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 will host 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. … 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

New project aims to reduce human rights barriers to health services

Tuberculosis Botswana

Sponsored by the Global Fund, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights has launched a new project with John Snow, Inc. (JSI) to help reduce human rights barriers for health services. In May, professors Sofia Gruskin and Laura Ferguson attended a meeting with partners at Global Fund headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to plan next steps. The … Continue reading New project aims to reduce human rights barriers to health services

Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge government

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.

A transformative report published May 22 by a United Nations-backed group will set the health and human rights agenda for women, children and adolescents over the next decade. Calling for bold leadership and action to realize rights “to health and through health,” the report was endorsed as a blueprint for action by World Health Organization and the UN … Continue reading Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge government

Baseline Evaluation Report – The Global Fund Africa Regional HIV Grant: Removing Legal Barriers to Accessing HIV, TB and Malaria Services (QPA-H-UNDP)

By Laura Ferguson, Ian Henry, Alexandra Nicholson, and Sofia Gruskin, published by the United Nations Development Program.

How are Gender Equality and Human Rights Interventions Included in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes and Policies: A Review of Existing Research Foci and Gaps

By Miriam Hartmann, Rajat Khosla, Suneeta Krishnan, Asha George, Sofia Gruskin, and Avni Amin, published in PLOS One .