The commitment and culture that make Mass General unique extend its reach far beyond the hospital itself. From mobile cancer screenings in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood to mobilizing disaster surgical teams in Indonesia, Mass General is there when our neighbors need us most.
Mass General’s Center for Global Health is dedicated to improving the health of the most vulnerable in our global community by leveraging the hospital’s 200-year legacy of innovation in medical care, education, and scientific discovery.
The center has or is part of more than 60 programs in more than 40 countries. They include the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech). It is a global network of academic, clinical, corporate and implementation partners working to improve and accelerate high-quality, affordable medical technology development for low- and middle-income countries. The Global Primary Care Program is an innovative initiative of the MGH Department of Medicine that integrates the principles and practice of global health and primary care.
The center is also committed to expanding Mass General’s capacity to respond to humanitarian crises and to defining the “science” of disaster response. In recent years, the center has dispatched medical teams to Haiti, to aid in recovery from a devastating earthquake, and to Indonesia, to take part in tsunami relief.
Meanwhile, Mass General’s commitment to groundbreaking research has produced discoveries and devices that are improving patient care at MGH and human health internationally. These days, Mass General researchers are working to develop new cholera treatments and a vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS.
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