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The Harvard Gazette reports that more than a dozen serving health ministers from Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean gathered at the Harvard Kennedy School this week for a three-day gathering that is a key part of a broader program to enhance the effectiveness of such officials in developing and middle-income countries.
Coverage by GlobalPost of April 16 Forum event, The Cost of Inaction: The Consequences of Failing the World’s Children.