USC Institute for Global Health Associate Director Heather Wipfli addressed Occidental College today to describe the negotiation process of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Drawing from her experience as a technical officer in the WHO secretariat responsible for the negotiations of the landmark treaty, she shared insights on the contentious discussions surrounding trade and … Continue reading The Rise of Corporate Sovereignty? The story of global health governance, tobacco, and trade
We are honored to be working with Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia to develop the newly funded GEOHealth Network as part of the Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub—one of seven hubs around the world. Over the next five years, U.S. scientists will train Ethiopian, Kenyan, Rwandan and Ugandan researchers to investigate occupational risk factors and the … Continue reading USC to partner on air pollution and health study in Eastern Africa
GlobalPost quoted Dr. Heather Wipfli in a story about the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly regarding how universal health coverage can help stem infectious disease outbreaks. Read the article »
Foreign Affairs published a snapshot essay of IGH Associate Director Dr. Heather Wipfli's new book, The Global War on Tobacco, Sept. 24. The essay outlines the story of how the World Health Organization used treaties to beat down tobacco. Read the article »
In April 2015, the Makerere University School of Public Health in Uganda hosted the second regional workshop for the East Africa GEOHealth Hub in Kampala, Uganda. Researchers and stakeholders from all four Eastern African countries as well as USC and the University of Wisconsin-Madison attended the workshop. The regional workshop served as a platform for … Continue reading East Africa GEOHealth Hub convenes regional workshop in Uganda
By Jonathan M. Samet, Heather L. Wipfli, and Sofia Gruskin, published in Academic Medicine.
ABC News featured the 1,000 Days Facebook game, a project created in partnership with the Million Moms Challenge , an ABC News and United Nations Foundation motherhood-centered initiative that aims to raise awareness and funds to help women and children. 1,000 Days was created in partnership by the USC Institute for Global Health, the USC School of … Continue reading Gaming For Change: A New Game That Informs And Entertains
USC partnered with ABC's Million Mom Challenge and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition to create social change using an online game. The Associate Director of the USC Institute for Global Health, Heather Wipfli, was interviewed about the game after its launch at the Social Good Summit last week. Watch the interview »