A novel methodology for strengthening human rights based monitoring in public health: Family planning indicators as an illustrative example

Patient education session, Uganda.

by Sofia Gruskin, Laura Ferguson, Shubha Kumar, Alexandra Nicholson, Moazzam Ali and Rajat Khosla, for PLOS One

Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents at Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Photo by Health Systems Global.

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. An abstract presentation based on GHHR’s project with the World Health Organization, “Advancing the Global Family Planning Research Agenda: Strengthening Health Systems Using Human Rights Norms and Standards” focused on ensuring human rights within family planning … Continue reading Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents at Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Reproductive justice & preventable deaths: State funding, family planning, abortion, and infant mortality, US 1980–2010

by Nancy Krieger, Sofia Gruskin, Nakul Singh, Mathew V. Kiang, Jarvis T. Chen, Pamela D. Waterman, Jason Beckfield and Brent A. Coull, for SSM - Population Health.

Kenyan men’s fears about family planning explored

Kenyan men’s fears about family planning explored

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-authors—"Men’s Perspectives on Their Role in Family Planning in Nyanza Province, Kenya" on Dec. 30. Read the article »

Experts convene at WHO family planning meeting

Experts convene at WHO family planning meeting

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. Professor Sofia Gruskin, along with Alexandra Nicholson, Program on Global Health & Human Rights project administrator, and Dr. Shubha Kumar, Director of Distance Education Programs, attended the meeting, which included a … Continue reading Experts convene at WHO family planning meeting

Human Rights and Family Planning: Debates, Dilemmas, Challenges and Opportunities

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 not have access to family planning services. The three-day event held in collaboration with students, academics, practitioners, researchers, NGOs, … Continue reading Human Rights and Family Planning: Debates, Dilemmas, Challenges and Opportunities

Professor Gruskin Joins WHO Family Planning Advisory Board

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 Strengthening Family Planning. The group will focus on strengthening health systems’ capacities to monitor human rights dimensions in contraceptive programs in the … Continue reading Professor Gruskin Joins WHO Family Planning Advisory Board