The Turkey-Syria earthquake’s humanitarian challenges
The February 6 earthquake in Turkey and Syria has killed more than 35,000 people and left tens of thousands more injured and displaced.
Following Hurricane Ian, Mass. medical team brings ED to hospital parking lot
Following Hurricane Ian, Harvard Chan School’s Paul Biddinger and a group of Massachusetts health workers treated hundreds of patients in a tent complex outside a Sarasota-area hospital.
Health-harming extreme heat, driven by climate change, on the rise
Excessive heat—the number one killer of all natural disasters—has been on the rise over the past decade, and experts expect it to get worse because of the climate crisis.
Poll: Facing extreme weather is changing Americans’ views about need for climate change action
Facing extreme weather events is impacting Americans’ views about the need for climate change action, according to a new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard Chan School poll.
Negotiating humanitarian access on the front lines in Ukraine
Claude Bruderlein, adjunct lecturer on global health at Harvard Chan School and senior researcher at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, describes the challenges of humanitarian negotiations in regions affected by conflict.
The power of data in a crisis
CrisisReady program is building a platform of data, analytics, and tools to guide decision-making during public health emergencies.
A call for improved use of data during crises
Better use of large-scale streams of digital data on population vulnerabilities, physical and medical infrastructure, human mobility, and environmental conditions is key to improving disaster preparedness and response, according to experts from Harvard Chan School.
Remembering September 11
Members of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health community recently reflected on where they were on September 11, 2001 and how their lives—and public health—have changed.
What Hurricane Ida means for our response to climate change
It’s too soon to know the full consequences of Hurricane Ida on the New Orleans region, but there are already lessons we can draw from its impact and our response, says Richard Serino, former deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency…
Beirut blast sends Lebanon into crisis mode
After devastating explosions in Lebanon’s capital, alumna Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan is discussing potential support and collaborations with Harvard Chan faculty and alumni to help ensure that education, research, funding, and training of future health care professionals continues.