Human Rights and Family Planning: Debates, Dilemmas, Challenges and Opportunities

This month the University of Washington, Seattle, hosted The Human Right to Family Planning Conference to address the rights and health concerns of the 222 million women and girls in low- and middle-income countries who do not have access to family planning services. The three-day event held in collaboration with students, academics, practitioners, researchers, NGOs, … Continue reading Human Rights and Family Planning: Debates, Dilemmas, Challenges and Opportunities

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

The Rise of Corporate Sovereignty? The story of global health governance, tobacco, and trade

USC Institute for Global Health Associate Director Heather Wipfli addressed Occidental College today to describe the negotiation process of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Drawing from her experience as a technical officer in the WHO secretariat responsible for the negotiations of the landmark treaty, she shared insights on the contentious discussions surrounding trade and … Continue reading The Rise of Corporate Sovereignty? The story of global health governance, tobacco, and trade

PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board Convenes in D.C.

In mid-November Professor Sofia Gruskin participated in the first meeting of the reconstituted PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board. The committee was established under the general authority of the Secretary of State and the Department of State to help advise scientific, implementation and policy issues relating to PEPFAR’s work in relation to the global HIV response. Professor … Continue reading PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board Convenes in D.C.

Trailblazing Minds Convene to Discuss Sexuality, Health & Human Rights

This month the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, in partnership with Occidental College, hosted a two-day event, “Sexuality, Health and Human Rights: Fulfilling the Promise of Health and Human Rights for All.” It commenced at Occidental College Nov. 1 and culminated Nov. 2 at USC, where it was introduced by City of … Continue reading Trailblazing Minds Convene to Discuss Sexuality, Health & Human Rights

11/04/15 – Risks, Vulnerabilities & the Burden of Living with HIV: Understanding the Needs of Key Populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This presentation will highlight data that challenges traditional assumptions about the epidemiology of HIV across lower- and middle-income countries, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa. Using systematic reviews, empirical data and mathematical models, Johns Hopkins Professor Stefan Baral will present a case that emphasizes unmet HIV prevention and treatment needs of key populations—including gay men and other … Continue reading 11/04/15 – Risks, Vulnerabilities & the Burden of Living with HIV: Understanding the Needs of Key Populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

11/2/15 – The Princeton-Fung Global Forum Modern Plagues: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis

This year's Princeton-Fung Global Forum will focus on global health. Register by Sept. 1, 2015, to receive the early bird discount. Case studies of modern plagues, including the current Ebola crisis, will frame a conversation with the hopes of identifying methods for avoiding future global health crises. Resolving and preventing these critical cases requires a … Continue reading 11/2/15 – The Princeton-Fung Global Forum Modern Plagues: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis