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Global health and development topic of TEDx event at HSPH

April 13, 2012 Students and other members of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) community gathered in the Leadership Studio in Kresge to watch a global simulcast from Berlin sponsored by TEDx, an offshoot of the popular TED Conferences, on April…

Youth angry with the global economic crisis insist on change

The world’s young people are frustrated and angry with the current global economic crisis and demand change, says David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). “Whether it’s the “Occupy Wall Street” movement…

Rapid population growth poses daunting challenges for Africa

The world’s population is predicted to reach 10.1 billion by 2100, according to a United Nations report released May 3, 2011. Much of the growth is expected to occur in Africa, where the population could triple to 3.6 billion by the end of the…

Mobile app for sexual health recognized at Deans' Challenge

May 28, 2013 — A proposal for a mobile phone app to help college students manage their sexual health was named second runner-up in Harvard’s inaugural Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge, hosted by the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-Lab). The mobile phone…

Malaria eradication is focus of leadership development course

More than 60 mid-career officials from a wide array of organizations attended a 12-day leadership development course on eradicating malaria that was organized by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) malaria expert [[Dyann Wirth]], Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Diseases. Held…

Turner, Frenk discuss global health challenges at Forum launch

The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health was officially launched Thursday, Dec. 9, with a lively discussion on global health issues between CNN founder and philanthropist Ted Turner and HSPH Dean Julio Frenk. Abigail Trafford, former health editor at The…

Global health focus transitions to the elderly, chronic disease

Global health needs are evolving from a focus on infectious diseases to chronic disease and from diseases of the young to those of the growing elderly population, according to international experts who spoke in March 2012 at Harvard Business School. The “Innovations…

Making the case to continue an innovative anti-malaria program

November 7, 2012 -- Funding at Risk for Program That Increases Availability, Lowers Costs for Most Effective Drugs A pharmacist in Chokwe, Mozambique dispenses Coartem, an artemisinin-combination therapy. A two-year-old pilot program that aims to protect the most effective drug for malaria from…

Community reaction critical to rebuilding lives of child soldiers

How accepting or hostile a community is toward former child soldiers can help determine whether they will fare well or reoffend, according to Theresa Betancourt, associate professor of child health and human rights at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and director…

Student team documents health conditions on isolated Idjwi island

A team of seven Harvard graduate students, including four recent HSPH alumni, have released the findings of an innovative health assessment they conducted on Africa’s isolated Idjwi Island last summer. Invited by a Congolese doctor with roots on the island, the students…