Over the past two decades, the global health community has had a strong focus on tackling the biggest diseases. However, as we’ve seen with the Ebola epidemic, global health is about more than just one disease. It’s about health systems: infrastructure, patient trust in the delivery system, resilience, etc. Universities have a critical role to play in this area. Improving health systems requires truly multi-disciplinary work of scholars in business, finance, law, and health care, among other fields.
The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) is a university-wide entity that works to create a network across Harvard University and with partners around the world to develop the knowledge that will generate better outcomes for the health of the world’s population.