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Mapping and Repairing the Brain: Implications for Global Health

November 19, 2018

By Anders Gunderson, Research Assistant, HGHI

When it comes to the understanding of major disease progressions, humans have a profound grasp of the subject matter, at least more so now than at any point in history. However, our understanding of the brain and health conditions that specifically affect it lags behind what we know about the rest of the body...

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President Bacow at HGHI: A Willingness to Do Things Differently

November 1, 2018

 

At the Harvard Global Health Institute's 3rd Annual Reception on October 30, 2018, Harvard's newly inaugurated President, Lawrence Bacow and HGHI Faculty Director Ashish Jha talked about coming together in a divided world, about the importance of access to the basic necessities of life for all, and about the need to challenge conventional wisdom. "To focus on the world's great global health challenges represents a search for truth, a willingness to do things differently, and to try and...

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Harvard Gazette "Another climate change concern: Forced migration"

October 1, 2017

On Thursday, September 28, 2017 the Harvard Global Health Institute hosted a symposium on Climate Change, Migration and Health. Jennifer Leaning, the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health gave the keynote and was followed by two panel of experts. The Harvard Gazette covered the event in the following article:

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/09/analysts-warn-of-increasing-link-between-climate-change-migration/

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Through a Burke Global Health Fellow’s Success, her Colleagues’ Careers Blossom

May 17, 2017

When asked how she began a career in global health, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier thinks back to her experience as an undergraduate mathematics major. “I came to global health via numbers and data,” she says. From 1999-2003 Bethany served as a math teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps in Namibia. “The community where I lived had a 20% HIV prevalence, before any treatment programs were available to that population. I remember feeling very disempowered to address the obvious effects of the epidemic.” After returning from Namibia, Bethany completed a PhD in Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan...

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A Race To Restore Confidence In The World Health Organization

April 6, 2017

Harvard Global Health Institute's Faculty Director, Dr. Ashish Jha writes about the next steps for the World Health Organization (WHO) and their next Director General. 

"The world has changed since the WHO was founded nearly 70 years ago. The number of organizations engaged in global health was small and the WHO played the central role in cross-national health issues because there were no other obvious entities to do so. Today, the world has become deeply interconnected and interdependent, and the number of organizations engaged in global health has exploded. As Julio Frenk...

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