The Center for Global Health's Technology Innovation Group seeks to improve the effectiveness of healthcare providers in resource limited settings by co-generating sustainable technologies and tools
GHI seeks to improve health care conditions and practices by encouraging a "setting-driven" approach that meet local care needs and enables a culture of innovation. By building on existing local resources and insights, we decrease reliance on medical product importation and stimulate greater focus on developing local infrastructure, economy and clinical skills to maintain sustainable health care.
The Center for Global Health provides leadership and support at Mass General Hospital to reduce health disparities for the world's most vulnerable and crisis-affected populations through education, research and service.
GHI is led by Dr. Kristian Olson, a practicing Clinician Educator at Massachusetts General Hospital and board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Olson has served in some of the most resource-poor settings including refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border, in tsunami-affected regions of Sumatra, and on health projects in Cambodia, Kenya, and Darfur.
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1. Approach: User and setting-driven model focusing on clinical priorities and training
2. Clinical: Improve maternal and child health
3. Clinical: Develop low cost, efficient diagnostic capabilities for communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS
4. Training: Create and implement curricula to enable technology and establish outcomes for health care providers