Global Perspectives on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

A collection of research and experiences, the 2018 book Global Perspectives on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse, spotlights pervasive issues affecting girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health throughout their lives. Organized into five parts—childhood and emerging adulthood; childbearing; reproductive control; violence; and beyond reproduction—the volume encompasses a lifecourse perspective in understanding women's … Continue reading Global Perspectives on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

United Nations group honors USC human rights leader

Days after President Donald Trump first addressed the United Nations since taking office, UN supporters gathered to celebrate the organization—and to honor leaders including USC Professor of Preventive Medicine and Law Sofia Gruskin—at the 10th Annual West Coast Global Forum in Los Angeles Sept. 25. In light of Trump’s history of criticizing the UN, and … Continue reading United Nations group honors USC human rights leader

Quantifying underreporting of law-enforcement-related deaths in United States vital statistics and news-media-based data sources: A capture–recapture analysis

by Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger, published by PLoS Medicine.

Killed by Police: Validity of Media-Based Data and Misclassification of Death Certificates in Massachusetts, 2004–2016

By Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger, published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Work progresses in women, children and adolescents project

The report from the High Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents is handed over to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the 70th World Health Assembly May 22. Photo Courtesy WHO.

Experts met in New York this month following the launch of the High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents report at the 70th World Health Assembly and Human Rights Council in June. The World Health Organization and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health held the meeting … Continue reading Work progresses in women, children and adolescents project

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

09/12/17 – Implication of the Trump Administration’s Policies on Law and Global Health: Evidence and Preliminary Reflections

The Law and Global Health Collaboration kickstarts this year’s series exploring the implications of the Trump administration’s policies on select law and health topics. Please join us on Sept. 12, 2017 as Parveen Parmar leads an evidence-based discussion on the effects of policy changes implemented by the Trump administration.

Field work commences for Global Fund project in Ghana, Indonesia

Tuberculosis Botswana

In July, Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR) leadership traveled to two focus countries for the Global Fund Program to Reduce Human Rights Barriers to HIV, TB, and Malaria Services Baseline Evaluation project, which the program is working on in partnership with John Snow, Inc. (JSI).  Professor Sofia Gruskin and GHHR Adjunct Professor of … Continue reading Field work commences for Global Fund project in Ghana, Indonesia

09/25/17 – 10th Annual West Coast Global Forum

10th Annual West Coast Global Forum

The Southern California Division and Southern California Regional Council of Organizations hosted the 10th Annual West Coast Global Forum Sept. 25 to present the 2017 Global Citizen Awards. The award recognizes individuals and organizations committed to making a difference in the health, human rights and quality of life of all people locally and globally. Recipients … Continue reading 09/25/17 – 10th Annual West Coast Global Forum

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