Global Health Delivery Online (GHDonline) is a product of the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University. Support for GHDonline is provided in part by The Leon Lowenstein Foundation, The Schooner Foundation, and private donors.

Founding Institutions:




Harvard School of Public Health

The overarching mission of the Harvard School of Public Health is to advance the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication. To pursue this mission, the School produces knowledge through research, reproduces knowledge through higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policy makers, and practitioners to advance the health of populations.

Harvard School of Public Health Center for Continuing Professional Education

The CCPE hosts the annual summer program Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control in Boston. U.S.A, which brings together a body of technical expertise common to the control of human airborne infections such as tuberculosis (including drug resistant strains). GHDonline and the CCPE work together so that participants are able to find course content and discuss critical issues in the GHDonline TB Infection Control community, which is led by Program Directors Paul A. Jensen, PhD, PE, CIH and Edward A. Nardell, MD, and Faculty Grigory V. Volchenkov, MD.

Set up by World Health Organization together with major publishers in 2002, the Health Access to Research programme (HINARI) provides free or very low-cost access to more than 6,500 online journals in biomedical, health, and related social sciences to local, non-profit institutions in developing countries.

Health for America is an audacious attempt to use America’s greatest strength – entrepreneurship to address its greatest challenge – health. Health for America mobilizes recent college graduates to create innovative, sustainable solutions for chronic disease. Fellows partner with physicians, community leaders to understand root causes and assess available resources. Working with private sector partners in an innovations framework, fellows create and rapidly iterate upon community-based technology solutions, evaluating the impact on health metrics and working with the community to ensure sustainability.

ITOCA is a capacity building organization aimed at enhancing information and communications technology (ICT) skills for African librarians, information specialists, scientists, researchers and students in Sub-Sahara Africa. ITOCA spearheads programme support for TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library, Cornell University 's Albert R. Mann Library), AGORA, HINARI and OARE in the region. As a partner, ITOCA provides an introduction to GHDonline communities during its HINARI training and support programmes throughout Africa.

Produced by the publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal Watch is a subscription-based surveillance service that provides focused summaries of more than 300 of the top medical and scientific journals to physicians and health professionals. Journal Watch editors are both practicing physicians and thought leaders in their fields. GHDonline and Journal Watch work together to further their missions of democratizing access to critical medical information to professionals in lower income countries by sharing content, and, whenever possible, by connecting experts in respective networks to further collaborate.

Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, with programs in poor communities in the Caribbean (Haiti), Latin America (Peru, Mexico, Guatemala), Africa (Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi), the United States (Greater Boston) and Russia. Through service, training, advocacy, and research, and by establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations, PIH strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.

UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored medical information resource available via the Web, desktop computer and mobile device. With UpToDate, physicians can answer questions quickly, increase their clinical knowledge and improve patient care. Patients may also subscribe to UpToDate's patient information and gain access to the same current, in-depth medical content trusted by physicians, allowing patients and physicians to make shared medical decisions. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Waltham, Mass., UpToDate is relied on by more than 360,000 clinicians worldwide, almost 90 percent of academic medical centers in the US and thousands of patients. UpToDate is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Click here for more information about the UpToDate International Grant Subscription Program on GHDonline.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the TB CARE II project provides funding for the development of the TB Design Roster, a GHDonline-based tool for identifying TB Infection Control consultants by location or area of expertise, including engineers and architects with special training or experience. TB CARE II is funded by USAID under cooperative agreement no. AID-OAA-A-10-00021. The project team includes prime recipient, University Research Co., LLC (URC), and sub-recipient organizations Jhpiego, Partners In Health (PIH), Project HOPE along with the Canadian Lung Association (CLA); Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI); Dartmouth Medical School: the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health; Euro Health Group; MASS Design Group, and The New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute.

Updated July 30, 2013