The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights - GIHHR

The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights was officially founded in 2013 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.


Visit from chair member of Women’s Advisory Board for United Nations
The GIHHR had the honor of meeting with Nawal Yazeji, chair member in the Women’s Advisory Board for the UN Office of the Special Envoy to Syria. Yazeji has worked for years advocating for women’s rights around the world, with a particular emphasis on the Middle East. She talked with various members of the GIHHR about what it is like to be a woman in areas like Syria, Iran, and other countries. She also discussed the importance of helping to empower these women and standing with them in the pursuit of equality.

Spring 2017 Newsletter
Read the Global Institute for Health and Human Right's spring 2017 newsletter here

Outstanding Intern Recognition
October 6, 2017 – Three GIHHR undergraduate interns were recognized for their exceptional work at the Institute: Collin O'Connor (Intern of the Week, October 1st), and Michalina Kulesza and Sam Quetchenbach (Interns of the Month, September).

We moved!
The GIHHR office is now located in the Science Library, room G02. Map and directions for our new location can be found here.