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Putting a Human Face on Climate Change

Putting a Human Face on Climate Change

December 22, 2016

On December 13th the Harvard Global Health Institute hosted a symposium featuring two panels of experts and a keynote speaker on the health benefits of climate change. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reporter,  Karen Feldscher, writes her reflections on the event:

"Focusing on the potential health impacts of climate change—such as malnutrition, an increase in infectious and chronic diseases, and more deaths from heat waves and cold snaps—may be the best way… Read more about Putting a Human Face on Climate Change

Why the WHO Election Matters: HGHI co-hosts high level discussion with Dentons

Why the WHO Election Matters: HGHI co-hosts high level discussion with Dentons

December 21, 2016

 

On December 2nd, the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and Dentons hosted a high level conversation about the upcoming elections for Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO).  Ashish Jha, Faculty Director of HGHI gave opening remarks that underlined the importance of leadership at the WHO, particularly in light of the Ebola epidemic in 2014 and the more recent Zika outbreaks.  Following his remarks, Jha joined a distinguished panel representing a variety of stakeholders,… Read more about Why the WHO Election Matters: HGHI co-hosts high level discussion with Dentons

Capturing the Carbon Dividend: Health Benefits of Climate Mitigation

Capturing the Carbon Dividend: Health Benefits of Climate Mitigation

December 13, 2016

On Tuesday, December 13 2016, the Harvard Global Health Institute hosted a symposium entitled “Capturing the Carbon Dividend: Health Benefits of Climate Mitigation,” with co-sponsorship from the Harvard Law School’s Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. The symposium was introduced by Michelle Williams, Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who described health as “the human face of climate change.”

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Strategies for Measuring Quality: Learning from Across the Globe

Strategies for Measuring Quality: Learning from Across the Globe

December 8, 2016

On Thursday, December 8 2016, the Harvard Global Health Institute’s special initiative on quality, the Harvard Initiative on Global Health Quality (HIGHQ), hosted a panel discussion entitled “Strategies for Measuring Quality: Learning from Across the Globe”.  Dr. Jishnu Das, Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank and Visiting Fellow at the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi, gave the keynote address on using standardized patients to measure quality of primary care around the world.  He highlighted the advantages and limitations of the method, making note… Read more about Strategies for Measuring Quality: Learning from Across the Globe

VA health system is a ‘living reflection’ of our history

VA health system is a ‘living reflection’ of our history

November 11, 2016

Harvard Global Health Institute's Faculty Director, Dr. Ashish Jha's reflections on his work with the VA. He writes: "The VA, or the Department of Veterans Affairs as it is officially known, is the branch of the US government responsible for serving those who have served our nation in the armed forces. In that role, it’s one of the largest health care providers in the nation. Despite all of its challenges, the VA represents our collective commitment to providing the care due to those who have… Read more about VA health system is a ‘living reflection’ of our history

Ebola pandemic shows that cities, not nations, should lead on public health

Ebola pandemic shows that cities, not nations, should lead on public health

September 22, 2016

"It’s time to consider cities as the central organizing principle for protecting human health", says Dr. Ashish Jha, in a recent op-ed in the South China Morning Post. Dr. Jha is the Director of Harvard Global Health Institute. This piece is based on his remarks at the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum in Hong Kong on September 22, 2016.

Read the full op-ed here.

Leadership Lessons Learned: Eradicating Polio in Nigeria

Leadership Lessons Learned: Eradicating Polio in Nigeria

September 8, 2016

Muhammad Ali Pate, former Minister of State for Health of Nigeria, spoke at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as part of the Voices in Leadership series with Ashish Jha, faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, on September 8, 2016.



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Harvard Global Health Institute Awards Three Burke Global Health Fellowships

September 1, 2016

Cambridge, Mass. – Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) has announced three Burke Global Health Fellowships for 2016. The Fellowships, made possible by Harvard alumna Katherine States Burke, AB ’79, and her husband T. Robert Burke, support Harvard junior faculty members engaged in global health research and training in the early stages of their careers.

The 2016 Burke Global Health Fellows are:

Margaret Bourdeaux, MD, MPH

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard… Read more about Harvard Global Health Institute Awards Three Burke Global Health Fellowships

Lessons from Ebola and Zika: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Lessons from Ebola and Zika: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

August 22, 2016

The Harvard Global Health Institute hosted Ron Klain (full bio here), former White House Ebola Response Coordinator for an event on August 22, 2016. In a panel with Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, Mr. Klain talked about his work during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak and the lessons that must be learned in order to prepare for the next pandemic.  The panel was moderated by Helen Branswell, infectious diseases and public health reporter for STAT. 

Watch webcast of the event here

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