56 stories tagged ‘Julio Frenk’
The essentials of good teaching and learning took the stage at the second annual Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching conference.
The influence of a minister of finance in shaping broad public policy, building sustainable health financing, and increasing efficiency in implementation and delivery of health and social services while securing fiscal and economic stability and growth were the key topics of the recently convened inaugural Ministerial Forum for Ministers of Finance, held at Harvard on April [...]
Fifty years after its founding, the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Global Health and Population took time for reflection and a look ahead on April 25 during an all-day symposium at the School.
On Friday, April 5, nearly 40 members of the HSPH Alumni Council and Alumni Association Committees gathered on the HSPH campus to kick off their fifth annual spring retreat. An opening reception marked the beginning of a weekend of these volunteer leaders working to align the goals and objectives of the committees and the council. HSPH Dean Julio Frenk joined the [...]
The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health explored the high cost of inaction on children’s health on Tuesday, from long-term disabilities caused by failing to provide AIDS medications to major opportunities lost because of poor health, education, and economic opportunity.
Harvard School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk joined hundreds of scientists, doctors, and technical experts from around the world to launch the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication on April 11. The world is closer than ever to eradicating polio, with just 223 cases in five countries last year. To capitalize on this time-limited opportunity to finally end the [...]
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talked tobacco taxes and health care reform Monday during an appearance at the Forum at Harvard School of Public Health.
If you’re examining the impact of air pollution control efforts in Denver, how do you statistically account for the fact that air pollution travels east—and that pollution reduction in the western United States could affect air quality in New England? Likewise, if you’re measuring the effectiveness of a particular HIV-prevention strategy in a village in [...]
In January, when the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a meta-analysis of 100 studies that probed the relationship between body mass index and mortality — studies that found slightly overweight people have lower all-cause mortality than normal weight and underweight people — media around the globe trumpeted the news.
In a week-long January 2013 trip to China, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Dean Julio Frenk brought an important message about public health: that it’s essential to continued human progress. Frenk’s trip, which took him to Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong, was aimed at strengthening HSPH’s existing ties in China, connecting with health sector leaders, and [...]
Starting in 2014 at the Mahindra Humanities Center, a three-year, interdisciplinary seminar and lecture series, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will investigate the interdependence of violence and nonviolence.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell highlighted recent moves to make the game safer and affirmed a commitment to player safety Thursday (Nov. 15) during a talk at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Joel Cohen, head of the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller and Columbia universities, looked at the latest projections for world population growth, and factors that could alter them, in a Harvard talk.
Every 90 seconds, a mother dies in pregnancy or of childbirth complications — a tragic statistic, but one that may drive efforts to improve health care in developing countries, said public health specialists in a Harvard talk.
Scholars and public health experts gathered at the Harvard School of Public Health to examine Brazil’s progress toward meeting the United Nations’ Millennium Development goals, and to see if there are lessons that can be applied to other countries.
The public health lessons of 9/11 and subsequent anthrax attacks haven’t been learned, said Pulitzer Prize-winning author Laurie Garrett during a talk at the Harvard School of Public Health.
At a moment of global opportunity for improving maternal and child health, the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School’s Ministerial Leadership Program for Health launched the inaugural Ministerial Health Leaders’ Forum this week, inviting 16 officials from around the world to campus to share experiences and solutions and to create a network to aid their efforts in the future.
The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative has launched a new academy to formalize instruction in international disaster response, with the aim of saving the lives of those threatened by earthquakes, floods, wars, and other catastrophes.
The Harvard School of Public Health’s Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development seeks to give faculty the tools to create broad change and to connect global leaders with the School’s research to improve conditions on the ground.
Hundreds of scientists, activists, doctors, and others who have been on the front lines battling the HIV virus, gathered on Harvard’s Longwood campus for a conference reflecting on progress against the ailment, while rededicating themselves to end the epidemic.
Twenty Harvard professors are among 179 of the nation’s most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at an Oct. 1 ceremony in Cambridge.
Health officials from China and the United States gathered at Harvard Medical School to examine common challenges and solutions as the two global giants seek to reform national health care systems to improve access and care, while lowering costs.
U.S. and Tanzanian government officials opened a new research and treatment center for Tanzania’s sickest AIDS patients Friday (July 22), to be operated by Tanzanian health officials in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health.
Speakers at a Harvard School of Public Health conference on smoking hailed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s work to give the Food and Drug Administration new regulatory power over tobacco products and said, if wielded properly, it could prove a key weapon for better health.
A two-day symposium on the future of South Asia examined several key challenges facing the region, as well as solutions on issues ranging from climate change to population control.