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Global Nurses Lead Across Institutions

BWH has a rich legacy of global health work in partnership with a number of sister institutions, including Partners In Health (PIH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Three outstanding nurse leaders recently came together to discuss the importance of nursing in global health efforts. Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer at PIH and staff member in the BWH Division of Global Health Equity; Patricia Daoust, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer at SEED Global Health and Associate Director for the MGH Center for Global Health; and Julie Anathan, RN, MPH, International Nursing Coordinator at the MGH Center for Global Health and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer at SEED have extensive experience in global health work, both nationally and internationally. Continue reading “Global Nurses Lead Across Institutions”

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PA Services Grant Recipient Shares Malawi Experience With Africa Burn Relief Program

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Jennifer Wall, MSPAS, PA-C, founder and president of the Africa Relief Burn Program and recipient of the BWH PA Services Grant

In honor of National Physician Assistant (PA) Week earlier this month, Jennifer Wall, MSPAS, PA-C, founder and president of the Africa Relief Burn Program and recipient of the BWH PA Services Grant, shared her experience and challenges working in the village of Nkhoma in Malawi, Africa.

 

With only 2 percent of the southeast African country having access to electricity, all daily activities, such as heat, bathing, laundry and cooking, center around wood fires, and so burn-related injuries are common. Continue reading “PA Services Grant Recipient Shares Malawi Experience With Africa Burn Relief Program”

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Husband and Wife Team Committed to Global Health

Husband and wife team Koji Nakashima MD, a BWH hospitalist and Erin George, RN, MSN, CNM, a member of the BWH Nurse Midwifery Service, have a storied history of working in Haiti in partnership with Partners In Health (PIH). “We firmly believe that we need to level that playing field for people,” says Nakashima, specifically in the areas of access to food, clean water, and housing. Continue reading “Husband and Wife Team Committed to Global Health”