Global and Community Health Program
The Global and Community Health Program is a pioneering initiative positioned within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The Program builds on the Department's longstanding commitment to service. Grounded in the pillars of an academic medical institution — clinical care, medical education, and research — the Program seeks to address health disparities and to transform the way care is delivered in underserved communities, both locally and globally.
The Global and Community Health Program aims to advance reproductive health care in an equitable, ethical, and dynamic manner.
- Strengthen capacity to deliver health care in resource-limited settings
- Enhance global and community health education
- Engage in collaborative research to impact health care delivery, education, and policy
- Establish cross-disciplinary and sustainable partnerships
The Global and Community Health Program is built on an academic model that provides service, builds local capacity, and meets the needs of communities. Obstetric and gynecologic providers work in collaboration with local and global partners to thoughtfully address reproductive health issues through a multi-disciplinary approach.
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is proud to be a core department of the hospital-wide BIDMC Global Health Program.
Elective in Botswana
This elective, based at Scottish Livingstone Hospital in Botswana, provides an opportunity for OB/GYN residents to engage in supervised patient care, medical education and quality improvement initiatives.