About Jennifer Kasper
Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, faculty member of Department of Pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Areas of interest: poverty, child health, malnutrition, and the human rights of children; immigrants and hunger; child labor; pediatric HIV, TB, OVC. Has published works in the American Journal of Public Health, Lancet, Health and Human Rights, Encyclopedia of Public Health. Actively involved with Doctors for Global Health (DGH) since 1996: volunteer pediatrician in rural El Salvador from 1996-1997; board member since 1998, chairperson from 2001-2003 and president from 2003-2007. Other areas of expertise: complex humanitarian emergency assistance in Honduras post-Hurricane Mitch, child labor study in India, rural health care development in Chiapas, Mexico. From May 2007 – September 2008, worked with Health Alliance International (HAI) in Mozambique as Pediatric HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor, HIV/AIDS Program Manager and Provincial Director. Currently a consultant for HAI, ITECH (International Training and Education Center on HIV), and the FXB Center, UMDNJ (University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey), with a focus on pediatric HIV/AIDS and PMTCT. Expertise in global health leadership, management, health services delivery and program implementation.
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Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH
Website: http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/ Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest in New England. The 900-bed medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. Each year, MGH admits more than 46,000 inpatients and handles nearly 1.5 million outpatient visits at its main campus and at its four health centers: in the Back Bay, Charlestown, Chelsea and Revere. Its Emergency Department records nearly 80,000 visits annually. MGH is the only hospital in the United States to hold concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care. The surgical staff performs more than 35,000 operations and the MGH Vincent Obstetrics Service delivers more than 3,500 babies each year.
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