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Faculty Steering Committee

Faculty Steering Committee: David Canning, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, and Professor of Economics and International Health     Lisa Berkman, Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population     David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble of Economics and … Continue reading “Faculty Steering Committee”

High Quality Health Systems: A Global Agenda – March 13, 2017

The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era (HQSS Commission) and the Harvard Global Health Institute invite you to join in the launch of the Commission. Bringing together HQSS Commissioners, policymakers, and leaders in global health and academia, this meeting will introduce the key challenges facing health systems in … Continue reading “High Quality Health Systems: A Global Agenda – March 13, 2017”

GHP announces Fogarty Partnership for Global Health Training Fellowships

A Consortium of Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University, and University of New Mexico Announcing a new, one‐year NIH‐funded opportunity for early‐career investigators interested in working in low‐resource settings. The Harvard-BU-Northwestern-UNM Fogarty Partnership for Global Health Research Training provides supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative research environment for early stage investigators to enhance their … Continue reading “GHP announces Fogarty Partnership for Global Health Training Fellowships”

Misaligned Stakeholders and Health System Underperformance

Misalignments in health systems (i.e., situations involving conflicting incentives, behaviour, structures, or policies) among key stakeholders are likely to lead to significant waste, whether measured in terms of health for money or money for health. This white paper defines three types of misalignments (those due to divergent objectives, power asymmetries and cooperation failures), offers concrete … Continue reading “Misaligned Stakeholders and Health System Underperformance”

New Harvard Chan Center Aims to Improve Health Conditions in Mumbai, India

After 50 years of vital engagement, Harvard Chan is scaling up its work in India with a new center in Mumbai The new Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health India Research Center, which opened in Mumbai earlier this year, firmly places the School in the midst of the world’s fastest-growing economy—and what will soon be … Continue reading “New Harvard Chan Center Aims to Improve Health Conditions in Mumbai, India”

Congratulations Michael R. Reich for receiving The Award for Lifetime Service in the field of Health Policy and Systems Research

Congratulations to GHP’s Professor Michael R. Reich for receiving The Award for Lifetime Service in the field of Health Policy and Systems Research. Reich, has made distinguished contributions to research and education of health systems for more than four decades. In his writing and teaching, Professor Reich has emphasized the importance of political analysis in … Continue reading “Congratulations Michael R. Reich for receiving The Award for Lifetime Service in the field of Health Policy and Systems Research”

International AIDS Society global scientific strategy: towards an HIV cure 2016

Antiretroviral therapy is not curative. Given the challenges in providing lifelong therapy to a global population of more than 35 million people living with HIV, there is intense interest in developing a cure for HIV infection. The International AIDS Society convened a group of international experts to develop a scientific strategy for research towards an … Continue reading “International AIDS Society global scientific strategy: towards an HIV cure 2016”

New China-Harvard-Africa Network enhances global health collaboration

Public health leaders from China and across Africa recently gathered in Boston, joining their counterparts from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for the inaugural meeting of the newly established China-Harvard-Africa Network. The vision for the Network is that it serve as a platform for convening scholars, experts, and policy leaders from Africa, China, and … Continue reading “New China-Harvard-Africa Network enhances global health collaboration”

$1.2 million will fund research ethics training for scientists and ethics review leaders from Rwanda

Congratulations to GHP Associate Professor Nir Eyal, Dr. Bernard Friedland of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Dr. Aline Umubyeyi of the University of Rwanda School of Public Health, who have been awarded a 2016 International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award from the Fogarty International Center. Over five years, $1.2 million will fund research ethics … Continue reading “$1.2 million will fund research ethics training for scientists and ethics review leaders from Rwanda”

One-third of children in low- and middle-income countries fail to reach developmental milestones

In developing countries, one-third of children 3 and 4 years old don’t reach basic milestones in cognitive and/or socioemotional growth, according to a new study published in PLoS Medicine on June 7, 2016.  The study, funded by the Government of Canada through Grand Challenges Canada, was conducted by faculty and researchers from GHP here at the Harvard Chan School, … Continue reading “One-third of children in low- and middle-income countries fail to reach developmental milestones”