09/12/17 – Implication of the Trump Administration’s Policies on Law and Global Health: Evidence and Preliminary Reflections

The Law and Global Health Collaboration kickstarts this year’s series exploring the implications of the Trump administration’s policies on select law and health topics. Please join us on Sept. 12, 2017 as Parveen Parmar leads an evidence-based discussion on the effects of policy changes implemented by the Trump administration.

Field work commences for Global Fund project in Ghana, Indonesia

Tuberculosis Botswana

In July, Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR) leadership traveled to two focus countries for the Global Fund Program to Reduce Human Rights Barriers to HIV, TB, and Malaria Services Baseline Evaluation project, which the program is working on in partnership with John Snow, Inc. (JSI).  Professor Sofia Gruskin and GHHR Adjunct Professor of … Continue reading Field work commences for Global Fund project in Ghana, Indonesia

New project aims to reduce human rights barriers to health services

Tuberculosis Botswana

Sponsored by the Global Fund, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights has launched a new project with John Snow, Inc. (JSI) to help reduce human rights barriers for health services. In May, professors Sofia Gruskin and Laura Ferguson attended a meeting with partners at Global Fund headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to plan next steps. The … Continue reading New project aims to reduce human rights barriers to health services

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

03/03/17 – Facing (Political) Backlash: Using School-based Intervention Studies to Promote Young Brazilians’ Health & Rights

Brazil has been internationally recognized for its successful, rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS. Now, unexpectedly, the country has an emblematic case of backlash. In this lecture, Vera Paiva, professor of social psychology and preventive medicine at University of São Paulo, will describe more recent sociopolitical shifts, as well as present results from an intervention study that tested the acceptability and effects of a multicultural human rights approach.

Baseline Evaluation Report – The Global Fund Africa Regional HIV Grant: Removing Legal Barriers to Accessing HIV, TB and Malaria Services (QPA-H-UNDP)

By Laura Ferguson, Ian Henry, Alexandra Nicholson, and Sofia Gruskin, published by the United Nations Development Program.

Africa regional HIV work continues in Botswana for key informant interviews

Botswana Key Informant Interviews

In October Program on Global Health & Human Rights Professor Laura Ferguson and Project Administrator Alexandra Nicholson traveled to Gaborone, Botswana, to conduct key informant interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including government representatives, parliamentarians, representatives from key population groups and more as part of an ongoing project with the United Nations Development Programme. This was … Continue reading Africa regional HIV work continues in Botswana for key informant interviews

Human Rights, Gender, and Infectious Disease: From HIV/AIDS to Ebola

Health is a Right

By Stemple, L., Karegeya P., Gruskin, S. , published in Human Rights Quarterly