Harvard Initiative for Global Health
The Harvard Initiative for Global Health seeks to create a new generation of leaders and develop new and innovative solutions to the vital problems of global health. This university-wide effort bridges the gap from basic to applied life sciences, including social, economic, political and ethical issues that influence global health. Current boundaries between disciplines, sectors, institutions and geographic locations must be crossed to enable a meaningful response to these grand challenges. HIGH's 3 main areas of focus include:
- Education - Training a new generation of leaders is the heart of Harvard's mission. Acute global health challenges need scores of Harvard' s brightest to choose global health careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
- Research - HIGH aims to seed research efforts in the critical areas of inquiry necessary to address today's global health challenges. These research priorities are identified by members of the faculty steering committees of the initiative's programmatic priority areas.
- Engagement - Encouraging cross-fertilization of ideas and activities amongst the many actors and institutions that must come to bear on complex global health challenges is a key strategy of the Initiative.
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