Launched: Highly Anticipated 2022 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Policy Brief for the U.S.

October 28, 2022

2022 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Policy Brief On October 25th, the highly anticipated sixth annual Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Policy Brief was released. The Harvard Global Health Institute serves as the host institution for this work – led by HGHI affiliate faculty member and Senior Author of the Brief, Dr. Continue reading[...]

HGHI Presents the 2022 LEAD Fellows for Promoting Women in Global Health

July 29, 2022

The Harvard Global Health Institute is thrilled to announce the fourth cohort of LEAD Fellows for Promoting Women in Global Health. Founded in 2019, the LEAD Fellowship is a collaboration between the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women in Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Made possible by the Continue reading[...]

Monkeypox in the Global Context: Combatting Racism & Intersectional Stigma

The global response to the monkeypox outbreak bears a striking resemblance to the early HIV/AIDS response; we have seen the use of harmful and stigmatizing language, widespread circulation of images of African bodies with rashes, and the conflation of sexuality and monkeypox infection. On August 18th, the Harvard Global Health Institute hosted a panel of global experts who considered how intersectional stigma and racism have shaped priorities and undermined strategy in the global response to the monkeypox outbreak. Panelists drew on the successes and failures of prior pandemic responses to discuss how bias limits the efficacy of public health strategy and how equitable, evidenced-based approaches can protect the health of all.

Protecting Health Care in Conflict Areas: Lessons from Ukraine to Tigray

Violence against health workers, health facilities and patients has become a pervasive aspect of modern war. Conflict and unrest create a state of insecurity that makes maintaining a functional health system nearly impossible. On July 6th, experts weighed in on the growing calls to strengthen the right to health in conflict. They tackled pressing questions around how to ensure access to health care during times of instability, and how to improve global governance systems to support the penalization of crimes against health care. This webinar was hosted by the Harvard Global Health Institute, in partnership with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the MGH Center for Global Health, and the Security and Global Health Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Dr. Ivers Joins #GEM22, Discusses Heath Equity

In April 2022, HGHI Faculty Director Dr. Louise Ivers joined the Global Empowerment Meeting (GEM) for a session focused on health systems strengthening and health equity. #GEM22 is the annual flagship event offered by the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University and, this year, hosted jointly with the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Watch the full recording of the event below!

2022 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 40 global institutions. The companion U.S. Brief is a collective consensus of the nation’s leading climate change and health experts from more than 80 organizations from around the country – spanning the federal government, academia, professional societies, and NGOs. HGHI affiliate faculty member Dr. Renee Salas served as the senior author of the 2022 U.S. Brief and as the lead author 2019-2021. The 2022 U.S. Brief exposes the inequitable health risks of climate change, including heat, air pollution, infectious disease, and mental health. It also highlights opportunities to improve health through swift action, highlighting five key policy recommendations.