About Donna Barry
Donna Barry, RN, NP, MPH, currently serves as the Advocacy and Policy Director at Partners In Health (PIH) and is appointed as a Researcher at the DGHE. She is guiding PIH’s advocacy and policy efforts related to health and hunger, socio-economic development in Haiti, increased funding for global health, maternal mortality, tuberculosis and health system strengthening. She has participated in briefings and hearings in the U.S. House of Representative on Haiti debt relief, MDR-TB and reproductive health. Previously she led the Partners In Health project to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Russia and was Co-Director of PIH’s women’s health programs in Haiti.
Donna also coordinates PIH’s & DGHE’s nursing activities and continues to provide clinical and program advice to PIH’s women’s health programs. Donna received her RN and MSN with certifications in women’s and adult health from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals in 2001 and earned Masters’ Degrees in International Affairs and Public Health, specializing in reproductive health, maternal child health, international development and the former Soviet Union, from Columbia University in New York in 1992.
Role(s) / Profession(s)
- Advocate, Community Organizer
- Director (Site, Program, Project)
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity
Website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/socialmedicine/ Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: The Division of Global Health Equity (DGHE) is dedicated to addressing health disparities through training, education, research and service. The Division focuses on infectious diseases (e.g., HIV and tuberculosis) as well as non-infectious diseases (e.g., coronary artery disease and diabetes) and other health problems of major importance across the globe. Through the hospital’s Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity, internal medicine residents in training divide their time between BWH and Partners In Health project sites. This model is now being replicated at other medical schools and teaching hospitals across the country.
Partners In Health - PIH
Website: http://www.pih.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: United States About: Partners In Health, co-founded by physicians Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim, serves millions of poor patients in nine countries, providing them with extensive health care and social services that address the root causes of poor health. By successfully proving that providing comprehensive, community-based medical care for complex diseases such as AIDS and tuberculosis is not just possible but essential, the organization has helped bring about significant changes in global health policies and practices.
- United States
- [ARCHIVED] Adherence & Retention
- Endemic Non-Communicable Diseases
- Global Health Nursing & Midwifery
- Global Surgery & Anesthesia
- HIV Treatment & Prevention
- Integrating M&E for Health Systems Strengthening - April 2-6 2012
- MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention
- Strengthening Health Systems: The Role of NGOs - November 7-11 2011
- Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network
Dear Rivet - thanks for your note. For additional information about the Lesotho project, please visit our website http://www.pih.org/pages/lesotho/ where you will also find (on the right hand side under research tools) a link to The PIH Guide to the Community-Based Treatment of HIV in Resource-Poor Settings (Second Edition). Best ...
Hi all – some preliminary data from our project in Lesotho which shows it’s possible to have high rates of adherence when starting patients on early ART. I've attached the full write up to this message. Thanks – Donna Barry Donna J. Barry NP MPH Policy and Advocacy Director Partners ...
Donna Barry replied to "Addressing GBV in a rural health clinic in Haiti" in the Global Health Nursing & Midwifery community.
Dear Barbara - our Haiti team members recommended the following organization in Haiti which did a great GBV training for our healthcare staff in 2009. URAMEL 11 Rue Camille Leon Bois Verna Port Au Prince +1 509 2244-1794 Also, please send me your email address to email@example.com and I'll forward ...
Donna Barry started a discussion "FW: For MA Residents only: Help urge Sen. Brown to support global health". in the Global Health Nursing & Midwifery community.
Dear GHDOnline Nursing and Midwifery Community - for those of you whose residence is in Massachusetts, please sign this letter to Senator Brown. Joia will be attending the meeting at which it will be delivered to him. Thanks for the excellent discussion this week and especially to the guest moderators! ...
Dear GHD NCD members - Please find the draft statement from the March 2011 conference attached to this message. This was drafted by several of the conference organizers and attendees. If you find any glaring omissions or errors in the document, please respond to this GHD discussion or email me ...
- None at this time.