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Currently Browsing:2015

  • MGH team deploys to Nepal

    Friday, May 01, 2015  Mass General

    On April 25, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal – the country’s worst in more than 80 years. As the death toll continues to rise to more than 5,000, an additional 9,000 people have been injured, and there are thousands more without homes. The earthquake is a major catastrophe to the Nepalese people, as well as the country’s infrastructure as a whole.

  • MGH physician recounts days following devastating earthquake

    Friday, May 01, 2015  Mass General

    Renee Salas, MD, of the MGH Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Program in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was in Nepal at the time of the earthquake. Salas was uninjured and remains in-country providing medical care with the Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) in Pheriche, near the Mount Everest Base Camp.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Collaborating in a crisis

    Friday, March 01, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH Center for Global Health welcomed U.S. Army Lt. General P.K. Keen to discuss his command of the U.S. military’s relief efforts in Haiti as part of “Development and Defense: The Role of the U.S. Military in Global Health,” a seminar and panel discussion.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • MGH resident collaborates with Lebanese university

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Hasan Merali, MD, followed the 80-year-old patient to her home, a small, dark concrete room within the Shatila Refugee Camp in Lebanon, where rats scurried across the floor. During the home visit, the woman told of losing her entire family to the Shatila massacre in 1982 and noted she now is dependent for medical care on the kindness of doctors like Merali who volunteer at the camp’s outreach clinic.

  • MGH helps fight South Sudan medical education crisis

    Friday, March 30, 2012  Mass General

    “Between the Earth and Sky” follows Thomas Burke, MD, chief of the MGH division and leader of its Southern Sudan Medical Education Collaborative, as he and his team recruit instructors from Boston and beyond to work alongside Sudanese counterparts to teach 400 medical students who dream of becoming the first generation of South Sudanese doctors.

  • Students in the Field: A blog excerpt from Whitman College student Andrew Roehrig working in Kenya.

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012  Mass General

    Under the guidance of Thomas F. Burke MD, the Innovations, technologies, and health transformation in Africa program brings students in the Harvard Summer Program to Kisumu, Kenya, to explore diverse approaches aimed at fostering transformative and sustainable healthcare improvements in Africa.

  • Mass General Physician Reports from Benghazi, Libya

    Thursday, September 13, 2012  Mass General

    Thomas F. Burke, MD, chief of the Division of Global Health and Human Rights in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mass General was working in Benghazi, Libya, to help establish medical training and infrastructure. He provides his perspective and experience during the recent tragic attacks on the U.S. Embassy.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Helping hands in India

    Friday, January 28, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 1.28.11 When Stephanie Moore, md, a cardiologist with the MGH Heart Center, made her first trip to the city of Kolkata, India, in May 2009, she witnessed the extreme poverty experienced by many of the city's sick and poor.

  • Maternal health around the world

    Friday, April 15, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 4.11.15 She is best known as an American supermodel for brands such as Calvin Klein, Chanel and Maybelline Cosmetics. But Christy Turlington recently established a different reputation for herself: maternal health advocate for women around the world.

  • Global Health Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

    Friday, August 19, 2011  Research

    Research Program of Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Global Health; MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Addressing the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa

    Friday, January 08, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 01.08.10 The MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights, the Departments of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, and MassGeneral Hospital for Children welcomed journalist, scientist and public health consultant Helen Epstein, PhD, for a Dec. 10 discussion of her experience studying the proliferation of HIV/AIDS on the African continent.

  • A new start

    Friday, May 21, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 05.21.10 The media’s coverage of the destruction and sorrow in Haiti following the Jan. 12 earth-quake may have slowed, but the grieving and efforts to rebuild are still in the early phases. The following is the story of 12-year-old Gedline Agard and her mother Ginette LaForest.


Read the Human Trafficking Initiative’s case study of sex trafficking of women and girls in Metro Manila published in Health and Human Rights: an international journal.

The Human Trafficking Initiative has also focused on the role of businesses in combating human trafficking. Read our write-up on corporate social responsibility in the Rotman Magazine.

Read the Human Trafficking Initiative’s case study and recommendations for addressing human trafficking in a hospital’s Emergency Department.

As part of the MNCS initiative, we developed an innovative package of supplies and educational resources for front-line MNCH workers in South Sudan. Read about it in the South Sudan Medical Journal.  

Uterine balloon tamponade is an effective treatment of uncontrolled post-partum hemorrhage, but little research has been done on its use in resource-poor settings. Read our systematic review.

We train midwives and other front-line healthcare workers on the use of point-of-care ultrasound. Read our analysis of skill retention and ultrasound’s effects on clinical decision-making for midwives in rural Zambia.


Currently Browsing:2013

Currently Browsing:2010


  • Mwapusukeni: You Have Survived

    Mwapusukeni: You Have Survived

    The Division's South Sudan Maternal, Newborn, and Child Survival Initiative is working to provide innovative training in emergency care to frontline health workers throughout the new nation.

  • Dr. Olunga video

    Dr. Olunga's Story

    Listen to a testimonial from Dr. Richard Olunga about successful uses of the Division's uterine balloon to save mothers' lives

  • Midwives Stories in Africa

    Midwives Stories from Africa

    Listen to a testimonial from midwives in Western Kenya about successful uses of the Division's uterine balloon to save mothers' lives.

  • Uterine Balloon Tamponade Video

    Uterine Balloon Tamponade: Saving Women's Lives Across Africa

    The Division is currently expanding its Uterine Balloon Tamponade program in Kenya and South Sudan. Learn more about the impact UBT is having on mothers in these countries.

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