Global Health Asia-Pacific Case Competition 2019

The New York Times in partnership with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities are calling for university student submissions for the Asia-Pacific Case Competition. Details: The Asia-Pacific Case Competition challenges students to critically evaluate the global health policy ecosystem in the Asia Pacific and its potential to address United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) 3: Ensure healthy lives and … Continue reading Global Health Asia-Pacific Case Competition 2019

New Short Course: Human rights & NCDs

NCD Short Course

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights has launched a free, open-access short course on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and human rights.  Designed to boost literacy and support action, the course addresses the links between NCDs, human rights and public health. The course is intended to be a useful resource for advocacy groups, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, … Continue reading New Short Course: Human rights & NCDs

Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents project poster at AIDS 2016

AIDS 2016 Poster

At the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR) Director Sofia Gruskin presented an abstract at the "legal protection of people living with HIV and key populations" track. The abstract, “Strengthening the HIV-related legal and policy environment for key populations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” … Continue reading Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents project poster at AIDS 2016

Human rights project continues in Democratic Republic of the Congo

This month professors Laura Ferguson and Sofia Gruskin traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to conduct key informant interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including NGO representatives, parliamentarians, religious leaders and more as part of GHHR’s ongoing project with the United Nations Development Programme. This work builds on the mid-term evaluation of … Continue reading Human rights project continues in Democratic Republic of the Congo

International Aids Society 2015 Conference

In July the Program on Global Health & Human Rights presented a poster at the 2015 International Aids Society Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The poster, which focused on assessing changes in HIV-related legal and policy environments in Sub-Saharan Africa, reflected the findings of the program's mid-term evaluation of the Sida-supported project “Strengthening Regional and National … Continue reading International Aids Society 2015 Conference

Human rights partnership continues with UNDP

The USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have agreed to continue to work together, building on their recently completed project entitled "Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments to Support the Human Rights of LGBT People and Women and Girls affected by HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan … Continue reading Human rights partnership continues with UNDP

Assessing changes in HIV-related legal, policy environments in Sub-Saharan Africa

This month Dr. Laura Ferguson presented at the Southern California Law and Social Science Conference on Regulation, Law and Social Science sponsored by the Southern California Legal Empirical Studies (SCELS), USC Price School of Public Policy, USC Gould School of Law, and USC Dornsife’s Political Science Department. As part of the "Regulation and Impacts Beyond … Continue reading Assessing changes in HIV-related legal, policy environments in Sub-Saharan Africa

New Report: LGBT People and Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights mid-term evaluation report for the UNDP project focused on LGBT people and women and girls affected by HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa has been published by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. It summarizes the successes and challenges of the project and provides recommendations … Continue reading New Report: LGBT People and Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa