A Glimpse of Our Impact at Home and Abroad

people working out in a yoga class with yoga balls

Winter 2016/17

Connecting Mind and Body

Jamaica Plain, MA

Yoga class is in session for members of the Comunidad en Acción program at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, an affiliate of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). The program encourages healthy activity through group support. (Photo by Len Rubenstein)

emergency medicine doctor trains a healthcare provider

Winter 2016/17

Sound Advice

Gallup, NM

Adaira Chou, MD (right), an emergency medicine ultrasound fellow at BWH, trains a healthcare provider with the Indian Health Service on how to perform an ultrasound-guided insertion of a peripheral intravenous line. (Photo by John Eicken, MD)

international emergency medicine fellows taking a selfie for the refugee crisis

Winter 2016/17

Responding to Refugee Crisis

Northern Greece

Nirma D. Bustamante, MD (front row, second from left), an international emergency medicine fellow at BWH, provided primary and urgent care to Syrian and Iraqi refugees alongside other volunteers from U.S.-based disaster response organization Team Rubicon. (Photo by Nirma D. Bustamante, MD)

building site of first radiation therapy treatment facility in Bermuda

Winter 2016/17

Breaking Ground

Camden, Bermuda

Partnering with the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre is building the island nation’s first radiation therapy treatment facility. The state-of-the-art facility will house the latest technology for cancer treatment, giving the center tools to treat more than 90 percent of cancers and offering new hope to patients unable to fly overseas for care. (Photo by Akil Simmons)

Director and doctor discussing in office

Winter 2016/17

Diagnosing a Rare Disease

Mirebalais, Haiti

Aaron Berkowitz, MD, PhD, director of BWH’s Global Neurology Program (left), and Roosevelt Francois, MD, of the University Hospital in Mirebalais (right), collaborated to identify symptoms of a rare variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome in a patient with confirmed Zika virus infection. (Photo courtesy of Partners in Health)

Operation room with patient receiving surgery

Winter 2016/17

Surgery in Senegal

Dakar, Senegal

BWH OB/GYN resident Oluwatosin Onibokun, MD (left), and Jon Einarsson, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (right), operate with the team at Cheikh Anta Diop University using minimally invasive surgical techniques. (Photo by Khady Diouf, MD)