Topic: humanitarian aid

New scholarship program and professorship to honor Dr. Bernard Lown

For immediate release: September 10, 2008 BOSTON, MA -- A professorship and scholarship program to honor Dr. Bernard Lown's career of advancing public health is being established at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), school officials announced September 10, 2008. Dr. Lown…

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative: Transforming humanitarian relief efforts

August 2013 -- Humanitarian crises include conflicts and natural disasters that threaten civilian populations. Meeting the essential needs of these populations requires understanding crisis, and the best methods and tools for preparing and responding to crisis. Director Michael VanRooyen describes HHI’s mission:…

Reclaiming childhood

Article in Harvard Magazine, November-December 2012 issue, featuring HSPH’s Theresa Betancourt

A humanitarian comes home

Coverage in the Harvard Gazette, December 21, 2011, profiling HSPH alumna and HHI instructor Stephanie Kayden

Technology boosts humanitarian efforts

August 24, 2011 -- Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Helps Aid Organizations Respond to War, Disasters Coping with humanitarian emergencies brought on by war, famine, or a natural disaster is rife with challenges. Aid workers can face armed militias, an earthquake-stricken landscape of blocked roads…

Research team corroborates Darfur abuse allegations

After reviewing and analyzing medical records, researchers say they’ve corroborated allegations by Darfur civilians who say they were tortured, sexually assaulted, or otherwise abused by Sudanese government or Janjaweed forces in the Darfur region of Sudan. The research was published April 3,…

HSPH students simulate international aid negotiations

Fourteen HSPH students participated in an innovative extracurricular exercise on March 25, joining with students from other Harvard graduate schools, Boston University, and Tufts University, to simulate the high-level negotiations behind the funding of international aid packages. Representing delegations from the Malawian…

Global health news: Harvard continues to help Haiti rebuilding efforts

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Director Michael VanRooyen is quoted in a Harvard Crimson article about Harvard’s ongoing efforts to help Haiti rebuild following the devastating earthquake earlier this year. VanRooyen is an associate professor in the HSPH Department of Global Health and Population…