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HGHI, HU CFAR Host Virtual Grand Rounds on Lessons from HIV for Global Equity During Pandemics

Ongoing global Covid-19 vaccine and therapeutic inequities threaten to prolong and exacerbate the pandemic for all countries. As advocates, academics, and policymakers alike call for the U.S. and other wealthy nations to share these lifesaving resources with the world, it is prudent to consider the lessons learned from the HIV pandemic that can be translated


Social Determinants of Health in the News

February 19, 2020

By Kate Raphael We’ve done several roundups of SDOH in the news. Here’s another collection of excerpts from six stories that caught our eye. 1. Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless People—Reframing the Debate, The New England Journal of Medicine, December 2016. Although some advocates may see [Housing First’s lack of net cost savings] as disappointing, we believe [the Continue reading [...]

Social Determinants of Health Research in Health Affairs

February 15, 2020

By Kate Raphael The February issue of Health Affairs featured many SDOH-related papers. Below we highlighted several of these that present evidence on the effectiveness of policies aimed at addressing health-related social needs and/or structural-level drivers of health. Read on for excerpts, and follow the links for the full read. Quantifying Health Systems’ Investment In Continue reading [...]

“People have the wrong perception of AI”: Q & A with Richard Kimera

February 13, 2020

Richard Kimera is a lecturer at Uganda’s Mbarara University of Science and Technology and part of the DASH in Africa organizing team. He also chairs the annual Innovations Tech Summit for Africa, a convening of public, private, and government agencies and research institutions aimed at sharing research innovations and opening channels of communication between government, Continue reading [...]

Social Determinants of Health in the News

February 12, 2020

By Kate Raphael Social determinants of health and health-related social needs are frequently featured in both popular news sources and academic publications. These excerpts from six recent stories caught our eye. 1. Flint’s Children Suffer in Class After Years of Drinking the Lead-Poisoned Water, New York Times, November 6, 2019. The percentage of the city’s students Continue reading [...]

Understanding Predictions: What is R-Naught?

February 7, 2020

By Anders Gunderson and Liana Woskie, HGHI In an outbreak, the question of how quickly a new pathogen spreads from one case to many is an essential piece of the puzzle scientists try to put together. To answer this question, experts use models that provide estimates, drawing from different sources of information. The outcome of Continue reading [...]