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At a resurrected climate conference, concerns loom that CDC scientists may be silenced

February 16, 2017

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.

Speakers included Al Gore, HGHI's Dr. Ashish Jha, APHA's Dr. Georges Benjamin, former President Jimmy Carter, and many others scientists and climate and health leaders.

Climate and Health Meeting

Climate and Health Meeting

February 16, 2017

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.

Capturing the Carbon Dividend: Health Benefits of Climate Mitigation

Capturing the Carbon Dividend: Health Benefits of Climate Mitigation

December 13, 2016

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.”

VA health system is a ‘living reflection’ of our history

VA health system is a ‘living reflection’ of our history

November 11, 2016

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.

Ebola pandemic shows that cities, not nations, should lead on public health

Ebola pandemic shows that cities, not nations, should lead on public health

September 22, 2016

"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.

Read the full op-ed here.