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

Operationalizing Human Rights in Efforts to Improve Health

Professors Laura Ferguson's and Sofia's Gruskin’s publication came out this October in the 34th volume of the Knowledge Summary on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. "Operationalizing human rights in efforts to improve health" focuses on the present challenge of globally high death rates due to inequities and social conditions. The publication highlights the ways that integrating … Continue reading Operationalizing Human Rights in Efforts to Improve Health

WHO meets on equity, human rights and gender

In October Professor Sofia Gruskin traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend a WHO meeting on equity, human rights, gender and social determinants of health. As part of WHO’s efforts to further its mandate of mainstreaming these issues, Professor Gruskin and external experts are working to develop an overarching integrated framework. With GHHR Legal Fellow Ian … Continue reading WHO meets on equity, human rights and gender

WHO experts convene to discuss contraception care guidelines

Professor Laura Ferguson joined World Health Organization experts this week for a meeting to discuss strengthening contraceptive programs through the development of a rights-based quality assessment tool. The objectives of the meeting are for the participants to provide input on the outline of a global quality assessment tool, as well as to identify the next steps … Continue reading WHO experts convene to discuss contraception care guidelines

Global Noncommunicable Disease Research: Opportunities and Challenges

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a new paper, “Global Noncommunicable Disease Research: Opportunities and Challenges," in August. The article, which came out of a conference at Emory University last year, lays out four action items to tackle deadly non-communicable diseases. Dr. Mellissa Withers was among the contributors. Read the article »

Aging and Health—A Landmark WHO Report

On Sept. 30, the International Day of Older Persons, the World Health Organization released the 2015 World Report on Ageing and Health. The report compiles and summarizes the best available global evidence to examine how countries have responded to the health of elderly populations through policies and more. Professor Laura Ferguson was a lead contributor to the … Continue reading Aging and Health—A Landmark WHO Report

10/09/15 – Sexuality, Health, and Human Rights: Fulfilling the Promise of Health & Human Rights for All

We are at an important crossroads in the global struggle for sexual and gender-related human rights. This event will bring together trailblazing academics, policymakers and activists who continue to pioneer this historic movement. As the panelists consider how the conceptual shifts to which they have contributed impacted the lived realities of sexual and gender minorities … Continue reading 10/09/15 – Sexuality, Health, and Human Rights: Fulfilling the Promise of Health & Human Rights for All

New project uses human rights to strengthen family planning programs

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This month the Program on Global Health & Human Rights commenced a new project with the World Health Organization focused on the human rights aspects of monitoring, evaluation and accountability for family planning programs at the country, regional and global levels. In working to address the unmet need for family planning and contraception, GHHR will … Continue reading New project uses human rights to strengthen family planning programs

10/16/15 – Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Conference

The UAEM conference is an opportunity to inspire, educate, skills-build and mobilize students from a variety of disciplines to become part of something bigger and act now on the access to medicines crisis at their universities.  This conference is made possible through the generous support of the Open Society Institute, the Perls Foundation, Doris Duke … Continue reading 10/16/15 – Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Conference