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US Ambassador Visited the DFM LeBoHA Family Medicine Residency “Bill Bicknell House in Lesotho

 

US Ambassador visiting the DFM LeBoHA Family Medicine Residency “Bill Bicknell House” in Lesotho.  LeBoHA was recently funded by USAID to greatly expand the “post graduate campus” in Lesotho.

  

Congratulations to Jordana Price for being quoted in a recent Boston Globe article on the increase in pregnant women with opioid use disorder.

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Dr. Nidhi Lal has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to collaborate with Piramal Swasthya, India. She traveled in August 2018 to Hyderabad, India as part of Piramal Swasthya’s Mother and Child iniative.

Piramal Swasthya has designed an intervention to service the tribal areas of Araku, Andhra Pradesh called “ASARA” to combat the stubbornly high Maternal Mortality and Infant Mortality Rates (MMR/IMR). “ASARA” project is an initiative to provide free maternal health care services to the pregnant women in Araku Mandal through community outreach program & specialist services. 181 habitations of Araku Mandal are covered by the ASARA Project, catering to a population of approximately 43,000 people. ASARA project-Maternal Health project with Telemedicine units also services – 6 interior tribal locations at Araku, Paderu, Chintapalli, Dumriguda, Gmadugula, Pedda bailu- India.  

Nidhi’s role was to help Piramal develop their telemedicine MCH curriculum and develop standardized workflows. She also developed some training programs for their providers and educational materials.

This was a unique opportunity to be working with tribal populations and Nidhi was excited to be a part of this project and experience. She is honored to receive the Fulbright grant and represent Boston University Family Medicine in this exchange of knowledge.