Explore our current Coronavirus Response effort, and learn more about our pandemics portfolio overall, including improvements our work brought to the World Health Organization after the failures during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa; and Outbreak Week, a weeklong exploration of what we can learn from the 1917-18 flu pandemic. Continue reading [...]

Climate Change & Health

Climate change represents one of the biggest challenges to the long term health of the world’s population. With rising global temperatures and sea levels, decreased agricultural outputs, and deforestation – climate change impacts the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the land on which we live. Continue reading [...]

Tech & Health

Technology has the potential to transform the healthcare sector globally. Yet many questions remain about how it will be transformed, who stands to benefit and who will suffer the consequences. HGHI’s Tech & Health Program aims to answer these questions through leveraging novel data sources, empowering the next generation of AI practitioners to build evidence-based solutions and facilitating meaningful collaborations across disciplines and sectors. Continue reading [...]

Health Systems

The Health Systems portfolio explores pressing questions on how to maximize investments, improve the quality of healthcare, what drives high health spending and explores broader issues in comparative health system performance. Continue reading [...]


As Harvard’s hub for multidisciplinary global health initiatives across the university, HGHI constantly assesses rising challenges and unique opportunities for Harvard to lead. Our Incubator holds topics, collaborations and connections we are exploring. Continue reading [...]

Global Mental Health @Harvard

GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard is an interdisciplinary initiative that aspires to elevate the profile of mental health as a fundamental public good and universal human right Continue reading [...]