On January 10, 2017 the Harvard Global Health Institute, in collaboration with Georgetown University and Health Affairs, held an event: "Pandemic Preparedness for the Next Administration." The event focused on priorities for the next U.S. presidential administration and potential agenda items for pandemic preparedness.
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:
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
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.”
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
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
"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.
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.
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 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.