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Fighting Misinformation: The Preprint Sifter

The Preprint Sifter is a new Twitter tool that tracks down Tweets from leading epidemiologists, virologists, public health and other experts who are posting, vetting and verifying COVID-19 related preprint papers.

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COVID-19 Testing Communications and Community Engagement Toolkit

November 20, 2020

Harvard Global Health Institute, Brown University School of Public Health and The Rockefeller Foundation launched a new resource for cities, states and community partners. This evidence-based, free Toolkit helps educate about the importance of Covid-19 testing and aims to increase participation in asymptomatic testing.   To combat the rapid increases in Covid-19 infections and bring the Continue reading [...]

Testing the readiness of (big) health data in India for advanced analytics and AI – Final takeaways from 2019 Burke Fellow Satchit Balsari

November 17, 2020

Satchit Balsari, MBBS, MPH is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), and in Global Health and Population at Harvard Chan. Balsari’s research is focused on the application of mobile and cloud-based technologies to protect the health of populations marginalized by disasters and war. His signature initiatives Continue reading [...]

Time to Invest in Mental Health Part 3: Why Investing in Mental Health Pays Dividends: A Case for Individuals, Society, and Funders

October 19, 2020

This unprecedented global pandemic has significantly affected many people's mental health and restricted access to care for those with existing mental health conditions. The mental health impacts of COVID-19 include everything from increased anxiety and fear about the spread of the virus, loss of social networks, stressful experiences of healthcare workers on the frontlines, and a higher risk of substance use. Despite these significant impacts, mental health has not been at the forefront of global health funding. Continue reading [...]

HGHI Undergraduate Course: Confronting COVID-19: Science, History, Policy Lectures Now on YouTube

October 13, 2020

Confronting COVID-19: Science, History, Policy Lectures Available to Watch on YouTube The ongoing COVID-19 epidemic presents an important opportunity for Harvard undergraduates to closely observe this world-changing, historic episode and to analyze scientific, social, and political elements of the U.S. and global responses. This exciting and unprecedented course is co-led by Dr. Allan Brandt and Continue reading [...]

Digital Health Takes Center Stage: How Governments Can Capitalize on Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 8, 2020

An Interview with Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation As COVID-19 sweeps across the globe and inundates health systems, governments face ongoing pressure to respond swiftly to stop the spread of the virus. While this public health crisis revealed the fragility of many health systems and highlighted weaknesses in governance structures, COVID-19 also shed Continue reading [...]