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Publication Release: Global Public Health Database Support to Pandemic Management

March 29, 2021

HHI is proud to share these two recent publications from Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., MD, MPH, DTM, FAAP, FACEP, former Senior Fellow and Scientist at HHI for over 17 years.

This two-part article examines the global public health (GPH) information system deficits emerging in the COVID-19 pandemic. It surveys past missed opportunities for public health (PH) information systems and operational improvements, examines current megatrend changes to information management, and describes a new multi-disciplinary model for population-based management (PBM) supported by...

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HHI Launches New Website

March 17, 2021

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is thrilled to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. The site includes information about HHI's ongoing humanitarian research and educational programming. 

We invite you to explore the site and learn more about the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. 

Network map of surveyed humanitarian actors working on disaster preparedness and resilience in the Philippines. | HHI/Root Change

Localization of disaster aid slow in the Philippines

October 28, 2020

Massachusetts, USA — A study by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) has found a reliance on international actors within the disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) system in the Philippines. A continued reliance on international aid agencies means the Philippines is not realizing its full potential for utilizing local organizations to bolster the country’s DRR and CCA system, HHI researchers warned.

“Local community-based organizations (CBOs) and national non-...

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Policy Implications of Alternate Medical and Nursing Education in northwest Syria

Policy Implications of Alternate Medical and Nursing Education in northwest Syria

August 26, 2020

The Education in Crisis Project (part of the Risk and Resilience Program) conducted interviews with Syrian faculty, students and administrators to understand how medical and nursing education are maintained during an active conflict in which there is a lack of health care workers. The main themes will be explored in the forthcoming HHI report entitled, “Window of Hope”: Maintaining Education of Health Care Workers in Syria”, which is scheduled to be released in September 2020. The potential policy implications for humanitarians are discussed in ...

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