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Professor provides health care to displaced Rohingya refugees

Dr. Ruhul Abid, Brown assistant professor of surgery, traveled to Bangladesh in early November to provide health care to thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing governmental persecution in Myanmar. Read more about Dr. Abid and Dr. Jane Carter's trip to Bangladesh here.

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Clinical Impact of a Trauma Course for Medical Students in Kenya

Grace Wanjiku MD MPH, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, is a former Framework in Global Health Scholarship recipient. Dr. Wanjiku's Framework project involved creating an acute trauma course for senior medical students at Moi University College of Health Sciences in Eldoret Kenya. Read Dr. Wanjiku's story here

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Mission Statement

The Global Health Initiative is a multidisciplinary university-wide effort to reduce health inequalities among underserved populations locally and worldwide through education, research, service and development of partnerships.

Global Health in Education, Research and Service

The GHI is distinguished by an integrative, overarching approach to the fundamentally interrelated problems of health and development.  One key advantage of the GHI is its ability to bring together the  social, cultural, and human dimensions of global health problems and their biomedical and technological elements under a single umbrella. Building upon Brown's expertise in both population analysis and infectious disease intervention, the Initiative offers high impact education, research, and service opportunities for students and faculty, and addresses issues of capacity, infrastructure, environment, and health care delivery to reduce the burden of disease in impoverished communities.

Free healthcare for the garment sector in Bangladesh

Watch this brief video to learn about the amazing work the non-profit Health and Education for All is conducting in Bangladesh.