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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Global Health News


  • Published On 6/14/2018Influence of newborn health messages on care-seeking practices and community health behaviors among participants in the Zambia Chlorhexidine Application Trial.PloS oneread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/11/2018Estimating retention in HIV care accounting for patient transfers: A national laboratory cohort study in South Africa.PLoS medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/8/2018Outcomes 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
  • Published On 6/1/2018Stratified probabilistic bias analysis for BMI-related exposure misclassification in postmenopausal women.Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)read at PubMed
  • Published On 6/1/2018Challenges of developing a district child welfare plan in South Africa: lessons from a community-engaged HIV/AIDS research project.Global health promotionread at PubMed
  • Published On 6/1/2018HIV Treatment Substantially Decreases Hospitalization Rates: Evidence From Rural South Africa.Health affairs (Project Hope)read at PubMed
  • Published On 6/1/2018Understanding Predictors of Early Antenatal Care Initiation in Relationship to Timing of HIV Diagnosis in South Africa.AIDS patient care and STDsread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/30/2018Causal language and strength of inference in academic and media articles shared in social media (CLAIMS): A systematic review.PloS oneread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/29/2018Access to medicines for asthma, diabetes and hypertension in eight counties of Kenya.Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IHread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/23/2018Monetary and nonmonetary household consumption of health services and the role of insurance benefits: An analysis of the Mexico''s National Household Income and Expenditure Survey.The International journal of health planning and managementread at PubMed