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Innovative Financing for Global Health

Innovative Financing for Global Health

February 2, 2015

On February 2, 2015, the Harvard Initiative on Global Health Quality, in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute and the HSPH Department of Global Health and Population, hosted a global health systems seminar featuring Philippe Douste-Blazy, UN Under Secretary General and Ex-Minister of Health of France; Robert Filipp, President, Innovative Finance; and Julio Frenk, Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and ex-Minister of Health of Mexico.  The panel led a discussion on Innovative Financing in Global Health.

GHD Expert Panel: Diagnostic Error Reduction

GHD Expert Panel: Diagnostic Error Reduction

January 22, 2015

Delays in diagnosis prevent patients from receiving the correct treatment in the timeframe that would result in the best health outcomes. Diagnostic errors can be fatal, and often involve common medical conditions. Incorrect or delayed diagnoses affect 1 in 20 adults in outpatient settings in the U.S., around 12 million people per year (Singh et al., BMJ Quality & Safety 2014).

Alumni Spotlight: Johan Hong

Alumni Spotlight: Johan Hong

January 19, 2015

My interest in global health stemmed from undergraduate work at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS). Outside the shelter, homeless individuals are treated as second-class citizens. As I worked with the individuals staying at HSHS, I witnessed the immense stress and struggle of material deprivation and living as an outsider, in social isolation. The necessity of community and creating an environment in which guests felt dignified could not have been more salient.

Global Governance for Health

Global Governance for Health

January 16, 2015

The Harvard Global Health Institute established a Forum on Global Governance for Health in 2012, under the co-directorship of Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of Harvard School of Public Health, and Dr. Suerie Moon, Lecturer at Harvard School of Public Health, who serves as Research Director of the Forum. The goal of the Forum is to provide an intellectual 'laboratory' to explore how new global governance tools, mechanisms and institutions can better protect and promote health.

Burke Fellowship LOIs Under Review

Burke Fellowship LOIs Under Review

January 13, 2015

The Burke Global Health Fellowship Program at the Harvard Global Health Institute provides funding for Harvard junior faculty members from across the University to support innovative research and undergraduate curriculum development and teaching in global health.  The Fellowships are made possible through the generous support of Harvard alumna Katherine States Burke, AB’79, and her husband, T. Robert Burke who established the Burke Fund to help launch and advance the careers of promising junior faculty in global health. 

Human Rights and Adolescence

Human Rights and Adolescence

December 1, 2014

As youth around the world transition into adolescence, they often face health risks related to gang violence, sexual exploitation, early marriage, unemployment and lack of skill-training, and risky travel and migration to escape danger at home. No longer seen as cute and innocent children, adolescents may instead encounter suspicion, hostility, and social ambiguities from adults at a time when they especially need understanding and support for healthy brain development and social maturation.