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Preparing leaders across all professions

Our best hope for tomorrow unites all professions today, regardless of discipline, in a common understanding of global health, with a common goal of worldwide well-being.

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Health as well-being

We define health as the interconnected social, psychological, and physical aspects of well-being – and pursue health as a fundamental human right for all people.

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Governance beyond governments

Globalization brings challenges and opportunities that require policy leadership, not just from governments, but from leaders in every sector committed to coordinated collective action.

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Working for a more equitable world of health

It's not about fixed borders and static processes, but fluid populations and dynamic policies; not about serving others somewhere else, but about us, together, working for the well-being of all.

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What we do

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Reframing the Future

We face a global health paradox: in a world where technological advances in everything from cell phones to cellular microbiology have touched lives everywhere, there has never been as broad a divide in health status...more

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Public Health in Afghanistan: The Role of a New Journal

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HGHI names Harvard Global Health Planning and Research Fellowship Awardees

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Leadership Course for Fall Term 1

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2014 Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellows Program

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Global Health Resources

  • Harvard Schools 

    Gateways to global health commitments at every Harvard school...more

  • Institutes & Centers

    Multi-disciplinary partnerships with global health ambitions...more

  • Affiliated Hospitals

    Hospital-based global health centers and clinical training programs...more

  • Teaching Resources

    Plan for courses, lectures, and reading assignments...more

  • Organizations

    Explore global health agencies, foundations, and offices...more

  • Teaching Fellows

    Resources for global health teaching fellows...more

  • Funding Database

    Harvard and external funding sources for study, research, and travel...more

  • Undergraduate Funding

    HGHI-sponsored summer fellowships and internships...more

  • Graduate Fellowships

    HGHI research and travel fellowships for graduate students and post-docs...more

  • Burke Fellowships

    HGHI fellowships for Harvard junior faculty research and teaching...more

  • Gen Ed and Global Health

    Consider fulfilling Gen Ed requirements with global health courses...more

  • Starting Research

    Find faculty advisors, funding sources and links...more

  • Student Groups

    Grants program for global health projects...more

  • Student Registry

    Sign up to stay informed of HGHI opportunities for students...more