Register for HGHI’s Inaugural Global Health Symposium: April 12th, 2023

March 6, 2023

The Harvard Global Health Institute is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for virtual attendance to our Inaugural Global Health Symposium! While in person capacity is limited, we invite our longstanding global and Harvard-based community to join us virtually on April 12th, 2023 from 9:00am to 4:00pm ET for a series of conversations centered around the theme “Global Health Equity through Community Engagement.” Continue reading[...]

Introducing the Burke Climate and Health Fellowship

February 10, 2023

In partnership with the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability, the Harvard Global Health Institute is excited to announce that we are now offering a 2-year fellowship program for eligible research fellows, post-doctoral scholars, and early career faculty pursuing scholarly research at the intersection of climate change and global health. The Burke Climate and Health 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!