A Glimpse of Our Impact at Home and Abroad

Summer 2017

Mission Accomplished

Les Anglais, Haiti

During a recent medical mission to Haiti, Brookside Community Health Center clinicians Anne-Marie Armand (center, in purple scrubs), Huburtus Kiefl, MD (far right), and a small team of volunteers cared for approximately 700 patients over four days.
(Photo by Hubertus Kiefl, MD)

Summer 2017

Sharing His Wish

Vancouver, Canada

After receiving the $1 million TED prize last year, Raj Panjabi, MD, MPH, gave a TED talk in April announcing his plans to use the award to train, empower, and connect community health workers around the world. This will expand on the program he developed in Liberia while working as a physician in Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Division of Global Health Equity and co-founder and CEO of the nonprofit Last Mile Health. In 2016, TIME named Panjabi to its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
(Photo courtesy of Bret Hartman/TED)

Summer 2017

Establishing Best Practices in the Global Health Environment

Boao, China

Mark Davis, MD, MS, executive director of strategic initiatives and business development at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), spoke about rapid changes in global health at the Boao Asia Forum in March. Since 2015, BWH has served as a strategic advisor to Evergrande Health as it develops a healthcare network in China, and its first hospital in Boao. BWH and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are collaborating with Evergrande Health to design world-class cancer care for the new Boao Evergrande International Hospital.
(Photo courtesy of Evergrande Health)

Summer 2017

Teaching Safe Surgery

Kigali, Rwanda

Jill Lanahan, MD (center), has spent a year with anesthesiology residents at King Faisal Hospital to train them in best practices for surgical and post-operative pain management. Here, she is with (from left) second-year anesthesia residents Goretti Hategekimana, MD, Servent Izabayo, MD, and Saidia Angelique, MD.
(Photo by Jill Lanahan, MD)

Summer 2017

Thinking Like Scientists

Roxbury, Massachusetts

Neurology resident Emily Ferenczi, MD, PhD, visited a fourth-grade class at the Tobin School to show students how to develop hypotheses and conduct fun, hands-on experiments that encourage them to think like scientists.
(Photo by Pamela Audeh)

Summer 2017

Developing Rapid Response to Global Crises or Catastrophe

Dayton, Ohio

Vin Gupta, MD, MSc, a fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, has been serving on the U.S. Air Force’s Critical Care Air Transport Team since 2012. In this photo, taken by Gupta, his team performs a training exercise to provide care and transport to critically injured and ill patients. Gupta’s expertise is helping the U.S. Air Force meet its goal of responding to any global health crisis or catastrophe in the world within 24 hours.
(Photo by Vin Gupta, MD, MSc)