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HGHI launches regionalized capacity estimates in collaboration with ProPublica, and in sync with news stories in The New York Times and CBS Morning News.

March 17, 2020

Counting every bed, in every major hospital market, to inform community response.

Cambridge, MA, March 17, 2020 -- When it comes to caring for a surge of COVID-19 patients, a closer look at hospital capacity in communities across the United States reveals significant differences in readiness. A new model that builds on bed capacity data for each of 306 U.S. hospital markets -- so called Hospital Referral Regions (HRR) -- now provides important localized estimates of available beds, and beds needed to accommodate COVID-19 patients over...

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Choices in Health: A journey to the front lines of national health systems

December 3, 2019
By Ashish K. Jha

What’s the best way to organize a healthcare delivery system? We in the U.S. are once again having a major debate over how to ensure that all Americans get high-quality healthcare at a price that is affordable. For some, this means “Medicare For All,” while others are deeply skeptical that a single-payer model could work here. Experts across the political spectrum often point to the health systems of other high-income countries with tales either of great care at low costs or of awful wait times and suffering. But what’s the reality?

The Data...

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A 15-year review of the PEPFAR support to Malawi: How Has it Succeeded?

October 3, 2019

By Maureen Luba, African Region Advocacy Advisor for AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC), Malawi and 2019 Jane Jie Sun Women in Global Health LEAD Fellow, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Malawi was listed as one of the six locations that have made remarkable progress towards ending the AIDS epidemic in a recent product produced by AmfAR, AVAC, and Friends of the Global Fight. Being one of the poorest...

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PEPFAR and Health Systems Transformation in Nigeria

October 2, 2019

By Prosper Okonkwo, Research Associate in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

HIV diagnosis in Sub Saharan Africa in the nineties and early 2000s was literally a death sentence. In this post, Dr. Prosper Okonkwo looks at how treatment for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has changed since the inception of PEPFAR...

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