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[...]

HGHI Presents the 2022 Burke Global Health Fellows

July 20, 2022

The Burke Global Health Fellowship program at the Harvard Global Health Institute provides funding for Harvard junior faculty members from across the University for innovative research and curriculum development and teaching in global health. The Fellowships are made possible through the generous support of Harvard alumna Katherine States Burke, AB ’79, and her husband, T. Continue reading[...]

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!

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.