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Mobile Technology

Our Work With Mobile Technology

mHealth: New Horizons for Health Through Mobile Technologies, World Health Organization, 2011

A comprehensive survey of mobile health efforts around the world. “Governments are expressing interest in mHealth as a complementary strategy for strengthening health systems and achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in low and middle income countries. This interest has manifested into a series of mHealth deployments worldwide that are providing early evidence of the potential for mobile and wireless technologies.”

mHealth Innovations as Health Innovations as Health System Strengthening Tools: 12 Common Applications and a Visual Framework
Alain B Labrique, Lavanya Vasudevan, Erica Kochi, Robert Fabricant, Garrett Mehld, Global Health: Science and Practice

ICT for Accountability: Transparency “Bottom-Up” 
Anne-Katrin Arnold, Communications Officer, World Bank’s External Affairs Operational Communication Department

Arts and Education

Arts at SAI

Kumbh Mela

Mapping the Kumbh Mela

Our Blog

Video: Mapping the Kumbh Mela: All Harvard 

Water and Poverty

Poverty and Development in South Asia

A recording of our 2014 Annual Mahindra Lecture, in which Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson of BRAC, speaks of his organizations mission to solve access issues in Bangladesh.

From SAARC to Slums: Urban Water Challenges in South Asia

A recording of this lecture from the 2014 Symposium. This talk features Shafiqul Islam, Peter Rogers, Afreen Siddiqi, Farhana Sultana and Jim Wescoat.

Measuring Water Scarcity

“The choice of treating water as an economic or social good needs to be framed as an allocation problem compounded by distributional complexities related to place, politics, and legacies. We can’t have meaningful dialogues about these choices until we address more focused question about water scarcity: for whom? at what cost? and at what scale?”

The Third World’s Drinking Problem

Submerged Landsacpes – From Chicago to Karachi by Jim Wescoat

The Right to Water by Farhana Sultana

Water – Energy Nexus: Sustainable Urbanization in the Greater Mekong Subregion by Peter Rogers

Mental Health and Disasters

Disaster Relief and Mental Health

Webinar: Responding to Disasters

The first webinar in our disaster management series, in which Shawn D’Andrea speaks about the fundamentals of incident command. This page also links to some external resources mentioned in previous SAI lectures.

Webinar: Mass Casualty Triage

Dr. Usha Periyanayagam discusses the principles of triage in disaster situations.

Webinar: Planning and Preparedness

Our most recent disaster management webinar, covering topics of planning for a disaster, preparatory drills, and debriefing, drawing from the experience of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Resources

A Harvard University/Red Cross program designed to teach skills, knowledge, and abilities required to effectively lead during crisis in the 21st century.