Topic: Latin America and the Caribbean

Exchange program helps turn public health theory into practice

December 13, 2013 -- Under an academic exchange program between Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Mexico National Public Health Institute (the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, or INSP) that began in January 2013, four HSPH students have studied and…

Global health news: Harvard continues to help Haiti rebuilding efforts

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Director Michael VanRooyen is quoted in a Harvard Crimson article about Harvard’s ongoing efforts to help Haiti rebuild following the devastating earthquake earlier this year. VanRooyen is an associate professor in the HSPH Department of Global Health and Population…

Roughly 180,000 deaths worldwide linked to sugary drink consumption

New Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) research suggests that roughly 180,000 obesity-related deaths worldwide—including 25,000 Americans—are associated with the consumption of sugary drinks. The abstract, presented at an American Heart Association scientific conference in New Orleans, linked drinking sugar-sweetened beverages to…