The Science Health Education Center (SHE) aims to empower the health care community in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to bring about best practices.
SHE’s mission and goal:
The unique Science Health Education (SHE) Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will empower the health care community in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to establish best practices in public health and medicine – stabilizing and strengthening the fabric of conflict-torn societies through health.
As a collaborative hub, the Center will promote research and capacity-building through international training and scientific investigation – creating synergies between MENA health care professionals and the Dana-Farber community.
To draw upon the Dana-Farber and Harvard Medical School communities to:
- Promote best practices in medicine, scientific research, and standardization of health practices, with an emphasis on collaborative research to ensure long-term success in the MENA region.
- Build the capacity of female clinicians, health care providers, and scientists in the MENA region to become agents of improvement, and build community-specific solutions to problems facing their local patient populations.
- Make science, innovation, and health care improvements in the MENA region tangible by addressing infrastructure and capacity gaps through engagement, empowerment, and collaborative efforts.
- Establish a two-way dialogue and training between scientists and health care providers in the MENA region and the Dana-Farber/Harvard community.
The Center is focused on education and training in collaborative research and care and the implementation of best practices in the MENA region. These areas build upon each other and are iterative – with capacity-building and research data forming a dynamic foundation for implementation that improves health.
We will measure outcomes based on our:
- Increased understanding of MENA region-specific health needs.
- Design and implementation of research-based strategies to prevent disease and promote health and care.
- Development of an educated and highly trained regional workforce.