In Brief

Max Essex, Chair of HAI, and Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard, visit a clinic in Botswana
Max Essex, Chair of HAI, and Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard, visiting a clinic in Botswana

Research • Education • Leadership

Since 1988, HAI has promoted research, education, and leadership to end the AIDS epidemic. As the number of AIDS cases rose disproportionately to affect Africa and other resource scarce settings, HAI has directed its efforts towards developing prevention and treatment strategies to stem the epidemic in these regions.

Training students, researchers, and health professionals is vital to HAI’s mission. Education and training opportunities at Harvard and in Africa help create a network of experts to direct the next generation of public health leaders. HAI  also partners with government agencies, NGOs, research centers, and private corporations to develop initiatives that advance the understanding and treatment of HIV/AIDS.