FlairCare: Empowering Pediatric Mental Health

June 7, 2023

FlairCare: Empowering Pediatric Mental Health By Danielle Wang and Dean Wang Driven by Children While volunteering in the oncology department of the local hospital, Danielle Wang met Julia M., a little girl undergoing chemotherapy and hair loss. Struggling with self-image, Julia often felt excluded at school and protested going out in public without a hat. Continue reading[...]

Response to the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023

June 2, 2023

The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) calls for a repeal of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023. The Act is a violation of universal human rights and a threat to the health of its citizens, particularly the LGBTQIA+ community. While the Ugandan government has passed anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation over the past several decades, this bill is 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!