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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.

Harvard Global Health Institute Awards Three Burke Global Health Fellowships

Harvard Global Health Institute Awards Three Burke Global Health Fellowships

September 1, 2016

Cambridge, Mass. – Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) has announced three Burke Global Health Fellowships for 2016. The Fellowships, made possible by Harvard alumna Katherine States Burke, AB ’79, and her husband T. Robert Burke, support Harvard junior faculty members engaged in global health research and training in the early stages of their careers.

The 2016 Burke Global Health Fellows are:

Margaret Bourdeaux, MD, MPH

Lessons from Ebola and Zika: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Lessons from Ebola and Zika: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

August 22, 2016

The Harvard Global Health Institute hosted Ron Klain (full bio here), former White House Ebola Response Coordinator for an event on August 22, 2016. In a panel with Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, Mr. Klain talked about his work during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak and the lessons that must be learned in order to prepare for the next pandemic.  The panel was moderated by Helen Branswell, infectious diseases and public health reporter for STAT. 

Watch webcast of the event here

Insights into Action Workshop

Insights into Action Workshop

June 24, 2016

The Insights into Action workshop took place June 13, 2016 bringing together leaders from the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and government organizations to openly discuss solutions to challenges of delivery and access to medications in low and middle-income countries. Attendees included representatives from Novartis, Gilead, and Johnson & Johnson; professors from Harvard Law School and School of Public Health; and government officials involved in global health and health policy.