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The Harvard Global Health Institute is committed to surfacing and addressing broad challenges in public health that affect large populations around the globe.  We believe that solutions that will move the dial draw from within and beyond the medicine and public health spheres to encompass design, law, policy, and business.  We do that by harnessing the unique breadth of excellence within fields at Harvard and by being a dedicated partner and convener to organizations, governments, scholars, and committed citizens around the globe.

Novel Coronavirus Updates

Originating in China's Hubei province, a new coronavirus -- for now dubbed 2019-nCoV -- is quickly becoming a global health emergency, spreading to over a dozen nations and infecting thousands of people (mostly in China.) As healthcare workers, public health officials, scientists, governments and private partners rush to mount a fast response, the public tries to catch up with the latest developments in this rapidly moving story, in a media ecosystem rife with misinformation. To provide context, clarity, and a quick way to access important information about the outbreak, the Harvard Global Health Institute is curating and summarizing content from many sources, including mapping tools and articles in peer-reviewed and mainstream media, at globalepidemics.org
Eric Rubin

The Climate Crisis and Clinical Practice Symposium was the first major event to bring together the leading health institutions around Greater Boston to tackle the effects of the climate crisis on clinical practice. Co-hosted by The New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard C-CHANGE, and Harvard Medical School, the Symposium featured clinicians and hospital leaders across the Boston medical community. Attendees learned how the climate crisis is altering clinical practice across specialties, and delved into strategies for addressing the effects of climate change on patients’ health. Pictured above, Eric Rubin, MD, PhD, editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine, delivers welcoming remarks at the Climate Crisis and Clinical Practice Symposium on February 13, 2020. Watch Event Video

 

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