The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights - GIHHR

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

GIHHR in collaboration with the International AIDS Society co-sponsored the Second High Level Consultation Meeting on HIV in Conservative Social Settings at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey during January 30-31, 2016. Dr. Arash Alaei, Assoc. Vice Provost for International Education and Dr. Kamiar Alaei, Assoc. Dean for Global and Interdisciplinary Research played key roles in organizing and presenting at the conference. The main theme of this conference is A Rights Based Approach to HIV-Inclusion and Support. Summarized from cultural, social, religious and governmental perspectives, the recommendations will be presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference, July 18-22, 2016, Durban South Africa (www.aids2016.org).