What does religion have to do with global health?

Harvard Global Health Institute; photo by Christen Reardon. Used with permission

What has religion to do with global health? More than we might think, says Ahmed Ragab, MD, PhD, the Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion at Harvard Divinity School, in a luncheon talk with faculty and students at the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) on October 30, 2013. The event was part of the Institute’s “Informal Conversations” series, which explores cutting-edge cross-disciplinary issues, ideas, challenges, and opportunities that play a role in global health. Previous speakers in the series  included Yale philosopher, Professor Thomas Pogge, and Dr. Peter Piot, former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and UNAIDS. Invited faculty and students at the lunch with Dr. Ragab represented a wide range of disciplinary interests, including religion, public health, law, business, art, education, South Asian studies, and medicine. Read the full story at the Harvard Global Health Institute website*

Photo by Christen Reardon, Harvard Global Health Institute; used with permission. 

*2015 Update: HGHI has recently made changes to its website, potentially affecting urls to the stories mentioned in this post. The links to HGHI site stories have been changed to ensure your continuous viewing via the pdf archives.

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