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Majid Sadigh, M.D., with schoolchildren in Zimbabwe The practice of global health connects us to people of diverse perspectives and colors, and upon reflection, to ourselves and the lived experienc

GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM table of contents Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Global Health Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM 2 welcome This past year, the Western Connecticut Health NetworkUniversity of Vermont Global Health Program has grown immensely, as the seeds sowed at its inception are now budd

GLOBAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP Compassion at the Heart of Medicine It has been an extraordinary year for our global health program. Since its inception in 2012, our innovative partnership with the Larner C

our people, our mission GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM Trefz Family Gift Creates Global Health Endowed Chair T he inaugural Christian J. Trefz Family Endowed Chair in Global Health, the first of its kind i

Shining a Light on Global Health Global medicine is a fascinating voyage that gives us all the opportunity to comprehend the patient, the village, the family, the spread of illness, the response to si

building leaders in global health FINDING THE PERFECT MATCH GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM H Medical students from the Class of 2020 selected to participate in the global health program. ow do you make sur

NEW PROGRAMS PARTNERSHIPS A Focus on Womens Health Across the Globe On a whiteboard in my office, I have written the words witness, advocate, exchange, and improve. These are my pillars of global he

educating physicians around the world Russia Dominican Republic Vietnam GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM United States Uganda Zimbabwe Our Partners Global Health Host Countries The global health elective pr

BY THE NUMBERS 13 17 Number of physicians and health professionals who visited the U.S. in 2016 for observership training from Russia, Uganda, Vietnam, Cuba, and Dominican Republic. 6 Number of m

mentoring the next generation In 2016, program leaders began sending weekly notes of encouragement to students during their global health elective, offering specific guidance in response to themes cap

You Are Not A Drop In the Ocean. You Are the Entire Ocean In a Drop. Rumi understanding the local people and their beliefs from their lens. The tourist is focused on the self, and the traveler on ot

uganda As a global player in health professional training, Makerere University College of Health Sciences MakCHS, a historic and renowned institution, has embraced the global health concept as a way o

St. Francis Hospital, Naggalama A Focus on Rural Populations St. Francis Naggalama Hospital, a 100bed rural hospital in Uganda, is one of the newest members of Western Connecticut Health NetworkLarne

russia Becoming Truly Mature Doctors The father of medicine, Hippocrates, once said, Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. The Western Connecticut Health NetworkUniv

FOSTERING GLOBAL HEALTH LEADERS Khaled AlTawil 19, second from left, with residents and KSMU Department of Medicine Chair Dr. Diana Abdulganieva I have been spending my time at the hospital with Dr.

vietnam Building a Bilateral Partnership Cho Ray Hospital CRH is a 1,900bed public teaching hospital that receives tertiary cases from 23 provincial hospitals in southern Vietnam. The Vietnam elective

Vietnam site welcomes new staff In 2016, the program extended a warm welcome to the three newest members of the International Affairs Office at Cho Ray Hospital. Ms. Tran Thi Thu Quyen left is the Glo

zimbabwe Extended Partnerships in Zimbabwe Lead to Additional Collaboration This year, we hosted many members of our partner institutions including Dr. Aparna Oltikar, Chairperson of Medicine at Danbu

Meeting a Patient Named Everlasting Hope I met Everlasting Hope while rounding on the general medical wards of Parirenyatwa Hospital during the two weeks I spent in Harare, Zimbabwe in August 2016 as

dominican republic GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM Universidad Iberoamericana Sharing Global Health Challenges Through our exchange with WCHNUVM Larner College of Medicine, we have learned more about what gl

Report from the field Establishing a Bilateral ObGyn Partnership In 2016, the WCHN obstetrics and gynecology team made two site visits to Santo Domingo to lay the framework for a partnership with Uni

awards and recognition CELEBRATION OF GLOBAL HEALTH GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM Celebrating Global Health Achievements, Partnerships O n April 4 and 5, 2016, the UVM Larner College of Medicine hosted ni

The WCHNUVM Larner College of Medicine Global Health Program has been recognized by Yale School of Medicine at Medical Grand Rounds Connecticut Healthcare Association Healthcare Heroes Tribuna News

publications and presentations Consortium of Universities for Global Health San Francisco, Calif., April 2016 The Western Connecticut Health NetworkUniversity of Vermont Global Health Program had a ro

Andrea Rynn, Director of Government and Public Relations, WCHN Advanced course in Tropical Medicine 606 Educational Manual Basic course in Global Health 101 Educational Manual Cases and Reflections

GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM directory Program Directors 1 Majid Sadigh, M.D. Global Health Program Director Western Connecticut Health Network University of Vermont, USA 2 Stephen Winter, M.D. Global Healt

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GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM contact us Global Health Office at Western Connecticut Health Network Majid Sadigh, M.D. Program Director at Western Connecticut Health NetworkUniversity of Vermont Christian J.

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