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 12/1/2018IVF success corrected for drop-out: use of inverse probability weighting.Human reproduction (Oxford, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 12/1/2018Adverse Drug Reactions Among Patients Initiating Second-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa.Drug safetyread at PubMed
  • Published On 12/1/2018Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Treatment Outcomes in a Prospective Study of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) HIV Coinfection Treatment in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)read at PubMed
  • Published On 11/29/2018Rethinking community based strategies to tackle health inequities in South Asia.BMJ (Clinical research ed.)read at PubMed
  • Published On 11/29/2018Area of exposure and treatment challenges of malaria in Eritrean migrants: a GeoSentinel analysis.Malaria journalread at PubMed
  • Published On 11/27/2018Performance of Xpert MTB/RIF, Xpert Ultra, and Abbott RealTime MTB for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in a High-HIV-Burden Setting.Journal of clinical microbiologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 11/22/2018Undernutrition and Tuberculosis: Public Health Implications.The Journal of infectious diseasesread at PubMed
  • Published On 11/14/2018Global Health Research Mentoring Competencies for Individuals and Institutions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.The American journal of tropical medicine and hygieneread at PubMed
  • Published On 11/14/2018Strengthening Mentoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries to Advance Global Health Research: An Overview.The American journal of tropical medicine and hygieneread at PubMed
  • Published On 11/13/2018Outcomes of Patients Lost to Follow-up in African Antiretroviral Therapy Programs: Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaread at PubMed