The Climate and Health Meeting, led by organizers former Vice President Al Gore, Harvard Global Health Institute, and the American Public Health Association gathered more than 300 people at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The meeting filled the void left by the cancelled three-day climate and health meeting originally to be held at the CDC headquarters.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, the American Public Health Association (APHA), The Climate Reality Project, Harvard Global Health Institute, the University of Washington Center for Health and the Global Environment and Dr. Howard Frumkin, former director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, announced a Climate & Health Meeting that will take place on February 16, 2017 at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more about Climate and Health Meeting
On February 8, 2017, the Harvard Global Health Institute hosted a Leadership Studio panel discussing the Coalition for Epidemic Prevention and Innovation (CEPI), its goals, the role of various sectors in pandemic preparedness reforms and the future of pandemic research and development.
On January 10, 2017 the Harvard Global Health Institute, in collaboration with Georgetown University and Health Affairs, held an event: "Pandemic Preparedness for the Next Administration." The event focused on priorities for the next U.S. presidential administration and potential agenda items for pandemic preparedness. Read more about Pandemic Preparedness for the Next Administration
On Tuesday, December 13 2016, the Harvard Global Health Institute hosted a symposium entitled “Capturing the Carbon Dividend: Health Benefits of Climate Mitigation,” with co-sponsorship from the Harvard Law School’s Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. The symposium was introduced by Michelle Williams, Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who described health as “the human face of climate change.” Read more about Capturing the Carbon Dividend: Health Benefits of Climate Mitigation
Harvard Global Health Institute's Faculty Director, Dr. Ashish Jha's reflections on his work with the VA. He writes: "The VA, or the Department of Veterans Affairs as it is officially known, is the branch of the US government responsible for serving those who have served our nation in the armed forces. In that role, it’s one of the largest health care providers in the nation. Read more about VA health system is a ‘living reflection’ of our history
"It’s time to consider cities as the central organizing principle for protecting human health", says Dr. Ashish Jha, in a recent op-ed in the South China Morning Post. Dr. Jha is the Director of Harvard Global Health Institute. This piece is based on his remarks at the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum in Hong Kong on September 22, 2016.