On October 9, 2020, join the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration, the USC mHealth Collaboratory, the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health.
Over the course of the summer, USC-IIGH sponsored the SDG Leadership Academy. 63 students from four different universities took part in this ten-week internship program in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the City of Los Angeles. The SDG Leadership Academy explored how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be applied at the … Continue reading The SDG Leadership Academy: Students And the City of Los Angeles Work Towards A Sustainable Future
The USC Institute on Inequalities on Global Health (IIGH) has put into place a long-term partnership with Amref Health Africa to use our respective strengths to jointly design and implement projects across a variety of health topics and countries in Africa. The collaborating Los Angeles and Nairobi, Kenya based teams are launching a handful of … Continue reading USC and IIGH Amref Health Africa – An Inside Look at Our Evolving Partnership
On September 21, 2020, USC IIGH is excited to host David Nabarro, World Health Organization Special Envoy on COVID-19, for a talk titled "Addressing the dual challenges of climate change and COVID-19" with welcoming remarks from USC President Carol Folt.
The USC IIGH SDG Leadership Academy, launched last week in partnership with the Office of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, is providing an opportunity for our students to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the City of Los Angeles.
The United Nations defines human rights as “rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.” We are all equally entitled to these human rights without discrimination, and as human beings we are equipped with the power of mental awareness, the power of articulation, and the power to stand up for what is right. It has never been more important to be clear about the hard-won principles which bind us as a human race.
The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH) has witnessed how harmful COVID-19 is to highly vulnerable populations worldwide, including the elderly, the sick, the poor, the criminalized, sexual and gender minorities, and those facing persistent discrimination and exclusion.
Bioethics has been and will continue to be a key consideration during the COVID-19 crisis, as the pandemic has brought to light chronic injustices such as homelessness, and increases in discrimination and intimate partner violence.
In 2018 when I accepted the mission of leading USC’s Institute for Global Health, now the Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH), my primary focus was twofold. First, how can we work with stakeholders, educators, students and policy leaders at USC and around the world to comprehensively confront the broad spectrum of health-related disparities that exist in our communities.
The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health team has been working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in sub-Saharan Africa on a series of evaluations relating to projects addressing the legal environment around HIV and TB to better support key populations.