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About Pat Daoust
Pat Daoust is a registered nurse who has been working in the field of HIV for over 25 years. Pat joined the staff of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, as a health provider educator in the mid-80’s, eventually serving as Director of the Client Service Department until 2000.

For the past 9 years Pat has worked on international HIV related projects in resource-limited settings, primarily in Africa. She participated in the Harvard AIDS Institute Botswana KITSO program, focusing on the education of health care professionals in regard to HIV care and treatment. Pat also led the mobilization of the first group of PLWAs in Botswana, forming the Coping Center for People Living with HIV/AIDS (COCEPWA)… an important advocacy, educational and support organization with 15 centers throughout the country.

Pat also worked with the International Education and Training Center on HIV (I-TECH) in Ethiopia. She directed a team of international nurses in the development of programs that built in-country capacity for the provision of a continuum of care for those living with HIV/AIDS …including educational , advocacy, leadership and mentoring projects. This CDC/PEPFAR HIV/ART Nurse Specialist project is now being implemented by Ethiopian nurse leaders and serves as a model program for other African nations.

Pat joined Physician for Human Rights as the Director of their Global AIDS Campaign in 2007. This multi-year Gates funded campaign advocated for a comprehensive, evidence and rights-based responsive to the global AIDS epidemic with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Under Pat’s leadership special emphasis was given to the promotion of effective US policies that address the most marginalized, especially women and girls. Health Rights=Healthy Women, an advocacy platform design by Pat, addresses the vitally important role that human rights play in the empowerment of women and girls. By partnering with health professional and womens organizations on the ground in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, the campaign brought first-hand expertise to the attention of key policymakers here in the US and has successfully impacted major legislation specifically PEPFAR.
Presently Pat is the Chief Nursing Officer for the Global Health Service Corps..a partnership program with the US Peace Corps. She is also the Associate Director of Nursing for the Center of Global Health at Mass General Hospital in Boston, Ma.

Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Nurse


  • Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health
    Website: Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: The Center for Global Health leverages the Mass General Hospital 200-year legacy of innovation in medical care and education to improve health among the most vulnerable people in our global community.

Work Location(s)

  • United States

Population(s) Served


Recent Contributions

Pat Daoust replied to "Update from Liberia: Chasing the End of an Epidemic"
Thank you Deborah Wilson for joining the MGH Ebola Hack A Thon and providing insight and expertise based on your personal experience. You provided a unique and much needed perspective as a nurse who stood at the patient bedside and gave quality and compassionate care. So many lessons learned.....we all ...

Pat Daoust replied to "Saying 'bye for a little while"
Be safe!! We will all keep you in our thoughts Pat

Pat Daoust replied to "Questions for Ebola volunteers"
Partners HealthCare has developed a statement regarding critical considerations for those wanting to deploy to respond to the Ebola crisis. The entire document is available on the MGH/Center for Global Health website. As a summary….. Partners stressed that the following topics must be addressed: a comprehensive pre-deployment orientation that ...

Pat Daoust replied to "where can a newly licensed nurse get a job in global health?"
Hello Melissa, I want to echo Rachel's suggestion regarding the Peace Corps and the high value they place on nursing. She is correct that as a traditional PC volunteer you would not be able to practice direct care but would most likely focus on community health and education. It can ...

Pat Daoust replied to "Seed Global Health and Peace Corps Now Accepting Applications for"
Please note: the link provided in the original e-mail will not access the required information: Please refer to the link below. Thanks, Pat Seed Global Health announces the opening today of the 2015 Global Health Service Partnership ( application cycle.
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January 27, 2011