Global Health Dermatology

Global Health Dermatology

Improving skin health for vulnerable populations around the globe.


Global Health Dermatology



  • To improve diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions in resource poor settings.
  • To train providers at home and abroad in delivering high quality dermatologic care to those most in need


Dr. Esther Freeman M.D. Ph.D. is a dermatologist and epidemiologist, specializing in global health dermatology. She has worked to improve healthcare, especially those affectedby HIV, in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and southeast Asia since 2003. She has collaborated with the World Health Organization since 2011, to establish guidelines for the treatment of HIV-associated skin conditions in the developing world. She has won the American Academy of Dermatology’s Member Making a Difference Award, as well as the most highly cited author in the area of epidemiology in AIDS in 2009. Her current work centers around Kaposi’s sarcoma, a potentially deadly tumor associated with HIV that first appears on the skin. Her work has been supported by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the American Skin Association, the Harvard Center for AIDS Research, and the Medical Dermatology Society. Please also see her biography 


Kenya: Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya

Uganda: Infectious Disease Institute, Kampala, Uganda

Uganda: Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Mbarara, Uganda

Nigeria: Institute of Human Virology, Abuja, Nigeria

Switzerland: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

South Africa: Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa


You can help make high quality diagnosis and treatment a reality for those suffering from skin disease in one of the most impoverished communities worldwide.  To learn more about our program, email us at   

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