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Vaccinating in conflict zones

Hammering out temporary ceasefires in conflict zones will be necessary to vaccinate enough people against COVID-19 so that the pandemic can be brought to an end, according to humanitarian professionals.

Stories from Aleppo: Medical workers under siege

March 23, 2017 – The stories told by health workers from Syria were heartbreaking. They spoke of making desperate attempts to save people injured in a chemical attack on a hospital… of struggling to save people’s eyesight after…

Ask the Experts: Travel Restrictions and Refugees

Two experts on refugees and humanitarian issues, Jennifer Leaning, director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and Jacqueline Bhabha, research director at the FXB Center, answered your questions during a Facebook Live Q&A on Monday,…

Health crisis faces the Rohingya people of Myanmar

After decades of discrimination, the Rohingya—a Muslim ethnic group living in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malaysia and other southeast Asian countries—are experiencing a severe health crisis, according to a study co-authored by experts at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

Professionalizing medical care after disasters

In a large-scale disaster, when tens of thousands of people need medical help quickly, doctors and nurses with limited resources must make on-the-spot decisions about who should receive care and how much. To help health workers navigate these…

Climate change may already be affecting global politics

Extreme weather events spurred by climate change are likely to acutely affect human health—and may reverse decades of progress in lowering mortality rates for children under five, according to Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of International Health at…

Nepal earthquake response offers lessons for future disasters

September 26, 2016 – After a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015 killed 8,000 people, injured close to 25,000, and destroyed or damaged 500,000 homes, the international community rushed in to help. Governments and relief organizations…