Global Scholar Perspective: India with the Global Health Leadership Program

In August of 2015, I had the pleasure of going on a month long interprofessional educational experience with the Global Health Leadership Program (GHLP). The trip was a 4-week rotation through the hospital at Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical and Research Hospital in Pune, India. During my time there, I rotated through OB, Community clinics, Medicine and […]

Respectful Maternity Care: Think Globally, Act Locally.

Think globally, act locally. With momentum building, nowhere is this axiom more relevant than in the context of Respectful Maternity Care (RMC). Recently, USAID, The White Ribbon Alliance, and The Health Policy Project published a brief called “Pulling Back the Curtain on Disrespect and Abuse: The Movement to Ensure Respectful Maternity Care”[1]. The brief details […]

Global Perspectives on Disaster Management & Preparedness: The Great East Japan Earthquake/Tsunami

On March 11th, 2011 the Great East Japan Earthquake/Tsunami changed many people’s lives in Japan. It was a normal day for Ayano Oba, a13 year-old junior high school student at the time. She participated in her school graduation and was planning to spend time with her friends in the afternoon when the tsunami hit. March […]

Partnership, Not Aid – How the Women of Haiti are Claiming a New Future

Part III [of a 5 part series]  In this 5-part series we have been sharing critical issues faced by the women and girls we work with following disasters. Our flagship program in Haiti addresses an essential human right – access to basic menstrual health and hygiene services.  Need for Data  While there has been a […]

Strengthening a Global Nursing Workforce: Disaster Preparedness & Response

In a world where catastrophic disaster events are occurring with greater frequency and intensity, the need for a global nursing workforce prepared to respond is of critical importance. Nurses and nurse midwives are widely recognized as essential members of the global disaster response team. Devastating hurricanes and tornadoes in the US, earthquakes that rocked Haiti, […]

Partnership, Not Aid – How the Women of Haiti are Claiming a New Future

Part II Improving access to health and hygiene services through local capacity building During our trip to Haiti in 2014, Clinic Manager Miss Berrette explained how the women use “twal” – pieces of cloth that are used during menstruation by rural women. [watch video here] The type of cloth varies but often comes from the […]

Research Brief: mHealth Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Our past blog posts have featured: using advocacy as a tool to prevent maternal and child deaths; using films to train nurses and midwives in rural Somalia; improving access to health hygiene for women and girls with the use of social entrepreneurship and impact investing; maternal and child health in the time of Ebola; integrating […]