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

Leaders appointed to champion health, human rights of the vulnerable

UN Photo/Martine Perret. License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

For the first time, the world’s governing bodies have tasked a group of experts to expand the health and human rights of women, children and adolescents everywhere. The World Health Organization and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights named the new working group members Sept. 22. USC’s Sofia Gruskin, director … Continue reading Leaders appointed to champion health, human rights of the vulnerable

International politics unfold at World Health Assembly

USC students in an immersive global health course landed front-row seats to watch international politics play out at the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. Afterward, they sat down with leaders from multinational organizations to learn how health governance works on a grand scale. The 12 public health students were embedded in May as … Continue reading International politics unfold at World Health Assembly

Five Takeaways from the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva

Five Takeaways from the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva

Madison Webb, USC Master of Public Health student and foundations officer for the Pacific Council on International Policy, wrote a post describing her top five takeaways from the World Health Organization’s 69th annual World Health Assembly in May. Read the article on Pacific Council's website » For the fifth consecutive year, the USC Institute for Global Health … Continue reading Five Takeaways from the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva

In Geneva, Global Health Diplomacy and Governance in Action

Madison Webb, USC Master of Public Health student and foundations officer for the Pacific Council on International Policy,  is in Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the World Health Organization’s 69th annual World Health Assembly this month. Check out her Q&A with Pacific Council to learn what she hopes to learn from the experience! For the fifth consecutive year, the … Continue reading In Geneva, Global Health Diplomacy and Governance in Action

MPH students interview US Secretary of Health and Human Services at the 65th World Health Assembly

Public health students representing the USC Institute for Global Health at the 65th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, interviewed United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on LGBT health and non-communicable diseases.  See the interviews below: Learn more about the students’ trip to Geneva » Follow USC Global Health on Twitter … Continue reading MPH students interview US Secretary of Health and Human Services at the 65th World Health Assembly