The Institute for Global Health tackles existing and emerging global health concerns using a cross-disciplinary approach. The Institute is committed to many diverse and innovative projects that stem from strong international partnerships.

See our project map below to learn more about student and faculty projects all over the world. To inquire about adding your project to this map, please fill out the Project Map Addition form.

Tuberculosis Botswana

Evaluating Global Fund Programs to Reduce Human Rights Barriers to HIV, TB and Malaria Services

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health, In partnership with John Snow, Inc., is conducting baseline evaluations of the Global Fund’s Programs to Reduce Human Rights Barriers to HIV, TB and Malaria Services in a range of low-and middle-income countries. Supported by the Global Fund, the project…

Regional HIV Grant for Removing Legal Barriers to Access: Evaluation

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health is evaluating the Global Fund’s $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant awarded to the United Nations Development Programme. The grant aims to address legal and human rights barriers to accessing HIV services faced by vulnerable communities in 10 African countries,…

Integrating Human Rights in Vietnam Population Law

Integrating Human Rights in Vietnam’s Population Law

Through a longstanding relationship with key actors in Vietnam, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health is working to ensure the population law addresses key human rights issues in accordance with ratified international treaties and the national legal system. Funded and coordinated by the United Nations Population…

Improving the knowledge base for #ZeroDiscrimination in health care

Eliminating HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

In partnership with UNAIDS, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health developed an online navigation database to facilitate identification of appropriate tools to assess or address HIV-related stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings in different contexts. This was part of broader research on HIV-related stigma and discrimination…

Advancing Access to Justice for People who Use Drugs in Indonesia

With support from the Open Society Foundations, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health partnered with LBH Masyarakat, a human rights organization in Indonesia, to increase access to justice for people who use drugs.

United Nations

Ensuring Human Rights In Family Planning & Contraceptive Programs

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health has been working with the World Health Organization since 2013 to protect human rights in family planning and contraceptive programs.

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

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

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health developed an open-access online short course on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and human rights. Analysis of this topic began when the Program on Global Health & Human Rights convened health care workers, lawyers, activists and researchers from every region of the…

Corporate Health & Wellness

The USC Institute for Global Health worked with American Cancer Society to study corporate health and wellness programming internationally to inform the society’s global cancer prevention programs, specifically regarding workplace wellness. With partners in India and Mexico, the project team explored corporate sector perspectives and attitudes on workplace wellness programming. Details: Years Active: 23016-2017 Investigators:…

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

Supported by a grant from the United Nations Development Programme, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health conducted the mid-term review of a UNDP Regional Service Centre Africa project aiming to reduce the HIV-related vulnerability of LGBT people and women and girls affected by HIV.

Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health is leading a mixed methods impact evaluation of the World Bank’s $22 million Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project in The Gambia. The project examines the effectiveness of a results-based financing mechanism to improve important health and nutrition…

Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub

The Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub is a research and training center focused on environmental and occupational health in East Africa.

Zumberge Project

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Kenya

Funded by the USC Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health assessed the acceptability of a new policy designed to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV by providing immediate, life-long antiretroviral therapy for all pregnant women diagnosed with HIV.

Rights of the Child

Interpreting & Ensuring the Child’s Right to Health

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health provided technical assistance to the World Health Organization and other partners as they coordinated research to help define the obligations of states and other actors regarding children’s right to health.

Gender, Equity and Rights at the World Health Organization

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights and the World Health Organization’s Gender, Health Equity and Human Rights division collaborated in 2015 to assist with mainstreaming equity, human rights and gender within WHO’s work.

Monitoring Reproductive and Maternal Health Results in World Bank Projects: What Human Rights Can Offer

Monitoring Reproductive and Maternal Health Results in World Bank Projects: What Human Rights Can Offer

With funding from the World Bank’s Nordic Trust Fund, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health collaborated with the World Bank Group to strengthen the application of human rights principles in the monitoring of reproductive and maternal health results in World Bank projects. 

Access and delivery partnership

The Access and Delivery Partnership

The United Nations Development Programme selected the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health to carry out the mid-term review of the Access and Delivery Partnership. The five-year, multi-agency project aims to build capacity in low- and middle-income countries to access and deliver new health technologies for addressing…

Innovations for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Innovations for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health supported implementation of human rights based approaches as part pf a 2013 multi-country implemented by Concern Worldwide.

Women's and children's health: evidence of impact of human rights

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

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health participated in drafting a 2013 World Health Organization report examining how the application of human rights to women’s and children’s health policies, programs and other interventions can aid governments can improve health and comply with national and international obligations. Details:…

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