- Dr. Paul Farmer on African Ebola Outbreak: Growing Inequality in Global Healthcare at Root of Crisis - Democracy NOW!
- Mohamed Bailor Barrie, Fulbright Fellow and student in the Master of Medical Sciences - Global Health Delivery program, speaks about challenges related to Ebola in Sierra Leone in a recent issue of the Harvard Gazette.
- Dr. Paul Farmer highlights the need for health systems strengthening in a radio interview with Public Radio International's The World.
- Dr. Scott Podolsky was quoted in Medical News Today that the inspiration for the drug is rooted in the pioneering research of the late 19th century.
Power of Ideas: Vanessa Kerry, Founder of SEED Global Health
Vanessa Kerry, MD, MPH, Instructor in Global Health and Social Medicine and Director of the Program in Global Health and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; and co-founder and CEO of SEED Global Health is profiled in the Power of Ideas section of Boston Magazine.
Vanessa is featured for her grassroots effort leading to the establishment of SEED Global Health Service Corps in the spring of 2012. SEED Global Health develops powerful partnerships to strengthen health systems globally. SEED works with the Peace Corps as the Global Health Service Partnership, a public-private collaboration investing in local capacity and human capital for better health in resource-limited countries.
Extending a warm welcome to the MMSc-GHD students for the fall semester
The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine is pleased to welcome the MMSc-GHD class of 2106. Cohort 3 will be taking courses this fall - many of them at 641 Huntington Avenue. Please join us in welcoming them!
Phenide Beaussejour, MD
Dr. Beaussejour is currently the Senior Health Officer at International Organization for Migration, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She is interested in researching primary care as an avenue to health access for all. Phenide hopes to understand how to ensure equity in good quality health care by enhancing the first level of health systems. She also aims to see how to engage the community as the core stakeholder of this approach.
Mr. Brar works as chief operating officer of Mata Jai Kaur Maternal and Child Health Centre, Rajasthan, India. His research will focus on how to recruit and train community health workers to promote behavioral and normative changes around two issues that greatly impact maternal and neonatal health: 1) care seeking during and after pregnancy and 2) family planning in Rajasthan. Aneel has been awarded a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship through Harvard University for his MMSc-GHD program.
David Brown, JD
Mr. Brown is the Dean of Zapata County Technical and Advanced Education Center, Texas. His MMSc-GHD project will seek to enhance the training of Navajo Community Health Representatives through a capital building campaign with other stake holders in the Navajo community.
Reginald Fils Aime, MD
Dr. Reginald Fils Aime works with Zanmi Lasante in Haiti as a team member and clinical supervisor for the Grand Challenges Canada-funded project, "Integrated Innovations" in Global Mental Health. Through his research, Reginald plans to develop a qualitative study of social reintegration for persons suffering from severe mental disorders in central Haiti.
Zarni Htun, MD
Dr. Htun is medical coordinator for Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale, Myanmar. His MMSc-GHD project will focus on the role of community health finances in health system strengthening. He will conduct on-site projects, study policy frameworks, pre-conditions, and settings for developing a community health financing scheme in the context of resource-poor communities
Dmitri Suffrin, MD
Dr. Suffrin is the TB-HIV program manager for Zanmi Lasante in St. Marc, Haiti. His MMSc-GHD research will seek ways to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission in Haiti.