Join a two-part webinar that will address the systems and people-centered perspectives of self-care interventions, as well as the growing evidence base that will inform the development of WHO’s first consolidated normative guidance.
by Sofia Gruskin, Laura Ferguson, Shubha Kumar, Alexandra Nicholson, Moazzam Ali and Rajat Khosla, for PLOS One
New methodology strengthens public health monitoring using human rights When it comes to measuring the success of public health work—from immunizations to family planning services—experts rely on sets of standardized indicators. But these indicators often neglect the voices and human rights of people who use the services, according to USC researchers. The USC Program on … Continue reading USC researchers develop method to monitor human rights in public health services
by Sofia Gruskin, Shubha Kumar and Alexandra Nicholson, for the World Health Organization.
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
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
Professor Laura Ferguson joined World Health Organization experts this week for a meeting to discuss strengthening contraceptive programs through the development of a rights-based quality assessment tool. The objectives of the meeting are for the participants to provide input on the outline of a global quality assessment tool, as well as to identify the next steps … Continue reading WHO experts convene to discuss contraception care guidelines
This month the Program on Global Health & Human Rights commenced a new project with the World Health Organization focused on the human rights aspects of monitoring, evaluation and accountability for family planning programs at the country, regional and global levels. In working to address the unmet need for family planning and contraception, GHHR will … Continue reading New project uses human rights to strengthen family planning programs
Professor Sofia Gruskin, director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, has been invited by the World Health Organization to join the Department of Reproductive Health and Research’s Advisory Group on Strengthening Family Planning. The group will focus on strengthening health systems’ capacities to monitor human rights dimensions in contraceptive programs in the … Continue reading Professor Gruskin Joins WHO Family Planning Advisory Board
This month the WHO published the first module of "Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights: a toolbox for examining laws, regulations and policies." The result of a decade-long collaboration, the first module has an explicit focus on sexual and reproductive health. Professor Sofia Gruskin served as the key academic partner for the … Continue reading New WHO tool examines reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights