The GHI is happy to be chosen once again as the charity of choice for the Pentax-Discuss Mail List (PDML) Photo Annual 2017!
The PDML is a photography email list that has been in operation since the mid-1990's. Participants from all over the world use the PDML to discuss photography, cameras and lenses, and related topics. Since 2009 the PDML has published an annual book to showcase members' work and donated the profits to charity. Mark Roberts, PDML Editor stated that “The Global Health Initiative was chosen as the charity for the PDML Photo Annual to support because, having members from all over the world, we wanted to give to an organization with international reach. The reputation of Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber, and their location here in Boston where the book is edited and assembled made GHI a natural choice.”Learn more about the PDML Photo Annual
The Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s partnership with the 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt continues this summer with our third group of visiting fellows. Five fellows started on July 3 and will be rotating through August 11. The five fellows will observe on services (Neuro-oncology, Stem Cell Transplant, Benign Hematology and Infectious Diseases), attend lectures, and participate in skills building workshops.
The 2017 spring session of the GLOBE Program (Pediatrics Global Oncology and Blood Disorders Education) started on May 1st and will run through June 23rd, 2017. Four physicians and two nurses were selected to participate and will rotate in the services of Solid Tumors, Stem Cell Transplant, Hematology and Hematological Malignancies.
Please join us in welcoming:
GLOBE Physican Scholars
Albena Muchinova, MD from BulgariaPediatric Hematologist/OncologistTsaritsa Yoanna Children’s Hospital Observership dates: May 1 - June 23, 2017
Akm (Reza) Karim, MD from BangladeshPediatric Hematologist/OncologistChittagong Medical College and HospitalObservership dates: May 1 – May 26, 2017
Ebun Toluwani Babalola, NPNCM from NigeriaPediatric Hematologist/OncologistObafemi Awolowo University Teaching HospitalObservership dates: May 29 – June 23, 2017
Alexis Manirakiza, MD from RwandaPediatric Hematologist/OncologistButaro HospitalObservership dates: May 29 – June 23, 2017
GLOBE Nurse Scholars
Enyo Bosumprah, RN from GhanaPrincipal Nursing OfficerKorle-Bu Teaching HospitalObservership dates: May 29 – June 23, 2017
Nvard Hovhannisyan, RN from ArmeniaHead Nurse Clinic of Chemotherapy of “Muratsan” Hospital Complex Observership dates: May 29 – June 23, 2017
The GHI was excited to host the first two observers from Beijing Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jing Yang and Dr. Yanlong Duan, two senior pediatric oncologists/hematologists, spent eight weeks at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in February and March 2017 as part of the GHI Observership Program.
Dr. Yang and Dr. Duan completed clinical rotations on hematologic malignancies and stem cell transplant services, and participated in lectures individually tailored to their learning objectives on immunotherapy, Phase 1 Trials, and clinical research. In addition, as part of their scholarly experiences, the two observers were trained in journal article reading and analysis skills, and then gave a journal club talk to our faculty. They also attended the following educational activities: BMT Conferences, Solid Tumor Conferences, Responsible Conduct of Research course, Six Sigma Training, Symposium on approaches towards Precision Cancer Medicine, and lectures on Survivorship and Quality.
At the end of their observership, both observers were able to identify key differences in practice between their home institution and DF/BC regarding teamwork, patients’ intake process, technologies used, and family education. Dr. Yang and Dr. Duan left with ideas on concrete activities and processes they would like to work on, transfer, and implement back home at Beijing Children’s Hospital to improve care for children with cancer and blood disorders.
During 2016, we:
GHI student interns from Harvard T.H. Chan School of
Public Health Nkemjika Ugonabo and Omar Elmadhoun received the
2016 Gareth Green Award at Harvard Chan School for their practicum project entitled “New Patient Process Documentation at Children’s
Cancer Hospital Egypt and Recommendations for Improvement”. The Green Award recognizes
achievement in public health practice and awarded students embody
qualities of dedication, dignity, and vision. The projects are recognized for
their contribution to the improvement of the health of a defined population and
make a significant contribution to the work of the organization, agency, or
community in which it is being conducted. Nkem and Omar spent seven
months under the mentorship of our Global Health Initiative Director, Irini Albanti, and three weeks
at the hospital in Cairo as part of their practicum. Learn more
The fall session of the GLOBE (Pediatrics Global Oncology and Blood Disorders Education) program started on October 17th, 2016 and will run through December 16th, 2016. Five physicians and two nurses were selected to participate and will rotate in the services of Solid Tumors, Stem Cell Transplant, Hematology and Hematological Malignancies.
