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The Global Health Summit

November 25, 2013 -- Watch a live webcast on Monday, November 25, 2013 from 2:00-6:30 PM of the Global Health Summit, hosted by Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.  

Closing the cancer divide

October 2, 2012 -- A young Rwandan girl named Claudine is one of the lucky ones. In 2005, after months of seeking a diagnosis for leg pain, she was introduced to a physician from Boston-based Partners In Health (PIH) who diagnosed her…

Hunting for the next pandemic

In his new book The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age, HSPH alumnus Nathan Wolfe, SD '98, describes the origins of deadly viruses like HIV, swine flu, and bird flu, and the link between modern life and global pandemic…

Experts share global health stories

December 6, 2013 -- A dozen experts discussed health care challenges ranging from delivering humanitarian aid to making surgery safer at a wide-ranging Global Health Summit that drew about 500 to Harvard Medical School’s Joseph B. Martin Conference Center on Monday, November…

Women's health: Rape of the Congo

In her role as gender-based violence research coordinator at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, 2008 HSPH graduate Jocelyn Kelly traveled to war-torn Eastern Congo in 2009 and early 2010 to conduct interviews with perpetrators of sexual violence and mass rape. She spoke with…

Surgery an unmet need in global health

Public health professionals who work in the developing world have long focused on defeating infectious diseases, and recently have widened their focus to include chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. But access to quality surgical care remains a large…

Painting a picture of older Africans

October 11, 2013 -- A large new study led by the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (the Pop Center) aims to shed light on how people in Sub-Saharan Africa are faring as they age, given that both infectious and non-infectious…

Professor Barry Bloom named AAAS Fellow

Barry R. Bloom, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), is among 15 Harvard faculty members named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement…

HSPH hosts AIDS@30 international symposium

Hundreds of leaders in the worldwide fight against AIDS—public health experts, scientists, doctors, activists, and others—gathered December 1-2, 2011 at a conference organized by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) focused on ending the epidemic. Speakers at the two-day event, “AIDS@30: Engaging…