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Premature deaths could be reduced by 40%

The number of premature deaths worldwide could be reduced by 40% by 2030 with political commitment and sustained international efforts, according to a new study in The Lancet. The study suggests that half of all deaths under age 50 and a third…

A survivor's empathy

[ Fall 2014 ] HSPH alumna's immigrant journey inspires career transforming teens' health. Angela Diaz, MPH '02, knows what it's like to overcome nearly impossible odds—and to pay forward the hard lessons she learned along the way. She spent her childhood in extreme…

Vaccinating Children

[FORUM VIDEO]: This Forum event examined the drivers of public perceptions of vaccinations, the threats that vaccine-preventable illnesses pose, and the steps to be taken to restore trust in one of pu

Step by Step

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined the painstaking but crucial steps that can be taken to save children at risk from dying from preventable causes such as malaria, pneumonia and poor nutrition.

Saving Lives that Give Life

[FORUM VIDEO] Investing resources in the health and well-being of women benefits societies in multiple ways. Recent years have witnessed the global development community focused increasingly on advanc

Delaying Pregnancy and Parenthood

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum examined the societal factors driving delayed pregnancy, delve into the health risks to older mothers and their babies, and explore both the risks and the benefits to older pa

The Toxic Stress of Early Childhood Adversity

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined how health and education policies can be both harnessed and revamped to counteract early childhood adversity and included a discussion of a new policy statement

The Cost of Inaction

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event explored the landmark "Cost of Inaction" initiative launched by the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights at HSPH. The project responds to hi

Girls' Health and Education

[FORUM VIDEO] Research suggests that educating girls and women safeguards their well-being, ensures healthy future generations, alleviates poverty, and boosts GDP. Yet alarming discrepancies persist b

Growth, size of babies worldwide remarkably similar

July 29, 2014 -- Ana Langer, director of the Women and Health Initiative and Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at Harvard School of Public Health, says that new findings from an international study on fetal growth and birth length debunk longstanding beliefs that…