Women in Global Health (WIGH) is an initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital to support female healthcare leaders who are working to improve lives in poor and under resourced communities around the world. These innovators are building critical health systems, improving healthcare delivery and fighting disease. Along the way they are also providing opportunities for more women to enter and advance in the field of medicine.

One of Women in Global Health’s key goals is to find and fund rising stars among the medical professionals at Mass General and our partner organizations in Uganda, South Africa, India and other resource-challenged areas. The program provides these women with shoulder to shoulder training, access to international colleagues and improved educational opportunities. By doing so, we seek to empower women at home and abroad to take on an even greater role in improving health care in their communities.

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Pat Daoust (third from right) with her Seed Global Health colleagues.

Pat Daoust Talks About Global Nursing

In the final in our interview series with the keynote speakers from this year’s Women in Global Health symposium, Pat Daoust, Associate Director for Nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital, talks about pride, passion and advocacy in her profession.

Hilarie Cranmer, MD

Interview with Hilarie Cranmer, MD, director of Global Disaster Response

The Mass General director of Global Disaster Response who spoke at the 2014 Women In Global Health Symposium discusses how MGH’s Global Disaster Response got it starts right at home.

Adeline Boatin, MD, MPH, Mass General OB/GYN Physician

Interview with Adeline Boatin, MD, MPH, Mass General OB/GYN Physician

An OB/GYN physician who spoke at the 2014 Women In Global Health Symposium discusses maternal health and her journey from Africa to MGH and back.

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Message for the MGH Women in Global Health Symposium

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Message for the MGH Women in Global Health Symposium

Senator Elizabeth Warren supports the Women in Global Health initiative, describing it as a program designed to build a stronger healthcare workforce and improve infrastructure both here and overseas.

Biomass Fuels: MGH Researcher Cuts Through the Smoke

Biomass Fuels: MGH Researcher Cuts Through the Smoke

Blair Wylie, MD, MPH, is investigating the potential health hazards for expectant mothers of cooking with fires fueled by wood, hay and other biomass fuels.

Disaster Relief After Typhoon Haiyan Aided by MGH Pharmacist’s Links to Philippines

Disaster Relief After Typhoon Haiyan Aided by MGH Pharmacist’s Links to Philippines

An MGH pharmacist’s knowledge of local language and customs played a crucial role in the MGH disaster relief effort in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.

Volunteer Health Workers Bolster MGH Africa Programs

Volunteer Health Workers Bolster MGH Africa Programs

Programs partnered with Mass General in Uganda and South Africa are using volunteer health workers to extend their reach to people in need of care.

Mass General Nurse Sees Resiliency During Global Health Crises

Mass General Nurse Sees Resiliency During Global Health Crises

The global health experiences of an MGH nurse reflect the impact that one person can make for people facing a crisis or disaster.

From Mom to Mom: New MGH Fundraising Initiative Links Boston Moms with Moms in Uganda

From Mom to Mom: New MGH Fundraising Initiative Links Boston Moms with Moms in Uganda

Moms Helping Moms is designed to give families an opportunity to make small or large monetary contributions that will help purchase supplies for the maternity ward at Mbarara Hospital.

Spotlight on Katrina Armstrong, MD

Spotlight on Katrina Armstrong, MD

The new physician-in-chief of the MGH Department of Medicine has experience as a physician and as a researcher of medical decision-making and quality of care.

Typhoon Haiyan Victims Aided by Mass General Team

Typhoon Haiyan Victims Aided by Mass General Team

Victims of Typhoon Haiyan have lined up by the hundreds to seek care and medications from an MGH disaster response team dispatched to the island nation.

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