Promoting the right to health at the Pan American Health Organization Conference

In honor of Human Rights Day 2013, the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization launched a new campaign entitled "Umbrellas," symbolizing the protection that health-related legislation provides. The campaign was announced at PAHO's meeting which was mainly composed of experts in law, human rights, and health. USC and Georgetown University were the … Continue reading Promoting the right to health at the Pan American Health Organization Conference

Professor Laura Ferguson attends World Health Organization Meeting on the Evidence of Human Rights Impacts on Health in Geneva

Professor Laura Ferguson traveled to Geneva to participate in a World Health Organization meeting entitled "Evidence of Human Rights Impact on Health: Successes, Challenges, and Next Steps." The aim of the consultation was to discuss how to build the evidence base regarding the impact of human rights on health outcomes, using lessons learnt from the … Continue reading Professor Laura Ferguson attends World Health Organization Meeting on the Evidence of Human Rights Impacts on Health in Geneva

Professor Sofia Gruskin Participates in Guttmacher Institute Board Meeting and Events 

Professor Gruskin was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute, whose overarching mission is to safeguard the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health for all people. The Guttmacher Institute was recently ranked the nation's #1 reproductive health and rights organization for 2013 by the charity-rating website Philanthropedia. Professor Gruskin traveled … Continue reading Professor Sofia Gruskin Participates in Guttmacher Institute Board Meeting and Events 

Professor Ferguson presents at Panama maternal and child health conference

Professor Laura Ferguson was invited to speak at the "A Promise Renewed for the Americas: Reducing Inequities in Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health" conference in Panama this month. The conference was organized by a range of United Nations agencies, development banks, bilateral donors and regional initiatives. Participants included senior-level representatives from governments, multilateral and bilateral organizations, … Continue reading Professor Ferguson presents at Panama maternal and child health conference

Professor Gruskin serves as a technical advisor for WHO meeting on optimizing human rights in family planning programs

Professor Sofia Gruskin, director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, traveled to Geneva this month to work with the World Health Organization on the integration of human rights in family planning programs. Professor Gruskin attended the meeting as a technical advisor for the WHO. The meeting brought together a diverse group of experts … Continue reading Professor Gruskin serves as a technical advisor for WHO meeting on optimizing human rights in family planning programs

Professor Gruskin publishes chapter in Oxford University Press book “Social Injustice and Public Health”

Professor Sofia Gruskin with co-author Paula Braveman published a chapter this month in the second edition ofSocial Injustice and Public Health (Oxford University Press). The chapter is entitled "Addressing Social Injustice in a Human Rights Context." Social Injustice and Public Health is an up-to-date, evidence based resource about the relationship between social injustice and many … Continue reading Professor Gruskin publishes chapter in Oxford University Press book “Social Injustice and Public Health”

Professors Laura Ferguson and Sofia Gruskin commence new partnership with CONCERN Worldwide

Professors Laura Ferguson and Sofia Gruskin commenced an exciting new project with CONCERN Worldwide U.S. this month entitled Innovations for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Innovations is a multi-country project that 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 … Continue reading Professors Laura Ferguson and Sofia Gruskin commence new partnership with CONCERN Worldwide