Harvard Global Health Institute
The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) is a cross-university Institute, which aims to build and strengthen an emerging field of global health. HGHI works to develop an educational platform that reframes world health issues within a broader context and establishes a conceptual foundation to guide the design of new curricula. Our educational efforts extend beyond new courses in global health to initiatives that support the integration of a global health perspective into learning opportunities across the university and beyond. HGHI facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration to fill high-priority knowledge gaps, pilot new models for experiential learning, incentivize innovative pedagogy, and produce ‘public goods’ for global health teaching and learning. We leverage the intellectual capacity and convening power of Harvard University to form collaborative frameworks and principled partnerships that tackle the most intractable challenges through informed action -- whether it be agenda-setting, decision-making, or formulation of policy. HGHI incubates innovative ideas for social change, incentivizes attention on the most relevant global health challenges through support of junior faculty and doctoral students, and invests in emerging leaders - who can serve as change agents - through cross-cutting initiatives that engage scholars and leaders from all parts of the world. Our aspiration is to equip future generations - inclusive of all professions - with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for serving as agents of change, recognizing that real progress will require a transformation in education across disciplines, and integrated global action.