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1509, 2020

A city that defines love and life- Mass General Deploys Surgeon to support Beirut response.

September 15th, 2020|Categories: Global Disaster Response|

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Global Health (CGH) Office of Global Disaster Response and Humanitarian Action (GDRHA) has deployed Dr. Haytham Kaafarani, from the MGH department of Surgery, Trauma, Emergency Surgery & Surgical Critical Care, to provide trauma and critical care support to those affected by the August 4th explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. On August 4, two explosions tore through the city of Beirut, the second of [...]

3108, 2020

Global Disaster Response Monitoring Active Hurricane Season

August 31st, 2020|Categories: Global Disaster Response|

Updated August 31st, 2020 Hurricane Laura made landfall on the Louisiana and Texas coasts on August 27th as a Category 4 storm. Sustained winds as high as 150 mph destroyed homes and business and the cut power to hundreds of thousands.  The storm surge has since caused devastating flooding in coastal communities. In these areas already greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a critical need for [...]

1108, 2020

Global Disaster Response Partners Supporting Beirut, Lebanon

August 11th, 2020|Categories: Global Disaster Response|

On August 4, two explosions tore through the city of Beirut, the second of which registered as a 3.3 magnitude earthquake, killing at least 220 people, injuring over 6,000, and leaving roughly 300,000 homeless. The MGH Center for Global Health stands with the people of Beirut as well as our colleagues who have been affected by this tragic event. Several of the Center’s Global Disaster Response partner organizations are [...]

1806, 2020

Mass General Deploys Team to Support COVID-19 Response in Navajo Nation

June 18th, 2020|Categories: Global Disaster Response|

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Global Health (CGH) Office of Global Disaster Response and Humanitarian Action (GDR) has deployed a team this week to provide a professional response in support of one of the many communities of the Navajo Nation affected by COVID-19. The Navajo Nation has the highest COVID-19 infection rate per capita than any individual US state. The Indian Health Service (IHS), which provides direct [...]

1004, 2020

Global Health Collaborative Builds New COVID-19 Treatment Center

April 10th, 2020|Categories: Global Health|

Led by Stephen Asiimwe and Annet Kembabazi, The Global Health Collaborative (GHC) is closely working with key partners, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH), and CGH Boston, to enhance capacity and support for regional COVID-19 response. With support of The Wyss Foundation, and in collaboration with MUST senior leaders, we are repurposing some resources from the First Mile program towards the COVID-19 response. [...]

2002, 2020

“Meet Them Where They Are”: The Role of Hair Salons in South African Sexual Health

February 20th, 2020|Categories: Global Health Research|

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.

102, 2020

Global Nursing Fellow Works with Ugandan Counterparts on Neonatal Intensive Care

February 1st, 2020|Categories: Global Health Nursing|

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 [...]

401, 2020

Americares Field Report: Caring for Typhoon Survivors in the Pacific

January 4th, 2020|Categories: Global Disaster Response|

“Everywhere you looked there were flattened buildings—metal awnings twisted like corkscrews and piles of debris,” said Paulina Zajac, who coordinated a team from Americares and Massachusetts General Hospital in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yutu this past fall. Historic Storm A flattened warehouse at Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport. The most powerful storm to ever strike the Northern Mariana Islands, Yutu was the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane [...]

2210, 2019

“We will make it. We will get there”: MGHfC 2018 Pediatric Global Health Summit

October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Global Health|

The MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the MGH Center for Global Health hosted the 2018 Pediatric Global Health Summit on October 15. The event drew health care providers, advocates and scientists from the New England area and was highlighted by presentations from pediatricians across the globe. Inspiring Keynote (From left) Jason Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP, FIDSA, Agnes Binagwaho, MD, PhD, Ronald Kleinman, MD, and Louise Ivers, MBBCH, BAO, [...]

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