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HIV/AIDS: Promising prevention method

In the years since a 2011 study found that early treatment with antiretroviral drugs could reduce HIV transmission between couples in which one partner has the virus and the other does not, “Treatment as Prevention” (TasP) has become a major focus for…

Ebola epidemic in U.S. unlikely

While Ebola continues to spread in West Africa, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials call the risk of an outbreak in the United States very low. Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Professor Michael VanRooyen, director of the Harvard Humanitarian…

Ebola outbreak: African officials join Harvard experts to strategize

Harvard-affiliated experts in humanitarian disaster response recently met with officials from African countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak to discuss strategies for easing the crisis. Convened by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the August 14, 2014 session, held at the Radcliffe Institute’s…

Public health politician

August 19, 2014 — When she was running for a seat in Japan’s house of representatives, Mayuko Toyota, SM ’02, one day found herself standing in the rain on crutches, giving a speech at a common venue for politicking in that country:…

Commencement 2014: CDC Director Tom Frieden address

May 29, 2014 Welcome and thank you to graduates, families, faculty, Dean Frenk, friends and guests. Congratulations. Your being here today is a tribute to your hard work, and to your personal and academic growth and learning. And as you finish, make…

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.

The Next Pandemic

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined current pandemic preparedness in the face of MERS and H7N9.

Transforming Global Health

[FORUM VIDEO] The event examined the intersection between global health architecture and human development across the spheres of health and education.

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