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Curing Water GH

Curing "Water on the Brain"

Locations: Uganda 
Topics: Education, Maternal, Child & Infant Care, Noncommunicable Diseases

Dr. Benjamin Warf, MD, the Director of the Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a pediatric neurosurgeon who has revolutionized the treatment of intra-cranial diseases in very young children, in particular, spina bifida and hydrocephalus (“water on the brain”)...

Detecting Early GH

Detecting Early Warning Signs in Pediatric Cancer Patients

Locations: Guatemala
Topics: Education, Noncommunicable Diseases

As cancer treatment becomes more available around the world, hospitals face the combined challenge of caring for a high-risk population in a low-resource environment. There is an urgent need for an effective, low-cost method for early identification of patient deterioration as a way...

Ebola GH

Ebola Response - Saving Healthcare Workers

Locations: Liberia 
Topics: Education, Emergency Response

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia began in the spring of 2014 and by June 2015 had claimed over 4800 lives. Tragically, many frontline health care workers (HCWs) were affected, with over 390 cases and 189 fatalities reported in Liberia. The Ebola outbreak severely strained...

ECHO GHECHO Project - Improving Patient Care for Kids with Cancer

Locations: Guatemala
Topics: Education, Noncommunicable Diseases

The Medical-Surgical ICU at Boston Children's Hospital established The ECHO Project: Educación de Cuidados Intensivos en un Hospital de Oncología in December of 2014. Since it's inception the ECHO Project has demonstrated a multidisciplinary commitment to...

Hearts and Minds GHHearts and Minds of Ghana - Cardiology Care

Locations: Ghana
Topics: Education, Noncommunicable Diseases, Surgery

Dr. Francis Fynn Thompson (Cardiology) and Beverley Small (2015 Global Nursing Fellow) have led a tremendous effort to create a self-sustaining pediatric cardiac surgery program in Ghana (Dr. Thompson is from Ghana originally and believes in giving back to his home country).  When their initiative...

Improving Outcomes GHImproving Outcomes for Cancer Patients

Locations: Myanmar
Topics: Education

At Yangon Children’s Hospital, in Myanmar, the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Global Health Initiative (GHI) is partnering with pediatric oncology physicians and nurses in-country to improve outcomes for children with cancers and life-threatening blood disorders through program building, education, and research...


NICU & PICU Training Course

Location: Haiti
Topics: Education, Noncommunicable Diseases

Michelle LaBrecque. Anna Gluckman and Alexis Schmid are leading a group of 41 nurses, 1 pharmacist, 1 physician and 1 project coordinator from Boston Children’s Hospital in on-site project implementation of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) & Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) certificate...

Open Pediatrics GHOPENPediatrics - mHealth and Technology

Locations: Rwanda, South Korea, Israel, Turkey, Russia 
Topics: Education, Infectious Disease, Maternal, Child and Infant Care, Noncommunicable Diseases, Nutrition, Research, Surgery

Every year, millions of children die from preventable causes. Expertise on how to treat these children exists, but is currently locked within the walls of institutions. The present system of medical education...

PGSSC - Improving Surgery Systems in Ethiopia

Locations: Ethiopia
Topics: Education, Research, Surgery

The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) has team representatives in Ethiopia who are engaged in pilot projects in two states, with potential for expansion, and national healthcare policy planning.  Local collaborators include the Surgical Society of Ethiopia, Anesthesia Society of Ethiopia, and Obstetric Society of Ethiopia.  On a larger scale, we partner with Jhpiego, Assist International, G4 Alliance, Dalberg consultants, and GE Foundation to evaluate and provide recommendations for implementation of policy planning...

PGSSC India GHPGSSC - Improving Surgery Systems in India

Locations: India
Topics: Education, Research, Surgery

The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) is working in India on a broad range of projects related to implementation science, by supporting local partners in adapting and implementing The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery’s (LCoGS) recommendations for the Indian context. Through the LCoGS-India...

PGSSC - Improving Surgery Systems in Rwanda

Locations: Rwanda
Topics: Education, Research, Surgery

A major barrier to improving surgical access and outcomes is the lack of research capacity in Low to Middle Income Countries (LMICS). Recognizing this, Dr. Yihan Lin, from the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) has worked in Rwanda to help develop a complete curriculum for operational research training (ORT). ORT is a rigorous research training method, which develops research on key operational issues while simultaneously building local research capacity. This course is spaced over three modules within the course of 8 months to allow time to complete critical milestones...

PGSSC - Improving Surgery Systems in Zambia

Locations: Zambia
Topics: Education, Research, Surgery

On the invitation of the Zambian Ministry of Health (MOH) the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) has fellows actively involved in creating a National Surgical Plan for Zambia which will be integrated into their national health plan, scheduled to be implemented in 2016. Dr. Mukhopadhyay and his team have been deeply involved in preparations and discussion surrounding the plan. Collaborations with multiple in-country and international partners, including World Health Organization (WHO), Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET- UK)...

Teaching GHTeaching Otolaryngology

Locations: Rwanda
Topics: Education, Noncommunicable Diseases

Rwanda is underserved from an ORL perspective, with just 4 faculty in the whole country who are equipped to train the residents who will serve a population of over 11 million. Dr. Roger Nuss and Dr. Julie Strychowsky are creating a template of teaching and training in ORL for resource-poor settings through Oto-Simulation (an ear examination simulator), teaching cases...