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

Orientations and Identities: Sexuality and Human Rights on the Global Stage Workshop

The workshop “Orientations and Identities: Sexuality and Human Rights on the Global Stage” took place May 28-30, 2014. Leading scholars and practitioners working at the intersection of sexuality, health, human rights, international relations and development, came together to form the basis for the development of global research in this area. News: Details: Status: Complete Collaborators: Hosted … Continue reading Orientations and Identities: Sexuality and Human Rights on the Global Stage Workshop

Rights-Oriented Research and Education for Sexual and Reproductive Health

The Rights-Oriented Research and Education for Sexual and Reproductive Health Network was initiated by a core group of 12 individuals from the Global South and North, with a mission to promote research and education on sexual and reproductive health that engages human rights and gender equality concepts and methods. Professor Sofia Gruskin co-chairs the with … Continue reading Rights-Oriented Research and Education for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Roles and Responsibilities in Realizing Health and Human Rights in the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

Experts from around the world who convened at USC in May 2013 to examine how the fields of public health and human rights can unite to tackle chronic illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Organized by the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health, the meeting hosted … Continue reading Roles and Responsibilities in Realizing Health and Human Rights in the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

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

Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments to Support the Enjoyment of Human Rights of LGBT People and Women and Girls Affected by HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights was awarded a grant in 2014 by the United Nations Development Programme to carry out the mid-term review of the project "Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments to Support the Enjoyment of Human Rights of LGBT People and Women and Girls Affected by HIV and AIDS in … Continue reading Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments to Support the Enjoyment of Human Rights of LGBT People and Women and Girls Affected by HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gender, Equity and Rights at the World Health Organization

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights commenced a new project with the World Health Organization’s Gender, Health Equity and Human Rights in August 2015 to assist with mainstreaming equity, human rights and gender within the WHO’s work. The program focuses on human rights, specifically, and examines the distinct qualities, synergies and overlaps of human … Continue reading Gender, Equity and Rights at the World Health Organization

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