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April 2021

Building Vaccine Confidence: Global Trends and Practical Solutions (this event has passed)

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Despite the rapid development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, resistance to immunization threatens to prolong the arc of the pandemic globally. The drivers of vaccine concern are both vast and population-specific, ranging from misinformation and media manipulation campaigns to historical legacies of medical exploitation among marginalized communities. As such, responses must be intentional, data-driven, and account for the full spectrum of motivations that may prompt resistance to immunizations. Addressing a truly multidisciplinary challenge, efforts to build vaccine confidence require…

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COVID-19 Crisis in Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers: Historical Perspective and Global Context (this event has passed)

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

COVID-19 Crisis in Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers: Historical Perspective and Global Context is the first event in a new series hosted by the Harvard Global Health Institute in partnership with Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. This webinar will bring together a diverse set of panelists to address the current state of the COVID-19 virus in places of detention and incarceration around the world, and discuss how historical contexts for present-day carceral conditions, like overcrowding, and current practices,…

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Protection and Mental Health Assistance for Communities Affected by COVID-19 in Peru (this event has passed)

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Zoom
Free

Carmen is a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Global Health and Population. She is also a Harvard LEAD Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute. Currently, Carmen serves as the Director of Mental Health at Socios En Salud (Partners In Health) in Peru where she coordinates diverse research projects on the understanding and improvement of tuberculosis (TB) affected populations, community health, and mental health. She has over 25 years of experience as a public health professional. This event is…

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March 2021

Promoting Vaccine Equity: A Global Perspective on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution (this event has passed)

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Promoting Vaccine Equity: A Global Perspective on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution is the first event in a new series focused on global vaccine equity hosted by the Harvard Global Health Institute, in partnership with Ariadne Labs and the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). In this webinar, global experts will convene to lay the groundwork for understanding the current scope of the vaccine distribution crisis and the historical relevance of its challenges. Panelists will review the status of national and…

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Creating Women Leaders: The Missing Links of Mentorship and Networking (this event has passed)

March 9 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Zoom Webinar

The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) invites you to participate in a dynamic satellite session, “Creating Exceptional Women Leaders: The Missing Links of Mentorship and Networking.” This event will feature a power-packed panel discussion with HGHI’s esteemed LEAD Fellows, a skills workshop with an executive leadership coach and exclusive mentorship mini-meets. Participants will gain insights on applicable lessons learned from the professional journey of women leaders from around the world, get answers to courageous questions on cultivating leadership in your…

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February 2021

Donald R. Hopkins, MD, MPH: “Eradicating the Guinea Worm: Challenges in the Beginning and at the End” (this event has passed)

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

The global Guinea Worm Eradication Program began at the CDC in 1980 and has been led by The Carter Center since 1986 in cooperation with the endemic countries, CDC, WHO, UNICEF and other partners.  It has reduced the number of human cases of Guinea worm disease from an estimated 3.5 million in 20 countries in 1986 to 54 cases in 5 countries in 2019.  After successfully overcoming several challenges such as under-reporting, misunderstanding, and lack of funding at the outset,…

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Seminar Series: COVID-19 and the Law: The Use of Biotech in the COVID-19 Pandemic (this event has passed)

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

Join us on February 23 for the third installment of the COVID-19 and the Law: Disruption, Impact, and Legacy Seminar Series. This seminar series will consider the ethical, legal, regulatory, and broader social and institutional impacts that COVID-19 has had, as well as the longer-lasting effects it may have on our society. This third seminar in the series will focus on the use of biotech in the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost all aspects of life in…

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Global Diet Quality Score: A New Method to Collect and Analyze Data on Diet Quality (this event has passed)

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Zoom Webinar
Free

This remote launch event will include a series of presentations to describe final results of work to develop and validate the Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS), a new metric of diet quality appropriate for use in low- and middle-income countries. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about a GDQS-focused supplement submitted to the Journal of Nutrition and to preview the technology assisted data collection system that has been developed for collecting GDQS data in population-based surveys.

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Seminar Series: COVID-19 and the Law: What COVID-19 Teaches Us About Health Justice and the Path Forward (this event has passed)

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

Join us on February 16 for the second installment of the COVID-19 and the Law: Disruption, Impact, and Legacy Seminar Series. This seminar series will consider the ethical, legal, regulatory, and broader social and institutional impacts that COVID-19 has had, as well as the longer-lasting effects it may have on our society. This second seminar in the series will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable populations. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost all aspects of life…

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Understanding Unconscious Bias (this event has passed)

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

All of us have unconscious biases that may prevent us from making equitable, inclusive decisions. In this workshop, you will explore what unconscious bias is and how it manifests in the workplace. You will leave this session with an understanding of: the different types of bias and where they originate from how biases can influence workplace decisions and interactions how to recognize bias within yourself and others strategies for mitigating bias and making more informed decisions  

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Lessons from Mexico’s COVID-19 Response (this event has passed)

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

With daily reported cases reaching approximately 12,000, Mexico is among the top 15 countries with known cases of COVID-19. This high rate of infection has challenged Mexico’s leaders to adapt and respond effectively while also forcing them to spend considerable time countering criticism of their efforts. Zoé Alejandro Robledo, Director General of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, will join Ricardo Hausmann, Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss the country’s…

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Department of Global Health and Population Thursday Brown Bag Series (this event has passed)

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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Join us on February 11th at 1PM ET for our weekly Thursday Brown Bag Series which features an informal talk and Q&A session. Topic: Promoting Access to HIV Services among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in Malawi Speaker: Cynthia Mambo, MA Cynthia is currently a Visiting Scientist within the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also a Harvard LEAD Fellow. Additionally, she is the Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator at…

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