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 6/1/2020Limitations 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 6/1/2020Registration timelines of antiretroviral medicines in Ghana and Kenya.AIDS (London, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 5/10/2020Sexual and gender-based violence during COVID-19: lessons from EbolaThe Conversationread at Custom
  • Published On 5/6/2020"Plus Ça Change…".Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/4/2020Continuous quality monitoring in the field: an evaluation of the performance of the Fio Deki Reader™ for rapid HIV testing in South Africa.BMC infectious diseasesread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/1/2020PS-SiZer map to investigate significant features of body-weight profile changes in HIV infected patients in the IeDEA Collaboration.PloS oneread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/1/2020The impact of self-selection based on HIV risk on the cost-effectiveness of preexposure prophylaxis in South Africa.AIDS (London, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 5/1/2020Bacteremia Caused by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Vientiane, Lao PDR: A 5-Year Study.The American journal of tropical medicine and hygieneread at PubMed
  • Published On 4/29/2020Alterations in Vascular Function Associated With the Use of Combustible and Electronic Cigarettes.Journal of the American Heart Associationread at PubMed
  • Published On 4/25/2020Zika among international travelers presenting to GeoSentinel sites, 2012-2019: implications for clinical practice.Journal of travel medicineread at PubMed