Program on Global Health & Human Rights to evaluate $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant

The Program on Global Health and Human Rights (GHHR) is proud to announce an exciting new project to conduct the baseline and endline evaluations for the Global Fund’s $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant. The project is focused on strengthening the legal and policy environments in 10 African project countries (Botswana, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, … Continue reading Program on Global Health & Human Rights to evaluate $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant

East African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance convenes in Kenya

East Africa Non-Communicable Disease Alliance

Members of the East Africa Non-Communicable Disease Alliance convened in Nairobe, Kenya, April 7-9 to discuss the group’s future, potential collaborations and goals to prevent NCDs in the region and country. Sandra Najuna, in-country consultant for the USC Institute for Global Health, attended the meeting, which also included advocacy sessions, research training and a research … Continue reading East African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance convenes in Kenya

Kenyan men’s fears about family planning explored

Kenyan men’s fears about family planning explored

Despite increases in recent years in the number of women wanting to avoid pregnancy, the use of modern contraceptives in sub-Saharan Africa remains low. Atlas of Science featured a recent study by Dr. Mellissa Withers and co-authors—"Men’s Perspectives on Their Role in Family Planning in Nyanza Province, Kenya" on Dec. 30. Read the article »

USC to partner on air pollution and health study in Eastern Africa

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

Lessons From Law & Health Programs in Kenya

Professor Sofia Gruskin and co-authors published methodology and findings from conducting a human rights based evaluation in this month's New Directions for Evaluation. "Integrating Human Rights in Program Evaluation: Lessons From Law and Health Programs in Kenya" discusses the value of operationalizing human rights principles and strategies in context of legal integration programs using the … Continue reading Lessons From Law & Health Programs in Kenya