Health and Human Rights in This Moment

The United Nations defines human rights as “rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.” We are all equally entitled to these human rights without discrimination, and as human beings we are equipped with the power of mental awareness, the power of articulation, and the power to stand up for what is right. It has never been more important to be clear about the hard-won principles which bind us as a human race.

The Need for Human Rights in this Global Pandemic

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH) has witnessed how harmful COVID-19 is to highly vulnerable populations worldwide, including the elderly, the sick, the poor, the criminalized, sexual and gender minorities, and those facing persistent discrimination and exclusion.

APRU Global Health Held an Insightful Webinar on Bioethics and COVID-19

Bioethics has been and will continue to be a key consideration during the COVID-19 crisis, as the pandemic has brought to light chronic injustices such as homelessness, and increases in discrimination and intimate partner violence.

A Global Conversation in a Difficult Time

In 2018 when I accepted the mission of leading USC’s Institute for Global Health, now the Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH), my primary focus was twofold. First, how can we work with stakeholders, educators, students and policy leaders at USC and around the world to comprehensively confront the broad spectrum of health-related disparities that exist in our communities.

06/09/16 – Zika Virus Awareness Symposium

Zika Virus

How will the Zika virus impact Greater Los Angeles? Attend this science-based public awareness symposium to learn the facts about the latest research and prevention strategies to fight Zika.

USC online public health program presented at national education conference

American Council of Education Annual Conference

Shubha Kumar, USC Institute for Global Health Director of Distance Education Programs, presented about the Online Master of Public Health Program at the American Council of Education Annual Conference, which took place March 12-15 in San Francisco. The session's audience comprised approximately 150 attendees, including university presidents, provosts, chancellors and chief administrative officers from the … Continue reading USC online public health program presented at national education conference