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Center for Public Health and Human Rights

Center for Public Health and Human Rights

Chris Beyrer, Robert Blum and Tonia Poteat express concern about a report, written by two JHU faculty members, that mischaracterizes the current state of the science on sexuality and gender. Read Here
HIV in Prisoners
This Special Series was launched at AIDS 2016 in Durban and includes comments and comprehensive global reviews of HIV and related infections in prisoners. Access the Series
Gogos March
The amazing Grandmother's march for human rights in Durban at the start of AIDS 2016. A movement inspired by love--over 2000 women raising grandkids in the heart of this devastating epidemic. They are keeping this society alive! Learn More
Man on a rope bridge
The stresses on population health and human rights are nowhere greater than in situations of armed conflict, political violence and state fragility Learn More
South African women getting HIV education
The Key Populations Program (KPP) focuses on using the scientific tools of public health to address the health and rights of populations in need. The KPP has active projects with key populations including sexual minorities, sex workers, and people who use drugs. Learn More
Family planning lessons in Guatemala
Our team brings extensive applied and research experience in the ways in which women’s lives, rights, and structural and policy environments intersect to create – or undermine- health. Learn More
Public health and international drug policy
JHU and the Lancet convened a Commission on Drug Policy, a group of experts who have developed a ground-breaking report on public health aspects of policy, law and law enforcement related to illicit drugs. Access the Report

The Center for Public Health and Human Rights (CPHHR) works to advance understanding of the critical links between health and human rights.

Since it was established in 2004, the Center has become a global leader in research, teaching and advocacy designed to help some of the world’s most disadvantaged people to assert their rights to health and to human dignity. 



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