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Global Health Elective 


At Northwell Health, we believe that world-class health care shouldn’t stop at our national borders. We serve one of the most diverse patient populations in the country—which is why the Center for Global Health (CGH) focuses on developing global health programs to pursue health equity in education and practice, both locally and globally.

The CGH is part of Northwell Health’s graduate medical education programs, which collectively educate more than 1,800 residents and fellows each year. By bridging the gap between local and global, our future physicians can advance their careers and provide exceptional care within the changing health care landscape.

Eswatini, Southern Africa 

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Two of our residents worked tirelessly with Northwell's Center for Global Health to establish a new rotation in Eswatini, Southern Africa (formerly known as Swaziland).

  • Landlocked country

  • Population 1.16 million

  • Diseases endemic to the country:

    • HIV (prevalence 27%​ of adults)

    • Tuberculosis

    • Schistosomiasis

  • Participating Sites:

Mkhiwa Clinic:

  • Facilities similar to a small community hospital in the US

  • Prepay for service and products

  • Services included:

    • General Surgery (GI, Urology)

    • Orthopedic surgery

    • Dentistry

    • Family/Internal Medicine 

    • Cardiology

    • OB/Gyn 

    • Xrays, Sono in house

    • EMR

Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital:

  • Long lines, poor sanitation, overcrowding

  • Government Subsidized

  • Services included:

    • General Surgery

    • Critical Care

    • Family/Internal Medicine

    • OB/Gyn

    • EM 

    • Paper charts

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