New Short Course: Human rights & NCDs

NCD Short Course

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights has launched a free, open-access short course on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and human rights.  Designed to boost literacy and support action, the course addresses the links between NCDs, human rights and public health. The course is intended to be a useful resource for advocacy groups, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, … Continue reading New Short Course: Human rights & NCDs

Is populism bad for women’s rights?

Experts reflected and speculated about women's rights and reproductive justice under the rule of populist leaders at a University of Geneva event May 17. Laura Ferguson, associate director of the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, delivered a talk at the as part of the panel, "Is Populism Bad for Women's Rights?" Co-hosted by … Continue reading Is populism bad for women’s rights?

Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge government

The report from the High Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents is handed over to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the 70th World Health Assembly May 22. Photo Courtesy WHO.

A transformative report published May 22 by a United Nations-backed group will set the health and human rights agenda for women, children and adolescents over the next decade. Calling for bold leadership and action to realize rights “to health and through health,” the report was endorsed as a blueprint for action by World Health Organization and the UN … Continue reading Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge government

USC takes part in 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health

CUGH 2017

USC Institute for Global Health faculty and collaborators represented USC at the eighth annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health in Washington, D.C., April 7‑9. Innovation on display Assistant professors Shubha Kumar and Mellissa Withers, displayed their poster, "An Innovative Approach to Teaching Global Health Research Ethics," which describes their joint global health ethics course taught in … Continue reading USC takes part in 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health

New tool maps knowledge base to end HIV-related stigma in health care

Improving the knowledge base for #ZeroDiscrimination in health care

A new tool produced by the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, in collaboration with UNAIDS, maps out resources to address HIV-related stigma and discrimination in health care. The web-based repository and tool-finder launched April 7 and is available free to the public at http://www.zeroHIVdiscrimination.com. Join the conversation on social media: #zerodiscrimination. From UNAIDS: … Continue reading New tool maps knowledge base to end HIV-related stigma in health care

USC wins big at international global health case competition

An interdisciplinary team of students representing four USC schools won the International Emory University Global Health Case Competition Mar. 25, joining the elite few to have clinched first place in the event’s seven years. With a $6,000 check in tow, the students returned to Los Angeles after a surreal whirlwind week in Atlanta synthesizing ideas … Continue reading USC wins big at international global health case competition

10/12/17 – Women Leaders in Global Health Conference

Register for this one-day conference highlighting emerging and established women leaders in global health. This conference is inspired by the large and growing number of women in global and public health, and frustration about the lack of diversity and representation of women in global health leadership positions. Women comprise as much as 75 percent of the health … Continue reading 10/12/17 – Women Leaders in Global Health Conference

Not without a fight: standing up against the Global Gag Rule

Health is a Human Right

An editorial co-authored by Laura Ferguson, associate director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, reflects on the impact that President Donald Trump's restoration of the Global Gag Rule will have on women across the world, as well as those working to protect reproductive rights. Published in Reproductive Heath Matters Mar. 6, International Women’s Day, “Not without a … Continue reading Not without a fight: standing up against the Global Gag Rule