Projects undertaken by the Program in Global Noncommunicable Disease and Social Change are linked to ongoing clinical, research, and advocacy efforts in the Americas, Africa, and South Asia. Program objectives include:

  • Investigating the epidemiology, economics, bioethics, sociology, and history of noncommunicable diseases and injuries (NCDIs) in the world’s poorest populations.
  • Developing and evaluating initiatives that integrate services for NCDIs along the care spectrum, from the community to referral centers.
  • Training clinicians, researchers, and policy makers in Boston and in-country centers which operate in partnership with Harvard-affiliated hospitals.
  • Accelerating the just redistribution of resources in the interest of global health equity by identifying integrated units of operational effectiveness in health care delivery and scaling their implementation through collective action.