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Health Leadership Around the World

[FORUM VIDEO] In June 2012, a group of Ministers and Secretaries of Health from around the world gathered at Harvard University to participate in the inaugural Ministerial Health Leaders' Forum. On Ju

The Cost of Inaction

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event explored the landmark "Cost of Inaction" initiative launched by the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights at HSPH. The project responds to hi

Girls' Health and Education

[FORUM VIDEO] Research suggests that educating girls and women safeguards their well-being, ensures healthy future generations, alleviates poverty, and boosts GDP. Yet alarming discrepancies persist b

Health as a Gateway to Global Development

[FORUM VIDEO] Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), spoke at HSPH about global health and promoting sustainable development.

Mosquito nets: The price of prevention

July 2014 -- Jessica Cohen, assistant professor of global health, sought an answer to the following: Would malaria-protecting mosquito nets gain wider usage if they were given away for free? Or would they be valued and used more if there was a…

Malaria parasite can hide in bone marrow

Parasites that transmit the deadliest form of malaria are able to hide in their host’s bone marrow during development. A research team led by Matthias Marti, associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard School of Public Health, is the first…

Politics and polio

In an effort to keep the polio virus from spreading between countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently recommended that all residents and long-term visitors in Pakistan, Cameroon, and Syria be immunized and obtain a certificate of verification before traveling. According to…

As fish farms proliferate, diseases do too

June 26, 2014 — Aquaculture has become a booming industry in Chile, with salmon and other fish farmed in floating enclosures along the South Pacific coast. But as farmers densely pack these pens to meet demand, diseases can easily pass between fish…

Helping ‘the poorest of the poor’

June 23, 2014 -- Anubhav and Arunika Agarwal share more than a marriage. Both earned MBAs focused on health management in their home country of India. Both worked in India and Afghanistan on health improvement projects. And both are about to graduate…