New treatment for multidrug-resistant TB shows 85% effectiveness

A new drug regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis shows early effectiveness in 85 percent of patients in a cohort including many with serious comorbidities

Jake Miller • harvard
Aug. 6, 2020 ~9 min

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Film tells story of Partners In Health and the impact of three people

Documentary Night in Klarman Hall kicked off with a panel discussion on a clip from “Bending the Arc,” a film about Partners In Health, the NGO founded in 1987 by Harvard Medical School students Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim and social justice and health-care advocate Ophelia Dahl.

Shona Simkin • harvard
March 4, 2019 ~8 min

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University of Rwanda graduates first class of dentists, thanks in part to Harvard

Rwanda has a population of more than 12 million people and fewer than 40 registered dentists. This past fall, 10 graduates with a bachelor’s degrees in dental surgery joined their ranks, thanks in part to Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Heather Denny • harvard
Dec. 7, 2018 ~9 min

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