U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Undermines Public Health

June 24, 2022

The Harvard Global Health Institute is dedicated to health equity and social justice. We are also committed to individual autonomy and bodily integrity. Our belief in these core values does not stop at city, state, or country borders. As such, we believe it is critical in this moment to recognize the impact of the U.S. Continue reading[...]

HGHI Welcomes New Faculty Director: Louise C. Ivers, MD, MPH

March 15, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Louise C. Ivers, MD, MPH has been appointed to serve as the new Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, effective March 1, 2022. In this role, Dr. Ivers will draw from her decades-long career in medicine and global health to lead HGHI in the development and execution Continue reading[...]

July 6th Webinar | 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. In this webinar, experts will weigh in on the growing calls to strengthen the right to health in conflict. They will tackle 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 is being 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. Register or learn more here.

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!

2021 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 supported by over 70 U.S. institutions, organizations, and centers. HGHI affiliate faculty member Dr. Renee Salas has served as the lead author of the annual Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Brief since 2018. The 2021 U.S. Brief highlights the converging health crises of extreme heat, droughts, wildfires, exposes the inequitable health risks of climate change, and highlights opportunities to improve health through swift action.