The SDG Leadership Academy: Students And the City of Los Angeles Work Towards A Sustainable Future

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

USC and IIGH Amref Health Africa – An Inside Look at Our Evolving Partnership

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

Health and Human Rights in This Moment

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 Need for Human Rights in this Global Pandemic

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.

APRU Global Health Held an Insightful Webinar on Bioethics and COVID-19

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.

A Global Conversation in a Difficult Time

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.

USC leads international plastic surgery simulation training for Operation Smile

Nearly two dozen doctors from around the world visited the Keck School of Medicine of USC recently to enhance their medical skills and learn new surgical techniques. The group of physicians was part of a larger contingent of Operation Smile-credentialed surgical volunteers, which brought more than 100 international doctors to four U.S. universities. USC’s 21 … Continue reading USC leads international plastic surgery simulation training for Operation Smile

06/09/16 – Zika Virus Awareness Symposium

Zika Virus

How will the Zika virus impact Greater Los Angeles? Attend this science-based public awareness symposium to learn the facts about the latest research and prevention strategies to fight Zika.