Global Health

MGH’s Center for Global Health stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Uganda


MGH Global Health’s core values drive us to advocate for better health outcomes for all, no matter where they live or how they identify. That is why we are in firm opposition to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill recently introduced in Uganda’s Parliament. The legislation would not only diminish Uganda’s commitment to protecting the right to health of its people, but it would violate multiple fundamental rights including freedom of expression, privacy, equality, and nondiscrimination. MGH’s Center for Global Health stands in strong support of the LGBTQ+ community in Uganda and those who remain committed to protecting fundamental freedoms and universal human [...]

MGH’s Center for Global Health stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Uganda2023-05-25T16:16:13-04:00

Earthquake in Turkey and Syria


At 4:17 AM local time on February 6, 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake with a depth of 24 km struck the Pazarcik District of Kahramanmaraş Province in south-central Turkey, and significant aftershocks were felt throughout the region, including another large, 7.5 magnitude quake in southeastern Turkey just 11 minutes later. In the 10 days since the earthquake, Turkish authorities report over 35,000 fatalities, and the death toll in Syria is nearly 6,000. Sadly, these numbers will continue to increase as search and rescue efforts come to a close. Survivors have been left homeless, many having only what they were wearing [...]

Earthquake in Turkey and Syria2023-02-16T14:31:07-05:00

Performing Facial Reconstructive Surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Interview with David Shaye, MD, MPH, FACS


Traumatic injuries account for more than five million annual deaths, roughly as many as HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Ninety percent of these trauma-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries that often lack sufficient surgical staff or surgical tools to treat these injuries. For those that require complex facial reconstruction, the disparity in care can be even greater. David Shaye, MD, MPH, FACS In Boston, David Shaye, MD, MPH, FACS, uses innovative technologies and ample resources to perform procedures such as face lifts (rhytidectomies), rhinoplasties, and other facial surgeries in his role as facial plastics and reconstructive [...]

Performing Facial Reconstructive Surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Interview with David Shaye, MD, MPH, FACS2022-05-31T11:33:04-04:00

A New Era in Global Psychiatric Care


When the World Health Organization labeled COVID-19 a pandemic in March 2020, researchers within the mental health community quickly began sound the alarm about a concurring silent pandemic: mental health illness. In Boston, Greg Fricchione, MD, and Guiseppe “Bepi” Raviola, MD, leaders of the MGH Chester M. Pierce Division of Global Psychiatry, have actively worked to position the division in response to the ensuing mental health crisis. Greg Fricchione, MD, (left) and Giuseppe Raviola, MD, (right) Even before the first case of COVID-19 was reported, the global burden of mental health illness was rising. In 2019, the World [...]

A New Era in Global Psychiatric Care2022-04-25T13:47:18-04:00

In Memory of Paul Edward Farmer, MD, PhD


Paul Edward Farmer, MD, PhD, passed away at the age of 62 in Butaro, Rwanda on February 21, 2022. He was the co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health, chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard. Within the MGH Center for Global Health he was not only a colleague, but a mentor and friend to many. In the months since his passing, members of our community have shared their thoughts and reflections on [...]

In Memory of Paul Edward Farmer, MD, PhD2022-04-25T13:31:34-04:00

Researching Antimicrobial Resistance in Bangladesh


In January 2022, a published Lancet study found that in 2019, nearly 5 million deaths were due to antimicrobial resistant infections. Klebsiella pneumoniae is one bacterium that can develop antimicrobial resistance and as a result has become an increasing global threat. The bacteria, which is normally harmless in the gut, can cause a series of life-threatening illnesses including pneumonia, sepsis, meningitis, and wound or surgical site infections when introduced to other parts of the body. Sridhar (second from left) with colleagues in Bangladesh K. pneumoniae joins Eschericia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis as part of a group [...]

Researching Antimicrobial Resistance in Bangladesh2022-04-25T16:01:21-04:00

CNN Africa Recognizes MobiCare Creator Nuriat Nambogo, MMS, DPPM, BDS


Nuriat Nambogo, MMS, DPPM, BDS, a Research and Grants Manager at the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) Uganda was recognized by CNN Africa for her role in developing MobiCare, the company responsible for the MobiCare app. Nuriat Nambogo, MMS, DPPM, BDS Mobicare allows patients to search for and directly interact with local healthcare providers to schedule appointments and ask medical questions. Nambogo developed the app in response to difficulties in accessing medical care. By streamlining contact between patients and providers, the app closes access gaps and helps patients get much needed care. Nambogo and her team created [...]

CNN Africa Recognizes MobiCare Creator Nuriat Nambogo, MMS, DPPM, BDS2022-04-25T13:34:14-04:00
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