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Professor Barry Bloom named AAAS Fellow

Barry R. Bloom, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), is among 15 Harvard faculty members named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement…

HSPH hosts AIDS@30 international symposium

Hundreds of leaders in the worldwide fight against AIDS—public health experts, scientists, doctors, activists, and others—gathered December 1-2, 2011 at a conference organized by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) focused on ending the epidemic. Speakers at the two-day event, “AIDS@30: Engaging…

HSPH hosts HIV/AIDS panel on World AIDS Day

World AIDS Days is observed each year on December 1. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the AIDS pandemic and paying tribute to the millions of people who have died or suffer from the disease. First observed in 1988,…

Where do we stand in the fight against AIDS?

More than 23,000 delegates from over 195 countries are gathered this week (July 22-27, 2012) in Washington, D.C., for the XIX International AIDS Conference. Richard G. Marlink, Beal Professor of the Practice of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and…

Using media—and Muppets—to promote health

February 26, 2013 -- A small girl in Tanzania is getting ready to go to sleep. She is tucked safely in her bed, surrounded by mosquito netting. “Hey mosquito, I hear you, but you can’t get at me,” she says. “My net…

The staggering toll of noncommunicable diseases

October 29, 2013 — Chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are the leading cause of death worldwide, with the burden falling heaviest in low- and middle-income countries. A new article by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers outlines the…

HSPH researchers help boost public health in India

Harvard’s connections in India—research collaborations, academic exchanges and partnerships, business ventures involving alumni and faculty—have expanded in recent years, in tandem with the country’s rapid growth. Those connections, including efforts spearheaded by Barry R. Bloom, [[Atul Gawande]], and [[Richard Cash]] of Harvard…

Improved sanitation vital to safe drinking water

September 10, 2013 – To help ensure clean drinking water for future generations, it is important to understand the links between clean water and sanitation. Antiquated sanitation systems must be replaced in many parts of the world, particularly in developing nations. That…

Revisiting global health in an interdependent world

An article in the January 4, 2014 issue of The Lancet calls for a new, broader conceptualization of the term “global health” that acknowledges the “interconnectedness—both across countries and across sectors—in the causes and effects of health threats, and interdependence in our…