Less than half of individuals diagnosed with HIV in South Africa, the country with the largest HIV epidemic in the world, receive adequate treatment. Ever since her first research project related to HIV testing in South Africa in 2004, Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH, has been focused on connecting vulnerable populations with available services.
A pediatric cancer effort overseen by the Mass General Center for Global Health is making a difference in the lives of families and children.
As a recipient of an MGH Global Nursing Fellowship through the Center for Global Health, Duran recently spent 18 days teaching and training with nurses, students, midwives and residents in the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) NICU in Uganda. “This was a dynamic group of learners eager for professional development, so the energy was powerful,” she said. Jennifer Duran, RN, in the MGH NICU. Each morning Duran would teach a classroom course on topics she and the students thought would be helpful. They would then join medical rounds in the NICU for a more hands-on experience. “This quickly [...]