The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights was founded in 2012 by physicians and renowned human rights activists Kamiar Alaei and Arash Alaei with the mission of generating a deeper understanding of the intersection between health and human rights, and promoting innovative solutions to contemporary challenges in this arena. Through research, education, policy, advocacy and development, the Institute seeks to advance the understanding and protection of health and human rights in a theoretical, academic, practical, and ethical context.
Announcement for Website
The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights is excited to announce that we will be facilitating a week long instructional and learning visit with four scholars from Kurdistan, Iraq from November 14th to November 22nd!
Over the past year, due to diligence of our interns at the Institute, we have been awarded a grant by International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX ) in response to our proposal regarding the rights to women’s health in the Middle East. Each of these scholars’ specialize in a field related to women’s health, ranging from maternity nursing to environmental effects. For the duration of the week, the scholars will be paired with a professor at the University at Albany, and will be visiting their classes and exchanging research ideas.
In response to these much sought-after scholars, the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights invites all students and faculty interested in health and human rights, especially those of women, to stop by the office for more information. The office is located in BA 365.