Division of Global Health

The Division of Global Health at MassGeneral Hospital for Children aims to build and foster international partnerships for interdisciplinary research, education and service to reduce health disparities and achieve optimal health for children and adolescents in resource-limited settings of the developing world.

Letter from the Division of Global Health Chief, Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD

The Division of Global Health at MassGeneral Hospital for Children was founded in March 2010 and includes seven faculty members and senior research fellows and five staff members. Our primary goal is to build and foster international partnerships for interdisciplinary research, education and service to reduce health disparities and achieve optimal health for children and adolescents in resource-limited settings of the developing world.

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The Division of Global Health MassGeneral Hospital for Children 100 Cambridge Street, 15th floor Boston, Massachusetts 02114 DivisionGlobalHealth@partners.org

Our multidisciplinary teams focus on the most important challenges in pediatric global health.

We have two main targets:
1) “Implementation science,” or finding ways for scientifically valid approaches to be available to all the world’s children and
2) Developing innovative technology to solve pediatric problems that will never be addressed by clinical care alone

Our research agenda tackles five big questions: Why every year up to 4 million children are born dead, 1.5 million children die in the first day of life, 3 million die in the first week of life, 4 million die in the first month of life, and 6.5 million die in the first year of life. Our faculty works on prematurity, birth asphyxia, neonatal sepsis, childhood pneumonia, diarrhea, and HIV in Africa, Asia, Central and South America.
 
We must make a difference and provide a voice for the children and adolescents who do not have one.
 
Sincerely,
 
Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Global Health

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