Priorities in global health are constantly evolving, and HGHI’s Incubator portfolio exists to reflect the shifting landscape of issues. As Harvard’s hub for multidisciplinary global health initiatives across the university, HGHI constantly assesses rising challenges and unique opportunities. Our Incubator holds topics, collaborations, and connections we are exploring that may or may not turn into full programs based on their continued urgency and ability to attract sustained support. This dedicated space allows our team to explore emerging or urgent topics in the field, build new partnerships, and seed ideas for future programs.
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En Route to Safer Roads
Traffic accidents throughout India claimed the lives of more than 150,000 people in 2016, according to the SaveLIFE Foundation. To help reverse this deadly trend, a team of Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students joined forces with the SaveLife Foundation and HGHI for their group project in Engineering Problem Solving and Design Project (ES 96.)
Nudging People Towards Accuracy on Social Media
The number of harmful conspiracy theories, myths, and tropes about coronavirus has skyrocketed in the wake of the pandemic. In partnership with MIT, we investigate why people believe and spread false (and true) news content about COVID-19, and test an intervention intended to increase the truthfulness of the content people share on social media.
Health Crisis Among Asylum Seekers on the Northern Border of Mexico
A comprehensive report that highlights key health issues faced by asylum seekers and migrants along the northern Mexico border and recommendations for addressing them.