The mission of the Global Health Innovation Laboratory is to care for the world's most vulnerable populations by developing and facilitating healthcare delivery, research, education and capacity-building initiatives.
Current Initiatives and Programs
Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies - Uterine Balloon Tamponade for Postpartum Hemorrhage
By introducing and evaluating a postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) package with an ultra-low-cost uterine balloon tamponade device, we are working to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity due to PPH in underserved areas of Africa and beyond.
Sagam Center of Excellence in Medicine and Innovations
To meet the health needs of the Sagam community, Mass General is facilitating the construction of an emergency center and the rehabilitation of an operating theater. Through a partnership with Maseno University, we are creating a post-graduate residency program in Emergency and Family Medicine.
Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies - Ketamine for Painful Procedures and Emergency Cesarean Section (ESM-Ketamine)
Millions of people are not able to access basic surgical care due to a lack of anesthesia services. To address this gap, Mass General is working with Sagam Community Hospital to implement a best evidence package on the use of Ketamine for painful procedures and emergency cesarean section.
Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies: Newborn Respiratory Bundle
By introducing a newborn respiratory bundle in Kenya and India, we are working to reduce newborn death and disability due to respiratory diseases.
Emergency Care Center in Rural Kenya
Emergency care has been a neglected area of focus in many low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs), and particularly so in sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, we aided in the establishment of the first Emergency Care Center (ECC) in rural Kenya.
We partner with organizations around the world, as close to home as Brigham and Women's Hospital and as far-flung as the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences and the Ministry of Health of Zambia.
Past Initiatives and Programs
Health Education Alliance for Liberia
As Liberia strives to overcome 14 years of civil war, national leaders face the difficult task of rebuilding a devastated healthcare system. Liberia’s child mortality rate is the 5th worst in the world, with nearly 1 in 4 children dying by age 5. Today, only about 50 physicians remain in Liberia – and tragically, the country does not have a single, fully-trained pediatrician. Health Education Alliance for Liberia (HEAL) is a consortium that includes six universities dedicated to improving access to pediatric care in Liberia.
Initiative for Emergency Care in Rural Uganda
The Initiative for Emergency Care (IEC) aims to strengthen emergency care in the Rukungiri district of rural Uganda with an eye to long-term sustainability.
Maternal and Infant Health Initiative (MIHI), 2006 to 2010
The Maternal and Infant Health Initiative (MIHI) was a program that began in 2006 with an aim to implement a strategically coordinated system for delivering maternal and infant health services across the continuum of care-one rural district at a time-in Zambia.
South Sudan Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival Initiative
We are working to reduce maternal and child mortality by training frontline health workers on care for pregnant women, newborns, and young children across East Africa.
Initiative to End Child Malnutrition
For less than $1 a day, we are working to create a model malnutrition program in rural Uganda that will train health workers, educate community members, and improve outcomes for children.
Initiative for Peace Creation
The Initiative for Peace Creation (IPC) applies rigorous scientific thinking to the question, "How can we measure peace?"
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