Global Health

Looking Forward, Acting Now

Mothers should survive childbirth so they and their babies can flourish.

People with diabetes should have access to life-saving insulin.

HIV-positive moms and dads should live to enjoy their grandchildren.

Global health has achieved dramatic reductions in preventable illness, injury and death. But there is still much to do. Our faculty, staff, and students are at the forefront of the global push towards the world’s Sustainable Development Goals. We are looking forward and acting now to eliminate poverty, inequity, and preventable illness and death by 2030.

Research: We collaborate with communities, governments, scientists, and international development partners to improve the health of populations.

Students & Alumni: We train future global health leaders through classroom and field-based experiences. DGH alumni are working around the world: improving government policies, promoting social justice, and increasing access to education, economic opportunity, and health services.

Partnerships: Over two decades we have built partnerships in Boston, China, Ghana, India, Mexico Vietnam, South Africa, Zambia, and elsewhere. These relationships drive our research, advocacy, and commitment to the communities where we work.

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  • Published On 6/10/2020Understanding the costs and the cost structure of a community-based HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention program: the Woza Asibonisane Community Responses Program in South Africa.BMC health services researchread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/1/2020Impact of mobile health-enhanced supportive supervision and supply chain management on appropriate integrated community case management of malaria, diarrhoea, and pneumonia in children 2-59 months: A cluster randomised trial in Eastern Province, Zambia.Journal of global healthread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/1/2020Registration timelines of antiretroviral medicines in Ghana and Kenya.AIDS (London, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 6/1/2020Limitations of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 metrics: a simulation-based comparison of cross-sectional and longitudinal metrics for the HIV care continuum.AIDS (London, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 6/1/2020Harnessing Dengue Rapid Diagnostic Tests for the Combined Surveillance of Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya Viruses in Laos.The American journal of tropical medicine and hygieneread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/1/2020Changes in Health Care Access, Behaviors, and Self-reported Health Among Low-income US Adults Through the Fourth Year of the Affordable Care Act.Medical careread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/1/2020Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Melioidosis in Laos.The American journal of tropical medicine and hygieneread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/30/2020Caesarean birth by maternal request: a poorly understood phenomenon in low- and middle-income countries.International healthread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/29/2020Development and selection of low-level multi-drug resistance over an extended range of sub-inhibitory ciprofloxacin concentrations in Escherichia coli.Scientific reportsread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/27/2020Using cure models to estimate the serial interval of tuberculosis with limited follow-up.American journal of epidemiologyread at PubMed