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Study looks at psychiatric genetics in African populations

The NeuroGAP-Psychosis study, launched last fall by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and partner institutions in Africa, is the first large-scale psychiatric genetics study of African populations.

Improving adolescent health and well-being worldwide

A recent workshop convened in Dubai, UAE, by the Nutrition and Global Health Program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, delved into the risks adolescents face and the ways that investing in their health can reap…

World Bank’s pandemic bonds proving problematic

A World Bank financing mechanism that was intended to help provide rapid funding to fight major disease outbreaks has often been slow in fulfilling that goal, according to news reports. So-called “pandemic bonds” were created in the wake…

Lown Scholars work to improve heart health worldwide

The Lown Scholars program brings together mid-career public health scientists and professionals from low- and middle-income countries to take short courses together on topics related to cardiovascular disease prevention, and work with faculty mentors to develop project proposals.

Efforts to ‘decolonize’ global health on the rise

Academics, activists, health practitioners, and others are working to minimize longstanding power imbalances in the global health arena that took root in the colonial era. A May 21, 2019 Devex article outlined some of the ways that colonialism…

Vikram Patel receives award for mental health research

Vikram Patel, professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Pershing Square Professor of Global Health in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School (HMS), has received the…