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A picture of health

[Spring 2015] Alumna’s instructional videos transform frontline health care globally In rural South Sudan, the population barely tops four people per square mile. Vehicles are a rarity. And when night falls, a limitless silence descends. Despite this isolation, Deborah Van Dyke, MPH…

Following earthquakes, building a more resilient Nepal

May 13, 2015 —  Like others before him, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health student Kai Hsiao, MPH ’15, predicted that a major earthquake in Nepal was inevitable, and that the health care needs in the aftermath of such a disaster…

Report calls for changes at WHO in wake of Ebola outbreak

A panel reviewing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa says WHO “must re-establish its pre-eminence as the guardian of global public health.” The epidemic began in December 2013, resulting in more than 11,000 deaths. Dean Julio…

New target identified for inhibiting malaria parasite invasion

For immediate release: June 25, 2015 Boston, MA ─ A new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that a malaria parasite protein called calcineurin is essential for parasite invasion into red blood cells. Human calcineurin…

Michael Reich honored for advancing public health in Japan

For immediate release: April 29, 2015 Boston, MA — On April 29 in Japan, the Japanese Government announced its Spring Honors List. Harvard University Professor Michael Robin Reich is awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon for…

Big changes need a big-picture view

June 3, 2015 — It’s not every day that a lecture changes a life. But that’s what happened with Benjamin Picillo, MPH ’15, as an undergraduate at Tufts University. “I had always wanted to help people, and I thought I wanted to…

Tackling malaria using the art of deception

May 27, 2015 — Francisco Cai could have parlayed his Stanford computer science degrees into opportunities developing a smartphone app or increasing a website’s ad revenues. Instead, he sought out a way to use his formidable coding skills to tackle problems affecting…