Special Preview: Unseen Enemy

March 31, 2017

The Harvard Global Health Institute with the Harvard Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government hosted a special preview of the film Unseen Enemy, a documentary about the growing threat of infectious disease epidemics in our increasingly connected world. 
Clips of this groundbreaking documentary was followed by a panel discussion featuring the film’s writer/director, Janet Tobias, and a panel of experts including, Ashish Jha, Peter Sands, John Connors, and Nahid Bhadelia.  


High Quality Health Systems: A Global Agenda Forum

March 13, 2017

Global leaders in academia, government, community organizations and non-governmental entities convened at Harvard Medical School to kick off the Lancet Global Health HQSS Commission. Co-hosted by the Lancet Global Health HQSS Commission and the Harvard Global Health Institute, the event, titled “High Quality Health Systems: A Global Agenda”, featured two panels and four sessions with leading experts in academia, global health, and government.


Health And Climate Change: An Urgent Need For Action

March 13, 2017

Michelle Williams, Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Ashish Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, write about health being the human face of climate change and the unique responsibility of universities to ensure a "platform for key scientific issues that have a meaningful effect on people’s health."

Read full Op-Ed here:



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.