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Bringing aid to the world's most dangerous places

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] January 1992. The scene in Mogadishu was as close as it comes to hell on earth. As Somalia’s civil war gathered force, “the fighting was a combination of direct slaughter and indiscriminate firing of very heavy weapons on…

CIFF grant supports new health leadership development program

[ Fall 2011 ] Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) will launch a unique ministerial health leadership development program next year in collaboration with the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Designed for ministerial-level leaders mainly from low- and…

White House gives boost to national mentoring efforts

For immediate release: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Washington, DC – The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will give a tremendous boost today to the national movement to recruit volunteer mentors to help transform the lives of America’s youth. Mentors and their…

HSPH faculty members honored

November 30, 2012 -- Brendan Manning, associate professor of genetics and complex diseases, received a 2012 Senior Scholar in Aging Award from The Ellison Medical Foundation for his research on determining the genetic and metabolic relationship between the major longevity pathways in mammals. With…

Strengthening African health systems

October 30, 2013 -- A group of current and former African finance ministers discussed ways to improve the management of public health systems at an early October roundtable convened by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the African Development Bank. Fifteen…

Harvard welcomes global health ministers

June 6, 2012 -- The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) welcomed 16 ministers of health from Africa, Asia and Latin America to the first Ministerial Health Leaders Forum program this week at HKS. The ministers have…

Public narrative key to effective leadership

December 5, 2012 -- In 2004, a young senator from Illinois named Barack Obama gave the nomination speech for John Kerry at the Democratic National Convention. It was this speech, many experts say, that put Obama on the national radar screen and…

Ministerial Leadership in Health Program launches

November 22, 2011 -- Dean Julio Frenk, together with South African Deputy President the Hon. Kgalema Motlanthe, launched the new Ministerial Leadership in Health Program at a high-profile event in Pretoria, South Africa, on November 4, 2011, attended by current and former…

Former CDC director talks leadership with HSPH students

November 2, 2011 -- Always have a goal and know where you are headed, Julie Gerberding, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) students October 27, 2011. She shared leadership tips…

New leadership offerings give HSPH students hands-on practice

January 4, 2012 -- It’s one thing to understand the public health implications of scientific evidence. It’s quite another to use that information to successfully implement real public health improvements. The challenge of leaping from theory to practice has prompted the creation…