Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University
The Harvard Global Equity Initiative (HGEI) is an interfaculty research program at Harvard University devoted to promoting more equitable development with a particular focus on the dimension of health. It addresses these issues by both conducting research, engaging in policy discussions, producing and disseminating evidence and education and training with an interdisciplinary approach. Being an interfaculty initiative, it has the capacity to reach across the different schools at the University and beyond, which are also represented in the HGEI Steering Committee.
Related: Health and Human Rights: An International Journal (HHR), a collaboration between HUP and Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, is an open access, online-only publication dedicated to scholarship and practice that advance health as an issue of human rights and social justice. Visit HHR »
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This book will help you make the choices that matter and live your life as a practical idealist. Through examples and exercises, this book explores how to clarify your values and passions, gain relevant skills, find work, use college and graduate school effectively, manage finances, and build a community of support.
In this analysis of the global workforce, the Joint Learning Initiative, a consortium of more than 100 health leaders, proposes that mobilization and strengthening of human resources for health, neglected yet critical, is central to combating health crises in some of the world’s poorest countries and for building sustainable health systems everywhere. Ultimately, the crisis in human resources is a shared problem requiring shared responsibility for cooperative action.
New Patterns for Mexico: Observations on Remittances, Philanthropic Giving, and Equitable Development. Nuevas Pautas para México: Observaciones sobre Remesas, Donaciones Filantrópicas y Desarrollo Equitativo
New Patterns for Mexico examines novel and emerging patterns of United States giving to Mexico and its impact on equitable development. Last year alone, Mexican migrants living in the United States sent billions of dollars back to relatives living in Mexico. This bilingual volume asks: What are these new patterns of diaspora giving and how do they affect equitable development in Mexico? This book builds upon the earlier work of Diaspora Philanthropy: Perspectives on India and China.
Based on a nationwide survey of the giving habits of Pakistani-Americans, this study, the first of its kind, not only examines the history, demography, and institutional geography of Pakistani-Americans but also looks at how this immigrant community manages its multiple identities through charitable giving and volunteering.
Just as trade, finance, information, and technologies are moving rapidly across borders, so too are labor markets and transnational migrant communities, with migrants sending large quantities of money and knowledge back to their native countries as philanthropy, remittances, and commercial investments. Merz and colleagues examine the positive—and sometimes negative—impacts of this transactional engagement in studies of Africa, Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean.
War in Darfur and the Search for Peace is a series of essays by leading Sudanese and international specialists on Darfur, combining original research and analysis. The book provides in-depth analysis of the origins and dimensions of the conflict, including detailed accounts of the evolution of ethnic and religious identities, the breakdown of local administration, the emergence of Arab militia and resistance movements, and regional dimensions to the conflict.
The goals of health and human security are fundamentally valued in all societies, yet the breadth of their interconnections are not properly understood. This volume explores the evolving relationship between health and security in today’s interdependent world, and offers policy guidelines for global health action.
This book explores the complex challenges that globalization poses for human security, many of which are already high on the agenda of the international community. By adding a human security dimension to their analysis, the authors provide new insight into attempts to reduce our vulnerability to the new forces unleashed by global changes.
In an era of accelerated globalization, the relationship between diaspora philanthropy and economic and social development is increasingly relevant. This volume advances understanding of diaspora philanthropy in Chinese American and Indian American communities, especially the implications for development of the world’s two most populous countries.
The first of two volumes, this book presents new insight into the issue of financial protection in health systems. Analysis of the level and determinants of catastrophic health expenditures among households in eight Latin American countries demonstrates how out-of-pocket health spending is pushing big segments of the population into impoverishment.
Felicia Marie Knaul documents the personal and professional sides of her experience with breast cancer. She contrasts her own journey with that of women throughout the world who face stigma, discrimination, and lack of access to health care and also shares striking epidemiological data about breast cancer, a leading killer of young women in developing countries.
Cancer is a leading cause of death and disability in low- and middle-income countries. A cancer transition is increasing preventable risk, illness, impoverishment from illness, and death in poor populations. This book presents innovative strategies for strengthening health systems in response to the challenge of cancer and other chronic illnesses.