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Public-Private Partnerships: Driving Health Improvements Without Compromising Values

March 28, 2019

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in global health can be both effective – leveraging the resources of the private sector to improve health in areas where governments and NGOs have struggled – and controversial. A year ago, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was sharply criticized for partnering with the Heineken brewing company; the Fund ultimately suspended the partnership, citing concerns over Heineken’s use of female beer promoters.

In this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, HGHI Faculty Director Ashish Jha and HGHI Senior Writer Andrew Iliff...

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Proposed Transparency Rule Threatens Health

January 29, 2019

 

Unprecedented times mandate novel collaborations: Harvard experts in the fields of medicine, law and environmental health have joined forces to share their concern about a new transparency rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

"Although it may sound valuable, this rule would in fact wreak havoc on the ability of government agencies to protect U.S. residents from environmental harms to human health," write the authors in a new Annals of Internal Medicine...

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Can Artificial Intelligence Bring More Objectivity to Diagnostics?

January 10, 2019

By Anders Gundersen, Research Assistant, HGHI

The frequency with which artificial intelligence (AI) currently pervades conversations within various disciplines is at an all-time high. It seems to be everywhere, but one place where its potential use is of particular interest is in medicine. The prospect of drastically improved patient care or health outcomes with the...

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