USC students take on the 71st World Health Assembly

A group of 11 USC students were embedded as delegates to NCD Alliance members at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, in May as part of the annual course “Global Health Governance & Diplomacy in Practice in Geneva at the World Health Assembly.”  The decision-making body of the World Health Organization, the WHA is attended by delegations … Continue reading USC students take on the 71st World Health Assembly

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

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

Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents at Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

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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

Leaders appointed to champion health, human rights of the vulnerable

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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

Access and Delivery Partnership project evaluation commences in Tanzania

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Professor Laura Ferguson traveled to Tanzania this month to conduct interviews as part of the mid-term evaluation being conducted by the Program on Global Health & Human Rights of the Access and Delivery Partnership project, a five-year collaborative project between the United Nations Development Programme, PATH and the Special Programme for Research and Training in … Continue reading Access and Delivery Partnership project evaluation commences in Tanzania