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Global health news: Healthy, educated youths key to future of Nigeria

Nigeria must provide its burgeoning youth population with opportunities for health, education and jobs to avoid social, economic and security disaster in the next 20 years, according to the “Next Generation Nigeria” report commissioned by the British Council, a UK nonprofit. The…

Malaria parasite transforms itself to hide from human immune system

December 13, 2012 -- In order to spread disease inside the human body, the malaria parasite must evade the human immune system—which it does remarkably well. Now, researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have uncovered details about the mechanism by which…

Dean Julio Frenk inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

October 3, 2011 -- Induction Recognizes ‘Extraordinary Individual Achievement’ Julio Frenk, Dean of Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development at HSPH and Harvard Kennedy School, is among 180 of the nation’s…

Author discusses transformative battle with breast cancer at book launch

November 6, 2012 -- The difficult but transforming experience of facing and surviving cancer takes center stage in the personal and professional saga, Beauty Without the Breast, by Felicia Marie Knaul (Harvard University Press, 2012). An economist who has lived and worked on health and…