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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 Brazil

Locations: Brazil
Topics: Research, Surgery

The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) has several projects in Brazil, focusing on surgical system strengthening through database and field research and nascent policy initiatives.  Led by Dr. Nivaldo Alonso, the Chief of Craniofacial Surgery at Hospital das Clinicas in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the PGSSC team collaborates directly with two states to perform national-level data collection.  In-country collaborators include Universidade Estadual do Amazonas (State University of Amazonas) and Universidade de Sao Paulo (University of Sao Paolo), as well as the Burn Society of Brazil.  We fully expect this project will continue to flourish under the strengthening relationships...

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)...

Sickle Cell GHSickle Cell Research

Location: Ghana, Liberia, Tanzania
Topics: Noncommunicable Diseases, Research

Dr. Venee Tubman, Dr. Alexandra Coria and Dr. Catherine Taylor and researching sickle cell patient outcomes in Tanzania, Liberia and Ghana. Over 240,000 infants are born with sickle cell disease – an inherited red blood cell disorder causing chronic anemia, pain and increased susceptibility to infections...

BBNC GHThe Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC)

Locations: India
Topics: Nutrition, Research

India has a wide range of nutrition and health problems, which require professionals with appropriate skills, knowledge and trans-disciplinary collaborative abilities to influence policy making at the national and global level. The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC) was established as a collaboration...