Global Health


We envision a world of gender and resource equity leading to the improved health and status of women.


We are at a moment where global health, and in particular maternal health, is increasingly relevant. Improving the health and status of women is widely acknowledged as necessary to poverty alleviation. An increased awareness of global health disparities is reflected in an increased number of faculty dedicating time to global health and of residents interested in training in global health.

Boston is a global city, and continues to be a global innovation hub in healthcare. Boston Medical Center has been a leader within this hub, particularly on issues relating to social justice, public health, and the care of marginalized populations.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Boston Medical Center has a number of global health achievements to date, including a Global Women’s Health Section with faculty active in research, training and service, and a Global Women’s Health residency curriculum aimed at preparing all of our residents in basic competencies of global health.


We aim to improve the health of women in communities around the world suffering from high levels of poverty and structural violence.