Bringing rights into the fight against NCDs

A new report out of USC uncovers the ways human rights intersect with the world’s leading cause of death: non-communicable disease. Released in November by the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health, the report follows up on the May 2013 USC conference “Roles and Responsibilities in Realizing Health and … Continue reading Bringing rights into the fight against NCDs

Experts convene on using human rights to combat chronic disease

In fitness-friendly Southern California, it’s hard to imagine a life where women can’t ride bikes or hit the gym. But until recently, women in Saudi Arabia could do neither. Even with their government’s steps forward in legalizing these activities, Saudi women still face barriers to exercising, despite its proven effectiveness in warding off cardiovascular diseases, … Continue reading Experts convene on using human rights to combat chronic disease