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Inside Nigeria’s genomics boom

Nigeria is quickly becoming a hub for genetics research. Private investments are flowing into the country in support of companies such as 54Gene, which has set out to build the largest biobank in Africa, according to a February 19 article in Nature.…

Response to coronavirus could shape legacy of WHO and its director-general

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, must navigate myriad political and economic factors as the agency responds to coronavirus outbreak, according to news reports. A February 10, 2020, Science article explored the challenges Ghebreyesus faces, and discussed how he’s…

The uses of outrage

Caroline Buckee, associate professor of epidemiology, builds systems to track and forecast the spread of lethal infections.

Opinion: It’s time to rethink how we manage disasters

As the world grapples with more complex, unpredictable, and prolonged disasters, policymakers and other stakeholders should stop focusing only on the response phase of a disaster and instead put more resources and effort into preventing and preparing for disasters, according to a…

Identifying unmet health needs for adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa

January 27, 2020—Adolescents make up 23% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population, but understanding and meeting their unique health needs has long been a neglected area. A new series of papers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Africa Research Implementation…

Building better global food systems

The 10th annual Nutrition and Global Health Symposium focused on the challenges of building better global food systems to meet local needs.

In Memoriam: Marc Mitchell

In Memoriam | Marc Mitchell Marc Mitchell passed away suddenly on June 25 while hiking in Alaska. He was 70. Mitchell was a lecturer in global health at Harvard Chan School for 20 years, where he taught and mentored hundreds of students.…