Topic: humanitarian aid

Syrian refugee children in Lebanon extremely vulnerable

A new report released by Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights on January 13, 2014 documents the dire conditions faced by Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Released in conjunction with a United Nations-sponsored donor conference on Syria taking place in…

HSPH efforts in Africa helped lead to decade of success against AIDS

Government-funded program known as PEPFAR allowed School to scale up efforts February 11, 2013 -- The largest public health initiative in history dedicated to a single disease was announced unexpectedly during President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address in 2003:…

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…