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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


What drives health?

April 1, 2019

By Austin Frakt What drives health? This is the big and challenging question my team and I are facing on a new, one – year project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This website is devoted to this question, and we invite you to engage with us as we explore it. This question is Continue reading [...]

Public-Private Partnerships: Driving Health Improvements Without Compromising Values

March 28, 2019

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in global health can be both effective – leveraging the resources of the private sector to improve health in areas where governments and NGOs have struggled – and controversial. A year ago, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was sharply criticized for partnering with the Heineken brewing company; the Continue reading [...]

Harvard Gazette: Symposium Examines Promise, Hype of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

March 3, 2019

By Alvin Powell | Harvard Staff Writer In 2016, a Google team announced it had used artificial intelligence to diagnose diabetic retinopathy — one of the fastest-growing causes of blindness — as well as trained eye doctors could. In December 2018, Microsoft and the pharmaceutical giant Novartis announced a partnership to develop an AI-powered digital health tool to Continue reading [...]

The Rise of AI and the Need for Global Governance

February 14, 2019

Finding agreements and structures to govern artificial intelligence globally won’t be easy. That doesn’t keep Nicolas Mialhe of The Future Society form trying — and asking all the right questions. By Anders Gundersen, Research Assistant, HGHI Artificial intelligence continues to sweep into our lives in new and surprising ways. While financial services, telecoms and high tech paved Continue reading [...]