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...
Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute and the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been appointed to serve as the...
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?
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...
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...
HarvardGHMany doctors still use race as a medical shortcut, but race-based medicine is bad medicine and poor-science.
Listen to this brief talk from sociologist and law professor @DorothyERoberts to learn about the negative implications of this flawed practice.
ashishkjhaThe retraction of @TheLancet HCQ study is a reminder that scientific publication process largely worked.
In the middle of a pandemic, we are doing science at unprecedented speed.
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