All articles related to "populations":

Syrian refugees in Lebanon struggle with social isolation

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are experiencing the same struggles as many other groups of refugees, but their particular circumstances make social isolation a problem as well, writes Susan Bartels, a fellow at the FXB Center for Health and…

Improve education to boost global economy

Despite progress made in educational systems in recent decades, over 100 million children are not enrolled in primary or lower-secondary school, and many of those who do attend lack basic reading and writing skills, according to the World…

'Widowhood effect' greatest in first three months

New research led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that the so-called ‘widowhood effect’—an increased chance of dying after a spouse dies—is greatest in the first three months after the loss. The researchers found that widows…

Poverty, disasters & health against all odds

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] The most powerful influences on population health are not the medical interventions that diagnose and treat disease. Rather, they are the broad social forces—war or peace, poverty or financial security, political oppression or fundamental…

Population visionary

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] When Roger Revelle took the helm of the new Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (known as the Pop Center) in 1964, he was already one of the world’s most eminent and eclectic…

Infographic: Then and now

We've come a long way since the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers opened its doors in 1913. Have a look at the changes in the US population and its health in the last hundred years. View expanded infographic.…