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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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.