Building a Team of Technicians in Haiti

2021-11-01T11:22:35-04:00

One of the unrecognized backbones of medicine is machine technology. Oxygen concentrators, anesthesia machines, incubators, ventilators, and so many more machines are integral to modern medical care. According to the World Health Organization, “Without medical devices, common medical procedures – from bandaging a sprained ankle, to diagnosing HIV/AIDS, implanting an artificial hip or any surgical intervention – would not be possible.” What happens when these lifesaving machines break and there is no one around who knows how to fix them? Tom Monaghan, a biomedical engineering technician in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Perioperative Services Team, is part of a team [...]

Building a Team of Technicians in Haiti2021-11-01T11:22:35-04:00

A Holistic Vision for the Asylum Clinic

2021-06-25T14:44:25-04:00

This story is part of our Summer 2021 Newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. “AS PHYSICIANS OUR JOB is to think holistically about health,” says Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc, Co-Director of the MGH Asylum Clinic. This comprehensive view orients the future of the Asylum Clinic—which conducts forensic medical examinations for individuals seeking asylum. Since launching in October 2017, the Asylum Clinic has undergone tremendous growth; increasing its capacity to perform examinations for asylum-seekers, responding to COVID-19, and bringing together a wide network of providers within MGH and the greater Boston community. “We’ve seen about 325 asylum-seekers in the [...]

A Holistic Vision for the Asylum Clinic2021-06-25T14:44:25-04:00

Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic Together

2021-06-25T14:45:06-04:00

This story is part of our Summer 2021 Newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. ON DECEMBER 8, 2020, Margaret Keenan, a 91-year-old woman, received the first approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine dose in the world. Pfizer and BioNTech collaborated to produce the vaccine in less than a year. Moving through clinical trials and producing an effective vaccine in such a short period of time is one of this generation’s greatest biotechnological achievements. However, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was just the first vaccine to be approved by the European Union, the Food and Drug Agency in the United States, and the [...]

Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic Together2021-06-25T14:45:06-04:00

Building a Global Oncology Community

2021-06-25T14:45:43-04:00

This story is part of our Summer 2021 Newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. OVER THE PAST several decades, cancer technology has grown immensely. Oncology research has led to new treatments and therapies. Patient outcomes have improved for a variety of cancers. All of this growth saves lives. “There is tremendous growth and scientific progress happening,” echoes MGH oncologist Aparna Parikh, MD, MPH. “Yet, where the preponderance of cancer cases is happening, people don’t have access to these developments.” In 2018, 59% of new cancer cases were in low- and middle-income countries and a disproportionate 70% of cancer [...]

Building a Global Oncology Community2021-06-25T14:45:43-04:00

Global Disaster Response Returns to Matamoros, Mexico and Supports India’s COVID-19 Response

2021-07-07T13:19:03-04:00

This story is part of our Summer 2021 Newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. MATAMOROS, MEXICO is a city located on the Mexico-United States border and the receiving site for many individuals seeking asylum who have been sent back from the United States while they await their immigration hearings. Although the Biden administration altered Trump-era immigration and asylum policies to allow more asylum seekers into the United States, the camp is still populated with many individuals. The Matamoros camp was originally established with no access to food, water, sanitation, or basic medical care or hygiene. Global Resource Management [...]

Global Disaster Response Returns to Matamoros, Mexico and Supports India’s COVID-19 Response2021-07-07T13:19:03-04:00

CGH-Sponsored Master of Nursing Students Graduate from Mbarara University of Science and Technology

2021-06-25T14:46:01-04:00

This story is part of our Summer 2021 Newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. ON APRIL 24, 2021, Mbarara University of Science and Technology held a virtual graduation ceremony in which eight, MGH Center for Global Health sponsored, Master of Nursing Critical Care students graduated. CGH sponsored these students through the First Mile Program. The graduates were Jennifer Alobo, Brenda Ninsima, Joseph Atukwase, Johnan Turyasingura, Nagaba Ritah, Were Phiona, Jalia Nakandi Seruwadda, and Komugabe Peninah. The newly minted graduates are moving onto a variety of careers: Turyasingura is currently doing clinical work at Uganda Heart Institute, Ninsima serves [...]

CGH-Sponsored Master of Nursing Students Graduate from Mbarara University of Science and Technology2021-06-25T14:46:01-04:00

CGH Launches Grant to Support Researchers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

2021-06-25T14:46:10-04:00

This story is part of our Summer 2021 Newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. CGH RECENTLY LAUNCHED the MGH Global Health Finish Line Grant (GHFLG). The grant aims to provide junior investigators and trainees from MGH global health faculty partner sites with the funds, support, and mentorship they need to bring their research projects to completion. With the creation of the GHFLG, CGH acknowledges the financial and time challenges many researchers from low- and middle-income countries face while conducting research. By providing financial support and promoting mentorship between partner sites, CGH hopes to alleviate some of these barriers. [...]

CGH Launches Grant to Support Researchers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries2021-06-25T14:46:10-04:00
Go to Top