Global Governance During Public Health Crises: Historical Lessons, Repeated Failures

May 4, 2021

By Haruka Margaret Braun, HGHI Intern and Megan Diamond, HGHI Affiliate In April 2020, the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners with the aim of providing innovative and equitable access to the most recent diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines. A fundamental initiative of ACT is Continue reading[...]

Watch, Read, Listen, Act: Addressing the Urgent Need for Global Vaccine Equity

April 22, 2021

The rapid development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines signifies a new era in the fight against the pandemic. Yet while there is incredible potential to save millions of lives globally, vaccine nationalism is curtailing equitable vaccine distribution; paving a path that has been described as a “catastrophic moral failure.” While countries such as the Continue reading[...]

2020 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. 

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration that monitors and reports annually on the relationship between health and climate, and its implications for national governments. The global report is a product of more than 100 experts from 35 global institutions. The companion U.S. Brief is supported by 70 U.S. institutions, organizations, and centers. The report this year highlights that no one is immune from the converging health crises of COVID-19 and climate change.

Migrant Health: A Population in Peril

The Harvard Global Health Institute, Boston College School of Social Work and partners launched the report, ‘A Population in Peril: A Health Crisis among Asylum Seekers on the Northern Border of Mexico‘ on July 28th, 2020 at the our webinar ‘The Health Crisis on the Northern Mexico Border: Cross-Border Implications of U.S Immigration Policies Before and During COVID-19.’

Africa Leads the Way

Our report, “Africa Leads the Way: Harnessing Multi-Sectoral Collaboration to Achieve UHC”, produced in collaboration with The Access Challenge, discusses the relationship between human health, climate change, and environmental resources such as water, food, and air, and their importance in achieving UHC in Africa.