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Program on International Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health

LOCATION: Boston, MA, U.S.A.


FOCUS AREA: Public Health

HEALTH EQUITY INITIATIVES: The Program on International Health and Human Rights promotes practical and effective responses to global public health challenges through the innovative application of human rights. This is done through a combination of research, capacity building, policy development and health programming in a variety of areas focusing on HIV/AIDS, reproductive and sexual health, and child and adolescent health.

The Program on International Health and Human Rights (PIHHR) is at the forefront of developing the field of health and human rights research, and is a leader in developing health and human rights tools for analysis, programmatic intervention, monitoring and evaluation. At this juncture in the history of the health and human rights field, there is an urgent need to demonstrate the effectiveness of using human rights to address public health challenges--including showing that explicit inclusion of human rights concerns is more effective than those public health or biomedical approaches that operate alone. This means documenting examples of how human-rights based approaches to health makes a greater positive difference to the lives of individuals and populations. PIHHR works to strengthen the practical implementation of human rights for public health programming in a variety of ways, from the design and application of specific analytic and programmatic tools to conducting trainings in various areas of health and human rights. The Program is widely recognized as a leader in developing and testing practical approaches--products such as training modules, assessment and evaluation instruments, and analytical guides--that fully integrate human rights into the work of public health, including program design, implementation, and evaluation. Development of such tools is critical to validating the essential links between health and human rights and to improving the delivery of services and health outcomes.

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Program on International Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health
665 Huntington Ave, 1-1202
Boston, MA 02115

Phone number: 617-432-4315