen the evidence base of the impact of a human rights-based approach to addressing preventable mortality and morbidity of children under five years of age. This includes compiling existing evidence of work in this area to help … Continue reading OHCHR Preventing Mortality and Morbidity of Children Under Five Years of Age

Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights: a toolbox for examining laws, regulations and policies

Professor Sofia Gruskin, served as key academic advisor for the life of the "Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights: a toolbox for examining laws, regulations and policies” project, the result of a decade-long collaboration. The project includes field testing in countries in each region of the world, publication of peer-reviewed publications and … Continue reading Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights: a toolbox for examining laws, regulations and policies

Innovations for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

This multi-country project seeks to accelerate the discovery and testing of creative solutions to understand and overcome barriers that prevent essential health services from reaching women and children in low-income countries. The initiative is supported by a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and brings together UNICEF, Options, and the John Snow Research … Continue reading Innovations for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of Impact of Human Rights

Program on Global Health & Human Rights professors Sofia Gruskin and Laura Ferguson contributed to the 2013 World Health Organization report “Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of Impact of Human Rights.” The document  targets government and public health professionals engaged in policy development, monitoring, evaluation and research in women’s and children’s health. It also examines how … Continue reading Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of Impact of Human Rights

Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights began working on the Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project with the World Bank in September 2014. The $8.68 million grant will bring community-based nutrition and primary health care services for women and children to three of The Gambia's poorest regions to support long-term objectives of reducing maternal and child mortality … Continue reading Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project