Achille Manurakiza, MBBS, from RwandaClinical Oncology ResidentMuhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaObservership dates: October 17-November 11, 2016
Liana Safaryan, MD, from ArmeniaGeneral OncologistMuratsan University Hospital, Yerevan, ArmeniaObservership dates: October 17-November 11, 2016
Jelena Lazic, MD, from SerbiaPediatric OncologistUniversity Children’s Hospital, Belgrade, SerbiaObservership dates: October 17- December 9, 2016
Serena Tripodi, MD, from ItalyPediatric Hematology ResidentUniversity of Brescia, Department of Pediatrics, Brescia, ItalyObservership dates: October 17-December 9, 2016
AaAruna Rajendran, MD, from IndiaPediatric OncologistSri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, IndiaObservership dates: November 21-December 16, 2016
Jean Bosco Bigirimana, BSN, from RwandaOncology Program CoordinatorPartners in Health, Rwinkwavu and Butaro, RwandaObservership dates: October 17-December 9, 2016
Yester Nazaretyan, BSN, from ArmeniaOncology NurseMuratsan University Hospital, Yerevan, ArmeniaObservership dates: October 17-December 9, 2016
Please join us in welcoming the 2016-2017 GHI student interns! This academic year, we are hosting four MPH students from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who will work closely with Irini Albanti, MPH, MA, GHI Director, on the following three global health projects as part of their practicum requirement:
Nitin ShrivastavaNitin is a medical student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is currently pursuing his MPH in Health Management at Harvard Chan. He plans on specializing in pediatrics and is interested in twinning programs between pediatric cancer institutions in the U.S. and abroad. He has experience working with the GHI to improve early detection of retinoblastoma in Guatemala. He is working on the GHI practicum project on financial planning for pediatric oncology hospitals in low-resource countries examining the case of Georgia and Guatemala.
Faith MakkaFaith is a nurse practitioner currently pursuing her MPH in Health Management at Harvard Chan. She is interested in health systems strengthening, primarily in rural areas and developing countries. She has worked in rural India studying community-based models for sustainable health care. She has spent the past few years working in rural New Mexico and Texas as a hospitalist nurse practitioner. She is working on the GHI practicum project on the expansion strategic planning process examining the case of 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt.
Becky LeeBecky is a medical student at UCLA and is currently pursuing her MPH in Global Health and Population at Harvard Chan. She is planning to specialize in oncology and is interested in global access to cancer care. She has worked with HIV clinics in Vietnam and has spent time in rural primary care clinics in Costa Rica and Panama. She is working on the GHI practicum project on the expansion strategic planning process examining the case of 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt.
Erin AtwoodErin is a medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and is currently pursuing her MPH in Global Health at Harvard Chan. She is planning to specialize in pediatrics and is interested in working to reduce health inequities for the pediatric Hispanic population, both domestically and abroad. Before medical school, she spent a year in Peru studying early communication in children with disabilities, and she has spent time in hospitals and clinics in Central and South America. She is working on the GHI practicum project on family and community health education outreach in Central America and Mexico.
About the Harvard Chan practicum: Please visit the Harvard Chan School's website
to learn more about the Harvard Chan practicum.
Left to right: Ahmed Abdelfattah, Grace Mbatia, Mariam El Sherif, GHI Director Irini Albanti, Noura Maarouf and Waleed Said
The Dana Farber/Boston Children’s partnership with the 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt continues this Fall with our second group of fellows. Five fellows will start on September 7 and will be rotating through October 14, 2016. The five fellows will rotate in the services of Solid Tumors, Neuro-oncology, Stem Cell Transplant, Benign Hematology and Hematological Malignancies.
July 18, 2016
GHI Staff (Irini Albanti and Allison Ripley) with the 57357
fellows: Drs. Hisham Moneib, Ahmed Mahdy, Ahmed Emad and Mohamed Mustefa
The Dana Farber/Boston Children’s partnership with 57357
Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) continues this summer with our first
group of Fellows. The four 57357 fellows
started their observership on July 18 and will be rotating through
August 26, 2016. They will rotate in the services of Solid Tumors,
Neuro-oncology, Stem Cell Transplant and Hematological Malignancies.
The Global Oncology Fellowship Program is
a formal partnership between Dana Farber/Boston Children’s and CCHE that has existed since 2012. This collaborative project creates a
post-doctoral pediatric oncology training program for physicians from all over
the Middle East and North Africa, including Ethiopia. The 30-month fellowship program, based
primarily at CCHE in Cairo, includes onsite and online training sessions from
Dana Farber/Boston Children’s faculty, clinical assignments, mentoring, research projects co-supervised
by Dana-Farber/CCHE faculty, and live telemedicine lectures in Cairo. The fellowship also requires a 6-week session
of training at Dana Farber/Boston Children’s in Boston where fellows shadow Dana Farber/Boston Children’s faculty as they treat
and diagnose patients, attend training and lectures with our Dana Farber/Boston Children’s fellows and
receive one-on-one mentoring from our world-renowned physicians.
July 8, 2016
The Three Spring GLOBE Scholars
It was a
pleasure hosting our Spring Pediatrics Global Oncologyand
Blood Disorders Education Program (GLOBE) Scholars! Three physicians from Nigeria,
Kenya and India spent 8 weeks week us from May 16th until July 8th
and rotated in the services of Solid Tumors, Neuro-oncology, Hematology
and Hematological Malignancies.
Jaspreet Gharial from Kenya, Saroj Panda from India, and Olufemi Adefehinti
from Nigeria , had the opportunity to observe on rounds, attend conferences and
give presentations on their GLOBE experience and efforts to advance pediatric
oncology and hematology in their countries.
Upon departure, Dr. Jaspreet
Gharial wanted to share these thoughts with our Faculty and Staff: “William Ward once said, ‘The mediocre
teacher tells. The good teacher
explains. The superior teacher
demonstrates and the great teachers inspires.’
Thank you for inspiring us.”
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