The last few years have seen a rise in the number of global and national initiatives that seek to incorporate human rights into public health practice. Nonetheless, a lack of clarity persists regarding the most appropriat... read more →
This tool for Monitoring human rights in contraceptive services and programmes contributes to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) ongoing work on rights-based contraceptive programmes. This work builds directly on... read more →
The Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR) led two presentations at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research Nov. 14-18 in Vancouver, Canada.
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Professor Sofia Gruskin and co-authors published a new article April 22 in Social Science and Medicine Public Health titled “Reproductive justice & preventable deaths: State family planning, abortion & infant mort... read more →
Despite increases in recent years in the number of women wanting to avoid pregnancy, the use of modern contraceptives in sub-Saharan Africa remains low.
Atlas of Science featured a recent study by Dr. Mellissa Withers and co... read more →
The World Health Organization hosted the “Strengthening Family Planning’s Normative Standards for Human Rights Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability” meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this December. (more…)... read more →
The government of The Gambia is implementing the Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project to increase the use of community nutrition and primary maternal and child health services. In collaboration with the gov... read more →
This month the University of Washington, Seattle, hosted The Human Right to Family Planning Conference to address the rights and health concerns of the 222 million women and girls in low- and middle-income countries who do no... read more →
In sub-Saharan Africa, high burdens of HIV and unmet need for contraception often coexist. Research emphasizes the need to engage men and couples in reproductive health, yet couples' negotiations around fertility and family p... read more →
Professor Sofia Gruskin, director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, has been invited by the World Health Organization to join the Department of Reproductive Health and Research’s Advisory Group on Strength... read more →
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