Education & Training at Affiliates
The Global Women’s Health Fellowship is an interdisciplinary and cross-collaborative program organized through the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), a Harvard Global Health Institute.
The fellowship is a two year training program in which Fellows rotate in 6 month blocks between a field placement in Haiti, Rwanda, or Liberia, and a clinical placement in Boston, Massachusetts. The focus of the fellowship is on skills in global health service delivery, including skills in clinical care, medical education, program development, management, evaluation, quality improvement, and in implementation focused research.
The Partners Center of Expertise (COE) in Global and Humanitarian Health is a cross-disciplinary training opportunity that complements traditional clinical residencies and fellowships. The COE provides trainees with access to senior faculty for career advice and mentorship, monthly lectures, funding for conferences, travel and research and host of resources for developing productive careers in global and humanitarian health.
The Harvard Global Health Institute aims to educate a future generation of critical thinkers, leaders, and scholars to meet the most important world health challenges in the 21st century, produce new knowledge on emerging global health problems, and catalyze innovative solutions to reduce health inequities here at home and worldwide.
The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine applies social science and humanities research to constantly improve the practice of medicine, the delivery of treatment, and the development of health care policies locally and worldwide. A major effort is the Global Health Delivery program and developing the science of implementation. As of 2008, the Department is the central structure to help organize global health activities, especially medical education experiences, at Harvard Medical School.
Harvard Medical School – Human Resources for Health in Rwanda
The Government of Rwanda aims to build a high quality and sustainable health system. Rwanda currently faces a severe lack of adequate number of physicians and other health care workers, and one key root cause of this shortage is lack of adequate number of faculty to train future physicians. The Ministry of Health in Rwanda developed the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program to collaborate with US schools of medicine to support clinical faculty in Rwanda and strengthen targeted clinical residency programs. The program is currently recruiting expatriate physician mentors in pediatrics, anesthesia, emergency medicine and surgery.
The goal of the Global Health Delivery Project is to improve health among disadvantaged populations worldwide by systematizing the study of global health delivery and rapidly disseminating knowledge to practitioners through a range of coordinated initiatives.
The Department of Global Health and Population seeks to improve global health through education, research, and service from a population-based perspective. The department brings together disciplinary expertise in many areas to leverage different perspectives and approaches to global health issues. The aim is to achieve a deeper understanding of, and make significant contributions to, the “research-policy-implementation” cycle for the multi-faceted fields of global health and population.
The Global Health Education Consortium is a group of faculty and health care educators dedicated to global health education in health professions schools and residency programs. Founded in 1991 as the International Medical Health Education Consortium, GHEC members are active in more than 90 health profession schools and training programs in the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean.
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health, founded by leading North American university global health programs, aims to define the field and discipline of global health; standardize required curricula and competencies for global health; define criteria and conditions for student and faculty field placements in host institutions; and provide coordination of projects and initiatives among and between resource-rich universities and less-developed nations and their institutions.