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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

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Racial identity and the health system

June 11, 2019

By Austin Frakt For centuries privileged classes have placed people into racial categories and acted upon them in ways that reflect and cement power. Racial discrimination has been woven into the fabric of many, if not all, U.S. institutions. The health system is not immune. My colleague Aaron Carroll, professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School Continue reading [...]

Health system cost-effectiveness

June 1, 2019

By Austin Frakt How much value do we obtain per dollar spent on the health system? How has that changed over time? How does it compare across countries? These are tough but important questions. To explore them, this chart is worth close study. It’s an updated version of one that appears in this 2017 Lancet article by Reinhard Busse, Continue reading [...]

Harvard Medicine Magazine – Special Mental Health Issue

May 14, 2019

Have you seen the new issue of Harvard Medicine Magazine with articles highlighting mental health for #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth? Featuring interviews with: Vikram Patel, GMH@Harvard Steering Committee Chair George Daley, HMS Dean HMS Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery students Edith Gahleitner Chenjezo Grant Gonani Miao Xue Dost Öngür, chief of the Psychotic Disorders Division Continue reading [...]