Trump’s policies could ravage global health progress, experts say

USC event series examines potential health consequences of the current U.S. administration As President Trump looks to slash global health funding, experts at a Sept. 12 USC Law & Global Health Collaboration meeting warned of potential life-threatening consequences. Parveen Parmar, chief of the Division of International Emergency Medicine at Keck Medical Center of USC, and … Continue reading Trump’s policies could ravage global health progress, experts say

Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents at Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

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The Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR)  led two presentations at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research Nov. 14-18 in Vancouver, Canada. An abstract presentation based on GHHR’s project with the World Health Organization, “Advancing the Global Family Planning Research Agenda: Strengthening Health Systems Using Human Rights Norms and Standards” focused on ensuring human rights within family planning … Continue reading Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents at Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

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

Boston University symposium tackles health rights of prisoners, the public

Boston University symposium tackles health rights of prisoners, the public

Boston University's (Public) Health and Human Rights symposium April 6 invited scholars and policymakers from across the country to discuss a human rights strategy for public health advocacy, building on the alliance between the fields to promote a population-based rights to health and protection from abusive practices. High-level experts working at the intersection of health … Continue reading Boston University symposium tackles health rights of prisoners, the public

04/09/16 – USC Meet-and-Greet Mixer @ Consortium of Universities for Global Health

USC Institute for Global Health

Join us for a special meet-and-greet mixer coinciding with the 2016 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference in San Francisco! Learn about the Online Master of Public Health program and socialize with University of Southern California faculty and staff working in public and global health and human rights. If you are interested in attending, please email global.heatlh@usc.edu. Saturday, … Continue reading 04/09/16 – USC Meet-and-Greet Mixer @ Consortium of Universities for Global Health

03/21/16 – Health Reform in Mexico: Moving Towards Universal Health Coverage

Michael R. Reich

  This lecture by Michael R. Reich is presented by the USC Department of Preventive Medicine, USC Institute for Global Health & Program on Global Health and Human Rights. Michael R. Reich is Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University … Continue reading 03/21/16 – Health Reform in Mexico: Moving Towards Universal Health Coverage

Applying Human Rights to Sexuality and Sexual Health

Sound and Fury—Engaging with the Politics and the Law of Sexual Rights

The November issue of Reproductive Health Matters featured “Sexual Rights as Human Rights: A Guide to Authoritative Sources and Principles for Applying Human Rights to Sexuality and Sexual Health,” written by Professor Sofia Gruskin and co-authors. The guide seeks to provide insight and resources to actors interested in the development of rights claims around sexuality … Continue reading Applying Human Rights to Sexuality and Sexual Health

Experts convene at WHO family planning meeting

Experts convene at WHO family planning meeting

The World Health Organization hosted the “Strengthening Family Planning’s Normative Standards for Human Rights Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability” meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this December. Professor Sofia Gruskin, along with Alexandra Nicholson, Program on Global Health & Human Rights project administrator, and Dr. Shubha Kumar, Director of Distance Education Programs, attended the meeting, which included a … Continue reading Experts convene at WHO family planning meeting

Sexual health, rights & law meeting at WHO reflects on gaps, opportunities

Sexual health, rights & law meeting at WHO reflects on gaps, opportunities

In the World Health Organization’s “Sexual Health, Human Rights and the Law” meeting this December Professor Sofia Gruskin presented her reflections on the gaps and opportunities in international and regional standards related to sexual health and human rights. The meeting represents the next step in dissemination of the WHO report “Sexual Health, Human Rights and … Continue reading Sexual health, rights & law meeting at WHO reflects on gaps, opportunities

Sound and Fury—engaging with the politics and the law of sexual rights

Sound and Fury—Engaging with the Politics and the Law of Sexual Rights

By Alice M. Miller, Sofia Gruskin, Jane Cottingham and Eszter Kismödi, published in Reproductive Health Matters.