Advancing health equity transcends any one community or country. We understand that the same conceptual factors that contribute to health disparities in our local community, lead to health inequity for women across the globe. We are committed to working across borders to advocate for and work towards health equity for women globally.
1. Global Health opportunities for learners
2. Transnational community development collaboration
3. Akaye, Haiti – A SUNY Collaboration
SUNY is collaborating on a sustainable village and learning community in Haiti to provide resources and services for the town of Akayè. Students, faculty and staff from 10 SUNY campuses and five not-for-profit organizations are working on the project which is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
In 2015, Dr. Christina Pardo served as a Visiting Professor for Partners in Health, an NGO with the mission “to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them.” With Dr. Xun “Julie” Lian, Chief Resident in Obstetrics at Stony Brook Medicine at the time and collaborators at Maimonades Hospital and University Hospital, Mirebalais in Haiti, Dr. Pardo created didactic materials to teach laparoscopic gynecologic surgical methods. Pre- and post-workshop surveys were conducted to determine the efficacy of these materials and teachings, the results of which were later presented in an abstract at the 2014 American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists annual meeting and the 2015 American Congress
of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)/Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) meeting.