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.


In collaboration with the International AIDS Society (IAS), GIHHR 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 and Dr. Kamiar Alaei played key roles in organizing and presenting at the conference. The major theme of this conference is A Rights Based Approach to HIV-Inclusion and Support. Incorporating cultural, social, religious and governmental perspectives, important recommendations will be presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference, July 18-22, 2016, Durban South Africa (


In collaboration with the Department and Graduate Institute of Criminology at National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Dr. Kamiar Alaei is invited by the Asia Association for Substance Abuse Research (AASAR) to be the keynote speaker for the 2016 International Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment in Asia.