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. Read more about Special Preview: Unseen Enemy
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. Read more about High Quality Health Systems: A Global Agenda Forum
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."
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