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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…

This Week in Health: Preparing for disaster

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/263945567" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] May 13, 2016 — In our new podcast series, Harvard Chan: This Week in Health, we’ll bring you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You’ll also hear insight from…

Humanitarian crises the focus of new course

Researchers from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) have launched a new course for Harvard undergraduates starting in the Spring 2016 semester. The course aims to introduce students to global health theory and policy and its applications during humanitarian…

Conference highlights urgent need for better identity verification

Identification establishes a person’s name, nationality, and legal rights. With thousands of refugees fleeing Syria and other countries each week, the need for accurate identity management and verification is urgent. The problem is exacerbated by already pervasive under-documentation in…